Definition: Intiative, Referendum, and Recall
Initiative, Referendum, Recall
In certain states, the
people can have a big say in legislation. Each of these
began during the Progressive Era of the early 1900s.
- Some states allow people to introduce bills directly into
the state legislature.
- Some states allow people to vote on certain bills.
- Some states allow voters to petition to remove incumbents
from office prematurely. In these cases, there would be a
special election to determine if the official stays or is
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