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This page is a list by state of which images can legally be uploaded and used on Ballotpedia because:


  • Ballotpedia's staff, or a Ballotpedia user/volunteer, has obtained permission to use the images/set of images on Ballotpedia.
  • Ballotpedia's staff has ascertained to their satisfaction that the images are in the public domain, or are available under a re-use provision such as the GFDL.
  • Ballotpedia:Image copyright tags

For information on Ballotpedia's policy regarding the user of non-free images, see Ballotpedia:Non-free use rationale guidelines for images.

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Alabama

State legislators

The images on the Alabama legislative website are in the public domain, according to an email sent to a BP staffer from the website's webmaster.

Use this code on the image description page when you upload a photo of an Alabama state legislator:

{{pd-communication |   link = http://www.legislature.state.al.us/ }}

Alaska

State legislators

For members of the Alaska State Legislature, Ballotpedia staff has obtained express permission to use photos from the Alaska legislative website. Photos are to be credited "Courtesy of the Alaska Legislature."

Use this code on the image description page when you upload a photo of an Alaska state legislator:

{{BP permission |
   link = http://w3.legis.state.ak.us/index.php and is used courtesy of the [[Alaska State Legislature]] 
}}

Arizona

Permission requests are pending for individual Arizona legislators.

Arkansas

The images on the Arkansas legislative website are public domain, according to an email from the Arkansas Legislative webmaster received by a Ballotpedia staff person in June 2010.

{{pd-communication |   link = http://www.arkleg.state.ar.us/assembly/2011/2011R/Pages/Home.aspx }}

California

Images from California state government websites that were in any way "involved in the governmental process" and "prepared, owned, used or retained by any state or local agency" or officer are in the public domain.

Use this code on the image description page:

{{pd-ca |  link = [http://www.leginfo.ca.gov/yourleg.html leginfo.ca.gov] }}

Colorado

Ballotpedia staff has obtained permission to use photos from the Colorado legislative website. Photos are to be attributed to the Colorado Legislature.

Use this code on the image description page when you upload a photo of a Colorado state legislator:

{{BP permission |
   link = http://www.leg.state.co.us/ and is attributed to the [[Colorado General Assembly]]. 
}}

Connecticut

Ballotpedia staff has obtained permission from each of the four Connecticut legislative caucuses:

  • House Democrats: Permission granted with no specific attribution required.
  • House Republicans: Images are public domain, according to an email from a Connecticut legislative staffer received by a Ballotpedia staff member in January 2011.
  • Senate Democrats: Attribute images as "Courtesy of the Connecticut Senate Democrats."
  • Senate Republicans: Images are in the public domain.

Democratic representatives

Use this code on the image description page when you upload a photo of a Connecticut Democratic representative:

{{BP permission |
   link = http://www.housedems.ct.gov/ and is used courtesy of the Connecticut House Democrats
}}

Republican representatives

Use this code on the image description page when you upload a photo of a Connecticut Republican representative:

{{pd-communication |   link = http://cthouserules.com/ }}

Democratic state senators

Use this code on the image description page when you upload a photo of a Connecticut Democratic state senator:

{{BP permission |
   link = http://www.senatedems.ct.gov/ and is used courtesy of the Connecticut Senate Democrats
}}

Republican state senators

Use this code on the image description page when you upload a photo of a Connecticut Republican state senator:

{{pd-communication |   link = http://www.senaterepublicans.ct.gov/}}

Delaware

The images on the Delaware legislative website are public domain.

Use this code on the image description page when you upload a photo of a Delaware legislator:

{{pd-communication |   link = http://legis.delaware.gov/}}

Florida

The images on the Florida legislative website are public domain.

Use this code on the image description page when you upload a photo of a Florida legislator:

{{pd-communication |   link = http://www.leg.state.fl.us/Welcome/index.cfm?CFID=197030468&CFTOKEN=83248285}}

Georgia

The images on the Georgia legislative website are public domain, determined so by a phone call from a Ballotpedia staff member to the Georgia legislative office (404-656-5015) on June 9, 2010.

Use this code on the image description page when you upload a photo of a Georgia legislator:

{{pd-communication |   link = http://www.legis.ga.gov/en-US/default.aspx website}}

Hawaii

Ballotpedia staff has obtained permission to use photos on the Hawaii Legislative website.

