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Election overview writing guidelines

Election overview components
Infobox
Intro
About the district
Method of member selection
Elections
What's at stake?
Key deadlines
Additional elections
See also
External links
Additional reading
References
Templates
Categories
See also
School Board Elections portal
School district guidelines

Board member and candidate guidelines
Image guidelines

This style guide shows how to add the infobox section to a school board election page.

Infobox

Every school board election overview page has an infobox located in the top-right corner of the page. The infobox serves as the table of contents as well as providing the election date and links to other relevant pages in the See also section.

These infoboxes must be created on separate Template pages. The naming format is to use the initials of the district name, followed by BOE and the election year. Therefore, an infobox template for Ann Arbor Public Schools election in 2014 would be titled Template:AAPSBOE2014. On the school board election overview page, this template would be implemented by including {{AAPSBOE2014}} above the introduction.

If Ballotpedia has previously covered an election in the district, then an additional step must be taken. Add a year arrow with a link to the previous school board election overview page to the top of the infobox with the {{Divyearbox}} template. See the second set of installation code and the second example below for more information on how to implement this feature.

Installation

Without year arrows

{| class="infobox" style="text-align: center; style="width:21%;"
|-
| [[File:School Board badge.png|center|170px|link=DISTRICT NAME Elections (YEAR)]]<center>[[#SCHOOL BOARD ELECTION NAME YEAR|'''YEAR SCHOOL BOARD ELECTION NAME''']]</center><hr> 
|-
!style="background-color: #ECEBED"| '''General Election date:'''
|-
|<center>ELECTION DATE</center>
|-
!style="background-color: #ECEBED"| <center>Table of Contents</center>
|-
|<center>[[#About the district|About the district]] <br> [[#Method of board member selection|Method of election]] <br> [[#Candidates|Candidates]] <br> [[#What's at stake?|What's at stake?]] <br> [[#Key deadlines|Key deadlines]] <br>  [[#Additional measures on the ballot|Additional measures]] <br> [[#Contact information|Contact information]] <br>  [[#External links|External links]] <br> [[#References|References]]</center>

|-
!style="background-color: #ECEBED"| '''See also'''
|[[STATE]] <br> [[COUNTY NAME, STATE ballot measures]] <br> [[Local ballot measures, STATE]] <br> [[School bond and tax elections in STATE]]</center></small>

|-
|[[File:Flag of STATE.png|99px|center|link=STATE]]
|}

With year arrows

{| class="infobox" style="text-align: center; style="width:21%;"
|-
|{{Divyearbox|previous=y|page2=PREVIOUS ELECTION OVERVIEW PAGE NAME|year2=PREVIOUS ELECTION YEAR|next=|page=|year=}}
|-
| [[File:School Board badge.png|center|170px|link=DISTRICT NAME Elections (YEAR)]]<center>[[#SCHOOL BOARD ELECTION NAME YEAR|'''YEAR SCHOOL BOARD ELECTION NAME''']]</center><hr> 
|-
!style="background-color: #ECEBED"| '''General Election date:'''
|-
|<center>ELECTION DATE</center>
|-
!style="background-color: #ECEBED"| <center>Table of Contents</center>
|-
|<center>[[#About the district|About the district]] <br> [[#Method of board member selection|Method of election]] <br> [[#Candidates|Candidates]] <br> [[#What's at stake?|What's at stake?]] <br> [[#Key deadlines|Key deadlines]] <br>  [[#Additional measures on the ballot|Additional measures]] <br> [[#Contact information|Contact information]] <br>  [[#External links|External links]] <br> [[#References|References]]</center>

|-
!style="background-color: #ECEBED"| '''See also'''
|[[STATE]] <br> [[COUNTY NAME, STATE ballot measures]] <br> [[Local ballot measures, STATE]] <br> [[School bond and tax elections in STATE]]</center></small>

|-
|[[File:Flag of STATE.png|99px|center|link=STATE]]
|}

Examples

See also: Template:AAPSBOE2014 or Template:MMSDBOE2015

See also