FAQ

What are ballot initiative rights?
Ballot initiative rights give registered voters the right to petition for issues to be placed on the ballot for a statewide vote.  It is a form of direct democracy that allows citizens to propose statues or laws, amendments, and referendums or recalls of recently passed bills. Learn more here.

Who needs to act?
Any member of the Indiana General Assembly (House and Senate) can file a joint resolution to amend the Indiana State Constitution to allow for ballot initiative rights.

What states have ballot initiative rights?
Currently, 26 states have some form of ballot initiative rights  Those states are:Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Floria, Idaho, Illinois, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, South Dakota, Utah, Washington, and Wyoming.

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