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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.
Before beginning the test you must register with Ballotpedia. Please create a user account for yourself following this naming pattern: First name, month, day. For example: Sara0317, or use the name provided to you.
Note your start and finish times here.
Start time: 3:00 PM, May 17
End time: 4:30 PM, May 17
Answer the questions below. Provide citations to your answers in proper wiki citation format. Please use pages on the wiki to find your answers.
- How many statewide measures were on the 2008 South Dakota ballot?
- How many states have a Lieutenant Governor? Which states do not?
- Who are the members of the Michigan State Senate Redistricting Committee?
- How many measures relating to Medical Marijuana were on the ballot in 1998? Which (if any) were approved?
- Who is the current representative for District 35 in the Texas House of Representatives?
Answer the questions below. Provide citations to your answers in proper wiki citation format.
- Who is on the City Council for Sun Prairie, WI? When were they elected?
- What was the decision in the case of California State University, Fresno Assn., Inc. v. Superior Court in California?
- Who sponsored HB 477 in the Utah 2011 session? What did the bill do? What is it's current status?
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. Select one of the measures 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.
- Ohio Referred Issue 3, Selection of Delegates to National Political Party Conventions (1975)
Ohio Initiated Issue 4, Sales Tax Increase for Capital Improvements (1975)
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.
- There were seven statewide measures on the 2008 South Dakota ballot.
- Forty-five states have lieutenant governors, while five - Maine, Arizona, Wyoming, New Hampshire, and Oregon - do not.
- The members of the Michigan State Senate's Redistricting Committee are Democrats Steven Bieda, Bert Johnson, and Virgil Smith, and Republicans Joe Hune, Rick Jones, Dave Hildenbrand, Jim Marleau, John Moolenaar, and John Proos.
- In 1998, there were seven measures regarding medical marijuana in five states. Those in Alaska, Nevada, and Washington were approved, while both Arizona and Oregon rejected one measure and approved another.
- Democrat Oscar Longoria is the current representative of District 35 in the Texas House of Representatives.
- The City Council members of Sun Prairie, WI are Russell Fassbender, Hariah Hutkowski, Jonathan Freund, Andrea Gage, Zachary Weber, Al Hoffmann, Dave Carlson, and Mary Polenske. They have served since 2007, 2006, 2006, 2013, 2004, 2010, 2013, and 2010, respectively.
- In California State University, Fresno Assn., Inc. v. Superior Court, California's Fifth District Court of Appeals delivered a split decision that ordered the university to disclose documents containing a list of donor identities, but allowed the university's affiliated non-profit association to retain the documents as exempt of Section 6255 of the California Government Code.
- In the Utah 2011 session, then-Representative John Dougall sponsored H.B. 477, a bill designed to limit access to Utah public records. After initially passing both state legislative chambers and being signed by Governor Gary Herbert, the law was repealed just weeks later after public outcry.