Swiss employment protection referendum, 1924

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A referendum on employment protection was held in Switzerland on 17 February 1924.[1] Voters were asked whether they approved of an amendment to the federal employment protection law.[1] The proposal was rejected by 57.6% of voters.[1]


The referendum was an optional referendum,[1] which only a majority of the vote, as opposed to the mandatory referendums, which required a double majority; a majority of the popular vote and majority of the cantons.[2]


Choice Votes %
For 320,668 42.4
Against 436,180 57.6
Blank votes 7,676
Invalid votes 1,981
Total 766,505 100
Registered voters/turnout 995,663 77.0
Source: Nohlen & Stöver


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