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A portal on Ballotpedia is two things:
- A page that introduces the reader to a collection of similarly-themed content on Ballotpedia.
- All the articles and content on Ballotpedia that are thematically-related.
For example, Portal:Law is both the front page of the law portal, and is also the word used to describe the collection of law-related articles on Ballotpedia.
What distinguishes a portal from other pages
A portal page, by contrast, groups both types of content onto one page. The main page of a portal, typically, will contain news items about the subject matter of the portal, links to featured and important content articles within the portal, and will also contain information about how a writer and user of Ballotpedia can help build that portal. This might include links to articles in the portal that need clean-up, stub articles to expand, and ideas for new articles.
The portal page may also have a project page associated with it that includes more information on how to build that section of the encyclopedia. A portal page will usually also have information on it about how to get involved with Ballotpedia's community of users and editors.
List of portals
- Main page: Ballotpedia:Project Directory
Keeping track of portals
Please add a category tag on a portal page you create to Category:Portals.
Help:Portals has additional information on how to start a portal.