Writing:Elections (state executive officials)

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This page is a content-and-style guide about how to add the section "Elections" to state official articles in the State Executive Officials Project.
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Elections

This section is added to profiles about current officeholders and candidates for state executive offices. This includes articles like Earl Ray Tomblin or Jay Dardenne.

The elections section is meant to give the reader information about elections the subject has participated in. It includes an individual table showing election results for each race the candidate was listed on the ballot for, including all federal, state and local offices for which results can be found. It also includes a short write-up describing the information in the table - who ran, who won, what percentage of the vote each received, and any other significant details.

New election boxes

In Fall 2011, new boxes were created for future use in election sections. The votes results should be added to a page only after the official election results have been published by the appropriate state office.

The usage is as follows:

There is one box template meant for primary elections and one for general elections.

Primary elections

For the explanation of the usage for primary election boxes, see: {{SEO primary election box/doc}} Copy the following code when making a primary election history box:

{{SEO primary election box
|year =
|Office = 
|party =
|winner1 =
|Inc1 = 
|candidate2 = 
|votes1 = 
|votes2 = 
|ref =
}}
General elections

For the explanation of the usage for general election boxes, see: {{SEO election box/doc}} Copy the following code when making a general election history box:

{{SEO election box 
|year =
|Office = 
|party1 =
|party2 =
|winner1 =
|Inc1 = 
|candidate2 = 
|votes1 = 
|votes2 = 
|ref =
}}

Issue positions

When a candidate's positions on political issues are available, they can be added to the issue positions section, which is a subset of elections.

Click here.

Example

Below is an example of how this section would appear in an article. See also: Earl Ray Tomblin.

Elections

2011

See also: West Virginia special gubernatorial election, 2011 and West Virginia state executive official elections, 2011

West Virginia was not scheduled to hold a gubernatorial election until 2012. However, elected Democrat Joe Manchin gave up the seat to join the U.S. Senate in the 2010 midterms. Senate President Earl Ray Tomblin, also a Democrat, took over the office as West Virginia does not have a lieutenant governor.

General

The West Virginia special gubernatorial election was held on October 4, 2011.

Governor of West Virginia, 2011
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngEarl Ray Tomblin 49.1% 102,234
     Republican Bill Maloney 47.5% 99,013
     Mountain Party Bob Henry Baber 2% 4,193
     Independent Marla Ingels 0.9% 1,967
     American Third Position Harry Bertram 0.4% 795
Total Votes 208,324
Election Results Via: West Virginia Secretary of State
Primary

Acting Governor of West Virginia Tomblin won the Democratic seat for the November 2011 special election following a 40.37% win in the May 17 primary. Tomblin faced six Democrats in the primary.

Governor of West Virginia Democratic Primary, 2011
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngEarl Ray Tomblin Incumbent 40.4% 51,348
Rick Thompson 24.1% 30,631
Natalie Tennant 17.4% 22,106
John Perdue 12.6% 15,995
Jeffrey Kessler 5.2% 6,550
Arnie Moltis 0.4% 481
Total Votes 127,111
Election Results Via:West Virginia Secretary of State].
Issue positions

On his campaign website, Tomblin lists his four major issue positions:

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