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{{Community}}{{TOCnestright}}'''WikiProject State Ballot Measures''' exists in order to organize work and [[Ballotpedia:Projects|projects]] to expand, improve and enhance the information on Ballotpedia about statewide ballot measures.
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It has several subprojects:
'''WikiProject State Ballot Measures''' exists in order to organize work and [[Ballotpedia:Projects|projects]] to expand, improve and enhance the information on Ballotpedia about statewide ballot measures.
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* [[Ballotpedia:WikiProject State Ballot Measures/States|States]]
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* [[Ballotpedia:WikiProject State Ballot Measures/Years|Years]]
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* [[Ballotpedia:WikiProject State Ballot Measures/Topics|Topics]]
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* [[Ballotpedia:WikiProject State Ballot Measures/Terms|Terms]]
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* [[Ballotpedia:WikiProject State Ballot Measures/Articles to improve|Articles to improve]]
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* [[Ballotpedia:WikiProject State Ballot Measures/Templates|Templates]]
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* [[Ballotpedia:WikiProject State Ballot Measures/Not on Ballot|Not on the ballot]]
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* [[Ballotpedia:WikiProject State Ballot Measures/Types|Types]]
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* [[Ballotpedia:WikiProject State Ballot Measures/Progress chart|Progress chart]]
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* [[Ballotpedia:WikiProject State Ballot Measures/2016|2016]], [[Ballotpedia:WikiProject State Ballot Measures/2015|2015]], [[Ballotpedia:WikiProject State Ballot Measures/2014|2014]], [[Ballotpedia:WikiProject State Ballot Measures/2013|2013]], [[Ballotpedia:WikiProject State Ballot Measures/2012|2012]], [[Ballotpedia:WikiProject State Ballot Measures/2011|2011]], [[Ballotpedia:WikiProject State Ballot Measures/2010|2010]], [[Ballotpedia:WikiProject State Ballot Measures/2009|2009]], [[Ballotpedia:WikiProject State Ballot Measures/2008|2008]], [[Ballotpedia:WikiProject State Ballot Measures/2007|2007]], [[Ballotpedia:WikiProject State Ballot Measures/2006|2006]], [[Ballotpedia:WikiProject State Ballot Measures/2005|2005]], [[Ballotpedia:WikiProject State Ballot Measures/2004|2004]], [[Ballotpedia:WikiProject State Ballot Measures/2003|2003]], [[Ballotpedia:WikiProject State Ballot Measures/2002|2002]], [[Ballotpedia:WikiProject State Ballot Measures/2001|2001]], [[Ballotpedia:WikiProject State Ballot Measures/2000|2000]], [[Ballotpedia:WikiProject State Ballot Measures/1999|1999]], [[Ballotpedia:WikiProject State Ballot Measures/1998|1998]], [[Ballotpedia:WikiProject State Ballot Measures/1997|1997]], [[Ballotpedia:WikiProject State Ballot Measures/1996|1996]], [[Ballotpedia:WikiProject State Ballot Measures/1995|1995]], [[Ballotpedia:WikiProject State Ballot Measures/1994|1994]], [[Ballotpedia:WikiProject State Ballot Measures/1993|1993]],  [[Ballotpedia:WikiProject State Ballot Measures/1992|1992]], [[Ballotpedia:WikiProject State Ballot Measures/1991|1991]], [[Ballotpedia:WikiProject State Ballot Measures/1990|1990]], [[Ballotpedia:WikiProject State Ballot Measures/1989|1989]], [[Ballotpedia:WikiProject State Ballot Measures/1988|1988]]
  
It has four main subprojects:
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There's an independent but very relevant project:
  
* [[Ballotpedia:WikiProject State Ballot Measures/States]]
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* [[Ballotpedia:WikiProject Local Ballot Measures]]
* [[Ballotpedia:WikiProject State Ballot Measures/Years]]
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* [[Ballotpedia:WikiProject State Ballot Measures/Topics]]
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* [[Ballotpedia:WikiProject State Ballot Measures/Terms]]
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==Goal==
 
==Goal==
  
The goal of the project is to have:
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<tr><td>{{User WikiProject State Ballot Measures}}</td></tr>
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</table>The goal of the project is to have:
  
 
* A high-quality, very informative article for every statewide ballot measure that has ever been on a statewide ballot anywhere in the United States.
 
