How are referenda held?

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What the plural form of referendum?

The plural form of referendum is "referendums" or "referenda."

What if the plural of referendum?

The plural of "referendum" is "referendums" or "referenda." Both forms are commonly accepted.

How many states had endorsed referenda for medical marijuana by 1992?

By 1992, 35 states in the U. S. had endorsed referenda for medical marijuana.

Difference between Referendums and General Elections?

1. In elections you vote for a candidate or party, wheras in referenda you vote on a issue. 2. Elections are multi issue (eg party manifesto's) and referenda are single issue. 3. Elections are mandatory, referenda can be advisory or mandatory. 4. Elections are about electing people to hold positions of power, referenda are about influencing those already in power.

What is the plural of referendum?

The plural of refendum is referenda or referendums.

Plural of referendum?

Either referendums or referenda is acceptable.

When does a referendum take place?

Referenda occur as called and allowed for under the laws of the given jurisdiction. Referenda can be called based on the successful petition for a law asking for direct vote. Referenda are also used regularly in some areas which vote on property tax increases used to fund their public school districts.

What is an election that votes on policies and not candidates?

It is called a referendum ( plural referenda ) .

What did Australians have to do for Australia to become a country?

The governments from the 6 colonies basically held a summit where they agreed to hold referenda on the issue of Federation. With the exception of Western Australia, they all agreed to federate. Once WA had agreed to join, the constitution was tied up, and the necessary legislation sent back for Britain for Queen Vicky to sign.

When were referendums first introduced in Britain?

There is no specific law governing referenda in the UK. The earliest local referendums in the UK were held in Scotland in 1913, on the issue of alcohol prohibition, under the Temperance (Scotland) Act 1913 (repealed in 1976). Referendums at parish-level, by voter initiative, were first legalised in 1972. Like all referenda in the UK these are non-binding - a referendum is only binding if the law calling for it explicitly says so.The first major referendum was held in 1973 in Northern Ireland, amid a nationalist-led boycott, asking if the country wished to remain in the UK or join the Republic of Ireland. The result was 98.9% voting to stay in the Union, with 58.1% turnout. Similar referenda on devolution or to increase regional power have since been held in Wales (thrice), Scotland (twice), North-East England and Greater London. The first referendum to successfully change the law was the 1997 Scottish devolution referendum.The first nation-wide referendum was held on June 5, 1975. It asked voters if they agreed with the Government's decision to join the European Economic Community, with 67.2% voting "Yes" on 64.% turnout. This referendum was not binding, and would not necessarily have led to a change in the law.The first binding nation-wide referendum was held on May 5th, 2011, asking voters if they wished to use the Alternative Vote system for elections to the House of Commons. 67.9% voted "No" on 41.9% turnout. If there had been a "Yes" vote, the referendum would definitely have been followed by legislative action and electoral reform by 2015.

Political reaction against new immigration has been most visible in?

referenda passed in California that limited immigrants' access to social services and bilingual education

How do you stop same-sex marriage from being legalized?

You vote for anti-gay candidates. You vote in favor of anti-gay referenda. By doing these things, you may be able to temporarily obstruct the right of gays and lesbians to marry.