Ballot Quiz, January 9 (2012)

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1. In which state did four initiatives get sent to the legislature for consideration?

Ohio
No. This is not correct.
Florida
This is also incorrect.
Massachusetts
Yes! Read more about this on last week's Tuesday Count report.
Washington
Incorrect.

2. The United States Justice Department will review the recently approved Mississippi Initiative 27 to deem whether or not the amendment is constitutional. Under the federal ____ Voting Rights Act, the state must obtain pre-clearance from federal officials before making changes to the state election process.

1975
Nope.
1965
Yes! Mississippi Initiative 27 will be reviewed.
1985
Wrong!
1945
Incorrect.

3. On Tuesday, January 3, a federal three-judge panel ruled West Virginia's congressional redistricting plan unconstitutional due its unequal distribution of population among the state’s three districts.

True
Yes, read more about this development here and on last week's redistricting roundup.
False
Incorrect.

4. The next petition drive deadline for 2012 is in what state and what date?

Alaska, January 17
Correct! Read more about petition drive deadlines in 2012 here.
Alaska, January 30
Right state, wrong date.
Maine, January 17
Right date, wrong state.
Maine, January 30
Incorrect, but this date is actually Maine's deadline.

5. In 2010, about how many lawsuits were filed against measures certified for the ballot?

2
Way too little to be the correct answer!
16
You can find more information here.
33
This is more than twice the correct answer.
7
Incorrect!

6. BONUS!

The Ballotpedia Voice podcast this week previewed elections in 2012.

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