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Screenshot 2020 11 18 at 16.54.38Over the past two weeks, we have all been following the results of the US presidential election closely. But on 3 November American citizens voted on much more than a President. In 32 states, voters also got to decide on over 120 ballot measures.

Join us for a webinar during which we’ll have a closer look at direct democracy in the US and what was on the ballot beyond the choice of a president:

"Every vote counts - Looking at ballot measures during the US elections"

Tuesday 1 December, from 18h-20h CET

To receive the meeting link, please register here :


18h00-19h00 CET Panel Discussion: Direct Democracy in the US
How do ballot measures work, how have initiatives dealt with Covid-19 shelter-in-place regulations and why does no referendum instrument exist at the federal level? We’ll hear from some of the foremost experts on direct democracy in the US.

Moderator: Dane Waters
Panelists: John Matsusaka - Author ‘Let the People Rule’, Jackie Mitchell - Ballotpedia, Paul Jacob - Citizens in Charge, Oliver Hall - Center for Competitive Democracy.

19h00-20h00 CET Showcase: On the ballot
In our second panel of the evening, we hear from some of the initiatives on the ballot on their campaigns, their experience with direct democracy in the US and collecting signatures in times of Covid-19.

We hope to see you there!