Template:Infobox national political convention

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{{Infobox national political convention
|year          = 
|party         =
|election_year = 
|logo          = 
|image         = 
|image_size    = 
|image2        = 
|image_size2   = 
|caption       = 
|date          = 
|city          = 
|venue         = 
|chair         = 
|keynote_speaker                 = 
|presidential_nominee            =
|presidential_nominee_state      =
|vice_presidential_nominee       =
|vice_presidential_nominee_state =
|othercandidates                 =
|totaldelegates                  = 
|votesneeded                     = 
|ballots                         = 
}}

Explanation

|logo          = Convention logo (optional) Note: Width is automatically set to 50px.
|year          = Year in which the convention was held
|party         = Political party holding the convention. Do not link this!
|election_year = Year in which the election for which the nominated candidates at the convention will run (if different from the convention year)
|image         = Image of the presidential nominee.  (optional)
image_size = Width of the presidential nominee's photo. (optional) Note: Default is 100px.
|caption       = Caption for the presidential nominee's photo. (optional)
|image2        = Image of the vice presidential nominee. (optional) 
|image_size2   = Width of the presidential nominee's photo. (optional) Note: Default is 100px. This should be changed so that the heights of image and image2 match!
|caption2      = Caption for the vice presidential nominee's photo (optional)
|date          = Date(s) on which the convention was held. If a range of dates, format should be month day-month day, year. (optional)
|city          = Location where the convention was held.  (optional)
|venue         = Specific venue where the convention was held. (optional)
|chair         = Name of the chairperson for the convention. (optional)
|keynote_speaker            = Name of the keynote speaker for the convention. (optional)
|presidential_nominee       = Name of the presidential nominee. (optional) Note: This may be omitted if the convention failed to nominate a candidate.
|presidential_nominee_state = Home state of the presidential nominee. Note: Required if "presidential_nominee" is filled in.
|vice_presidential_nominee  = Name of the vice presidential nominee (optional) Note: This may be omitted if the convention failed to nominate a candidate.
|vice_presidential_nominee_state = Home state of the vice presidential nominee Note: Required if "vice_presidential_nominee" is filled in.
|othercandidates       = Other candidates that were significant contenders at the convention. (optional)
|totaldelegates        = Total number of delegates voting at the convention. (optional) Note: This must be filled out for the "Voting" section header to appear in the Infobox.
|votesneeded           = Number of votes needed for the nomination. (optional)
|ballots               = Number of ballots taken for the presidential nomination.
1996 Republican National Convention
1996 Presidential Election
Bob Dole, PCCWW photo portrait.JPG JackKempCropped.jpg
Convention
Date(s) August 12 - August 15
City San Diego, California
Venue San Diego Convention Center
Candidates
Presidential nominee Sen. Bob Dole of Kansas
Vice Presidential nominee Jack Kemp of New York
Voting
Total delegates 1,975
Votes needed for nomination 1,007

Here's an example using information for the 1996 Republican National Convention:

| year        = 1996
| party       = Republican
| image       = Bob_Dole,_PCCWW_photo_portrait.JPG
| image2      = JackKempCropped.jpg
| image_size2 = 92
| date        = August 12 - August 15
| venue       = [[San Diego Convention Center]]
| city        = [[San Diego, California]]
| presidential_nominee            = Sen. [[Bob Dole]]
| presidential_nominee_state      = [[Kansas]]
| vice_presidential_nominee       = [[Jack Kemp]]
| vice_presidential_nominee_state = [[New York]]
| totaldelegates                  = 1,975
| votesneeded                     = 1,007