How does a Referendum Work?

How a referendum works is the public officials in office draft a proposal that is sent to the people, or voters, of a city or county to vote on. If the proposal is approved by voters, it becomes law. You may be familiar with school referendums, this is where schools are asking for an increase in property taxes to pay for expenses. School referendums have become more popular with federal and state funding being cut in education. You can find more information here: