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Ballotpedia is looking for volunteers to help expand our general election information pages and keep the up-to-date.

If you are interested in volunteering, you can either:

Either way, reading through the FAQ below will give you an overview of what to expect if you are interested in volunteering in this area.

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Voter guides

Main page: Voter guides

Goal: to have an up-to-date list of voter guides.

Steps:

  • When and where to search: Prior to each state election, periodically check state websites for official voter guides. In general it's a good idea to check a couple of weeks prior to the election date. Online voter guides (subject to updates) may be made available prior to the mailing of official guides.
  • Locate and add: Once the voter guide (example) has been located, head over to Voter guides.
    • The Voter guides page is organized by state and features sections for both unofficial and official state voter guides.
    • Voter guides provided by state office should be added under "official guides."
    • "Unofficial voter guides" may include partisan guides, guides published by newspapers, or those created by nonprofit organizations. (Example: the League of Women Voters example)
  • Historical: if you have a link to a historical guide, add them to the list!

Code

For official guides:

{{Voter guide
|State guide name 1 = ADD NAME OF GUIDE
|Type of guide 1 = TYPE OF GUIDE (what type of info is displayed: measures only, basic info, etc.)
|Languages 1 = LIST LANGUAGES HERE (English only, Spanish, Chinese, etc.)
|Links 1 = ADD LINKS HERE • [http://www.URLGOESHERE.com YEAR] • [http://www.URLGOESHERE.com YEAR] • [http://www.URLGOESHERE.com YEAR] • [http://www.URLGOESHERE.com YEAR]
}}

Most charts on Voter guides already exist for each state. When adding a new link, all you need to is add it to...

...
|Links 1 = 
....

Add the links in chronological order with the most recent year listed first. Add • [http://www.URLGOESHERE.com YEAR]. Replace http://www.URLGOESHERE.com with the appropriate URL. Replace YEAR with the appropriate year.

For unofficial guides:


{{Unofficial guide
|Collapse=Yes
|Guide publisher 1 = ADD GUIDE PUBLISHER NAME (Name of org or person)
|Type of guide 1 = TYPE OF GUIDE (what type of info is displayed: measures only, basic info, etc.)
|Affiliation 1 = NONPARTISAN, PARTISAN (Republican, Democratic, etc.)
|Links 1 = ADD LINKS HERE • [http://www.URLGOESHERE.com YEAR] • [http://www.URLGOESHERE.com YEAR] • [http://www.URLGOESHERE.com YEAR] • [http://www.URLGOESHERE.com YEAR]
}}

Election results

Main page: Election results

Goal: to have an up-to-date list of election result links for each election year in all 50 states.

Steps:

  • Where can I find the info? - Election results can typically be found on Secretary of State websites or on dedicated state election sites.
  • Locate and add: If you know an election has just concluded, check the Secretary of State website or the dedicated election site for the official election results. Copy the link and add it to Ballotpedia's list of links.
    • Make sure to add the election result link under the appropriate state.
    • Links should be listed in chronological order with the most recent election date listed first.
    • Add results for primaries, special elections and general elections.
  • Historical results: We're not only looking for current results. If you have a link for historical election results, add them too!

Looking for general election information?

If you are looking for current election information in your state, just click on a state on the map below. Not finding what you are looking for? Send an e-mail to editor@ballotpedia.org.

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Map above represents signature filing deadlines.
Click on a state or a month for information about 2013 elections & state government signature filing deadlines.
Note: the above map does not feature deadlines for special elections.

See also