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There are three aspects to this test: performing research on the wikis, performing research on the internet, and adding information to an established page. Upon completion of each element, add them to the section of this page called "Results." This test is timed; plan to spend approximately one hour on it in total. Note your start and finish times in the section below.


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Note your start and finish times here.

Start time: 8:23 a.m.

End time: 10:06 a.m.

Wiki research

Answer the questions below. Provide citations to your answers in proper wiki citation format. Please use pages on the wiki to find your answers.

  1. How many statewide measures were on the 2008 South Dakota ballot?
  2. How many states have a Lieutenant Governor? Which states do not?
  3. Who are the members of the Michigan State Senate Redistricting Committee?
  4. How many measures relating to Medical Marijuana were on the ballot in 1998? Which (if any) were approved?
  5. Who is the current representative for District 35 in the Texas House of Representatives?

Internet research

Answer the questions below. Provide citations to your answers in proper wiki citation format.

  1. Who is on the City Council for Sun Prairie, WI? When were they elected?
  2. What was the decision in the case of California State University, Fresno Assn., Inc. v. Superior Court in California?
  3. Who sponsored HB 477 in the Utah 2011 session? What did the bill do? What is it's current status?

Complex edit

For the final portion of the test you must add a vote results box to either a state ballot measures or state legislative page. Vote results boxes require important wiki skills including research, proper citations, and working with templates. Guidelines for adding one to a page can be found here - state measure guidelines or state legislative guidelines. Select one of the measures/legislators below, and add an "election results" section and vote results box, then link to the section you added in the "Results" section indicated below. After completing the section cross the link you used out on this list.


In this section, add a link to the sub-section of the complex page you edited. Also write your answers to the research questions here in a bullet-pointed list.

Oklahoma State Legislative Term Limits, State Question 632 (1990)

Wiki Research Answers

Internet Research Answers

  • Russell Fassbender, Hariah Hutkowski, Jonathan Freund, Steve Villand, Zachary Webr, Al Hoffmann, Mike Kostelnik, and Mary Polense are members of the city council in Sun Prairie, WI. Fassbender and Villand were first elected in 2007 and then re-elected in 2009 and 2011. Hutkowski and Freund were first elected in 2006 and the re-elected in 2008, 2010 and 2012. Weber, the council president, was appointed in May of 2004. He was first elected in 2005 and subsequently re-elected in 2007, 2009 and 2011. Hoffmann was elected in 2010 and re-elected 2012. Kostelnik was elected in 2011. Polenske was elected in 2010 and re-elected in 2012.[6]
  • The decision in the case of California State University, Fresno Assn., Inc. v. California Superior Court was that the list of all donors and the contracts for the luxury suits should not be withheld since both the University and the Association overseen by the University are considered public bodies. The court of appeals then delivered a split decision requiring the University to discolse the documents but allowing the Association to "retain the documents as exempt."[7]
  • John Dougall sponsored the HB 477 bill in the Utah 2011 session.[8] The bill restricted public access to government records.[9] As of June 19, 2012, the bill is defeated.[10]

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