Our View: Ballot initiatives could give voters greater voice
Should Connecticut citizens have the right to petition issues onto a ballot for a statewide vote? That’s the question that will be asked if voters approve a referendum question in November calling for a constitutional convention.
Thirty-one states now allow ballot initiatives, whereby citizens can bypass the legislative process and petition to have referendum questions on issues put directly to voters for approval or rejection. There are several groups in the state that support amending the state constitution to allow ballot initiatives — and hope a constitutional convention will serve as the vehicle for that.