Benefits of Initiatives
- Better Policy
Ballot initiatives allow citizens to enact meaningful policy changes that otherwise have little chance of being passed by politicians.
- Legislator Competition
The initiative process helps hold government accountable to the people.
- Higher Voter Turnout
Ballot initiatives and referendums create more interest, therefore higher voter turnout, in elections.
- Beating Big Money
Ballot initiatives and referendums help citizens overcome well-funded special interests.