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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.

Login

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.

Times

Note your start and finish times here.

Start time: 11:30 a.m.

End time: 1:30p.m.

(It only took around 1 hour 15 min. for me, the time was broken up by cat problems.)

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 legislative guidelines. Select one of the 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.

Results

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.

  • How many statewide measures were on the 2008 South Dakota ballot? There were eight statewide ballot measures altogether. [[South_Dakota_2008_ballot_measures|You can find the results here.[1]


  • How many states have a Lieutenant Governor? Which states do not? 44 States have a Lieutenant Governor position, with 6 not having the position. More about Lieutenant Governors[2]


Republicans (6)

   Joe Hune Chair
   Rick Jones Vice-Chair
   Dave Hildenbrand
   Jim Marleau
   John Moolenaar
   John Proos 

Democrats (3)

   Steven Bieda Minority Vice-Chair
   Bert Johnson
   Virgil Smith


  • How many measures relating to Medical Marijuana were on the ballot in 1998? Which (if any) were approved?

Type State Title Description Result
IndISS AK Measure 8 Allows the medical use of marijuana Approved
VR AZ Proposition 300 No medical marijuana in state unless FDA says okay Defeated
LRCA NV Question 9 Medical Marijuana Approved
CISS OR Measure 67 Allow medical use of marijuana within limits, establish a permit system Approved
ITP WA Initiative 692 Permit the medical use of marijuana Approved

See the 1998 Ballot Measures[4]



Hariah Hutkowskiwas elected in 2006, and was re-elected in 2008, 2010, and 2012.[7]
Russell Fassbender was elected in 2007, and was re-elected in 2009 and 2011.[8]
Jonathan Freund was elected April of 2006, and was re-elected in 2008, 2010, and 2012.[9]
Steve Villand was elected April of 2007, and was re-elected in 2009 and 2011.[10]
Al Hoffman was elected in April of 2010, and re-elected in April 2012.[11]
Zachary Weber was elected in May of 2004 and was re-elected in 2007, 2009, and 2011.[12]
Mike Kostelnik was elected in April 2011.[13]
Mary Polenske was elected in April of 2010, and was re-elected in 2012.[14]


  • What was the decision in the case of California State University, Fresno Assn., Inc. v. Superior Court in California? The trial court ruled in favor of the McClatchy Company[15].
  • Who sponsored HB 477 in the Utah 2011 session? What did the bill do? What is it's current status? John Dougall sponsored the bill and Lyle Hillyard co-sponsored. This bill modifies provisions of the Government Records Access and Management Act and other provisions relating to government records. The Governor signed the bill on 3/8/2011.[16]


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