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Ballot Quiz, March 12 (2012)

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1. Six ballot measures are on the South Dakota 2012 ballot. Since 2000, what has been the average number of measures to show up on this state's ballot?

12
Sorry!
10
Wrong.
8
No.
6
Correct! Beef up on historical South Dakota measures here.

2. The "personhood" movement in Nevada, which would define "person" in the state constitution from the start of biological development, has ceased efforts.

True
No.
False
Yes. Two efforts moved forward with petition circulation.

3. 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!

4. Under Article V, Section 2 of the Arizona Constitution, the governor must be at least ___ years old, a qualified voter in Arizona, and have been both an American citizen for ___ years and a resident of Arizona for a minimum of ___ years on election day.

32, 5, 2
Wrong.
30, 5, 3
This is the age requirement of a North Dakota gubernatorial candidate, among other states.
35, 10, 2
Incorrect!
25, 10, 5
Correct! You can read more about the position of Arizona Governor here.

5. Only one state constitution specifically says what to do should a delegate to a constitutional convention die while the convention is still ongoing. What state is that?

Rhode Island
Sorry! Read more about Rhode Island's con-con process.
New York
Yes! Read more.
Alaska
Incorrect! Alaska's voters get to decide on whether or not to hold a convention every 10 years.
Maryland
Maryland is every 20 years.

6. BONUS!

After North Dakota's petition drive deadline on March 14, the next state petition drive deadline is in on .

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