Synonyms of referendum
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ballotA ballot is a secret vote in which people select a candidate in an election, or express their opinion about something.
• The result of the ballot will not be known for two weeks.
plebisciteA plebiscite is a direct vote by the people of a country or region in which they say whether they agree or disagree with a particular policy, for example whether a region should become an independent state.
• The future of the country should be decided by plebiscite.
pollThe polls means an election for a country's government, or the place where people go to vote in an election.
• In 1945, Churchill was defeated at the polls.
Thesaurus for referendum from the Collins English Thesaurus
submission of an issue of public importance to the direct vote of the electorate