In a measure with urban vs. rural overtones Idaho’s Senate passed a bill Monday toughening getting initiatives or referendums on ballots.
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The “gilets jaunes”, like Brexiteers and Trump supporters, are pushing for direct democracy which they argue should be eased by tech.
Wyoming’s legislature rejected a resolution to amend the Constitution such that voters would have to approve any new taxes or tax hikes.
Gavin Newson recall has pundits arguing voters should only boot a sitting politician for grievous misbehavior such as crimes and malfeasance.
Anarchy may very well be considered as something that is different from the violent, lawless chaos many people picture it to be.
Democracy Works Podcast provides a different take on the story we’re often told about direct democracy and civic engagement.
Boulder began a preview of new software that allows online signature gathering for initiative petitions, recalls and referendums.
There were 314 local measures in 26 different states and D.C., on the ballot for voters in the top 100 largest cities.
Swiss preschoolers line up to cast their ballots in a vote that will shape lives in the make-believe village where they call the shots.
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