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Warm Up: Use each word in a sentence Refer- Initiate- Propose - Recall-
A. statutes : laws NC General Assembly passes B. Ordinances :laws passed by municipalities (county or municipal) C. Referendum :way for citizens to approve or reject a state or local law
I. Initiatives: way citizens propose new laws or state constitutional amendments Indirect: measure is first brought to legislature to be passed into law, then put to a popular vote if not enacted by legislature Direct: put to a popular vote directly after being submitted by petition Proposition :if citizens want a new law they must gather signatures of registered voters on a petition Enough signatures the proposed law is put on the ballot in the next general election Recall: voters can remove an elected official from office through a direct vote before his or her term has ended
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