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If this is your first visit to Ballotpedia, welcome! If you haven't seen it yet, check out the [[Ballotpedia:A Quick Overview|Ballotpedia Quickstart]], which will fill you in on the basics. Be sure to visit our [[Help:Tutorials|Library of Tutorials]] as well, which provide written instructions, screenshot tutorials and video tutorials.
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*[[Help:Registering with Ballotpedia|Register]]
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*[[Help:Quick guide to editing|Edit]]
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*[[Ballotpedia:Article Guidelines|Write]]
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'''[[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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The [[Ballotpedia:Index of Help Contents|Index of Help Contents]] provides an overview of all help-related articles.
  
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==Finding your way around==
===Step one: Getting started===
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*[[Help:Searching]]
If this is your first visit to Ballotpedia, start at the [[Ballotpedia:About|What is Ballotpedia?]] page. It'll fill you in on the basics.
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**[[Help:Tutorials/Search on Ballotpedia|Tutorial:Searching]]
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*[[Help:Exploring Ballotpedia]]
  
===Step two: Finding your way around===
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===Getting ready to edit===
* [[Special:Allpages|The full list of Ballotpedia articles.]]
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*Read the [[Ballotpedia:Article Guidelines|article guidelines]] to see how we write.
* [[Initiative Campaigns|Find ballot initiatives and campaigns]] Current and historical, including in your state.
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*Want to get your feet wet on some easy stuff? Find out [[Ballotpedia:Ways you can help|how you can help]].
* [[Help:Searching|How to search for an article]].
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* [[Help:How to explore Ballotpedia|How to explore Ballotpedia]].
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* [[State ballot measure websites]].
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===Step three: Getting ready to edit===
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==Editing==
* First you need to [[Help:Registering with Ballotpedia|register]].
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*[[Help:Tutorials#Basic editing|Tutorial:Basic editing]]
* Then you need to know [[Help:Logging in|how to log in]].
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**[[Help:Editing a page]]
* It helps to read the [[Ballotpedia:Article Guidelines|article guidelines]].
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**[[Help:Quick guide to editing]]
* Want to get your feet wet on some easy stuff first? Check the [[Ballotpedia:To do list]].
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*[[Help:Starting a page]]
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**[[Help:Tutorials/Start an article|Tutorial:Start an article]]
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*[[Ballotpedia:How to contribute to Ballotpedia|Contributing to Ballotpedia]]
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*[[Help:Talk page]]
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**[[Help:Tutorials/Using your "my talk" page|Tutorial:Using your talk page]]
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*[[Help:Categories on Ballotpedia]]
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*[[Help:Recheck]]
  
===Step four: Editing===
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==See also==
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* [[Ballotpedia:Help]]
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* [[:Category:Editing help|Editing help]]
  
* [[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]].
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* [[Ballotpedia:How to start a page|How to start a new page]].
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* [[How to contribute to Ballotpedia]].
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* 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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* [[Help:Using Categories on Ballotpedia|What's the story with categories?]]
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* [[Adopt|Adopting a page on Ballotpedia]].
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* More help can be found at [[Help:Contents|Ballotpedia Help]].
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* 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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