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There are three aspects to this test: performing research on the wikis, performing research on the internet, and adding information to an established page. Upon completion of each element, add them to the section of this page called "Results." This test is timed; plan to spend approximately one hour on it in total. Note your start and finish times in the section below.


Before beginning the test you must register with Ballotpedia. Please create a user account for yourself following this naming pattern: First name, month, day. For example: Sara0317.


Note your start and finish times here.

Start time: 16:45CET

End time: 18:38CET

Wiki research

Answer the questions below. Provide citations to your answers in proper wiki citation format. Please use pages on the wiki to find your answers.

  1. How many statewide measures were on the 2008 South Dakota ballot?
  2. How many states have a Lieutenant Governor? Which states do not?
  3. Who are the members of the Michigan State Senate Redistricting Committee?
  4. How many measures relating to Medical Marijuana were on the ballot in 1998? Which (if any) were approved?
  5. Who is the current representative for District 35 in the Texas House of Representatives?

Internet research

Answer the questions below. Provide citations to your answers in proper wiki citation format.

  1. Who is on the City Council for Sun Prairie, WI? When were they elected?
  2. What was the decision in the case of California State University, Fresno Assn., Inc. v. Superior Court in California?
  3. Who sponsored HB 477 in the Utah 2011 session? What did the bill do? What is it's current status?

Complex page

For the final portion of the test you must add a vote results box to a state legislator page. Vote result boxes require important wiki skills including research, proper citations and table building code. Guidelines for adding one to a page can be found at Writing:Election histories (state legislators). Select one of the candidates from below, add a section with a vote results box, then link to the section you added in the "Results" section indicated below. After completing the section, cross the link you used out on this list.


In this section, add a link to the sub-section of the complex page you edited. Also write your answers to the research questions here in a bullet-pointed list.

Wiki research

Internet research

  • There are eight members of the City Council of Sun Prairie, WI[1] The members are Hariah Hutkowski (District 1, elected 2006)[2], Russell Fassbender (District 1, elected 2007)[3], Jonathan Freund (District 2, elected 2006)[4], Steve Villand (District 2, elected 2007)[5], Al Hoffmann (District 3, elected 2010)[6], Zach Weber (District 3, elected 2004)[7], Mike Kostelnik (District 4, elected 2011)[8] and Mary Polenske (District 4, elected 2010)[9].
  • On October 14, 1999, The McClatchy Company, on behalf of the Fresno Bee, requested records from California State University, Fresno Association, Inc of all donors for a new 103 million dollar arena that received luxury suits. The University rejected the request based on Statute 6255 and argued that the public interested in disclosure of the records did not outweigh the detriment to public interest that would result from the University's inability to garner future donations. On March 24, 2000, The McClatchy Company filed suit against the University. On December 19, 2000, the lower court ruled in favor of the McClatchy Company and ordered the records turned over. However, the University and Association appealed the decision in January 2001, creating "California State University, Fresno Assn., Inc. v. Superior Court." The court of appeals found that the California State University, Fresno Association, Inc was not a public entity and thus not obligated to comply with public records requests.[10]. The full decision can be found here.
  • Utah's 2011 H.B. 477 was sponsored by John Dougall (R)[11] in the Utah House of Representatives and Lyle Hillyard (R)[12] in the Utah State Senate. The bill, signed into law on March 8, 2011 by the Governor[13], made the electronic communications of elected officials private[14]. The passage of the bill was met with significant controversy, however[15]. In March, 2011 lawmakers considered calling for a repeal of the law, which was supported by one of the original sponsors, Dougall[16]. But, as of late-April, the bill remains law[17].

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