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<center> [[Advisory question]] • [[Approved for circulation]] • [[Ballot]] • [[Ballot access]] • [[Ballot initiative]] • [[Ballot measure]] • [[Bond issue]] • [[Citizen referendum]] • [[Constitutional amendment]] • [[Democracy]] • [[Direct Initiative]] • [[Direct democracy]] • [[Distribution requirement]] • [[Electronic petition signature]] • [[Fiscal impact statement]] • [[Forged signature]] • [[Fraudulent signature]] • [[Indirect initiated constitutional amendment]] • [[Indirect initiated state statute]] • [[Indirect initiative]] • [[Indirect initiative statute]] • [[Initiated constitutional amendment]] • [[Initiated state statute]] • [[Initiative and referendum]] • [[Initiative proponents]] • [[Legislative referral]] • [[Legislatively-referred bond measure]] • [[Legislatively-referred constitutional amendment]] • [[Legislatively-referred state statute]] • [[Out-of-state circulator]] • [[Petition]] • [[Petition drive]] • [[Recall]] • [[Referendum]] • [[Residency requirements for petition circulators]] • [[Statute]] • [[Statute referendum]] • [[Valid signature]] • [[Veto referendum]]...<big>'''[[Ballotpedia:Glossary|more here]]'''</big></center>
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<center>[[Advisory question]] • [[Approved for circulation]] • [[Ballot]] • [[Ballot access]] • [[Ballot initiative]] • [[Ballot measure]] • [[Ballot title]] • [[Bond issue]] • [[Circulator]] • [[Circulation period]] • [[Citizen referendum]] • [[Constitutional amendment]] • [[Democracy]] • [[Direct democracy]] • [[Direct Initiative]] • [[Distribution requirement]] • [[Election]] • [[Elector]] • [[Electronic petition signature]] • [[Eligible voter]] • [[Fiscal impact statement]] • [[Forged signature]] • [[Fraudulent signature]] • [[Indirect initiated constitutional amendment]] • [[Indirect initiated state statute]] • [[Indirect initiative]] • [[Indirect initiative statute]] • [[Initiated constitutional amendment]] • [[Initiated state statute]] • [[Initiative and referendum]] • [[Initiative proponents]] • [[Invalid signatures]] • [[Legislative referral]] • [[Legislative tampering]] • [[Legislatively-referred bond measure]] • [[Legislatively-referred constitutional amendment]] • [[Legislatively-referred state statute]] • [[Out-of-state circulator]] • [[Paid circulator]] • [[Petition]] • [[Petition drive]] • [[Petition drive management]] • [[Recall]] • [[Referendum]] • [[Registered voter]] • [[Residency requirements for petition circulators]] • [[Signature certification]] • [[Signature challenge]] • [[Signer]] • [[Single-subject rule]] • [[Statute]] • [[Statute referendum]] • [[Valid signature]] • [[Veto referendum]] • [[Volunteer circulator]]</center><br>
 
