Latest Referendum Stories

2014-06-20 12:22:19

TAIPEI, June 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- A massive cyber attack on the websites of pro-democracy newspaper Apple Daily originated from a heavy concentration of computers and ISPs located in China, internal and vendor records show. At its peak, the distributed denial-of-service attack launched on June 18 flooded Apple Daily in Taiwan with more than 10 billion bogus DNS requests in a 24-hour period. Web logs from a separate, direct attack on Apple Daily servers show much of the traffic...

2014-06-03 12:46:48

Imaginary Forces, Nate Kaplan and Guru Media Solutions Join Forces to Develop and Launch Unique Platforms Designed to Inform California Voters on Election Day LOS ANGELES, June 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- With two California state ballot propositions considered confusing to its citizens, many voters will be left perplexed and uninformed when they enter voting booths on June 3rd. To help inform California voters, Imaginary Forces, Guru Media Solutions, and Nate Kaplan, a long-time...

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...

Word of the Day
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'