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'''Required categories for a news story:'''  
'''Required categories for a news story:'''  
* [[:Category:State executive news, YEAR]]
* <nowiki> Category:State executive news, YEAR</nowiki>
* [[:Category:STATE YEAR news]] (e.g. [[:Category:California 2011 news]])
* <nowiki>Category:STATE YEAR news</nowiki> (e.g. [[:Category:California 2011 news]])
* [[:Category:MONTH YEAR]] (e.g. [[:Category:May 2011]])
* <nowiki>Category:MONTH YEAR</nowiki> (e.g. [[:Category:May 2011]])
'''Relevant categories that may be added, include:'''
'''Relevant categories that may be added, include:'''
* Gov news: [[:Category:Gubernatorial news, 2011]]
* News about current governors: [[:Category:Gubernatorial news, 2013]]
* AG news: [[:Category:Attorney General news, 2012]]
* News about attorneys general: [[:Category:Attorney General news, 2012]]
* SOS news: [[:Category:Secretary of State news, 2013]]
* News about secretaries of state: [[:Category:Secretary of State news, 2011]]

Revision as of 20:19, 10 March 2014

This is a project page for articles about state executive officials.

State executive offices include offices mandated by state constitutions, both elected and appointed. The sections below highlight tips and instructions to successfully write articles about the generic offices, state-specific offices and the officeholders.

See also: Current state officials

Writing guidelines

See also: Ballotpedia:WikiProject State Executive Officials/Writing guidelines
How to write about
state executives
Starting an article (stub)
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InfoboxIntro sentence
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External links and references
General offices:
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Feature - elected or appointed
OfficeholdersSee also section
External links and references
State offices:
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Current officeholderAuthority
Historical officeholders
Contact informationSee also section
External links and references
InfoboxIntro sentence
BiographyPolitical career
Elections (Issue positions)
Campaign contributions
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External links and references
Succession boxes
SEO news desk
The project

For information about how to write profiles about state executive incumbents, state offices or elections, click here.

For quick access, add {{SEO writing}} to your user page.


For specific details about election articles and related writing guidelines, visit Ballotpedia:WikiProject State Executive Officials/Election articles.

For election racetracking methodology, click here.

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.


See also: Ballotpedia:State executive official news

The SEO newsdesk is available here. Here is an example of an SEO news story: Two weeks to go before the Kentucky primary

For the news writing basics, click here.

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If you plan to upload images that relate to the State Executive Officials project...

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




See also: Help:List of statewide executive officer templates

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