Swiss insurance referendum, 1890

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A referendum on accident and health insurance was held in Switzerland on 2 October 1890.[1] Voters were asked whether they approved of a federal resolution on amending the constitution with regards to accident and health insurance.[1] It was approved by a majority of voters and cantons.[1]

Background[edit]

The referendum was a mandatory referendum,[1] which as it pertained to the constitution, required both a majority of voters and cantons,[2] as opposed to an optional referendum, which required only a majority of the public vote.[2]

Results[edit]

Choice Popular vote Cantons
Votes % Full Half Total
For 283,228 75.4 18 5 20.5
Against 92,200 24.6 1 1 1.5
Blank votes 12,409
Invalid votes 8,611
Total 396,448 100 19 6 22
Registered voters/turnout 663,531 59.7
Source: Nohlen & Stöver

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Nohlen, D & Stöver, P (2010) Elections in Europe: A data handbook, p1904 ISBN 9783832956097
  2. ^ a b Nohlen & Stöver, p1891