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Welcome to my Talk Page!

Feel free to leave me a message here anytime.

-FreeStyle (Kathleen)



Kathleen, I would like to start a project on dead peple voting in Arkansas. I would like to start locally, which for me is Little Rock/Pulaski county. I am not sure how to start. Do I need to buy my own copy of the "Master Death List" or is one available? Please email me when you get a minute. Dalecuster 18:50, 11 May 2009 (CDT)


Kathleen, I wanted to give a heads-up about the Save Our Secret Ballot which is a multi-state initiative to mandate secret ballots for union elections. It covers many of the states that you regularly edit.

I set up a stub page for Arizona at Save Our Secret Ballot (2010) .... and which I just realized doesn't have an Arizona_ prefix in the name and will have to be fixed. Still learning. azdavidpedia 22:44, 24 January 2009 (CST)



Hi Kathleen, I started a "Ballotpedia:To do list" in the hopes that it will provide an easy way for people unfamiliar with BP to start adding and/or organizing content. I think it can also serve as a touchpoint for regular BP contributors to make sure they are all on the same wavelength. Let me know what you think! Gardengnome

Yes, linking to it from the "getting started" area is a good idea. I'm not familiar enough with that section to know the best place to add it -- there is probably more than one page where it would fit in. Do you want me to pick a few places? Gardengnome 16:47, 10 September 2008 (UTC)

Kathleen, the SOS announced on Friday which intiatives had qualified for the ballot and also gave them new numbers so I updated the chart on Oregon 2008 ballot measures and also moved (changed the names of) the articles to reflect their new official permanent ballot numbers. I'm leaving this note for Ginger too.January 20:45, 2 August 2008 (UTC)

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To all active contributors: I've made a template to put on the pages of ballot measures that will not appear on the ballot. To apply it, you type {{no}} at the beginning of the article.

I am also encouraging everyone to remove category tags at the bottom of 2008 articles that say "2008 ballot measures" and "NAME OF STATE ballot measures" and replace those with these category tags:

  • [[Category:Did not make ballot in Idaho]]
  • [[Category:Did not make ballot in 2008]]

Both of those categories will become subcategories of the bigger categories.

Why did I do this?

  • I believe it is helpful to the reader to immediately see at a glance that a ballot measure is not going to be on the ballot.
  • The Category:2008 ballot measures category has nearly 600 articles in it right now--most of which will not actually be on the ballot. If we take out the ones that aren't going to be on the ballot, we make the category more meaningful.

Please check it out and see if you agree with the change.January 15:20, 2 July 2008 (EDT)


Hi Kathleen,

Check out Template:News and Help:Breaking News and Category:Breaking News. If you don't like the color of the "Breaking News" bar, you can experiment with other colors found here: Color subcategories. January 09:42, 2 April 2008 (EDT)

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