Help:Naming conventions (people)

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The title of an article on Ballotpedia about a person should be the most common name of a person or thing that does not conflict with the names of other people or things.

The title of the article should be:

  • The name of the person that is most generally recognisable
  • the name that is unambiguous with the name of other articles
For people, this quite often leads to an article name in the following format:
<First name> <Last name> (examples: Howard Jarvis, Tim Eyman)

Duplicate names

When two people have the same name, add their state to the end of their article title (like John Barnes, Indiana) and then create a disambiguation page that lists the two names (like John Barnes). Add {{disambig}} to the page so that it shows up in the Special:Disambiguations page.