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    referendum

    referendum - Dictionary definition and meaning for word referendum

    Definition
    (noun) a legislative act is referred for final approval to a popular vote by the electorate
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for referendum

refer + dum -> we "refer" politicians on our own "dum". So we directly vote them.

When a politician wants to change a law that they think is dumb…and make it smarter…they have to “refer” to “end” the “dumb” way we do things by submitting a referendum.

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