A popular vote to ascertain the will of the sovereign.
A vote by universal male suffrage; especially, in France, a popular vote, as first sanctioned by the National Constitution of 1791.
A vote to determine the opinion of voters on any matter of public concern. Plebiscites may only be initiated by the Lieutenant Governor in Council. The results of a plebiscite are not binding on the government.
a vote of all the people in a territory or country on an important issue, usually a matter of national sovereignty. Sometimes voters are presented with a choice between continuing to be ruled by the existing power, choosing independence, or some other course, such as annexation. In 1935, for example, the region of Saar chose to remain part of Germany rather than become part of France.
An issue put before the electorate which does not affect the Constitution.
A vote of an entire nation or other large political unit on a question of great importance. As there are no candidates, a plebiscite is not an election. Instead, people vote yes or no on a proposition, rather like a referendum. However, whereas the latter is used to get the public to approve (or not) various public measures or actual laws, â€˜plebisciteâ€™ has come to mean a popular vote concerning changes of sovereignty. Plebiscites are often used by dictatorships and other undemocratic regimes to give themselves spurious legitimacy.
a vote by the electorate determining public opinion on a question of national importance
a direct vote by an electorate of a nation to decide a question of national importance, such as governmental policy
a direct vote by which voters are invited to accept or refuse the measure, program or the government of a person or a party, and is a consultation whereby citizens exercise the right of national self-determination
an expression of opinion by means of a vote of citizens which is not binding on a government
a vote by which the people of an entire country express an opinion for or against - an yes or no, on a single issue or proposal
a vote of the Australian people to express an opinion on a particular issue
a vote on one specific issue or question.
Voting on regional or national issue.
A direct vote of all electors; in Australia, distinguished from a referendum
The United Nations Trusteeship Council held a plebiscite in 1961 in respect of reunification of Southern Cameroons (anglophone) with the newly independent Republic of Cameroon (francophone). Southern Cameroonians voted by more than two to one to reunify with the Republic See DeLancey 1989, pp 41-43.
a vote on a national issue by everyone that has a right to vote.
vote in which people decide on an important political question, also called a referendum