* A high-quality, very informative article for every statewide ballot measure that has ever been on a statewide ballot anywhere in the United States.
* A summary article, by year, of all statewide ballot measures on the ballot anywhere in the United States that year.  Example:  [[2008 ballot measures).
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* A summary article, by year, of all statewide ballot measures on the ballot anywhere in the United States that year.  Example:  [[2008 ballot measures]].
 
* A summary article, by topic, of all statewide ballot measures that relate to a particular political topic.  Example:  [[Transportation initiatives]].
 
* A summary article, by topic, of all statewide ballot measures that relate to a particular political topic.  Example:  [[Transportation initiatives]].
 
* A summary article, by year/state, of all statewide ballot measures on the ballot in a certain year/state (such as [[Arizona 2006 ballot measures]]).
 
* A summary article, by year/state, of all statewide ballot measures on the ballot in a certain year/state (such as [[Arizona 2006 ballot measures]]).
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==Writing guidelines==
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===Articles===
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* For articles about individual ballot measures, see [[Writing:Articles about ballot measures]].
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* For ballot measure overview articles, see [[Writing:Ballot measure overview articles]].
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===Research===
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If you're looking for a place to start researching, see:
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* [[Writing:Ballot measure research sources]].
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===On-wiki resources===
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* [[Official names of state legislatures]]
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* [[Dates of 2013 state legislative sessions]]
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* [[Laws governing ballot measures]]
  
 
==To-do lists==
 
==To-do lists==
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* Review and improve [[Ballotpedia:How to write articles about ballot measures]].
 
* Review and improve [[Ballotpedia:How to write articles about ballot measures]].
  
==March 2009 priorities==
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===Analysis projects===
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[[File:Construction cone.png|90px|right|link=Ballotpedia:WikiProject State Ballot Measures/Articles to improve]]
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This section highlights project ideas that are still pending. In other words, these projects have been tested in one state and can be replicated in various states or they have been started and still have yet to be completed.
  
* Clean up and complete ballot measure lists for 1990-1999.
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* [[Donations to 2006 ballot measure campaigns]]
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* [[Ballot measures approved with an 80% vote or more]]
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** [[California ballot propositions that were approved with a vote of 80% or more]]
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* [[History_of_Initiative_%26_Referendum_in_California#Milestones|Milestones section in "History of Initiative Referendum in California"]]
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* [[Voter turnout and registration in Texas]]
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* [[List of statutes referred to the Alaska ballot by the Alaska legislature]]
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* [[Fiscal impact statements for California's 2012 ballot propositions]]
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* [[2010 ballot measure petition signature costs]] and [[2011 ballot measure petition signature costs]]
  
* Specifically, [[1990 ballot measures|1990]], [[1991 ballot measures|1991]], [[1992 ballot measures|1992]], [[1993 ballot measures|1993]], [[1994 ballot measures|1994]], [[1995 ballot measures|1995]], [[1996 ballot measures|1996]], [[1997 ballot measures|1997]], [[1998 ballot measures|1998]] and [[1999 ballot measures|1999]].
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==Images==
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:: ''See also: [[Ballotpedia:WikiProject State Ballot Measures/Uploading and categorizing images|Uploading and categorizing images]]''
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If you plan to upload images that relate to the State Ballot Measures project...
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{{image badge}}
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For example, images of:
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* campaign logos
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* maps
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* graphs
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* documents
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* ballot measure activists
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... or if you need help identify appropriate categories for such images, go [[Ballotpedia:WikiProject State Ballot Measures/Uploading and categorizing images|here for more details]].
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For specific guidelines on [[Ballotpedia:Image copyright tags|copyright]] or [[Ballotpedia:Image permissions|image permissions]], visit the [[Ballotpedia:WikiProject Images|Images project page.]]
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==Articles that need updating==
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:: ''See also: [[Ballotpedia:WikiProject State Ballot Measures/Articles to improve|Articles to improve]]''
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As the project develops, some pages may be rapidly created and may need to be revisited at a later point. [[Ballotpedia:WikiProject State Ballot Measures/Articles to improve|For more on articles that are missing components or may need improvement, click here]].  
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==Project templates==
 
==Project templates==
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* [[Template:User WikiProject State Ballot Measures]]. This is a [[Ballotpedia:WikiProject user templates|user participation badge]] ([[Ballotpedia:WikiProject State Ballot Measures#User badge|see below]]) which any editors/contributors to this project are encouraged to place on their [[Ballotpedia:User page|user page]].
 
