Definitions for "Ballot initiative"
A form of direct democracy practiced in some parts of the United States, where citizens can propose legislative measures to be voted on via referenda at the next election of elected representatives.
A ballot initiative or measure, called "propositions" in some states, which allows voters to propose a legislative measure or state constitutional amendments. Ballot measures are an example of direct democracy in the United States. But they do not supercede the Constitution. Controversial ballot measures, in particular, are often litigated, and sometimes overturned by the courts.
A public policy question decided by a vote of the people. The placement of the question on the ballot is initiated by the people (usually by petition). Used only at the state level.
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