The Power of a Prolific Local Petitioning Process

Tue, Apr 27 2010 by Staff

Last week Trevor Ford talked about New Jersey voters taking charge of their state using local initiative and referendum processes. What happened in New Jersey underscores how much power can be given to citizens when they have an accessible local process to initiate legislation and bring government matters to a vote.

The following states recognize some form of local initiative and referendum rights for more than half their citizens: