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:: ''See article: [[Cascade School District No. 228 Tax Levy Replacement Proposition (February 2013)]]''
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:: ''See article: [[Fieldbrook Glendale Community Services District parcel tax, Measure K (November 2013)]]''
  
A ''' Cascade School District No. 228 Tax Levy Replacement''' proposition is on the [[February 12, 2013 ballot measures in Washington|February 12, 2013 election ballot]] in [[Chelan County, Washington ballot measures|Chelan County]], [[Washington]].
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A '''Fieldbrook Glendale Community Services District parcel tax, Measure K''' ballot question was on the [[November 5, 2013 ballot measures in California|November 5, 2013, election ballot]] for voters in the Fieldbrook Glendale Community Services District in [[Humboldt County, California ballot measures|Humboldt County, [[California]].
  
 
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Revision as of 15:35, 28 January 2014

This page is a content-and-style guide about how to write an "Introduction" for a local ballot measure article.
How to write about
local measures
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Components
Title
Introduction
Aftermath
Election results
Text of measure
Background
Support
Opposition
Lawsuits
Path to the ballot
See also
External links
Additional reading
References
Categories
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News desk
The project

Procedure

The first sentence should be a straightforward recitation of the basic facts concerning the ballot measure and it should be as uniform as possible throughout the project. See the example at Sequim School District 323 Operations Tax Levy Replacement Proposition (February 2013) for an example to follow. You should name the ballot measure, identify the date when it will be or was voted on; then identify who is or was eligible to vote on the measure ("in the City of Clovis" or "in the Royal Oak Unified School District", etc.) then lastly identify and link to the Ballotpedia county page (or pages if held in multiple counties) whose election officials conducted the election.

When mentioning the date, you should wiki-link to the specific article about that election date in the state if a election date page has been created; for example, April 12, 2011 ballot measures in California or if a page has not been create linking to the relevant month in Ballotpedia's calendar could also be used.


Required components for Intro:

  • Measure name
  • Election date
  • County or City name+
  • Election result - approved or defeated

+ Sometimes measures appear on ballots across several counties. Make sure that all counties or cities are mentioned in the introduction.

Examples

Below are examples of introductory sentences for local ballot measure articles:

Single county measure:

See article: Fieldbrook Glendale Community Services District parcel tax, Measure K (November 2013)

A Fieldbrook Glendale Community Services District parcel tax, Measure K ballot question was on the November 5, 2013, election ballot for voters in the Fieldbrook Glendale Community Services District in [[Humboldt County, California ballot measures|Humboldt County, California.


Multiple county measure:

See article: Sequim School District 323 Operations Tax Levy Replacement Proposition (February 2013)

A Sequim School District 323 Operations Tax Levy Replacement proposition is on the February 12, 2013 election ballot in Clallam and Jefferson Counties, which are in Washington.


After election results update:

See article: Chelan County Fire District No. 7 Levy Increase Proposition (November 2012)

A Chelan County Fire District No. 7 Levy Increase measure was defeated on the November 6, 2012 election ballot in Chelan County, Washington.

See also