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Writing:Aftermath (local measures)

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This page is a content-and-style guide about how to add an "Aftermath" section to a local ballot measure article.
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The "Aftermath" section is only required when an event happens following an election. For example, the need for "Aftermath" section may be triggered by:

  • a lawsuit
  • a change to the measure
  • a referendum
  • impact once implemented
  • implementation

The section may consist of only one event or may become extremely complex with a variety of subsections. It all depends on the events that occur. For example, a measure that is legally challenged following a vote may include subsections within the "Aftermath" section called: "Lower court upholds measure," "Supreme Court upholds lower court decision," "Measure repealed," etc.

NOTE: If it relates to another measure, bill, or article that we have a page on, make sure to add a wikilink to that page.


Below is an example of an "Aftermath" section for a local ballot measure article:

See article: Florida Legislative District Boundaries, Amendment 5 (2010)


Gov. Scott pulls back amendments

On January 25, 2011 Brian Hughes, a spokesperson for Gov. Rick Scott, confirmed that the governor pulled a request for federal approval of Amendment 5 and Amendment 6. Scott is reported to have acted three days after taking office on January 4, 2011. The paperwork for approval of the measures was filed December 10, 2010 by former Gov. Charlie Crist.[1]


Brown v State of Florida

On November 3, 2010, hours following the November 2 general election, Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart and Rep. Corrine Brown, opponents of Amendments 5 & 6 announced that they are suing to block the measures.


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