Writing:List of candidates in a state legislative election overview article
Generally, you will not create this section of the article until the signature-filing deadline has elapsed in a particular state.
- The section should be labeled "List of candidates".
- This section should then include subsections labeled by the name of the relevant district. (Here's an example.)
- Under each district heading, you should:
- List all candidates who filed for that seat, including minor party and independent candidates.
- Wiki-link to the name of the incumbent, if the incumbent is a candidate. You will probably want to have a tab open to Ballotpedia's template that lists the incumbents for the particular chamber.
- Use "R" and "D", etc., to identify the partisan affiliation of candidates.
On this page you will find sample templates that can be copy and pasted when starting a list of candidates.
: American Independent Party
: Alaskan Independence Party
: Bull Moose Party
: Conservative Party
: Constitution Party
: Democratic Party
: Green Party
: Happiness Party
: Independence Party
: Independent (No party affiliation)
: Independent American Party
: Libertarian Party
: Lower Taxes Party
: Moderate Party
: Mountain Party
: Peace and Freedom Party
: Progressive Democratic Party
: Progressive Party (Vermont)
: Reform Party
: Republican Party
: Senior Side Party
: Tea Party
: Working Families Party
After you review the list of those running for office, calculate how many incumbents are running for re-election and include a summary statement about that in your introduction.
- To complete this section, you'll need to be able to find official candidate lists on state election websites.