Writing:Templates (ballot measures)

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This page is a content-and-style guide about adding templates to a state ballot measure article.
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Horizontal navigational templates (like: {{2010 ballot measures}} generally appear on the bottom of most Ballotpedia articles. The same goes for ballot measure articles. Below are guidelines for the three types of pages that you may encounter within the project.

Templates

Year articles

Year articles feature all the measures scheduled to appear on ballots during that year. Such pages include two templates:

For example, 2011 ballot measures includes {{2011 ballot measures}} and {{ballot measures}}. These appear at the bottom of the article page below references.

==References==
{{reflist}}
{{2011 ballot measures}}
{{ballot measures}}

The templates appear as:

State Year articles

State Year articles which feature a list of measures that appeared in a particular year and state should include two templates:

For example, Maine 2009 ballot measures includes {{2009 ballot measures}} and {{Maine}}. These appear at the bottom of the article page below references.

==References==
{{reflist}}
{{2009 ballot measures}}
{{maine}}

The templates appear as:

Ballot measure articles

Articles about ballot measures should include two templates:

In other words for Maryland Civil Jury Trials Amendment, Question 2 (2010) the article will include {{2010 ballot measures}} and {{Maryland}}. These appear at the bottom of the article page below references.

==References==
{{reflist|2}}
{{2010 ballot measures}}
{{Maryland}}

The templates appear as:


Talk pages

Talk pages or discussion pages also require templates. For most articles, add the state template and project template - {{sbm}}. For all state templates use zip-code abbreviation, lower case letters. (i.e. California - {{ca}}; New york - {{ny}}, etc.)

Example, Talk:Maryland Civil Jury Trials Amendment, Question 2 (2010) add {{md}} and {{sbm}}.

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