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The following questions have appeared on previous quizzes. Check back next week for fresh new questions, and see how up-to-date you are! Have a happy Presidents Day!
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1. The Vermont Constitution says that amendments can only be proposed once in a four-year period. When is the next time residents can vote on an amendment?

2011
Before 2010, Vermont also had a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment on the ballot in 2002
2012
Incorrect! Check out 2012 ballot measures here.
2013
There are proposed ballot measures for 2013 in other states, though!
2014
Correct! Vermont voters saw a constitutional amendment on the 2010 ballot, therefore leaving 2014 as the next time an amendment can be proposed.

2. Which state does not allow legislatively-referred constitutional amendments to be sent to the ballot?

Maine
Sorry! But Maine does not allow citizen-initiated amendments.
Hawaii
Hawaii ONLY allows public votes on amendments from Legislature, nothing else.
Vermont
Same as Hawaii.
Delaware
This is correct! Delaware only allows public say on statutes from the Legislature

3. Which 7 states had questions on the ballot in 2009?

Maine, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Texas, Washington, California
This is the correct answer. 81% of measures on the ballot were approved that year.
Alabama, Alaska, Louisiana, Maine, New Jersey, Oregon, Texas
Incorrect. These were seven out of the nine states who saw ballot measures on the 2007 ballot.
Colorado, Maine, Mississippi, New York, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania
In 2001, these states had measures on the ballot.
Kansas, Maine, Massachusetts, Florida, New York, New Jersey, Delaware
Delaware? Check this out.

4. Georgia's current governor served in the U.S. Army, retiring in 1968 as a Captain. Who is this?

Rick Perry
Rick Perry is the governor of Texas. He retired in 1977 as a captain in the U.S. Air Force.
Nathan Deal
Yes! Nathan Deal is the correct answer.
Rick Scott
Rick Scott is the governor of Florida. He did serve in the U.S. Navy, though!
Steve Beshear
Beshear, current Governor of Kentucky, served in the United States Army Reserve (1969-1975).

5. In 2010, what was the total number of contributions donated by supporters of Massachusetts statewide ballot measures?

About $3,200,000
Correct! Check out more information on 2010 supporter and opponent campaign finance information here.
About $5,800,000
No, but this was the total donated by opponents.
About $9,100,000
Incorrect. This was the grand total of both supporters and opponents in Massachusetts.
About $20,600,000
This was total supporters donated in Missouri.

6. BONUS!

Since 1970 odd-numbered years have had an average of ballot questions.

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