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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. The [[Ballotpedia:Index of Help Contents|Index of Help Contents]] provides an overview of all help-related articles.
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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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==Exploring and searching==
===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:Exploring Ballotpedia]]
  
===Step two: Finding your way around===
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==Steps to contributing==
* [[Special:Allpages|The full list of Ballotpedia articles.]]
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# First, you need to [[Help:Registering with Ballotpedia|register]].
* [[Initiative Campaigns|Find ballot initiatives and campaigns]] Current and historical, including in your state.
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# After you've registered, log in.
* [[Help:Searching|How to search for an article]].
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# Take a minute to read the [[:Category:Writing guidelines|writing guidelines]].
* [[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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Want to get your feet wet on some easy stuff? Find out [[Ballotpedia:Ways you can help|how you can help]].
* First you need to [[Help:Registering with Ballotpedia|register]].
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* Then you need to know [[Help:Logging in|how to log in]].
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* It helps to read the [[Ballotpedia:Article Guidelines|article guidelines]].
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===Step four: Editing===
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==Editing==
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*[[Ballotpedia:How to contribute to Ballotpedia]]
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*[[Help:Editing a page]]
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**[[Help:Quick guide to editing]]
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*[[Help:Starting a page]]
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*[[Help:Talk page]]
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*[[Help:Categories]]
  
* [[Ballotpedia:How to edit a page|How to edit a page]].  Anyone, including ''you'', can edit a page.
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==See also==
* [[Help:Quick guide to editing|Quick guide to editing]].
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* [[Ballotpedia:Help]]
* [[Ballotpedia:How to start a page|How to start a new page]].
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* [[:Category:Editing help|Editing help]]
* [[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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See also: [[Help:Contents|Help page]]
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Latest revision as of 11:14, 28 January 2014

Editing Help
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Index
Editing guide
Cheatsheet
Policies
Copyright
Textual standards
Visual standards
Glossary of terms
Edit review process

If this is your first visit to Ballotpedia, welcome! If you haven't seen it yet, check out the Ballotpedia Quickstart, which will fill you in on the basics. The Index of Help Contents provides an overview of all help-related articles.

Exploring and searching

Steps to contributing

  1. First, you need to register.
  2. After you've registered, log in.
  3. Take a minute to read the writing guidelines.

Want to get your feet wet on some easy stuff? Find out how you can help.

Editing

See also