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| align="center" | {{tl|nob update}}  
 
| align="center" | {{tl|nob update}}  
 
| align="center" | [[Ballotpedia:WikiProject State Ballot Measures/Articles to improve|Here!]]
 
| align="center" | [[Ballotpedia:WikiProject State Ballot Measures/Articles to improve|Here!]]
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| align="center" | [[Ballotpedia:WikiProject Local Ballot Measures/Articles to improve|Here!]]
 
| align="center" | [[Ballotpedia:WikiProject Local Ballot Measures/Articles to improve|Here!]]
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| align="center" | {{tl|recall quality}}
 
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| align="center" | [[Ballotpedia:WikiProject Recall/Articles to improve|Here!]]
 
| align="center" | [[Ballotpedia:WikiProject Recall/Articles to improve|Here!]]
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| align="center" | [[Ballotpedia:WikiProject Law/Articles to improve|Here!]]
 
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| align="center" | [[Ballotpedia:WikiProject History/Articles to improve|Here!]]
 
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| align="center" | [[Ballotpedia:WikiProject Issues/Articles to improve|Here!]]
 
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| align="center" | [[Ballotpedia:Activists, donors and organizations/Articles to improve|Here!]]
 
| align="center" | [[Ballotpedia:Activists, donors and organizations/Articles to improve|Here!]]
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| align="center" | {{tl|school missing}}
 
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| align="center" | [[Ballotpedia:WikiProject School Bond and Tax Elections/Articles to improve|Here!]]
 
| align="center" | [[Ballotpedia:WikiProject School Bond and Tax Elections/Articles to improve|Here!]]
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| align="center" | [[Ballotpedia:WikiProject State Constitutions/Articles to improve|Here!]]
 
| align="center" | [[Ballotpedia:WikiProject State Constitutions/Articles to improve|Here!]]
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| align="center" | [[Ballotpedia:WikiProject Campaign Finance/Articles to improve|Here!]]
 
| align="center" | [[Ballotpedia:WikiProject Campaign Finance/Articles to improve|Here!]]
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| align="center" | {{tl|election missing}}
 
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| align="center" | [[Ballotpedia:WikiProject Elections/Articles to improve|Here!]]
 
| align="center" | [[Ballotpedia:WikiProject Elections/Articles to improve|Here!]]
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| align="center" | [[Ballotpedia:WikiProject Congress/Articles to improve|Here!]]
 
| align="center" | [[Ballotpedia:WikiProject Congress/Articles to improve|Here!]]
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| align="center" | [[Ballotpedia:WikiProject Redistricting/Articles to improve|Here!]]
 
| align="center" | [[Ballotpedia:WikiProject Redistricting/Articles to improve|Here!]]
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| align="center" | [[Ballotpedia:WikiProject State Executive Officials/Articles to improve|Here!]]
 
| align="center" | [[Ballotpedia:WikiProject State Executive Officials/Articles to improve|Here!]]
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| align="center" | [[Ballotpedia:WikiProject State Legislatures/Articles to improve|Here!]]
 
| align="center" | [[Ballotpedia:WikiProject State Legislatures/Articles to improve|Here!]]
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| [[Ballotpedia:WikiProject Municipal government/Articles to improve|Municipal Government]]
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| align="center" | [[Ballotpedia:WikiProject Interstate Compacts/Articles to improve|Here!]]
 
| align="center" | [[Ballotpedia:WikiProject Interstate Compacts/Articles to improve|Here!]]
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| align="center" | [[Ballotpedia:WikiProject Templates/Articles to improve|Here!]]
 
| align="center" | [[Ballotpedia:WikiProject Templates/Articles to improve|Here!]]
  
 
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| [[Ballotpedia:WikiProject International Ballot Measures|International]]
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| [[Ballotpedia:WikiProject Terms and Definitions|Terms and Definitions]]
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| align="center" | [[Ballotpedia:Article improvement#Update: not project specific|Here!]]
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Revision as of 16:09, 28 October 2013

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