Swiss public order referendum, 1934

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A referendum on public order was held in Switzerland on 11 March 1934.[1] Voters were asked whether they approved of a federal law on maintaining public order.[1] The proposal was rejected by 53.8% 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 419,399 46.2
Against 488,672 53.8
Blank votes 11,431
Invalid votes 2,682
Total 922,184 100
Registered voters/turnout 1,167,508 79.0
Source: Nohlen & Stöver


  1. ^ a b c d Nohlen, D & Stöver, P (2010) Elections in Europe: A data handbook, p1911 ISBN 9783832956097
  2. ^ Nohlen & Stöver, p1891