Help:Image categories

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A consolidated list of all image categories for the Uncategorized File project.


Uncategorized images

If you are not sure which category an image belongs in, use this tag: [[Category:Image category unclear]]

Ballotpedia Images

If an image is a Ballotpedia owned image, use: [[Category:Ballotpedia images]]

Logos

If an image is a Ballotpedia logo, use: [[Category:Ballotpedia images, logos]]

Files

If an image is a BP file uploaded to the wiki, use: [[Category:Ballotpedia images, files]]

Help

For images relating to help pages such as writing documents or how-to pages, use [[Category:Help images]]

Templates

For images used in a BP-related template, use [[Category:Ballotpedia template images]]

Pictures of BP users

  • For staff members and interns, use [[Category:Ballotpedia staff images]]
  • For non-staff users, use [[Category:Ballotpedia user images]]
This category includes any images uploaded by a user and used on their talk page.

Activists, donors, and organizations

If a file is a logo or picture of an activist, donor, or organization, use the category [[Category:Activist donor org images]]

State flags, seals, capitols & constitutions

State flags: [[Category:Images of state flags]]
State seals: [[Category:Images of state seals]]
State capitol buildings (interior or exterior): [[Category:Images of state capitols]]
State constitutions: [[Category:Images of state constitutions]]

News

For images that are used in news stories, use: [[Category:News images]]

Congress

If the file is an image of a US Senator, use this tag: [[Category:Images of candidates for Congress, STATE]]

  • Example: [[Category:Images of candidates for Congress, Massachusetts]]

If the file is an image of a US Rep, use this tag: [[Category:Images of U.S. Representatives, STATE]]

  • Example: [[Category:Images of U.S. Representatives, Alabama]]

Candidates

For images of US senate or US rep candidates: [[Category:Images of candidates for Congress, STATE]]

Redistricting images

If the file is a redistricting map, use: [[Category:2010 Census congressional maps]]

Maps

If the file is a map associated with the congress, use [[Category:Congress maps]]

Campaign logos

If the file is a US Senate campaign logo, use [[ U.S. Senate campaign logos, STATE]] If the file is a US House campaign logo, use [[ U.S. House campaign logos, STATE]]

State Executive Officials

Main

The main State Executive Officials category is Category:State executive images. If you cannot remember the specific image category or a category does not exist for that particular image, add Category:State executive images.

State offices

For images that relate to state offices, such as photos of state officials add one of the following categories:

Candidates

For an image of a candidate, you'll want to add:

AND

  • [[Category:Images of candidates for STATE POSITION]] (with the exception of Gov, Lt. Gov and AG)

In other words, for a:

For all others:

Campaign logos

For campaign logos or signs used by candidates and their campaigns, use Category:State executive official campaign logos.

Maps

Maps created for the SEO project, should be categorized under Category:State executive map images.

If the map is used in an image map template, then those templates would be categorized under Category:Image map templates, state executive officials


State Legislatures

If the file is an image of a state representative, use this tag: [[Category:Images of state representatives, State]]

  • Example: [[Category:Images of state representatives, Delaware]]

If the file is an image of a state senator, use this tag: [[Category:Images of state senators, State]]

  • Example: [[Category:Images of state senators, Idaho]]

If the file is a state seal, use: [[Category:Images of state seals]]

Candidates

For images of state senate candidates: [[Category:Images of state senate candidates]]

For images of state house candidates: [[Category:Images of state house candidates]]

Maps

If the file is a map associated with the state legislative project, use [[Category:State legislative maps]]

Ballot Measures

Main

The main Ballot Measures category is Category:Ballot measure images. If you cannot remember the specific image category or a category does not exist for that particular image, add Category:Ballot measure images.

Campaign logos

For campaign logos or signs used by ballot measure campaigns, use Category:STATE ballot measure campaign logos.

For example: Category:California ballot measure campaign logos.

If, for example, the campaign logo is being used in multiple states, simply add multiple categories.

Maps

Maps created for the Ballot Measure project, should be categorized under Category:Ballot measure map images.

If the map is used in an image map template, then those templates would be categorized under Category:Image map templates, ballot measures (for those that relate to state measures) or Category:Image map templates, local measures (for those that relate to local ballot measures).

Project images

Images specifically created for the Ballot Measure project should be categorized under Category:Ballot measure project images.

This may include project icons, project logos, sitenotices, etc.


Recall

Use Category:Recall images.

Local Measures

Main

The main Local Ballot Measures category is Category:Local ballot measure images. If you cannot remember the specific image category or a category does not exist for that particular image, add Category:Local ballot measure images.

Maps

Maps created for the Local ballot Measure project, should be categorized under Category:Local ballot measure map images.

If the map is used in an image map template, then those templates would be categorized under Category:Image map templates, local measures.

Project images

Images specifically created for the Local Ballot Measure project should be categorized under Category:Local ballot measure project images.

This may include project icons, project logos, sitenotices, etc.


Law

For images relating to law, such as election law or ballot law, use [[Category:Law images]]

Election

For general election images or images that relate to such things as vote fraud or instant runoff voting. Use [[Category:Election images]]

Campaign finance

For campaign finance images or images that relate to such things as campaign donors, PACs or SuperPACs. Use [[Category:Campaign finance images]]

School board elections

See also: Ballotpedia:WikiProject School Board Elections/Image categories

The primary category that houses project-related images (school candidates, school district seals, etc) is Category:School board images.

Candidates

If the file is an image of a school board candidate, use this tag: [[Category:Images of school board candidates, YEAR]] and [[Category:STATE school board images]]

Example: Category:Images of school board candidates, 2013 Category:California school board images‎

Maps

If the file is a map (e.g. district map) associated with the school board project, use [[Category:STATE school board maps]].

Campaign logos

If the file is a School Board campaign logo, use [[Category:Images of school board campaign logos, YEAR]].

Campaign literature

If the file is a School Board campaign logo, use [[Category:Images of school board campaign literature, YEAR]].

District seal

If the file is an image of the school district seal, use [[Category:STATE school district seals]].

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