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{{community}}{{TOCnestright}}If this is your first visit to Ballotpedia, welcome! If you haven't seen it yet, check out the [[Ballotpedia:Tutorial (About)|Ballotpedia Tutorial]], which will fill you in on the basics.
'''[[Ballotpedia:Webinars|Webinars]] are offered Wednesdays at 1pm CST. To sign up to participate in a [[Ballotpedia:Webinars|training webinar]], send an e-mail to: kristinpedia(at)samadamsalliance.org'''
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===Getting started===
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If this is your first visit to Ballotpedia, start with the [[Ballotpedia:Tutorial (About)|Ballotpedia Tutorial]]. It'll fill you in on the basics.
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===Finding your way around===
 
===Finding your way around===
* [[Special:Allpages|The full list of Ballotpedia articles.]]
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* [[Ballotpedia:Finding information about ballot measures|Find ballot initiatives and campaigns]]. Current and historical, including in your state.
* [[Ballotpedia:Finding information about ballot measures|Find ballot initiatives and campaigns]] Current and historical, including in your state.
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* [[Help:Searching|How to search for an article]].
 
* [[Help:Searching|How to search for an article]].
 
* [[Help:How to explore Ballotpedia|How to explore Ballotpedia]].
 
* [[Help:How to explore Ballotpedia|How to explore Ballotpedia]].
* [[State ballot measure websites]].
 
  
 
===Getting ready to edit===
 
===Getting ready to edit===
* First you need to [[Help:Registering with Ballotpedia|register]].
 
* Then you need to know [[Help:Logging in|how to log in]].
 
 
* It helps to read the [[Ballotpedia:Article Guidelines|article guidelines]].
 
* It helps to read the [[Ballotpedia:Article Guidelines|article guidelines]].
 
* Want to get your feet wet on some easy stuff first? Check the [[Ballotpedia:To do list]].
 
* Want to get your feet wet on some easy stuff first? Check the [[Ballotpedia:To do list]].
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* [[Ballotpedia:Webinars|Free training webinars]] are offered Wednesdays at 1pm CST. To participate, e-mail kristinpedia(at)samadamsalliance.org for more information.
  
 
===Editing===
 
===Editing===
 
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* [[Ballotpedia:How to edit a page|How to edit a page]].  Anyone, including ''you'', can edit a page!
* [[Ballotpedia:How to edit a page|How to edit a page]].  Anyone, including ''you'', can edit a page.
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* [[Help:Quick guide to editing|Quick guide to editing]].
 
* [[Help:Quick guide to editing|Quick guide to editing]].
 
* [[Ballotpedia:How to start a page|How to start a new page]].
 
* [[Ballotpedia:How to start a page|How to start a new page]].
 
* [[How to contribute to Ballotpedia]].
 
* [[How to contribute to Ballotpedia]].
* Read about [[Help:Talk page|how to use talk pages]], which will help you learn how to communicate with other Ballotpedia users about improving and adding to Ballotpedia's articles.
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* Read [[Help:Talk page|how to use talk pages]] to communicate with other Ballotpedia users on improving and adding to articles.
* [[Help:Using Categories on Ballotpedia|What's the story with categories?]]
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* [[Help:Using Categories on Ballotpedia|How should I use categories?]]
 
* [[Adopt|Adopting a page on Ballotpedia]].
 
* [[Adopt|Adopting a page on Ballotpedia]].
* More help can be found at [[Help:Contents|Ballotpedia Help]].
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* After you save a page, read it again. That is, [[recheck]] your work.
* If you'd like to help but want some direction about a good place to start, check out the [[List of Ballotpedia Projects|Ballotpedia Projects]] page.
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* After you save a page, read it again. That is, [[Recheck]] your work.
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See also: [[Help:Contents|Help page]]
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See our [[Help|help page]] for more information.
  
 
[[Category:Editing Help]]
 
[[Category:Editing Help]]
 
[[Category:Ballotpedia basic information]]
 
[[Category:Ballotpedia basic information]]
 
[[Category:Writing Articles for Ballotpedia]]
 
[[Category:Writing Articles for Ballotpedia]]

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