Use this code on the image description page when you upload a photo of a Hawaii state legislator:

{{BP permission |
   link = http://www.capitol.hawaii.gov/, and is used courtesy of the [[Hawaii State Legislature]]
}}

Idaho

Ballotpedia staff has obtained permission to use photos from the Idaho legislative website. Photos are to be credited with "Permission granted by the Idaho Legislature (provide link to page where image originates). All rights reserved."

Use this code on the image description page when you upload a photo of a Idaho state legislator:

{{BP permission |
   link = http://www.legislature.idaho.gov Idaho.gov. Permission is granted by the [[Idaho State Legislature]], all rights reserved
}}

Illinois

The images on the Illinois legislative website are public domain, according to an email from the Illinois legislative webmaster received by a Ballotpedia staff person on June 15, 2010.

Use this code on the image description page when you upload a photo of an Illinois legislator:

{{pd-communication |   link = http://www.ilga.gov/ website}}

Indiana

Senate Democrats

Ballotpedia staff has obtained permission to use photos from the Indiana Senate Democrats website.

Use this code on the image description page when you upload a photo of a Democratic Indiana state senator:

{{BP permission |
   link = http://www.in.gov/legislative/senate_democrats/listingbyname.htm. Permission is granted by the Indiana Senate
   Democrats, all rights reserved
}}

Iowa

The images on the Iowa legislative website are public domain, according to an email from the Iowa legislative webmaster received by a Ballotpedia staff person on May 12, 2010.

Use this code on the image description page when you upload a photo of an Iowa legislator:

{{pd-communication |   link = http://www.legis.iowa.gov/index.aspx website}}

Kansas

Ballotpedia staff has obtained permission to use photos on the Kansas legislative website.

Use this code on the image description page when you upload a photo of a Kansas state legislator:

{{BP permission |
   link = http://www.kslegislature.org/li/, and is used courtesy of the [[Kansas State Legislature]]
}}

Kentucky

Ballotpedia staff has obtained permission to use photos from the Kentucky legislative website. Photos are to be credited "Courtesy of the Kentucky Legislature."

Use this code on the image description page when you upload a photo of a Kentucky state legislator:

{{BP permission |
   link = http://www.lrc.ky.gov, and is credited courtesy of the [[Kentucky State Legislature]]
}}

Louisiana

Ballotpedia staff has obtained permission to use photos on the Louisiana legislative website. Photos are to be credited "Courtesy of the Louisiana Legislature."

Use this code on the image description page when you upload a photo of a Louisiana state legislator:

{{BP permission |
   link = http://www.legis.state.la.us, and is used courtesy of the [[Louisiana State Legislature]]
}}

Maine

Ballotpedia has permission to use photos from the following Maine legislative caucuses:

Use this code on the image description page when you upload a photo of a:

Maine House Democrat

{{BP permission |
   link = http://www.maine.gov/legis/housedems, and is used courtesy of the Maine House Democratic Web
   and Administrative Support Technician.
}}

Maine House Republican

{{BP permission |
   link = http://www.maine.gov/legis/house_gop, and is used courtesy of the Maine House Republicans, and is
   intended for educational use only. 
}}

Maine Senate Democrat

{{pd-communication |   link = http://www.mainesenate.org website}}

Maine Senate Republican

{{BP permission |
   link = http://www.maine.gov/legis/senate_gop, and is used courtesy of the Maine Senate Republicans,
   and is intended for educational use only
}}

Maryland

The images on the Maryland legislative website are public domain, according to an email from the Maryland General Assembly Office of Information Systems, which was received by a Ballotpedia staff person on May 25, 2010.

Use this code on the image description page when you upload a photo of a Maryland legislator:

{{pd-communication |   link = http://mlis.state.md.us/ website}}

Massachusetts

Ballotpedia does not have permission to use photos from the Massachusetts legislative website.

Michigan

Ballotpedia has been granted permission to use photos from the Michigan legislative website.

Use this code on the image description page when you upload a photo of a:

Michigan state representative

{{BP permission |
   link = http://www.house.michigan.gov. The [[Michigan State Legislature]] has granted the use of this
   image for Ballotpedia and non-profit organizations
}}

Republican Michigan state senator

{{BP permission |
   link = [http://www.senate.michigan.gov/gop/senators/photowire_members.asp the Michigan Senate Republican Caucus].
   The [[Michigan State Senate]] has granted the use of this image for Ballotpedia and the media.
}}

Democratic Michigan state senator

{{BP permission |
   link = [http://www.senate.mi.gov/demcaucus/media.php the Michigan Senate Democratic Caucus]. The
   [[Michigan State Senate]] has granted the use of this image for Ballotpedia and the media
}}

Minnesota

Ballotpedia staff has obtained permission to use photos on the Minnesota legislative website. Photos are to be credited "Courtesy of the Minnesota Legislature."

