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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, or use the name provided to you.

Times

Note your start and finish times here.

Start time: 8:50 PM CDT

End time: 1:00 AM CDT

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. Select one of the measures 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.

Wiki research

Question 1 - How many statewide measures were on the 2008 South Dakota ballot?

  • A total of eight ballot measures were on the 2008 South Dakota ballot. Two of the measures passed.[1]

Question 2 - How many states have a Lieutenant Governor? Which states do not?

  • Forty-four states have a Lieutenant Governor. Arizona, Maine, New Hampshire, Oregon, West Virginia, and Wyoming do not have an office of Lieutenant Governor.[2]

Question 3 - Who are the members of the Michigan State Senate Redistricting Committee?

  • There are nine members of the Michigan State Senate Redistricting Committee, three Democrats and six Republicans.[3]
Democrats
Republicans

Question 4 - How many measures relating to Medical Marijuana were on the ballot in 1998? Which (if any) were approved?

  • There were five measures relating to Medical Marijuana on the ballot in 1998. The measures passed in Alaska, Nevada, Oregon, and Washington.[4]
Election results
Alaska
ResultVotesPercentage
Approveda Yes 131,586 58.7%
No92,70141.3%
Arizona
ResultVotesPercentage
Defeatedd No922,46263.9%
Yes 521,603 36.1%
Nevada
ResultVotesPercentage
Approveda Yes 241,463 58.7%
No170,23441.3%
Oregon
ResultVotesPercentage
Approveda Yes 611,190 54.6%
No508,26345.4%
Washington
ResultVotesPercentage
Approveda Yes 1,121,851 59%
No780,63141%

Question 5 - Who is the current representative for District 35 in the Texas House of Representatives?

Internet research

Question 1 - Who is on the City Council for Sun Prairie, WI? When were they elected?

  • There are eight members of the City Council for Sun Prairie, WI.[6]
District 1
District 2
District 3
District 4

Question 2 - 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 Appeal issued a split ruling stating that California State University, Fresno must the list of all donors and contracts for luxury suites in their new arena but allowing the California State University, Fresno Association to keep such documents private. The court argued that while these documents were public record but could not find anything in California law that pertained to auxiliary agencies or associations of public universities.[7]

Question 3 - Who sponsored HB 477 in the Utah 2011 session? What did the bill do? What is it's current status?

  • Utah State Representative John Dougall sponsored HB 477 in the 2011 session. The bill modifies provisions of the Government Records Access and Management Act. It was signed into law on March 3, 2011 by Governor Gary R. Herbert.[8]

Complex edit

California Proposition 16, Bonds for County Jails (1984)

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