* [[Template:User WikiProject State Ballot Measures]]. This is a [[Ballotpedia:WikiProject user templates|user participation badge]] ([[Ballotpedia:WikiProject State Ballot Measures#User badge|see below]]) which any editors/contributors to this project are encouraged to place on their [[Ballotpedia:User page|user page]].
* [[Template:WikiProject State Ballot Measures]] (or <nowiki>{{WikiProject State Ballot Measures}}</nowiki>) is a template that should be placed on the Help:Talk page|"talk" or "discussion" page associated with any articles in the project.  That identifies the article as belonging to this project and makes it easier to organize the project.  {Note that articles can belong to more than one WikiProject.)
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* {{tl|WikiProject State Ballot Measures}} is a template that should be placed on the Help:Talk page|"talk" or "discussion" page associated with any articles in the project.  That identifies the article as belonging to this project and makes it easier to organize the project.  {Note that articles can belong to more than one WikiProject.) The shortcut is {{tl|sbm}}
 
* Each of the four main subprojects will have their own templates; please see the sub-project pages for more detail.
 
* Each of the four main subprojects will have their own templates; please see the sub-project pages for more detail.
  
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WikiProject State Ballot Measures exists in order to organize work and projects to expand, improve and enhance the information on Ballotpedia about statewide ballot measures.

It has several subprojects:

There's an independent but very relevant project:

Goal

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The goal of the project is to have:
  • A high-quality, very informative article for every statewide ballot measure that has ever been on a statewide ballot anywhere in the United States.
  • A summary article, by year, of all statewide ballot measures on the ballot anywhere in the United States that year. Example: 2008 ballot measures.
  • A summary article, by topic, of all statewide ballot measures that relate to a particular political topic. Example: Transportation initiatives.
  • A summary article, by year/state, of all statewide ballot measures on the ballot in a certain year/state (such as Arizona 2006 ballot measures).

Writing guidelines

Articles

Research

If you're looking for a place to start researching, see:

On-wiki resources

To-do lists

Because this is overall a very big project, there are separate to-do lists based on the subproject as well as some general to-do lists which appear here.

  • General to-do list:

Analysis projects

Construction cone.png

This section highlights project ideas that are still pending. In other words, these projects have been tested in one state and can be replicated in various states or they have been started and still have yet to be completed.

Images

See also: Uploading and categorizing images

If you plan to upload images that relate to the State Ballot Measures project...

Ballotpedia:WikiProject Images

For example, images of:

  • campaign logos
  • maps
  • graphs
  • documents
  • ballot measure activists

... or if you need help identify appropriate categories for such images, go here for more details.

For specific guidelines on copyright or image permissions, visit the Images project page.

Articles that need updating

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.

Project templates

There are some basic templates in use in the project; these include:

  • Template:User WikiProject State Ballot Measures. This is a user participation badge (see below) which any editors/contributors to this project are encouraged to place on their user page.
  • {{WikiProject State Ballot Measures}} is a template that should be placed on the Help:Talk page|"talk" or "discussion" page associated with any articles in the project. That identifies the article as belonging to this project and makes it easier to organize the project. {Note that articles can belong to more than one WikiProject.) The shortcut is {{sbm}}
  • Each of the four main subprojects will have their own templates; please see the sub-project pages for more detail.

User badge

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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:

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<tr><td>{{User WikiProject State Ballot Measures}}</td></tr>
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This page is part of WikiProject State Ballot Measures, a WikiProject including articles about:

To participate: join (or just read up) at the project page.


Ballotpedia's Ballot Measures project is managed by Brittany Clingen.

If you have any questions or comments please e-mail brittany.clingen@ballotpedia.org.