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The preferences dialog allows you to personalize many aspects of Ballotpedia. They will apply only when you are logged in.

User profile

When logged in, select the My preferences link on the upper right-hand menu list. Within your preferences, you will be automatically taken to the user profile tab. Within this tab, you will have the option to change a variety of settings:

  • Real name:
This field is not required, but you may choose to give your name here. If you choose to provide it, this will be used for giving you attribution for your work.
  • Gender:
This field is not required, but you may choose to give your name here.
  • Change password
  • Interface language
  • New signature
You have the option to make your new signature wikitext.
  • Email:
You may choose to provide your email, and select to receive notifications and password resets that way. If you provide your email, it will not be shown publicly on the site.

Additional tabs

Within preferences, there are several other tabs you can navigate to to change settings. you will also have the option to adjust settings in the following areas:

  1. Appearance
  2. Date and time
  3. Editing
  4. Recent changes
  5. Watchlist
  6. Search options
  7. Misc