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Comments== Welcome to the assessment department of WikiProject Elections and Referendums! This department focuses on assessing the quality of Wikipedia's articles related to elections and referendums. The article ratings are used within the project itself to aid in recognising excellent contributions and identifying topics in need of further work.

The ratings are done in a distributed fashion through parameters in the {{WikiProject Elections and Referendums}} project banner.

Frequently asked questions

How can I get my article rated? 
Please list it in the section for assessment requests below.
Why didn't the reviewer leave any comments? 
Unfortunately, due to the volume of articles that need to be assessed, we are unable to leave detailed comments in most cases. If you have particular questions, you might ask the person who assessed the article; they will usually be happy to provide you with their reasoning.
What if I don't agree with a rating? 
You can list it in the section for assessment requests below, and someone will take a look at it. Alternatively, you can ask any member of the project to rate the article again.
Who can assess articles? 
Any member of the Elections and Referendums WikiProject is free to add or change the rating of an article.

If you have any other questions that are not listed here, feel free to ask them at the talk page.

How to assess articles

You can assess an article by placing the {{WikiProject Elections and Referendums}} banner on its talk page (not the article page) and using the two parameters, class (to assess the quality) and importance (to assess the priority) (if you are doubtful just leave one of these blank).

Quality assessments

An article's quality assessment is generated from the class parameter in the {{WikiProject Elections and Referendums}} project banner on its talk page:

{{WikiProject Elections and Referendums|class=???}}

The following values may be used for the class parameter to describe the quality of the article (see Wikipedia:Quality scale for assessment criteria):

FA (for featured articles only; adds articles to Category:FA-Class Elections and Referendums articles) Featured article FA 
A (adds articles to Category:A-Class Elections and Referendums articles) A-Class article A 
GA (for good articles only; adds articles to Category:GA-Class Elections and Referendums articles)  GA 
B (adds articles to Category:B-Class Elections and Referendums articles) B-Class article B 
C (adds articles to Category:C-Class Elections and Referendums articles) C-Class article C 
Start (adds articles to Category:Start-Class Elections and Referendums articles) Start-Class article Start 
Stub (adds articles to Category:Stub-Class Elections and Referendums articles) Stub-Class article Stub 
FL (for featured lists only; adds articles to Category:FL-Class Elections and Referendums articles) Featured list FL 
List (adds articles to Category:List-Class Elections and Referendums articles)  List 
Future (for articles about future events; adds articles to Category:Future-Class Elections and Referendums articles) Future-Class article Future 

For pages that are not articles, the following values can also be used for the class parameter:

Book (for Wikipedia books; adds pages to Category:Book-Class Elections and Referendums articles) Wikipedia Book Book 
Category (for categories; adds pages to Category:Category-Class Elections and Referendums articles) Category page Category 
Disambig (for disambiguation pages; adds pages to Category:Disambig-Class Elections and Referendums articles) Disambiguation page Disambig 
Draft (for drafts; adds pages to Category:Draft-Class Elections and Referendums articles)  Draft 
File (for files and timed text; adds pages to Category:File-Class Elections and Referendums articles)  File 
Redirect (for redirect pages; adds pages to Category:Redirect-Class Elections and Referendums articles) Redirect page Redirect 
Portal (for portal pages; adds pages to Category:Portal-Class Elections and Referendums articles)  Portal 
Project (for project pages; adds pages to Category:Project-Class Elections and Referendums articles)  Project 
Template (for templates and modules; adds pages to Category:Template-Class Elections and Referendums articles)  Template 
NA (for any other pages where assessment is unnecessary; adds pages to Category:NA-Class Elections and Referendums articles)  NA 
??? (articles for which a valid class has not yet been provided are listed in Category:Unassessed Elections and Referendums articles)  ??? 

Quality scale

WikiProject article quality grading scheme

Priority assessment

An article's importance assessment is generated from the importance parameter in the {{WikiProject Elections and Referendums}} project banner on its talk page:

{{WikiProject Elections and Referendums| ... | importance=??? | ...}}

The following values may be used for importance assessments:

  • Top
  • High
  • Mid
  • Low
  • Unknown - Any article not rated for importance.

Priority scale

Label Criteria Examples
Top Highly recognisable or of interest to the whole world or a significant section of it.
High Articles with recognition throughout an entire region and other countries.
Mid Articles with recognition in the whole region it happened in or specialist topics.
Low Articles with very localised recognition.

Requesting an assessment

If you have made significant changes to an article and would like an outside opinion on a new rating for it, please feel free to list it below.

Requested assessments 2020 North Carolina lieutenant gubernatorial election

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