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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: 11:48 PM / March 8

End time: 2AM

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.


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.

Lee Constantine, 2000

Wiki Research Answers

  • 1. A: There were seven measures on the November 4, 2008 ballot. There was also a ballot measure on June 3. This brings the total number of South Dakota 2008 ballot measures to eight.
New Hampshire
West Virginia
Joe Hune, chair (R)
Rick Jones, Vice-chair (R)
Steven Bieda, Vice-chair (D)
Dave Hildenbrand (R)
Jim Marleau (R)
John Moolenaar (R)
John Proos (R)
Bert Johnson (D)
Virgil Smith (D)

Of these seven measures, the Alaska Medical Marijuana Act, the Probation Eligibility for Drug Offenses, the Nevada Medical Marijuana Act, the Oregon Ballot Measure 67, and the Washington Medical Marijuana Act were all approved.

Internet Research Answers

  • 1. A: The members of the City Council for Sun Prairie, WICite error: Closing </ref> missing for <ref> tag
  1. Hariah Hutkowski, District 1, first elected in April 2006[1]
  2. Jonathan Freund, District 2, first elected in April 2006[2]
  3. Steve Villand, District 2, first elected in April 2007[3]
  4. Zachary Weber, Council President, District 3, first appointed in May 2004[4]
  5. Al Hoffmann, District 3, first elected in April 2010[5]
  6. Mike Kostelnik, District 4, first elected in April 2011Cite error: Closing </ref> missing for <ref> tag
  • 2. A: In the case of "California State University, Fresno Assn., Inc. v. Superior Court (2001),"[6] the fifth district court of appeals ordered California State University, Fresno, to release the names of formerly private donors who had donated money to the school's new arena in exchange for luxury suits. The McClatchy Company[7] (also known as Fresno Bee) requested the names of these donors to be released under the California Public Records Act[8] due to California State University, Fresno being a public university.
  • 3. A: "HB 477,"[9] or the "Employment and Verification Requirements," was introduced in the Utah House of Representatives by former Republican member Stephen Sandstrom. The contents of this bill included the enactment of the Utah Illegal Employment Act which requires employers to utilize certain procedures to ensure illegal immigrants are not hired in Utah, such as e-verify[10]. HB 477 was defeated in the Utah House of Representatives on March 8, 2012.[11]