Help:Uploading images

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Edit review process
  • Before you upload an image at Special:Upload, read the image use policy.
  • Most images you might find on the Internet are copyrighted and are not appropriate for uploading to Ballotpedia.
  • If you did not create the image you want to upload, or if you are unable or unwilling to verify its copyright status, do not upload the image.


  • Log-in to your Ballotpedia account.
  • Go to the Upload file link in the toolbox which you can find in the left-hand links rail no matter what page you are currently viewing on Ballotpedia.
  • You will then see a "Browse..." button, which will bring up your operating system's standard file open dialog.
  • Choose the file you want to upload.
  • The system will fill the name of that file into the text field next to the button.
  • In the "summary" field, include information about your rationale for uploading this image.
  • Press the "Upload file" button to finish the upload.

Add an image to an article

  • Type [[File:Image name|thumb|Caption]] where you want the image to appear.
  • Image names are case-sensitive.
  • See Ballotpedia:Images for more information on adding images to articles.

Video how-to

A simple video explaining the process

External links