Wikipedia:WikiProject Elections and Referendums

WikiProject Elections and Referendums
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Welcome to the rebooted WikiProject Elections and Referendums, a WikiProject re-established in 2009 to standardize and improve upon Wikipedia's coverage on elections.

Our userbox is {{User E&R}} and our talk page banner is {{WikiProject Elections and Referendums}}. Most importantly, be sure to check out the to-do box below.


The scope of the project is the coverage of elections and referendums anywhere in the world, from a national level to a local level.

A comprehensive entry with the most recent results on national level worldwide can be found at the List of election results by country (note: a long document). An overview of past election results can be found at Elections in 2005, Elections in 2006, etc. A list of upcoming elections can be found at Upcoming elections section of the Electoral calendar. Please help us keep these lists up to date!

Related guidelinesEdit

  • WP:NC-GAL details the naming convention for election and referendum articles.

To doEdit

Election and referendum yearsEdit

This page lists all national election and referendum templates and notes whether they are complete or not (in terms of having every election/referendum linked and whether there are articles on those elections/referendums).

Election and referendum resultsEdit

This page aims to list all elections by year and notes whether the results are complete or not; articles with incomplete results can be found in Category:Election and referendum articles with incomplete results. A few other articles can be found here

Referendums in the European UnionEdit

This page aims to create an article about referendums in each of the European Union countries.

How you can helpEdit

Promote the project
  • Join this project! Add yourself to the list, and add the userbox to your page, to advertise the project to people who happen to pass by.
  • Invite people to the project – drop a note on the user talk page of editors working on elections and referendums topics who aren't project members.
  • Consider promoting the project via the Wikipedia Signpost WikiProject desk.
Improve the project
  • Update the project pages, archive clutter, and make use of the latest automation available
  • Consult the WikiProject Guide for ideas
  • Come up with new ones
Use the project
  • Create a new article.


Please feel free to add your name here!

Recognized contentEdit

Featured articlesEdit

Former featured articlesEdit

Featured listsEdit

Former featured listsEdit

Good articlesEdit

Former good articlesEdit

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Did you know? articlesEdit

Featured picturesEdit

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Links to websites detailing election and referendum dates and results, as well as links to national electoral commissions can be found in Wikipedia:WikiProject Elections and Referendums/Useful sources.

Related WikiProjectsEdit


Main tool page:
  • Reflinks - Edits bare references - adds title/dates etc. to bare references
  • Checklinks - Edit and repair external links
  • Dab solver - Quickly resolve ambiguous links.
  • Peer reviewer - Provides hints and suggestion to improving articles.

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External watchlistEdit