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See also: Ballotpedia:WikiProject State Executive Officials

This page is a content-and-style guide about how to add templates to a state executive official articles.

Generic offices

For generic offices such as Governor and Agriculture Commissioner add two templates to the bottom of the page - the state executive offices template and the office-specific template.

Code example:

{{State executive offices}}
{{Labor commissioners}}

State executive offices

For state executive offices such as Governor of Illinois and North Carolina Commissioner of Agriculture add three templates to the bottom of the page - the state executive offices template, the office-specific template and the state template.

Code example:

{{State executive offices}}
{{Current superintendent of schools}}
{{Nevada}}

Officeholders

For officeholder pages such as Pat Quinn and Sheila Simon, add two templates - the office-specific template and the state template.

Code example:

{{Auditors}}
{{Arizona}}

Candidate profiles

Add the following three templates to the bottom of all candidate profiles. This includes state executive incumbents running for re-election:

Code example:

{{2014 state executive election}}
{{Illinois}}

<!--2014 categories-->
{{tl|Seocandidate|Unopposed=|Unopposedprimary=|Year=2014|Status=challenger|Office=Gubernatorial|
Primary=W|General=W|Open=|New=|}}

Maintenance templates

Article improvement or "maintenance" tags are templates placed on articles that need improvement. Those articles can be identified and classified by the kind of improvement they need. Placing specific article improvement tags on an article accomplishes several goals:

  1. It groups that article in with other articles that need the same kind of improvement; this allows people to easily find and systematically fix the articles needing that improvement.
  2. It lets a reader know that the article has been identified as in need of a certain kind of improvement. This is valuable because:
  • The reader may be inspired to do that work
  • It doesn't leave the reader with the mistaken impression that whoever created or is working on the article believes that the article is as good as it could be.

The two most common types of article improvement tags used within the project:

  1. {{SEO unique news update}} at the end of a section that could require a news-related update at some point the future. If this hinges on a future event, be sure to include the date.
  • Adding this tag causes: [[Category:State executive article unique news needing double-check]] to appear at the bottom of the page.
  1. {{SEO stub}}: When {{SEO stub}} is added to the bottom of a basic stub page, two visible markers appear on the saved page:
  • A disclaimer at the top that alerts readers to the article's stub status, with an invitation to help expand the page.
  • [[Category:State executive office stubs]] will appear at the bottom of the page

Example

Using the tags:
{{XXXX|Month=MONTH YEAR|Reason=ADD REASON HERE}}

  • XXXX = tag name
  • MONTH = add the appropriate month and year
  • Reason = add the appropriate reason for the tag

Example: {{SEO unique news update|Month=January 2015|Reason=Resignation effective date}}

Miscellaneous templates

Add the following templates to the bottom of incumbent profiles where applicable:

Add fields for type of office, year and whether the retirement occurred before term-end date i.e. {{Incretire|State executive official|XYEARX (early)}}

Code example for {{Incretire}}:

{{Incretire|State executive official|2014 (early)}}

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