Swiss referendum, 1877

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A three-part referendum was held in Switzerland on 21 October 1877.[1] A federal law on working in factories was approved by voters, whilst a federal law on compensation for not serving in the military and a federal law on the political rights of settled and travelling people and the loss of rights for Swiss citizens were both rejected.[1]

Background[edit]

The referendum was classed as an optional referendum,[1] which meant that only a majority of the public vote was required for the proposals to be approve, as opposed to the mandatory referendums that required both a majority of voters and cantons to approve the proposals.[2]

Results[edit]

Federal law on working in factories[edit]

Choice Votes %
For 181,204 51.5
Against 170,857 48.5
Invalid/blank votes
Total 352,061 100
Registered voters/turnout
Source: Nohlen & Stöver

Federal law on compensation for not serving in the military[edit]

Choice Votes %
For 170,223 48.4
Against 181,383 51.6
Invalid/blank votes
Total 351,606 100
Registered voters/turnout
Source: Nohlen & Stöver

Federal law on the political rights of settled and travelling people and on the loss of rights of Swiss citizens[edit]

Choice Votes %
For 131,557 38.2
Against 213,230 61.8
Invalid/blank votes
Total 344,787 100
Registered voters/turnout
Source: Nohlen & Stöver

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Nohlen, D & Stöver, P (2010) Elections in Europe: A data handbook, p1902 ISBN 9783832956097
  2. ^ Nohlen & Stöver, p1891