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| [[New Hampshire]] || '''<span style="color:red"><center>No</center></span>''' || '''<span style="color:blue"><center>Yes</center></span>''' || '''<span style="color:red"><center>No</center></span>''' || '''<span style="color:red"><center>No</center></span>''' || '''<span style="color:red"><center>No</center></span>''' || '''<span style="color:red"><center>No</center></span>'''
 
| [[New Hampshire]] || '''<span style="color:red"><center>No</center></span>''' || '''<span style="color:blue"><center>Yes</center></span>''' || '''<span style="color:red"><center>No</center></span>''' || '''<span style="color:red"><center>No</center></span>''' || '''<span style="color:red"><center>No</center></span>''' || '''<span style="color:red"><center>No</center></span>'''
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| [[New Jersey]] || '''<span style="color:red"><center>No</center></span>''' || '''<span style="color:blue"><center>Yes</center></span>''' || '''<span style="color:red"><center>No</center></span>''' || '''<span style="color:red"><center>No</center></span>''' || '''<span style="color:red"><center>No</center></span>''' || '''<span style="color:blue"><center>Yes</center></span>'''
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| [[New Mexico]] || '''<span style="color:blue"><center>Yes</center></span>''' || '''<span style="color:blue"><center>Yes</center></span>''' || '''<span style="color:red"><center>No</center></span>''' || '''<span style="color:red"><center>No</center></span>''' || '''<span style="color:blue"><center>Yes</center></span>''' || '''<span style="color:red"><center>No</center></span>'''
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| [[New York]] || '''<span style="color:red"><center>No</center></span>''' || '''<span style="color:blue"><center>Yes</center></span>''' || '''<span style="color:red"><center>No</center></span>''' || '''<span style="color:red"><center>No</center></span>''' || '''<span style="color:red"><center>No</center></span>''' || '''<span style="color:red"><center>No</center></span>'''
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| [[North Carolina]] || '''<span style="color:red"><center>No</center></span>''' || '''<span style="color:blue"><center>Yes</center></span>''' || '''<span style="color:red"><center>No</center></span>''' || '''<span style="color:red"><center>No</center></span>''' || '''<span style="color:red"><center>No</center></span>''' || '''<span style="color:red"><center>No</center></span>'''
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| [[North Dakota]] || '''<span style="color:blue"><center>Yes</center></span>''' || '''<span style="color:blue"><center>Yes</center></span>''' || '''<span style="color:blue"><center>Yes</center></span>''' || '''<span style="color:blue"><center>Yes</center></span>''' || '''<span style="color:blue"><center>Yes</center></span>''' || '''<span style="color:blue"><center>Yes</center></span>'''
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| [[Ohio]] || '''<span style="color:blue"><center>Yes</center></span>''' || '''<span style="color:blue"><center>Yes</center></span>''' || '''<span style="color:blue"><center>Yes</center></span>''' || '''<span style="color:blue"><center>Yes</center></span>''' || '''<span style="color:blue"><center>Yes</center></span>''' || '''<span style="color:red"><center>No</center></span>'''
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| [[Oklahoma]] || '''<span style="color:blue"><center>Yes</center></span>''' || '''<span style="color:blue"><center>Yes</center></span>''' || '''<span style="color:blue"><center>Yes</center></span>''' || '''<span style="color:blue"><center>Yes</center></span>''' || '''<span style="color:blue"><center>Yes</center></span>''' || '''<span style="color:red"><center>No</center></span>'''
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| [[Oregon]] || '''<span style="color:blue"><center>Yes</center></span>''' || '''<span style="color:blue"><center>Yes</center></span>''' || '''<span style="color:blue"><center>Yes</center></span>''' || '''<span style="color:blue"><center>Yes</center></span>''' || '''<span style="color:blue"><center>Yes</center></span>''' || '''<span style="color:blue"><center>Yes</center></span>'''
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| [[Pennsylvania]] || '''<span style="color:red"><center>No</center></span>''' || '''<span style="color:blue"><center>Yes</center></span>''' || '''<span style="color:red"><center>No</center></span>''' || '''<span style="color:red"><center>No</center></span>''' || '''<span style="color:red"><center>No</center></span>''' || '''<span style="color:red"><center>No</center></span>'''
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| [[Rhode Island]] || '''<span style="color:red"><center>No</center></span>''' || '''<span style="color:blue"><center>Yes</center></span>''' || '''<span style="color:red"><center>No</center></span>''' || '''<span style="color:red"><center>No</center></span>''' || '''<span style="color:red"><center>No</center></span>''' || '''<span style="color:blue"><center>Yes</center></span>'''
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| [[South Carolina]] || '''<span style="color:red"><center>No</center></span>''' || '''<span style="color:blue"><center>Yes</center></span>''' || '''<span style="color:red"><center>No</center></span>''' || '''<span style="color:red"><center>No</center></span>''' || '''<span style="color:red"><center>No</center></span>''' || '''<span style="color:red"><center>No</center></span>'''
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| [[South Dakota]] || '''<span style="color:blue"><center>Yes</center></span>''' || '''<span style="color:blue"><center>Yes</center></span>''' || '''<span style="color:blue"><center>Yes</center></span>''' || '''<span style="color:blue"><center>Yes</center></span>''' || '''<span style="color:blue"><center>Yes</center></span>''' || '''<span style="color:red"><center>No</center></span>'''
 
