You can talk about the plebiscite from various angles. Some people will distinguish between the territorial plebiscite, other plebiscite, which will legally be called a referendum, and others will mention the plebiscite as a form of entertainment for a larger group of people.
A territorial plebiscite is aimed at verifying by a given society the disputes concerning a given territory. Often the subject of a plebiscite, the feeling of voting is, for example, belonging to a country, or whether a new territorial unit should be created.
If we consider the plebiscite called referendum again, rather, we will be taking into account the vote of the public, on matters relating to various changes in the country. This was the case, for example, with the referendum on such a question, whether Poland should join the European Union or not. In some cities such referendums may be held, if society begins to disagree with the prevailing current government. For example, people go to vote, whether there should be early elections, or wait until the elections with new decisions, which are to take place as planned.
The last form of the plebiscite is perhaps the most sympathetic. It is about this, that there are various competitions for the best actor or for the best music group in a given year. People usually have a chance to vote for their favorites by means of text messages or special polls on websites. At the same time, they can win valuable prizes.