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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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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