Ballotpedia:WikiProject Municipal Government

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The purpose of Ballotpedia's Municipal Government Project is to build, maintain, improve and organize articles about cities, mayors, city councils, county councils, elected officials and candidates. This page describes what pages are included in our project. The best way to get involved is by adding content to our and. Those are listed in the categories below. Our page on writing guidelines will help you get started. Please feel free to reach out to us at with any questions.

Article examples

City council election example:

Incumbent example:

City example:

Largest 100 cities coverage

Ballotpedia's Municipal Government Team will be covering elections in the 100 largest U.S. cities in 2014. Pages created will include:



Click the "+" below to see all subcategories:
Municipal government project(23 C, 10 P)

Elected officials

There are 1,113 elected city council officials in the 100 largest cities. This includes mayors and city council members.

Writing guidelines

See :Ballotpedia:WikiProject Municipal Government/Writing guidelines

Article improvement

See also: Articles to improve

As the project develops, some pages may be rapidly created and may need to be revisited at a later point. For more on articles that are missing components or may need improvement, click here.

Transparency checklist feature

Main page: Transparency Checklist

A transparency checklist is a list of website transparency features that citizens in any part of the United States should be able to find when they visit the websites of counties, cities, school districts and state agencies.

  • Interested in requesting an evaluation of your city?

Read more here.

Article improvement tags

See also: Ballotpedia:WikiProject Municipal government/Articles to improve

Project templates

User badge

Municipal Government Final.png

If you're working in this project and you'd like to display the project's user participation badge on your user page (the badge is displayed to your right), add this code to your user page:

<table style="float: right; margin-left: 1em; margin-bottom: 0.5em; width: 242px; border: #99B3FF solid 1px">
<tr><td>{{Mgov writer}}</td></tr>