Ballot Quiz, September 5 (2011)

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Veto referendums seem to be a hot topic leading into 2012. This week's quiz is all about past, present and future referendums. 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.

Only one veto referendum is certified for the 2011 ballot. What state is this veto referendum found in?

Texas
Texas does not allow for veto referendums from citizens.
Colorado
Incorrect! Colorado does have a ballot initiative on the 2011 ballot, though!
Maine
Sorry! But there are some veto referendums circulating for the 2012 ballot in Maine.
Ohio
Correct! This is Issue 2.

2.

Five veto referendums are on the 2012 ballot in three states. Which of the following combinations of states and veto referendums are correct?

Idaho, 2; Maryland, 1; South Dakota, 2
Incorrect
Idaho, 3; Maryland, 1; South Dakota, 1
Yes! View all of these here.
Idaho, 1; Maryland, 2; South Dakota, 2
Wrong
Idaho, 1; Maryland, 1; South Dakota, 3
Nope.

3.

As of right now, ____ veto referendums have been proposed in ____ states. Among those states, ____ is the state with most of those veto referendums with ____ listed on Ballotpedia.

13, 9, Utah, 4
Incorrect. Utah has 2.
7, 5, Maryland, 3
Maryland has a veto referendum certified for the 2012 ballot.
14, 7, California, 6
This is correct! View all proposed referendums here.
28, 14, Montana, 12
Incorrect. This is double the above correct answer.

4.

HISTORICAL BALLOT MEASURES: In 1998, six veto referendums were on the ballot. How many passed? How many failed?

6,1
Wrong.
1,6
Incorrect again!
3,3
Yes! These measures were split down the middle. View them here.
4,2
Incorrect.

5.

VETO REFERENDUM LAW: Two states only allow for veto referendums by citizens and not any other type of initiative. Maryland is one. Which one is the other?

Ohio
Wrong! See Ohio's initiative process laws.
New Mexico
This is correct!
Washington
View Washington's initiative process laws.
Oklahoma
Oklahoma's initiative process laws here.

6. BONUS!

In Europe, a veto referendum is most commonly called a/an referendum.

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