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==State ballot measures==
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* '''By Year''' - an aggregate of ballot measures that appeared on the ballot by year - follow the format of <nowiki>[[YEAR ballot measures]]</nowiki> such as [[2011 ballot measures]]. A list of all ballot years can be found [[:Category:Ballot_measures_by_year|here.]]
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:To search for pages within the statewide ballot measures project on Ballotpedia, try searching for the following:
<center>...[[2014 ballot measures|2014]] • [[2012 ballot measures|2012]] • [[2011 ballot measures|2011]] • [[2010 ballot measures|2010]] • [[2009 ballot measures|2009]] • [[2008 ballot measures|2008]] • [[2007 ballot measures|2007]] • [[2006 ballot measures|2006]] • [[2005 ballot measures|2005]] • [[2004 ballot measures|2004]] • [[2003 ballot measures|2003]] • [[2002 ballot measures|2002]] • [[2001 ballot measures|2001]] • [[2000 ballot measures|2000]]...</center>
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:* '''By Year''' - an aggregate of ballot measures that appeared on the ballot by year - follow the format of <nowiki>[[YEAR ballot measures]]</nowiki> (example: [[2011 ballot measures]]). A list of all ballot years can be found [[:Category:Ballot_measures_by_year|here.]]
* '''By State & Year''' pages - an aggregate of ballot measures that appeared on the ballot on a particular year and in a particular state - follow the format of <nowiki>[[STATE YEAR ballot measures]]</nowiki> such as [[Washington 2009 ballot measures]].  
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:* '''By State & Year''' pages - an aggregate of ballot measures that appeared on the ballot on a particular year and in a particular state - follow the format of <nowiki>[[STATE YEAR ballot measures]]</nowiki> (example: [[Washington 2009 ballot measures]]).  
* '''By State with all Ballot Years''' - pages by state with lists of all years in which ballot measures were featured - follow the format of <nowiki>[[List of STATE ballot measures]]</nowiki> such as [[List of Montana ballot measures]].  
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:* '''By State with all Ballot Years''' - pages by state with lists of all years in which ballot measures were featured - follow the format of <nowiki>[[List of STATE ballot measures]]</nowiki> (example: [[List of Montana ballot measures]]).  
**A list of all ballot measures by state can be found [[List_of_ballot_measures_by_state|here.]]
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* '''By Topic''' - ballot measures sorted by various political topics.  
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**A list of political topics can be found [[List of ballot measures by topic|here.]]
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==Local ballot measures==
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| <center>'''[[Portal:Local ballot measures|Local ballot measures]] • [[:Category:Political issues addressed in local ballot measures (by state)|Local measures by topic]] • [[:Category:Local ballot measures by year|Local measures by year]] • [[:Category:Local ballot measures by state|Local measures by state]]'''</center>
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:To search for pages within the local ballot measures project on Ballotpedia, try searching for the following:
* '''By Year''' - an aggregate of that appeared on ballots by year - follow the format <nowiki>[[Local ballot measure elections in YEAR]]</nowiki> such as [[Local ballot measure elections in 2010]].  
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:* '''By Year''' - an aggregate of that appeared on ballots by year - follow the format <nowiki>[[Local ballot measure elections in YEAR]]</nowiki> (example: [[Local ballot measure elections in 2010]]).  
**A list of all ballot years can be found [[:Category:Local ballot measures by year|here]].
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* '''By Election Date''' - a collection of ballot measures articles organized by election date - follow the format <nowiki>[[Category:ELECTION DATE local ballot measure elections]]</nowiki> such as [[:Category:March 1, 2011 local ballot measure elections]].
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:* '''By Election Date''' - a collection of ballot measures articles organized by election date - follow the format <nowiki>[[Category:ELECTION DATE local ballot measure elections]]</nowiki> (example: [[:Category:March 1, 2011 local ballot measure elections]]).
* '''By State''' - hub pages that reflect election dates, recent news and other related links - follow the format <nowiki>[[Local ballot measures, STATE]]</nowiki> such as [[Local ballot measures, Illinois]].  
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:* '''By State''' - hub pages that reflect election dates, recent news and other related links - follow the format <nowiki>[[Local ballot measures, STATE]]</nowiki> (example: [[Local ballot measures, Illinois]]).  
**A list of all local measures by state can be found [[:Category:Local ballot measures by state|here.]]
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* '''By State and Election Date''' - pages that show local measures by state and by election date - follow the format <nowiki>[[ELECTION DATE ballot measures in STATE]]</nowiki> such as [[July 12, 2011 ballot measures in Wisconsin]].  
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:* '''By State and Election Date''' - pages that show local measures by state and by election date - follow the format <nowiki>[[ELECTION DATE ballot measures in STATE]]</nowiki> (example: [[July 12, 2011 ballot measures in Wisconsin]]).  
* '''By Topic''' - pages that organize ballot measures by political topic - follow the format <nowiki>[[Category:Political issues addressed in local STATE ballot measures]]</nowiki> such as [[:Category:Political issues addressed in local Louisiana ballot measures]].  
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:* '''By Topic''' - pages that organize ballot measures by political topic - follow the format <nowiki>[[Category:Political issues addressed in local STATE ballot measures]]</nowiki> (example: [[:Category:Political issues addressed in local Louisiana ballot measures]]).  
** A list of local measure political topics can be found [[:Category:Political issues addressed in local ballot measures (by state)|here.]]
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==Ballot measure law==
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| <center>'''[[Portal:Ballot measure law|Ballot measure law]] • [[:Category:Changes to laws governing the initiative process|Changes to laws governing ballot measures by year]] • [[:Category:Ballot measure lawsuits, by year|Lawsuits by year]] • [[Laws governing ballot measures|Laws governing ballot measures by state]] • [[:Category:Laws governing the initiative process, by state|Laws governing the initiative process by state]]'''</center>
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* '''Law Changes By Year''' - pages that reveal proposed, approved and defeated laws relating to ballot measure law - follow the format <nowiki>[[Changes in YEAR to laws governing ballot measures]]</nowiki> such as [[Changes in 2011 to laws governing ballot measures]].  
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**A list of such articles can be found [[:Category:Changes to laws governing the initiative process|here.]]
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* '''Lawsuits By Year''' - articles that provide a list of lawsuits relating to ballot measure law and ballot measures by state and year - follow the format <nowiki>[[:Category:Ballot measure lawsuits, YEAR]]</nowiki> such as [[:Category:Ballot measure lawsuits, 2010]].  
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**A list of such articles can be found [[:Category:Ballot measure lawsuits, by year|here.]]
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* '''Laws By State''' - articles that direct readers to various direct democracy law articles - follow the format <nowiki>[[Laws governing ballot measures in STATE]]</nowiki> such as [[Laws governing ballot measures in Alaska]].  
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* '''Initiative Laws By State''' - articles that specifically relate to initiative and referendum laws - follow the format <nowiki>[[Laws governing the initiative process in STATE]]</nowiki> such as [[Laws governing the initiative process in Arkansas]].  
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**A list of articles can be found [[:Category:Laws governing the initiative process, by state|here.]]
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Key voting and election terms:

