Citizens Initiative Review

Swiss town tests citizen panel to help voters analyse information

From swissinfo.ch: The municipality of Sion in southwestern Switzerland is planning a participative democracy experiment, first tried out in the US...

New report: Doing Democracy Better

From The Constitution Unit at University College London: The report, Doing Democracy Better: How Can Information and Discourse in Election and...

A deliberate fix for democracy

From Knowable Magazine: As hard as it may be to believe — especially in times of government shutdowns and partisan paralysis...

Citizens’ Juries – providing a neutral recommendation on voting issues

From swissinfo.ch: In Switzerland, issues up for vote are typically complex and the interests of different parties are often difficult...

Lawmakers Consider Including ‘Citizens’ Statements’ In The State’s Voter Guide

From WGBH News:  Across the state, in mailboxes, libraries and lobbies, there are stacks of Massachusetts voter guides. The red booklet...

Massachusetts: State lawmakers working to make ballot questions more clear to voters

From WWLP 22 News: BOSTON (WWLP) – State lawmakers are working to make voting easier on election day. Ballot questions...

Can Citizen Governance Save Our Republic?

From Governing magazine: . . . Other states have taken their own steps to amplify citizen voices and drown out special...