Platners, welcome to Ballotpedia!
We're glad you're here. Here's how to get started:
1. Watch Ballotpedia's 5-minute overview.
2. Learn more about how you can contribute to our monthly projects.
- With the harsh winter weather our readers have dealt with over the past few months, we at Ballotpedia think that we all could use some sunshine!
Sunshine Week is a national initiative to promote a dialogue about the importance of open government and freedom of information. Sunshine Week seeks to enlighten and empower people to play an active role in their government at all levels and to give them access to information that makes their lives better and their communities stronger. Essentially, the public has a right to know what its government is doing, and why.
- In honor of Sunshine Week (March 16 - 22), Ballotpedia is bringing to you: Thirty-one days of sunshine. Each day in March, we will be "shining a light on" one of our pages that contains important information that we want our readers to know. Not only will we post the running list of pages here, but they will also be posted on Ballotpedia's Facebook, Twitter and our main page.
- Stay tuned for our daily updates!
- Please contact Jaime Beran if you have any questions specific to this month's project.
3. Find an article you'd like to improve.
4. Start editing!
You can also view tutorials on how to edit, or contact us.
Welcome to our community! --Bailey Ludlam, Ballotpedia's managing editor
Thanks for joining us. Please read this info below. We cannot copy content from Wikipedia anymore because it could raise copyright violations. If you have any questions about making edits or any broader questions about potential transitions to simplify reading, don't hesitate to contact me.
Hope you stay with us, (volunteers are hard to come by)
--Johnwynnejr 18:57, 27 June 2011 (CDT)
|| Material you recently added to Ballotpedia has some of the characteristics of material that was copied-and-pasted from Wikipedia. These characteristics include:
- A number of red links to articles that do not exist on Ballotpedia, but do exist on Wikipedia.
- Categories that do not exist on Ballotpedia, but do exist on Wikipedia.
- A reference/footnote citation style that is frequently used on Wikipedia.
If you did copy-and-paste text from Wikipedia, you may have done so because you believe that text from Wikipedia is in the public domain and can be used anywhere else with no conditions. That is not the case.
If the text in question covers a topic that is relevant to Ballotpedia, we recommend that you re-write the text to put it into your own words, as well as removing inappropriate red links and categories that don't exist on Ballotpedia.
Copyright infractions place Ballotpedia at legal risk, as well as violating the rights of others, and we take this very seriously. Users who continue to add such material, or who do not rectify the problem when it is brought to their attention, are likely to be blocked from editing.
(Click here to read about our edit review process.)
This discussion page has been protected from further postings.