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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: 10:40am EST

End time: 1:32pm EST

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.

Wiki Research: Answers

  • There were seven statewide measures on the South Dakota 2008 ballot.[1]
  • There are six states without a Lieutenant Governor: Maine, Arizona, Wyoming, New Hampshire, Oregon and West Virginia.[2]
  • The Michigan State Senate Redistricting Committee consists of nine members: Steven Bieda, Joe Hune, Bert Johnson, Rick Jones, Virgil Smith, Dave Hildenbrand, Jim Marleau, John Moolenaar, and John Proos[3]
  • There were seven ballot measures concerning Marijuana in 1998. Two of them did not pass, Arizona Proposition 300(1998) and Oregon Ballot Measure 57(1998).[4]
  • Oscar Longoria is the current member of the Texas House of Representatives representing District 35.[5]

Internet Research: Answers

  • The City Council of Sun Prairie, WI currently has eight members[6]
Name Elected
Russel Fassbender 2007
Hariah Hutkowski 2006
Jonathan Freund 2006
Steve Villand 2007
Zachary Weber Appointed 2004, Elected 2005
Al Hoffman 2010
Mike Kostelnik 2011
Mary Polenske 2010
  • California State University, Fresno Assn., Inc v Superior Court decided "that auxillary associations that act on behalf of public universities are not in themselves public bodies and are therefor not subject to public records requests."[7]
  • John Dougall sponsored HB 477 in the Utah 2011 session. The bill was intended to modernize and clarify some parts of the Government Records Access and Management Act, it also specified which electronic records were and were not covered under the act. The last status update for the bill was on March 8, 2011, when the governor signed the bill.[8]

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Complex Edit: Election Results