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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." Note your start and finish times in the section below.


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Note your start and finish times here.

Start time: 4:15 p.m.

End time: 8 p.m.

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

  • Rochester, Minnesota mayoral election, 2010


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.

Complex edit

Rochester, Minnesota mayoral election, 2010 Election Box

Test answers

Wiki research

  • There were eight statewide measures on the 2008 South Dakota ballot.

Internet research

  • Russell Fassbender, Hariah Hutkowski, Jonathan Freund, Zachary Weber, Al Hoffmann, Dave Carlson, Andrea Gage and Mary Polenske are the current council members representing Sun Prairie, Wisconsin. Elections dates are below in parenthesis.[1]
    • Dave Carlson (2013)
    • Andrea Gage (2013)
    • Jonathan Freund (2012)
    • Al Hoffmann ((2012)
    • Hariah Hutkowski (2012)
    • Mary Polenske (2012)
    • Russell Fassbender (2011)
    • Zachary Weber (2011)
  • California State University, Fresno Assn., Inc. v. Superior Court (2001) revolved around a California Public Records Act request made by The McClatchy Company, owners of the Fresno Bee, requesting that California State University, Fresno reveal the identity of donors who had received luxury suits in exchange for their donations. The University denied the request, arguing that the potential of hampering its ability to receive future donations outweighed the public interest in disclosure of the documents. The University further stated that the accounts were managed by a non-profit, the California State University, Fresno Association, Inc., and consequently not subject to the California Public Records Act. The Court ultimately arrived at a split decision, requiring that the University was required to disclose the documents, but that the Association, as an auxiliary organization, was exempt.[2]
  • Utah Representative John Dougall (R) was the Chief Sponsor of HB 477, also known as Government Records Amendments, in 2011. Lyle Hillyard (R) sponsored the bill in the Utah State Senate.[3] The bill altered provisions of the Utah Government Records Access and Management Act. For example, HB 477 makes certain types of communication — including voice mails and text messages — exempt from Utah's Public Records Act. After passing through the legislature, HB 477 was signed into law by Gov. Gary Herbert on March 8, 2011.[4]


  1. "City of Sun Prairie." City Council Members. N.p., n.d. Web. 12 July 2013. <>
  2. "California State University, Fresno Assn., Inc. v. Superior Court." Ballotpedia. Lucy Burns Institute, 15 Mar. 2012. Web. 12 July 2013.
  3. "Utah State Legislature." H.B. 477 Bill Documents. N.p., 30 Sept. 2011. Web. 12 July 2013.
  4. Deamer, Kacey. "Utah Governor Signs Controversial FOIA Bill." Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press. N.p., 9 Mar. 2011. Web. 12 July 2013.