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| [[Wyoming]] || '''<span style="color:red"><center>No</center></span>''' || '''<span style="color:blue"><center>Yes</center></span>''' || '''<span style="color:blue"><center>Yes</center></span>''' || '''<span style="color:red"><center>No</center></span>''' || '''<span style="color:blue"><center>Yes</center></span>''' || '''<span style="color:blue"><center>Yes</center></span>'''
 
| [[Wyoming]] || '''<span style="color:red"><center>No</center></span>''' || '''<span style="color:blue"><center>Yes</center></span>''' || '''<span style="color:blue"><center>Yes</center></span>''' || '''<span style="color:red"><center>No</center></span>''' || '''<span style="color:blue"><center>Yes</center></span>''' || '''<span style="color:blue"><center>Yes</center></span>'''

Revision as of 14:10, 5 April 2008

The seven generally acknowledged forms of direct democracy are:

The chart below doesn't include the statute affirmation as a category since it is only available in one state.

State Legislatively-referred
state statute
Legislatively-referred
constitutional amendment
Initiated state statute Initiated constitutional amendment Veto referendum Recall
Alabama
No
Yes
No
No
No
No
Alaska
No
Yes
Yes (indirect)
No
Yes
Yes
Arizona
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Arkansas
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
California
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Colorado
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Connecticut
No
Yes
No
No
No
No
Delaware
Yes
No
No
No
No
No
Florida
No
Yes
No
Yes
No
No
Georgia
No
Yes
No
No
No
Yes
Hawaii
No
Yes
No
No
No
No
Idaho
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Illinois
Yes
Yes
No
Yes (very limited)
No
No
Indiana
No
Yes
No
No
No
No
Iowa
No
Yes
No
No
No
No
Kansas
No
Yes
No
No
No
Yes
Kentucky
Yes
Yes
No
No
Yes
No
Louisiana
No
Yes
No
No
No
Yes
Maine
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
No
Maryland
Yes
Yes
No
No
Yes
No
Massachusetts
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Michigan
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Minnesota
No
Yes
No
No
No
Yes
Mississippi
No
Yes
No
Yes
No
No
Missouri
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Montana
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Nebraska
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Nevada
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
New Hampshire
No
Yes
No
No
No
No
New Jersey
No
Yes
No
No
No
Yes
New Mexico
Yes
Yes
No
No
Yes
No
New York
No
Yes
No
No
No
No
North Carolina
No
Yes
No
No
No
No
North Dakota
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Ohio
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Oklahoma
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Oregon
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Pennsylvania
No
Yes
No
No
No
No
Rhode Island
No
Yes
No
No
No
Yes
South Carolina
No
Yes
No
No
No
No
South Dakota
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Wyoming
No
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Yes

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