In practice, this usually includes 1) good governance measures that incumbents don’t like (e.g. redistricting) and 2) civil rights measures that special interests or religious conservatives don’t like (e.g. drug reform, prison reform, gay marriage)
Why I vote “no” on (almost) all California ballot propositions, even if I agree with them
Michael Levinson

This is a good way around some of the principal-agent problems that representative governance creates, especially when it comes to agents’ incentives (e.g. politicians’ remuneration, measures to affect political competitiveness). This also leads to an important test in externalities within society (e.g. would a minority or vulnerable group be negatively affected by this passing/not passing?)