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{{help}}'''Disambiguation''' is the term used on Ballotpedia to refer to times when a term, name or phrase is associated with more than one topic.
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Disambiguation pages help readers and contributors sort out which article they meant to go to or work on, of the variety of different articles with similar names that exist.
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'''Disambiguation''' is a type of page that is created when a term, name or phrase is associated with more than one topic.
  
An example of a term that may cause confusion is "Proposition 8."  When many people think of "Proposition 8", they are thinking of the well-known ballot proposition that was on the [[California 2008 ballot measures|2008 ballot]] in [[California]]: [[California Proposition 8 (2008)]].  However, there are other ballot measures named "Proposition 8" both in California and in other states.  As a result, it is important for people to have a way to sort out and find information about those other propositions.
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Disambiguation pages help readers and contributors sort out which article they meant to go to or work on, of the variety of different articles with similar names that exist. To learn how to create disambiguation pages, visit [[Help:Disambiguation]].
  
Hence, there is a page on Ballotpedia called [[Proposition 8]], which allows a reader to find whichever "Proposition 8" article they are looking for.
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Disambiguation is a type of page that is created when a term, name or phrase is associated with more than one topic.

Disambiguation pages help readers and contributors sort out which article they meant to go to or work on, of the variety of different articles with similar names that exist. To learn how to create disambiguation pages, visit Help:Disambiguation.