Help:Tutorials/Search on Ballotpedia
Search on Ballotpedia:
You have some information you would like to add to Ballotpedia, so you need to find the best place on the wiki to add it, or even start your own article. On any page on the wiki, look for the two search boxes in the left rail of the page. Each of them will report results in a unique way.
The Top Search Box
The top box gives the option of “go” or “search.”
If there is a page on the wiki that is an exact match to the term you entered in the search box, the page will appear.
The “go” command is a good method of starting a new article, since it also gives you an opportunity to create a page if none exists. If you are sure there is a page by that term or terms, you may want to try several versions or spellings to get the correct page.
Or, you may want to click the “search” command. This will result in excerpts of the articles in the wiki that contain that search word(s).
However, if you misspell the word again, you may get no matches.
The bottom search box is for a Custom Google Search. When you get results here, you will get a results page that looks like a Google search results page.
However, it will only search Ballotpedia, and so all of the results will be locations on Ballotpedia where your subject is mentioned.