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The ballot initiatives you should be paying attention to this Election Day

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There are lots of important elections going on today. Here are the ballot initiatives to watch.
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Seattle’s democracy voucher referendum could dramatically reform money in politics

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Democracy vouchers have never been put into practice, but there’s every reason to believe they’re a great idea.
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Monopolistic marijuana legalization to appear on Ohio ballot this year, not next year

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The referendum would legalize possession and smoking, but limit most growing rights to the campaign’s financiers.

OXI dokey: A report from a Greek solidarity rally

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A report from rally in Queens in support of the OXI movement in Greece.
Yes Equality, via Yes Equality / Creative Commons

Irish referendum on gay marriage underway

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Ireland heads to the polls today to vote on same-sex marriage.
Old wooden churches on island Kizhi on Onega (Onezhskoye) lake in region Karelia on North of Russia, UNESCO World Heritage site (Shutterstock)

When is Putin’s secession-referendum for Chechnya, Dagestan and Karelia?

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Vladimir Putin is such a fan of democratic referenda to set a people free, so why does he refuse to free his own?
Crimea referendum ballot, courtesy of Kyiv Post.

Crimean referendum offers 2 choices: Secede & join Russia now, or Secede & join Russia later

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The only choices on the ballot are whether to join Russia now or later.
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