Ballot Quiz, January 30 (2012)

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1. A petition drive deadline arrived this week in what state?

Maine
Yes! Read more about the initiatives that were circulating here.
Alaska
Incorrect.
Washington
No.
California
Wrong.

2. An income tax measure passed in the ______ House of Representatives, and now heads to the State Senate for a similar vote.

New Hampshire
Correct! Read more here.
Rhode Island
Sorry.
Georgia
Wrong!
Wyoming
Wrong.

3. Wyoming is the only state in the union to not have which one of these positions? (Note: All the wrong answers are positions in all 50 states)

Natural Resources Commissioner
Correct! Their general role is maintaining, protecting, and regulating natural resources, including state parks, forests and recreation areas.
Insurance Commissioner
Nope! A Insurance Commissioner's general role is as a consumer protection advocate and insurance regulator.
Public Services Commissioner
A Public Services Commissioner's general role is regulation of essential utility services such as energy, telecommunications, and water.
Labor Commissioner
A Labor Commissioner is a gubernatorial appointment in 46 states. Only in Georgia, North Carolina, Oklahoma, and Oregon is the position elected.

4. Which state has a unicameral state legislature?

Texas
Incorrect! See Texas Legislature
Nebraska
Correct! Unicameral means "only one chamber"
Washington
Nope! See Washington Legislature
Alaska
Sorry. See Alaska Legislature.

5. The first 2012 ballot measure election will be on May 8 in what state?

California
Incorrect! Read more about 2012 ballot measure elections.
Georgia
Wrong.
North Dakota
Wrong. but there will be an election in June.
North Carolina
Yes, this is correct! Read more about this election here.

6. BONUS!

The next petition drive deadline for 2012 is in the state of .

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