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Word of the Day — March 28, 2012

March 28, 2012 - Scott Viau
Referendum — REF-er-EN-dum — a general vote on a single political question that has been referred to the electorate for a direct decision

Example: "The Week magazine commented on the California debate over the legal use of marijuana: 'A referendum will be placed on the ballot this November asking voters whether adults should be allowed to possess up to one ounce or six plants without a doctor's recommendation.

 
 

 

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