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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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