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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: 6:33 p.m. (CST) on Saturday, March 16, 2013

End time: 8:54 p.m. (CST) on Saturday, March 16, 2013

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.

Vote Results Box for New Hampshire Supreme Court Rule-Making Authority, Question 1

Wiki research

Internet research

  • The current members of the City of Sun Prairie, Wisconsin City Council are:
    • Council President Zachary Weber, appointed in 2004. [1]
    • Hariah Hutkowski, elected in 2006. [2]
    • Russell Fassbender, elected in 2007. [3]
    • Jonathan Freund, elected in 2006. [4]
    • Steve Villand, elected in 2007. [5]
    • Al Hoffman, elected in 2010. [6]
    • Mike Kostelnik, elected in 2011. [7]
    • Mary Polenske, elected in 2010. [8]
  • In the case of California State University, Fresno Assn., Inc. v. Superior Court in California,the court “ruled in favor of McClatchy and ordered the list of all donors and the contracts for the luxury suits held by both the University as well as the Association because the University and the Association because it is under the control of the university are considered public bodies and that neither party convincingly argued that it was in the public's interest to withhold the documents.” [9]
  • Sponsored by John Dougall, Utah State Legislature HB 477 exempts “certain types of communications of from the definition of government “record.” [10] On March 8, 2001, HB 477 was signed into law by Governor Herbert. [11]