Ballotpedia:WikiProject Local Ballot Measures guidelines/Additional reading
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This writing guide explains how to craft an "Additional reading" section for a local ballot measure article.
The "Additional reading" section of an article is created and updated as additional reading materials become available.
Adding links to additional information about local measures always adds more substance for readers, even if time does not permit the content itself to be added. Links to additional information, news articles and studies about the measure should be added to the article as the measure develops up to election day. Most of the links featured in the "Additional reading" section will be news articles. Sometimes additional reading content can be found on official campaign or government websites, on watch group websites or through a simple google search.
The basic "installation code" of the "Additional reading" section is:
==Additional reading== * [URL ''WEBSITE NAME'', "ARTICLE/DOCUMENT NAME," DATE PUBLISHED/ACCESSED] * [URL ''WEBSITE NAME'', "ARTICLE/DOCUMENT NAME," DATE PUBLISHED/ACCESSED] etc...
Below are examples of "Additional reading" sections for local ballot measure articles:
- See article: Miami-Dade County Charter Amendments, 6 (May 2011)
- The Miami Herald, "Miami-Dade charter reform: Is something better than nothing?," May 8, 2011
- The Miami Herald, "One charter proposal could transform county," April 26, 2011 (dead link)
- The Newspaper, "Washington Supreme Court Considers Anti-Camera Referendum Battle," May 24, 2011
- KGW News, "Longview teen starts red light camera petition," January 29, 2011
Links to other examples
Below are links to the "Additional reading" sections of several local ballot measure articles to serve as examples:
- City of Los Angeles New City Election Dates and Schedules Charter Amendment, Measure 1 (March 2015)#Additional reading
- Marin County Stinson Beach Flood Control Zone (No. 5) Special Parcel Tax, Measure A (March 2015)#Additional reading
- Washington D.C. Marijuana Legalization, Initiative 71 (November 2014)#Additional reading