Ballot Quiz, November 19 (2012)

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1. A Virginia measure in 2010 dealt with what kind of tax exemption for veterans?

Sales tax
Wrong!
Income tax
Sorry!
Property tax
Correct! This is the measure that appeared on the general election ballot that year.
All of the above
Sorry again!

2. Which state had a measure in 1948 dealing with the bonuses for veterans of World War II?

Maine
Nope! But a measure in Maine was found on the 1946 ballot dealt with this subject.
Washington
Correct! This measure passed, but was later found unconstitutional by the Washington Supreme Court.
Texas
Incorrect! But check out this 2009 Texas ballot measure, dealing with veterans' hospitals.
Ohio
Nope! This measure made it onto the Ohio ballot in 1973 though, where it passed.

3. According to Ballotpedia's analysis of 2011 ballot measures, how many initiatives were filed for 2011?

137
Correct! Read more about initiative activity here.
150
Incorrect.
606
Nope! This is the number of filed initiatives in 2010.
367
Sorry!

4. 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!

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. BALLOT MEASURE TOTAL BONUS!

The total number of ballot measures on the 2012 ballot amounts to measures in states.

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