Swiss alcohol referendum, 1930

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A referendum on alcohol was held in Switzerland on 6 April 1930.[1] Voters were asked whether they approved of amending articles 31 and 32 bis and adding article 32 quater, which concerned alcohol.[1] The proposal was approved by a majority of voters and cantons.[1]


The referendum was a mandatory referendum,[1] which required a double majority; a majority of the popular vote and majority of the cantons.[2] The decision of each canton was based on the vote in that canton.[2] Full cantons counted as one vote, whilst half cantons counted as half.[2]


Choice Popular vote Cantons
Votes % Full Half Total
For 494,248 60.6 16 2 17
Against 321,641 39.4 3 4 5
Blank votes 9,980
Invalid votes 1,767
Total 827,636 100 19 6 22
Registered voters/turnout 1,093,191 75.7
Source: Nohlen & Stöver


  1. ^ a b c d Nohlen, D & Stöver, P (2010) Elections in Europe: A data handbook, p1909 ISBN 9783832956097
  2. ^ a b c Nohlen & Stöver, p1891