Absentee ballotAbsentee ballot vote fraudACORN (Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now) • BallotBallot box stuffingBradley effectCanvassingCaucusCitizenCitizen Services Inc. (CSI) • Closed primaryConstituencyConstitutionConstitutional amendmentDelegatesDemocracyDirect democracyEarly votingElectionElection assistance commission (EAC) • Election day registrationElectorateElectronic voting fraudEligible voterExit pollingFelon vote fraudHelp America Vote Act (HAVA) • Independent expenditureJim Crow lawsOpen primaryOvervotePhone jammingPlatformPluralityPolitical action committeePoll taxPolling locationPrecinctPresidential primaryPrimary electionProject Vote (Voting for America, Inc.) • Proportional representationProtest votePush pollingRegistered voterRunoff primarySame day registrationShy Elephant FactorShy Tory FactorStraight party votingStraight-ticket votingThird-party voter registrationUndervoteVoter caging and purgingVoter impersonationVoter registrationVoter registration driveVotingVoting boothVoting machinesWilder effect

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Key Congressional terms:

United States CongressUnited States SenateUnited States House of Representatives
United States ConstitutionFilibusterSuper PACFederal Election CommissionBicameralismRedistrictingFederal government
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  • [[STATE's NUMBER congressional district elections, 2014]].
  • [[United States Senate special election in STATE, YEAR]] or [[STATE's NUMBER congressional district special election, YEAR]].

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Key State Executive Officials terms:

RecallRedistricting
State executive offices:
GovernorLieutenant GovernorSecretary of StateAttorney generalTreasurerControllerAuditorSuperintendent of SchoolsInsurance CommissionerAgriculture CommissionerNatural Resources CommissionerLabor CommissionerPublic Services Commissioner
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If you are writing about specific state offices (example: the Governor of Kentucky), there are three state executive positions that are written as "Office of State."
  1. Governor of State
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The rest of the executive positions use a "State Office" format (example: the Rhode Island Director of Labor) but the specific titles vary from state to state. We've created a chart that links to every office for every state.
To search for pages within the State Executive Officials project on Ballotpedia, try searching for the following:
  • [[State executive official elections, YEAR]].

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Key state legislative terms:

State legislatureUpper houseLower houseUnicameralRedistricting
Leadership positions:
State Speaker of the HouseState House Speaker Pro TemporeState House Majority Floor LeaderState House Assistant Majority Floor LeaderState House Majority WhipState House Majority Caucus LeaderState House Majority Caucus SecretaryState House Minority Floor LeaderState House Assistant Minority Floor LeaderState House Minority WhipState House Minority Caucus LeaderState House Minority Caucus Vice ChairState House Minority Caucus SecretaryState Senate President Pro TemporeState Senate Majority Floor LeaderState Senate Assistant Majority Floor LeaderState Senate Majority Caucus LeaderState Senate Majority WhipState Senate Minority Floor LeaderState Senate Assistant Minority Floor LeaderState Senate Minority Caucus Leader
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  • [[STATE State Assembly elections, YEAR]].
  • [[State legislative special elections, 2013]].
  • [[STATE state legislative special elections, 2013]].

