Ballot Quiz, July 2 (2012)

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1. California has one of the biggest ballot measure totals among the states with how many measures?

15
Nope.
16
Incorrect!

14
Yes! Read here for more details.
12
Sorry!

2. Alabama also has double digit ballot measures on the ballot, with 12.

True
See below.
False
Alabama has 11 measures on the ballot.

3. An Arizona-style immigration law may be proposed by legislature in what state, according to reports?

Alabama
Sorry!
Michigan
No.
Nevada
Correct. Read more here.
Oregon
Wrong again!

4. 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.

5. The Vermont Constitution says that amendments can only be proposed once in a four-year period. When is the next time residents can vote on an amendment?

2011
Before 2010, Vermont also had a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment on the ballot in 2002
2012
Incorrect! Check out 2012 ballot measures here.
2013
There are proposed ballot measures for 2013 in other states, though!
2014
Correct! Vermont voters saw a constitutional amendment on the 2010 ballot, therefore leaving 2014 as the next time an amendment can be proposed.

6. BALLOT MEAURE TOTAL BONUS!

The ballot measure total has increased even more this week. The total number of ballot measures on the 2012 ballot amount to measures in states.

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