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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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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.

Times

Note your start and finish times here.

Start time: 6:06 PM EST 7/3/2013

End time: 9:16 PM EST 7/3/2013

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 from a historical mayoral race. Vote result boxes require important wiki skills including research, proper citations and table building code. Guidelines for adding one to a page can be found at Writing:Election histories (state legislators). Researching the race bulleted, add a small summary and the election box inside of the "Results" section indicated below. Follow the format used here

  • Little Rock, Arkansas mayoral election, 2010

Results

Wiki research responses

Internet research responses

  • Who is on the City Council for Sun Prairie, WI? When were they elected?
    • The Sun Prairie City Council is comprised of eight elected members.[1]
Name District Year elected
Russell Fassbender District 1 2007
Hariah Hutkowski District 1 2006
Jonathan Freund District 2 2006
Andrea Gage District 2 2013
Zachary Weber District 3 Appointed in 2004; ran in 2005; re-elected and serving since 2007.
Al Hoffmann District 3 2010
Dave Carlson District 4 2013
Mary Polenske (president) District 4 2010
  • What was the decision in the case of California State University, Fresno Assn., Inc. v. Superior Court in California?
    • California's Fifth District Court of Appeals ruled that the Fresno Association, because it was formed by private citizens and only affiliated with a public body, was not required to disclose the names of luxury suite licensees for California State University's Save Mart Center arena, overturning that portion of the respondent court's ruling. However, the Fifth District Court of Appeals upheld the respondent court's ruling as it pertained to California State University, resulting in the disclosure of the requested documents.[2]
  • Who sponsored HB 477 in the Utah 2011 session? What did the bill do? What is it's current status?
    • HB477, sponsored by Rep. John Dougall, R-American Fork, modified key provisions of the Government Records Access and Management Act, resulting in what many considered unduly restricted access to such records.[3][4] Following considerable public outcry, the bill was repealed with HB1001[5].

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On November 2, 2010, incumbent Mark Stodola defeated Glen Schwarz to win a second term as mayor of Little Rock, AR.[6]

Little Rock, Arkansas mayoral election[7], 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     IND Green check mark transparent.pngMark Stodola 84.7% 45,970
     IND Glen Schwarz 15.3% 8,281
Total Votes 54,251

References

  1. http://www.cityofsunprairie.com/city-council/all "Sun Prairie City Council," accessed July 3, 2013
  2. http://law.justia.com/cases/california/caapp4th/90/810.html "California State University, Fresno Assn., Inc. v. Superior Court (McClatchy Co.) (2001)," July 16, 2001
  3. http://le.utah.gov/~2011/bills/hbillenr/hb0477.pdf "Utah H.B. 477," accessed July 3, 2013
  4. http://www.deseretnews.com/article/705369372/Utah-lawmakers-repeal-controversial-open-records-law.html?pg=all Deseret News, "Utah lawmakers repeal controversial open records law," March 25, 2011
  5. http://le.utah.gov/~2011S1/bills/hbillenr/hb1001.pdf "Utah H.B. 1001," accessed July 3, 2013
  6. http://www.littlerock.org/mayorsoffice/ "Mayor Mark Stodola," accessed July 3, 2013
  7. http://www.votepulaski.net/results/2010/genel1102/EL45.html "Summary Report: Pulaski County General Election," November 15, 2010