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Writing Guidelines
Ballotpedia:WikiProject Congress/Writing guidelines
Profiles of Incumbents and Candidates
Starting the article
PhotoInfobox use
Introductory sentence
Biography and Career
Key votesIssuesFind the Best
Committee assignments
ElectionsElectoral history
PollsVideosDonors
Donor historyCampaign finance
PGINet WorthIndustries
Analysis% Vote w/party
Like-mindedStaff salaries
PersonalRecent news
LinksSuccession box
ReferencesCategories
Profiles of Congressional Districts
InfoboxIntroductory sentence
RedistrictingDistrict history
See alsoAdditional reading
LinksCategories
Election pages
Introductory template
Candidate creationPhoto
Race backgroundElection history
Others
Super PACs
National political organizations
Congress project

Profiles of members of Congress

Example = Michael Capuano. Components, in order:

  1. Infobox
  2. Introductory paragraph
  3. Biography/Career
  4. Committee assignments
  5. Key votes
  6. Issues
    1. On the Issues
    2. Campaign themes
    3. Political positions
    4. Legislative actions
    5. Voting record
      1. Bills introduced
  7. Find the Best
  8. Elections
    1. Full electoral histories
  9. Campaign donors
    1. Campaign finance reports
    2. Donor history box
  10. PGI
    1. Net worth PGI
    2. PGI Industries
  11. Analysis
    1. Ideology and leadership
    2. National Journal vote ratings
    3. Lifetime missed votes
    4. Voting with party
    5. Staff salaries
    6. Like-minded colleagues
  12. Personal
  13. See also
  14. External links
  15. Additional reading
  16. References
  17. Succession box
  18. Navigational templates
  19. Categories

Profiles of congressional districts

Example = Arkansas's 3rd congressional district. Components, in order:

  1. Infobox
  2. Introductory sentence
  3. Redistricting section
  4. District history
  5. See also
  6. External links
  7. Additional reading
  8. References
  9. Navigational templates
  10. Categories

Profiles of Senate delegations

Example = U.S. Senate delegation from Alabama.

  1. U.S. Senate state delegations

Profiles of committees

Example = United States House of Representatives Committee on Agriculture. Components, in order:

  1. Infobox
  2. Introductory sentence
  3. See also
  4. External links
  5. Additional reading
  6. References
  7. Navigational templates
  8. Categories

Congressional election overview pages

Examples = Arkansas's 3rd congressional district elections, 2012
Illinois' 2nd congressional district special election, 2013

  1. Intro
  2. Candidates
  3. Redistricting section
  4. District history
  5. Primary
  6. General election
  7. External links
  8. References

Profiles of federal office holders

Example = Eric Holder. Components, in order:

  1. Infobox
  2. Intro sentence
  3. Bio and career
  4. President's administration initiatives
  5. Controversies
  6. Analysis
    1. Net worth
    2. Department budget
    3. Department employment
  7. Personal
  8. Recent news
  9. See also
  10. External links
  11. Additional reading
  12. References
  13. Succession box

Profiles of executive departments and federal agencies

Example = U.S. Department of Justice
Components in order:

  1. Infobox
  2. Intro
  3. History
  4. Structure
    1. Mission
    2. Leadership
    3. Organizational chart
  5. Issues
  6. Analysis
    1. Budget
    2. Employment
    3. Sequester
  7. Recent news
  8. See also
  9. External links
  10. References

Profiles of other organizations

Example = Club for Growth Action.

Components in order:

  1. Infobox
  2. 2014 elections
    1. Intro/goals
    2. Endorsed candidates
    3. Targeted candidates
  3. 2012 elections
    1. Intro/goals
    2. Endorsed candidates
    3. Targeted candidates
    4. Expenditures
    5. Advertisements
    6. Donors
  4. Recent news
  5. External links
  6. References

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