Use this code on the image description page when you upload a photo of a Minnesota state legislator:

{{BP permission |
   link = http://www.leg.state.mn.us, and is used courtesy of the [[Minnesota State Legislature]]
}}

Mississippi

The images on the Mississippi legislative website are public domain, according to an email from the Mississippi legislative webmaster received by a Ballotpedia staff person on May 14, 2010.

Use this code on the image description page when you upload a photo of a Mississippi legislator:

{{pd-communication |   link = http://billstatus.ls.state.ms.us website}}

Missouri

Ballotpedia staff has obtained permission to use photos on the Missouri Senate website. Permission has not been granted from the Missouri State House. Each photo must be requested individually from the legislators.

Use this code on the image description page when you upload a photo of a Missouri State Senator:

{{BP permission |
   link = http://www.senate.mo.gov/, and is used courtesy of the [[Missouri State Senate]]
}}

Montana

The images on the Montana legislative website are public domain.

Use this code on the image description page when you upload a photo of a Montana legislator:

{{pd-communication |   link = http://leg.mt.gov/css/default.asp website}}

Nebraska

Ballotpedia staff has obtained permission to use photos on the Nebraska legislative website. Photos are to be credited "Courtesy of the Nebraska Legislature."

Use this code on the image description page when you upload a photo of a Nebraska state legislator:

{{BP permission |
   link = http://nebraskalegislature.gov, and is used courtesy of the [[Nebraska State Legislature]] 
}}

Nevada

Ballotpedia staff has obtained permission to use photos on the Nevada legislative website. Photos are to be credited "Courtesy of the Nevada Legislature."

Use this code on the image description page when you upload a photo of a Nevada state legislator:

{{BP permission |
   link = http://www.leg.state.nv.us, and is used courtesy of the [[Nevada State Legislature]] 
}}

New Hampshire

Ballotpedia staff has obtained permission to use photos on the New Hampshire legislative website. Photos are to be credited "Used with permission of the NH General Court, 107 N. Main Street, Concord, NH 03301."

Use this code on the image description page when you upload a photo of a New Hampshire state legislator:

{{BP permission |
   link = http://www.nh.gov, and is used courtesy of the [[New Hampshire State Legislature|New Hampshire General Court]],
   107 N. Main Street, Concord, NH 03301
}}

New Jersey

Ballotpedia staff has obtained permission to use photos on the New Jersey legislative website. Photos are public domain.

Use this code on the image description page when you upload a photo of a New Jersey legislator:

{{pd-communication |   link = http://www.njleg.state.nj.us website}}

New Mexico

Ballotpedia staff has obtained permission to use photos on the New Mexico legislative website. Photos are to be credited "Courtesy of the New Mexico Legislature."

Use this code on the image description page when you upload a photo of a New Mexico state legislator:

{{BP permission |
   link = http://www.nmlegis.gov/lcs, and is used courtesy of the [[New Mexico State Legislature]]
}}

New York

  • Assembly: Ballotpedia has not been granted permission.
  • Senate: Images are public domain.

New York state senator

Use this code on the image description page when you upload a photo of a New York state senator:

{{pd-communication |   link = http://www.nysenate.gov website}}

North Carolina

Ballotpedia staff has obtained permission to use photos on the North Carolina legislative website. Photos are to be credited "Courtesy of the North Carolina Legislature."

Use this code on the image description page when you upload a photo of a North Carolina state legislator:

{{BP permission |
   link = http://www.ncga.state.nc.us, and is used courtesy of the [[North Carolina State Legislature]]
}}

North Dakota

Ballotpedia staff has obtained permission to use photos on the North Dakota legislative website. Photos are to be credited "Courtesy of the North Dakota Legislature."

Use this code on the image description page when you upload a photo of a North Dakota state legislator:

{{BP permission |
   link = http://www.legis.nd.gov, and is used courtesy of the [[North Dakota State Legislature]]
}}

Ohio

Ballotpedia staff has obtained permission to use photos on the Ohio legislative website. Photos are to be credited "Courtesy of the Ohio Legislature."

