Democracy Forum -- Ballot Questions: Whose Initiatives Are They?

Friday, August 18, 2023
4:00 PM – 5:00 PM

LWV-Downeast hosts a monthly radio program on democracy in cooperation with WERU FM. 

We're taking August off. This month, we'll rebroadcast our program from April. talking about the citizen initiative process in Maine: the sheer number of initiatives, the money behind them, their strengths and shortcomings, home-grown vs. "from away." How does the initiative process work, and how is it working for Maine? Can ordinary citizens still run a ballot question? With eight questions on the November ballot, this is still a timely conversation.

Special Guests:

This show was be pre-recorded; no listener calls were taken. Comments and questions may be emailed to with Democracy Forum on the subject line. Learn more here.

WERU 89.9 FM Blue Hill, streaming at