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2012-06-06 14:21:02

Survey Omits Ballot Language, Leading to Skewed Results TAMPA, Fla., June 6, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today's polling results on Florida Ballot Amendment 8 released by Florida Opinion Research did not utilize the formal ballot question which will appear on the ballot November 6, according to Citizens for Religious Freedom and Non-Discrimination, thus not reflecting an accurate picture of support for the amendment. The survey asked voters: "Would you vote for or against...

2012-05-22 06:27:23

SAN FRANCISCO, May 22, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- California voters pulling out their absentee ballots over the next few days and heading to the polls June 5th will be confronted with an unfamiliar ballot, and two hotly contested ballot initiatives. The newly updated nonpartisan California Choices (www.californiachoices.org) can help guide voters through the process. The nonpartisan website features comprehensive information about the statewide June ballot initiatives including endorsements,...

2011-05-16 07:00:00

HELENA, Mont., May 16, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- A statewide, bipartisan, grassroots coalition has been formed to place a citizens' referendum on the 2012 ballot to repeal controversial Montana House Bill 198 (HB198). The bill, which was allowed to become law by Gov. Brian Schweitzer on May 12, significantly restricts Montana property owners' rights and broadens the ability for private corporations to exercise eminent domain in acquiring land for private profit, a coalition spokesperson Marie...

2011-03-23 16:02:08

New study links quality of life to active participation in direct democracy US citizens who have a high quality of life are more engaged in the direct democracy process, according to Ryan Yonk from Utah State University and Professor Shauna Reilly from Northern Kentucky University in the US. Their study, looking at the effects of quality of life on voter participation in direct democracy elections, demonstrates that quality of life is a strong predictor of voter turnout. However,...

2010-11-16 00:00:45

How do you get a referendum passed when you have only eight weeks, are legally prohibited from advocacy, and are working with limited resources in an anti-tax election year? Madison Area Technical College found a way"”and won! On Sept. 8, the Madison College Board of Trustees voted to ask College-area residents to support a $133.8 million referendum on the Nov. 2 ballot. That was just short of eight weeks to educate more than 725,000 district residents about the need to upgrade the...

2010-10-26 08:30:00

No One Ever Suggested that Presidents Lincoln and Roosevelt Should Have Been Denied the Right to Vote. ARLINGTON, Va., Oct. 26 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) declared today that Kansas voters will demonstrate national leadership if they "Vote Yes on 2!" in the referendum on a constitutional amendment on Election Day, Nov 2. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20100216/NAMILOGO) (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100216/NAMILOGO)...

2009-09-01 09:47:28

An appellate court was set Tuesday to hear arguments from an auto dealer seeking to halt the construction of the new Florida Marlins' stadium, officials said. Norman Braman, who was stymied last year in his legal battle to force a referendum on the building of the $609 million ballpark and parking structure, was to argue his case before the state of Florida's Third District Court of Appeal in Miami, The Miami Herald reported. Braman's argument that a public vote was necessary to approve the...

2009-05-25 12:20:08

A plurality of Swedes is in favor of ditching the kronor and adopting the euro as the nation's currency, a poll indicates. The survey by the polling firm Novus on behalf of the Liberal Party was published in the Dagens Nyheter newspaper Monday. It indicated that 47 percent of Swedes backed a move to the euro with 44 percent against it, the Swedish news agency TT reported. The poll showed male voters more strongly in favor of the euro with 50 percent in favor and 42 percent against, while the...

2009-01-02 12:12:04

Local leaders in a Swedish tourist town say their decision to adopt the euro as a co-official currency could spur its adoption nationwide. The town of Hoganas this week made it legal for residents to pay their rent and other bills in either euros or the national kronor and will also be able to draw euros from ATMs. We have developed a Eurocity logo, which we think will become a standard across Sweden and we believe that almost all the counties will follow suit within a couple of years, said...

2008-11-05 00:00:05

Michigan voters Tuesday approved a referendum calling for marijuana to be legal for medicinal purposes. The ballot measure provided that people can grow marijuana and use it with a doctor's approval for specific medical purposes. CNN said 63 percent of Michigan voters supported the referendum, while 37 percent opposed it, with 60 percent of precincts reporting. Sixty-five percent of Massachusetts voters opted to decriminalize the possession of up to 1 ounce of marijuana in a state...