Use this code on the image description page when you upload a photo of an Ohio state legislator:

{{BP permission |
   link = http://www.legislature.state.oh.us, and is used courtesy of the [[Ohio State Legislature]]
}}

Oklahoma

The images on the Oklahoma legislative website are public domain.

Use this code on the image description page when you upload a photo of an Oklahoma legislator:

{{pd-communication |   link = http://www.oklegislature.gov website}}

Oregon

Ballotpedia staff has obtained permission to use photos on the Oregon legislative website. Photos are to be credited "Courtesy of the Oregon Legislature."

Use this code on the image description page when you upload a photo of an Oregon state legislator:

{{BP permission |
   link = http://www.leg.state.or.us, and is used courtesy of the [[Oregon State Legislature]]
}}

Pennsylvania

Permission for use of legislator photos is to be requested individually.

Rhode Island

Images on the Rhode Island legislative website are public domain, according to an email from the Rhode Island legislative webteam, received by a Ballotpedia staff person on June 7, 2010. When using the images, credit to the Rhode Island legislature is requested.

Use this code on the image description page when you upload a photo of a Rhode Island legislator:

{{pd-communication |   link = http://www.rilin.state.ri.us website, and is used courtesy of the [[Rhode Island Legislature]]}}

South Carolina

The images on the South Carolina legislative website are public domain.

Use this code on the image description page when you upload a photo of a South Carolina legislator:

{{pd-communication |   link = http://www.scstatehouse.gov website}}

South Dakota

Ballotpedia may not use any photos found on the South Dakota legislative website. "These photos are created by the legislative photographer for use on the South Dakota legislative web site. They are not intended for use for any other purpose."

Tennessee

Ballotpedia staff has obtained permission to use photos on the Tennessee legislative website. Photos are to be credited "Courtesy of the Tennessee Legislature."

Use this code on the image description page when you upload a photo of a Tennessee state legislator:

{{BP permission |
   link = http://www.capitol.tn.gov, and is used courtesy of the [[Tennessee State Legislature]]
}}

Texas

Ballotpedia does not have permission to use photos found on the Texas legislative website. However, permission may be requested of the legislators individually.

Utah

Ballotpedia staff has obtained permission to use photos on the Utah legislative website. Photos are to be credited "Courtesy of the Utah Legislature."

Use this code on the image description page when you upload a photo of a Utah state legislator:

{{BP permission |
   link = http://le.utah.gov, and is used courtesy of the [[Utah State Legislature]]
}}

Vermont

Ballotpedia staff has obtained permission to use photos on the Vermont legislative website. Photos are to be credited "Courtesy of the Vermont Legislature."

Use this code on the image description page when you upload a photo of a Vermont state legislator:

{{BP permission |
   link = http://www.leg.state.vt.us, and is used courtesy of the [[Vermont State Legislature]]
}}

Virginia

Washington

The images on the Washington legislative website are public domain.

Use this code on the image description page when you upload a photo of a Washington legislator:

{{pd-communication |   link = http://www.leg.wa.gov/pages/home.aspx website}}

West Virginia

Ballotpedia staff has obtained permission to use photos on the West Virginia legislative website.

Use this code on the image description page when you upload a photo of a West Virginia state legislator:

{{BP permission |
   link = http://www.legis.state.wv.us/, and is used courtesy of the [[West Virginia State Legislature]]
}}

Wisconsin

Ballotpedia has obtained permission from the Wisconsin legislature to use photos found on their website. "The information on the Wisconsin Legislature Website is protected by federal copyright law. The fair use doctrine permits the limited use of copyrighted material without requiring permission from the copyright holder, provided such use is for educational or research purpose."

Use this code on the image description page when you upload a photo of a Wisconsin state legislator:

{{BP permission |
   link = http://www.legis.wisconsin.gov, and is used courtesy of the [[Wisconsin State Legislature]].
   The information on the Wisconsin Legislative website is protected by federal copyright law. The fair use doctrine permits
   the limited use of copyrighted material without requiring permission from the copyright holder, provided such use is
   for educational or research purposes
}}

Wyoming

Ballotpedia staff has obtained permission to use photos on the Wyoming legislative website. Photos are to be credited "Courtesy of the Wyoming Legislature."

Use this code on the image description page when you upload a photo of a Wyoming state legislator:

{{BP permission |
   link = http://legisweb.state.wy.us/lsoweb/session/sessionhome.aspx, and is used courtesy of the [[Wyoming State Legislature]]
}}


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