• 2014 Ballot Measure Reviews

    Ballot measures can be complicated and confusing, and that’s why citizen panels will convene to review measures on the ballot.

    Read more to find out how the Citizens’ Initiative Review brings citizens together to inform their fellow voters.

  • International Acclaim for the Citizens' Initiative Review

    The Citizens’ Initiative Review won the International Association for Public Participation’s North American and International Project of the Year awards in 2013.

  • Does it Work?

    An independent academic research team found that the 2012 Citizens’ Initiative Review was unbiased and used by over half of voters.

What does a Healthy Democracy Look Like?

What does a healthy democracy look like? Watch our latest video and find out more about the Citizens’ Initiative Review.

Citizens' Initiative Review

Read the results of the 2012 Citizens’ Initiative Reviews on Measure 82 and Measure 85, which were published in the Oregon Voters’ Pamphlet.

Morrison Institute

Morrison Institute for Public Policy is a leader in examining critical issues for Arizona and the region, and is a catalyst for public dialogue. An Arizona State University resource, Morrison Institute uses nonpartisan research, analysis and public outreach to help improve the state’s quality of life.

The Civic Canopy

The Civic Canopy is a nonprofit organization that facilitates public processes using a model that focuses on results, includes relevant stakeholders in thoughtful dialogue, and develops action plans and structures for learning from the results— all within a culture of trust and collaboration!

Aug
15

Oregon’s Citizens’ Initiative Review Could Expand To Other States

By Chris Lehman, Oregon Public Broadcasting|Published August, 15, 2014

A group of Oregonians will meet this week in Salem to figure out where they stand on an upcoming ballot measure. … more »

Aug
15

GMO Labeling Initiative Will Get a Healthy Study from Healthy Democracy

By Jamie Swinnerton,Denver Westword|Published Fri., Aug. 15 2014 at 9:06 AM

At the start of the year, it looked like Colorado’s November ballot might overflow with citizen initiatives. That flood … more »

Aug
14

See the Citizens’ Initiative Review in Salem

In just a few days, Citizens’ Initiative Review (CIR) panels will be convening in Salem to cut through the noise around two major issues on the Oregon ballot (Measure 90: … more »

Aug
11

New Process for Examining Ballot Measures will have Colorado Trial

By: JIM TROTTER | Sunday, August 11, 2014

The Citizens’ Initiative Review, which uses a balanced panel of citizen jurors to evaluate and inform voters about state ballot measures – … more »

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