Swiss disease control referendum, 1913

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A referendum on disease control was held in Switzerland on 4 May 1913.[1] Voters were asked whether they approved of amending two articles of the constitution, 31 II, lit d and 69, which covered the control of human and animal diseases.[1] It was approved by a majority of voters and cantons.


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 169,012 60.3 15 5 17.5
Against 111,163 39.7 4 1 4.5
Blank votes 16,409
Invalid votes 7,622
Total 304,206 100 19 6 22
Registered voters/turnout 844,175 36.0
Source: Nohlen & Stöver


  1. ^ a b c Nohlen, D & Stöver, P (2010) Elections in Europe: A data handbook, p1907 ISBN 9783832956097
  2. ^ a b c Nohlen & Stöver, p1891