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- Election day is behind us!
We've been working hard bringing you updates on everything that happened earlier this month; it's time to take a little break. This month's project is a throwback to June's collaboration of the month: pictures!
- Are you traveling over the holidays? Do your travels take you through any state capitals or famous national or state landmarks? If so, stop and snap a picture and send it to us, and we'll upload it to Ballotpedia!
- You can e-mail your photos to Jaime Beran. Please only submit original photos you've taken and give us your full name so we can include it in the copyright information.
If you have any questions about this month's project, please contact Jaime Beran.
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Welcome to our community! --Bailey Ludlam, Ballotpedia's managing editor
-- 15:06, 15 October 2013 (CDT)
Hello and welcome to Ballotpedia! Thank you for your first edits! I just wanted to point out our conflict on interest policy below. I look forward to more edits from you in the future! KaitlinE 18:27, 15 October 2013 (CDT)
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