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I've halted my efforts until we reach a consensus. I need to redo the categories so that I can put together the [[List of veto referendum ballot measures by state]]. With the current categories, it just isn't possible.
--[[User:Johnwynnejr|Johnwynnejr]] 00:27, 15 January 2010 (CST)

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"To do list"

Sure, I'd be glad to work on a larger scale project. Just let me know.


Hi January, I started a "Ballotpedia:To do list" in the hopes that it will provide an easy way for people unfamiliar with BP to start adding and/or organizing content. I think it can also serve as a touchpoint for regular BP contributors to make sure they are all on the same wavelength. Let me know what you think! Gardengnome

| * Arizona pages per your suggestion : I would support creating a "path to the ballot" style article as a post-election clean-up campaign, as Arizona had a tremendous problem this year with the submission of invalid certificates. But I think the focus for the next three weeks should be to continue to monitor and provide information that helps citizens make an informed decision about their ballots. Just my two cents. azdavidpedia 17:42, 17 October 2008 (UTC)


I definitely prefer the "new way" of categorization that you recommended. Gardengnome


Hey there= You edited Maine Ballot Measures 2008 and added an erroneous catagory, the Bond Issue. This was placed on the June 10th ballot by the Secretary of State - never posted by the Election Commission - and already passed by the legislature Was already ratified by voters in the primary elections. Since this was not a citizen initiative or veto referendum but a ratification by law, it probably should have had a separate posting. However this was before my time. As it stands, I have put information on it's page that you initiated. Will remove it from Nov 08 election ballot chart and put it in a new catagory: State Initated Referendums. Think that should solve this. Jan Forbes, July 31, 2008 10:50 pm

Hi January, I wonder if you'd consider adding more information to your main user page about the articles you think we need on BP.

I could also use some help writing summaries for the Florida 2008 ballot measures.-Kristinpedia, Dec. 13, 2007 9:38am


  1. Citizens Insurance shall be reformed as a mutual ownership private company
  2. Comprehensive Health Care Service for All Persons
  3. Florida's Billboard Amendment
  4. End Corporate Welfare
  5. Extending sales tax to non-taxed services where exclusion fails to serve public purposes

-Thanks for your help! Kristinpedia, Dec. 13, 2007 3:21pm

ta-da! Laylaw 23:25, 18 March 2008 (EDT)

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State laws governing initiatives

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Ta-da! -Kristinpedia, 21 March 2008, 4:32 p.m. CST

Thank you! These awards are going to be fun. January

Glad you like it :)

The page was just empty without his grinning face on there.--Chance 11:52, 1 August 2008 (CDT)

Hello, I would like to work on the Donor List page.

I would like to add articles for the the Category:Ballot measure donors. I am looking for some guidance on how to do this. Thanks--Johnwynnejr 22:49, 27 March 2009 (CDT)

Ballot Measure Donors

I am extremely into this idea about writing to ballot measure donors. Is there anyway that you could put me in charge of the ballot measure donor project? Also, again I just don't have a clue as to how to navigate the FEC website. I thought that maybe you do based on your writing. Thanks--Johnwynnejr 21:09, 8 April 2009 (CDT)

State Committee Completion Chart

Ballotpedia:Wikiproject State Committee Completion ChartMkeeney 13:42, 12 August 2009 (CDT)

Ballot news

Great idea! I love it. I'll definitely use it for the state ballot measure articles. BaileyL 13:08, 18 October 2009 (CDT)

I was able to successfully ad the box to the [State 2009 ballot measure] articles but unfortunately when I added it to the individual articles it appears to interfere with the references section. Is there anyway to fix this? (BaileyL 15:16, 20 October 2009 (CDT))


All of the redirects are in place. That was a nice catch on your part.--Johnwynnejr 12:28, 13 January 2010 (CST)

I guess that my thought process was just that if I deleted those categories, no one would try using them anymore.--Johnwynnejr 12:29, 13 January 2010 (CST)

New message

I am working on the "Issues" page and added this:

The category of "Veto referendum" is what I am trying to re-do. Each state separate, and each year separate is what I would like to have its own category and to use the word "referendum", not "referenda".

The category has nothing for the states, only years. So I figured while I was at it, I would make those revisions.

Also, I would like to try to come up with a list for every state.


What do you think of my agenda for the "Veto referendums"?

Pros? Cons?

Keep in mind that I am not I am only dealing with the organization and not creating or editing any actual ballot measures.

No response

I've halted my efforts until we reach a consensus. I need to redo the categories so that I can put together the List of veto referendum ballot measures by state. With the current categories, it just isn't possible.

--Johnwynnejr 00:27, 15 January 2010 (CST)

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