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A direct popular vote on a proposed law or constitutional amendment
A note from a diplomat to his government requesting instructions
When the government allows the electorate to vote directly on an issue of public importance
A measure referred to voters by a state legislature proposing that specific legislation be approved or rejected Oftentimes, the terms "ballot initiative," "referendum" and "proposition" are used interchangeably
The principle or practice of submitting a law to popular vote after the filing of a petition expressing the wish of the people to vote on such law
The submission of a law or proposed law to a direct vote of the electorate Referendums are used at the state and local levels Some issues must be submitted to the electorate, such as amendments to a state constitution or increases in property taxes Occasionally, legislatures will submit controversial issues to the voters Issues raised by initiative petition are also commonly submitted to a popular vote
a form of direct democracy in which citizens of a state, through gathering signatures, can require that a legislative act come before the people as a whole for a vote; also allows the legislature to send any proposal for a law to the people for a vote
If a country holds a referendum on a particular policy, they ask the people to vote on the policy and show whether or not they agree with it. Estonia said it too planned to hold a referendum on independence. referenda referendums when people vote in order to make a decision about a particular subject, rather than voting for a person referendum on
the principle or practice of referring measures proposed or passed by a legislative body to the bote of the electorate for approval or rejection
The principle or practice of referring measures passed upon by the legislative body to the body of voters, or electorate, for approval or rejection, as in the Swiss cantons (except Freiburg) and in various local governments in the United States, and also in the local option laws, etc
A voting procedure conducted by government to get an answer to a particular question from members of the public •Government`s Rights
The referral to a public vote in a school district now required to raise taxes above the limits set by the state or to approve most school district borrowing
/n 1 the easiest way to obliterate democracy 2 the process of politically designing a question that has only one answer [Latin from referre, (carry back), related to, "a referred pain in the "] See: Democratic Racism and Justicide
The submission of a law, proposed by the Legislature or already in effect, to a direct vote of the people In Oregon, both houses of the Legislature must vote to refer a statute or constitutional amendment for a popular vote Such referrals cannot be vetoed by the governor In addition, to pLAe a referendum on the ballot, supporters must obtain a specified number of signatures from registered voters The number required is determined by a fixed percentage of the votes cast for all candidates for governor at the general election preceding the filing of the petition Referendum petitions require four percent, currently 44,524 signatures (See also: Initiative)
The submission of a law, proposed or already in effect, to a direct vote of the people
{i} poll of an entire population, referral of a vote to the entire electorate
A process for deciding a matter of public policy by a vote by the registered electors
a legislative act is referred for final approval to a popular vote by the electorate
A process of referring a matter proposed or passed by a legislative body to the electorate to vote for approval or rejection
A direct vote by which the electorate can decide issues of public policy put to it by its government After the National Convention* of 1946-48, the government asked Newfoundlanders to decide their political future by this means In the first referendum (3 June 1948), Newfoundlanders voted for one of three forms of government-- continued Commission of Government*; Responsible Government* as it existed in 1933, or confederation* with Canada Neither option received a majority of votes In the second referendum, (22 July 1948), only two options were on the ballot--confederation and responsible government Confederation won with 52 percent of the vote
The right to approve or reject by popular vote a meassure passed upon by a legislature
Submission of a question to decision by the electorate
A diplomatic agent's note asking for instructions from his government concerning a particular matter or point
Referendum is distinguished from the mandate, or instruction of representatives by the people, from direct government by the people, in which they initiate and make the laws by direct action without representation, and from a plebiscite, or popular vote taken on any measure proposed by a person or body having the initiative but not constituting a representative or constituent body
A method by which a measure adopted by the legislature may be submitted to the voters
The method by which a measure adopted by the Legislature may be submitted to the electorate for a vote
a vote by all voters on a question; in Australia, nearly always a public vote on a proposed law to alter the Constitution
also, the right to so approve or reject laws, or the vote by which this is done
The method, used by members of the public, by which a measure adopted by the Legislature may be submitted to the electorate for a vote A referendum petition must be signed by electors equal in number to 5 percent of the votes for all candidates for Governor at the last gubernatorial election
The submission of a proposed public measure or actual statute to a direct popular vote
A process by which voters are allowed to approve or reject a law, proposed or already in effect This is used only at the state level
A direct vote by the people on a planned law
A vote of the people upon a law already enacted by the General Assembly or upon a proposal to change the law
The principle or practice of referring measures proposed or passed by a legislative body to the vote of the electorate for approval or rejection
referendum and initiative
Electoral devices by which voters express their wishes regarding government policy or proposed legislation. Obligatory referenda are those required by law. Optional referenda are put on the ballot when a sufficient number of voters sign a petition demanding that a law passed by the legislature be ratified by the people. Obligatory and optional referenda should be distinguished from the voluntary referenda that legislatures submit to voters to decide an issue or to test public opinion. Initiatives are used to invoke a popular vote on a proposed law or constitutional amendment. Direct initiatives are submitted directly to the public after approval by a required number of voters; indirect initiatives are submitted to the legislature. Switzerland has held about half the world's national referenda. Referenda also are common at the local and state level in the U.S. In the late 20th century, referenda were employed more frequently, particularly in Europe, to decide public policy on voting systems, treaties and peace agreements (e.g., the Maastricht Treaty), and social issues. See also plebiscite
ad referendum
Denoting an agreement that has been made pending the assent of a superior
public referendum
public vote
plural of referendum
plural of referendum



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    /ˌrefərˈendəm/ /ˌrɛfɜrˈɛndəm/


    [ "re-f&-'ren-d&m ] (noun.) 1847. Latin, neuter gerundive of referre (to refer)

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