Template:Municandidate

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Description
This is the format for categories of Municipal election candidates.

The following is the basic text to paste:

{{Municandidate|Year=|Status=|Office=|City=|Primary=|General=|Unopposedprimary=|Unopposed=|Open=|New office=}}

Then, parameters are filled in and completed as the election goes along. An example of a basic challenger:

{{Municandidate|Year=2012|Status=challenger|Office=Mayor|City=|Primary=Y}}

A mayoral candidate who lost a primary:

{{Municandidate|Year=2012|Status=challenger|Office=Mayor|City=|Primary=L}}
{{Municandidate|Year=2012|Status=|Office=|City=|Potential=|Primary=|General=|Unopposed=|Open=|Unopposedprimary=}}

If you are using the template on a page with prior year category templates, the suggestion is to incorporate headings. Such as this format:

<!--YEAR categories-->
{{Municandidate|Year=|Status=|Office=|City=|Potential=|Primary=|General=|Unopposed=|Open=|Unopposedprimary=}}

Parameters and extra categories

  • Year= Year of the election
  • Status= incumbent or challenger
  • Potential=Y if a person is considering a run for office but has not formally declared yet
  • Office=
Mayoral
City council
  • City = City holding the election
  • Primary=
Y to indicate running in a primary.
L to indicate defeated in a primary
W to indicate winner in a primary
  • General=
Y to indicate running in a general election.
L to indicate defeated in a general election
W to indicate winner in a general election
  • Unopposedprimary=Y if facing no major party opposition in a primary election
  • Unopposed=Y if facing no major party opposition in a general election
  • Open=Y if incumbent is not running in general election
  • New office=Y if incumbent is running for a different office