Ballot Quiz, September 19 (2011)

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Questions in this week's quiz feature ballot measure updates (with only a few months before the election), state legislative news, redistricting disputes and ballot measure litigation for a past ballot measure. Any suggestions about what the ballot quiz can improve on? If so, send a message to News@ballotpedia.org. Good luck!


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1.

2011 BALLOT MEASURE UPDATES:How many initiatives have been certified for the 2011 ballot?

3
Incorrect!
11
This is four more than 2009 had.
5
Sorry!
7
This was the number of initiatives in 2009

2.

REDISTRICTING: The Ohio State Senate passed House Bill 319, a bill containing the congressional redistricting plan, on September 14, 2011.

True
Incorrect.
False
It was the Ohio House of Representatives who approved the legislation.

3.

2011 AND 2012 BALLOT MEASURE COUNTS:How many states have ballot measures for 2011 so far at this point of the year? 2012?

25, 18
Incorrect.
32, 84
32 is the ballot measure count for 2009.
9, 23
This is correct! Check out 2011 and 2012.
7, 23
23 is right for 2012, but 7 is 2009's count.

4.

STATE LEGISLATURE:On September 15, 2011, what party filed a lawsuit seeking to repeal the new California State Senate map that was approved by the California Citizens Redistricting Commission?

Republican
Yes! Read more about this on the Redistricting Roundup!
Democratic
Incorrect.

5.

HISTORICAL BALLOT MEASURES: Which Alaska initiative is currently being considered to be overturned by the state superior court?

Alaska Parental Notification Initiative, Ballot Measure 2 (August 2010)
Wrong!
Alaska Wolf and Bear Protection, Measure 2 (August 2008)
Nope! This measure did not even pass.
Alaska Replacement of U.S. Senators Act, Measure 4 (2004)
Wrong! Read more about this measure.
Alaska English as Official Language, Measure 6 (1998)
This measure passed with almost 70% of voters approving.

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