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Key ballot measure terms:

Advisory questionApproved for circulationBallotBallot accessBallot initiativeBallot measureBallot titleBond issueCirculatorCirculation periodCitizen referendumConstitutional amendmentDemocracyDirect democracyDirect InitiativeDistribution requirementElectionElectorElectronic petition signatureEligible voterFiscal impact statementForged signatureFraudulent signatureIndirect initiated constitutional amendmentIndirect initiated state statuteIndirect initiativeIndirect initiative statuteInitiated constitutional amendmentInitiated state statuteInitiative and referendumInitiative proponentsInvalid signaturesLegislative referralLegislative tamperingLegislatively-referred bond measureLegislatively-referred constitutional amendmentLegislatively-referred state statuteOut-of-state circulatorPaid circulatorPetitionPetition drivePetition drive managementRecallReferendumRegistered voterResidency requirements for petition circulatorsSignature certificationSignature challengeSignerSingle-subject ruleStatuteStatute referendumValid signatureVeto referendumVolunteer circulator

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Ballot measuresMeasures by topicMeasures by yearMeasures by state

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  • By Year - an aggregate of ballot measures that appeared on the ballot by year - follow the format of [[YEAR ballot measures]] (example: 2011 ballot measures). A list of all ballot years can be found here.
  • By State & Year pages - an aggregate of ballot measures that appeared on the ballot on a particular year and in a particular state - follow the format of [[STATE YEAR ballot measures]] (example: Washington 2009 ballot measures).
  • By State with all Ballot Years - pages by state with lists of all years in which ballot measures were featured - follow the format of [[List of STATE ballot measures]] (example: List of Montana ballot measures).
    • A list of all ballot measures by state can be found here.
  • By Topic - ballot measures sorted by various political topics.
    • A list of political topics can be found here.



Tips for searching local ballot measure pages:

Local ballot measuresLocal measures by topicLocal measures by yearLocal measures by state

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Tips for searching ballot measure law pages:

Ballot measure lawChanges to laws governing ballot measures by yearLawsuits by yearLaws governing ballot measures by stateLaws governing the initiative process by state

  • Law Changes By Year - pages that reveal proposed, approved and defeated laws relating to ballot measure law - follow the format [[Changes in YEAR to laws governing ballot measures]] (example: Changes in 2011 to laws governing ballot measures).
    • A list of such articles can be found here.
  • Lawsuits By Year - articles that provide a list of lawsuits relating to ballot measure law and ballot measures by state and year - follow the format [[:Category:Ballot measure lawsuits, YEAR]] (example: Category:Ballot measure lawsuits, 2010).
    • A list of such articles can be found here.
  • Laws By State - articles that direct readers to various direct democracy law articles - follow the format [[Laws governing ballot measures in STATE]] (example: Laws governing ballot measures in Alaska).
    • A list of articles relating to laws governing ballot measures (by state) can be found here.
  • Initiative Laws By State - articles that specifically relate to initiative and referendum laws - follow the format [[Laws governing the initiative process in STATE]] (example: Laws governing the initiative process in Arkansas).
    • A list of articles can be found here.

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RecallLaws governing recall by stateAll political recall effortsRecall by stateRecall by year
  • Laws By State - a collection of articles that outline the recall laws for specific states. Only 38 states have provisions allowing recall - they follow the format [[Laws governing recall in STATE]], for example Laws governing recall in Alaska.
    • A list of recall law pages can be found here.
  • By State - this includes a list of pages that arrange the recall articles by state - they follow the format [[Recall campaigns in STATE]], such as Recall campaigns in Alaska.
    • A list of recall efforts by state can be found here.
  • By Year - an aggregate for recall articles by year - follows the format [[Political recall efforts, YEAR]] such as Political recall efforts, 2011
    • A list of recall efforts by year can be found here.
  • By Type - this is a collection of recall efforts arranged by the political office that the recall targets (e.g. county council, state legislator, etc.) - these follow the format [[OFFICENAME recalls]] such as Sheriff recalls
    • A list of efforts by type of office targeted can be found here.

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Portal:Interstate CompactsInterstate compactChart of interstate compactsInterstate compacts by stateInterstate compacts by topic
  • Articles about interstate compacts are titled according to the formal interstate compact name. (example: Northeast Interstate Dairy Compact)
  • Categories: each article features the relevant state categories and topic categories.
    • Northeast Interstate Dairy Compact includes the following categories:
      • [[Category:Interstate compacts]]
      • [[Category:Agriculture interstate compacts]]
      • [[Category:Industry regulation interstate compacts]]
      • [[Category:Connecticut interstate compacts]]
      • [[Category:Maine interstate compacts]]
      • [[Category:Massachusetts interstate compacts]]
      • [[Category:New Hampshire interstate compacts]]
      • [[Category:Rhode Island interstate compacts]]
      • [[Category:Vermont interstate compacts]]