You have no statewide Initiative & Referendum rights. Yet, 80 home-rule cities including St. Paul, Bloomington, Red Wing, Duluth and St. Cloud have local Initiative and/or Referendum.


See the results of a poll on support for statewide initiative & referendum here.

Grade: D

Click here to view Minnesota’s individual report in Of the People, By the People, For the People: A 2010 Report Card on Statewide Voter Initiative Rights.

Citizen State Coordinator

For more information about how to get involved in bringing the initiative process to Minnesota, contact the Citizens in Charge Foundation Minnesota Citizen State Coordinator:

Tony Feffer

Phone: (651) 762-1000

Email Tony

State Balloting Process

How to bring the ballot initiative process to Minnesota


Three times in the last century, Minnesotans voted on a measure to
establish a statewide process of initiative and referendum and each time
a majority favored the process. But that alone was not been enough to
enact initiative and referendum in the state… Read More

Ballot Qualifications & Schedule

There is currently no statewide initiative or referendum in Minnesota. Join Citizens in Charge Foundation and volunteer to help organize your state.