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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: 7:00 p.m. central time

End time: 9:07 p.m. central time

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

  • The City Council for Sun Prairie, Wis. consists of seven members representing four districts.[1]. Members include: President Zach Weber (elected in 2004)[2],Hariah Hutkowski (elected in 2006)[3], Russell Fassbender (elected in 2007)[4], Jonathan Freund (elected in 2006)[5], Steve Villand (elected in 2007)[6], Al Hoffmann (elected in 2010)[7], and John Murray (elected in 2007).[8]
  • In California State University, Fresno Assn., Inc. v. Superior Court, California's Fifth District Court of Appeals delivered a split decision.[9] The court of appeals ordered California State University to release the documents in question as the court deemed the list of donors to be public records, but also allowed the Association to retain the documents as exempt.[10]The case established the precedent that auxillary associations that act on behalf of public universities are not public bodies and therefore are not subject to public records requests.[11]
  • H.B. 477 was sponsored by Republican representative John Dougall and Republican senator Lyle Hillyard.[12]The bill called for a severe cut in Utah's Open Records Law and denies access to Utah public records.[13]The bill was signed by Utah's governor on March 8, 2011.[14]

Complex Page

  • Yvonne Miller 1995 election results [1]