Ballot Quiz, March 19 (2012)

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1. A recent ballot measure certification in Nebraska deals with what political topic?

Abortion
Sorry!
Redistricting
Wrong.
Impeachment
Yes! Read more about this here.
Marijuana
Incorrect!

2. A North Dakota ballot measure certification dealing with the University of North Dakota's Fighting Sioux mascot is under legal review by the U.S. Supreme Court

True
No.
False
Yes. The North Dakota Supreme Court is reviewing the measure. Read more here.

3. Which four states bear the formal title of commonwealth?

Kentucky, Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, and Virginia
Yes! Read more about this.
Massachusetts, Vermont, Texas and Hawaii
Wrong!
Pennsylvania, Alaska, California and Oregon
Incorrect!
Florida, Georgia, Idaho and Indiana
Sorry!

4. In 2010, about how many lawsuits were filed against measures certified for the ballot?

2
Way too little to be the correct answer!
16
You can find more information here.
33
This is more than twice the correct answer.
7
Incorrect!

5. Alaska voters see a constitutional convention question every ___ years, Michigan every ____ years, and ____ every 20 years.

10, 16, Montana
This is correct! You can find out more about these automatic ballot referrals here
10, 15, New York
New York is indeed 20 years, but Michigan is every 16 years.
15, 20, New Hampshire
New Hampshire is every 10 years.
16, 10, Rhode Island
Incorrect! Rhode Island approved a constitutional convention question in 1984

6. BONUS!

The number of states with ballot measures on the ballot in 2012 are at an all-time high this year at .

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