Swiss referendums, 1928

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Two referendums were held in Switzerland during 1928.[1] The first was held on 20 May, asking voters whether they approved of amending article 44 of the constitution regarding measures against foreign infiltrators, and was approved by a majority of voters and cantons.[1] The second was held on 2 December, asking voters whether they approved of the "Kursaalspiele" popular initiative on gambling, and was also approved.[1]

Background[edit]

The constitutional question 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] The gambling question was an "popular initiative",[1] which also required a double majority.[2]

Results[edit]

Constitutional amendment[edit]

Choice Popular vote Cantons
Votes % Full Half Total
For 316,250 70.7 17 5 19.5
Against 131,215 29.3 2 1 2.5
Blank votes 26,688
Invalid votes 1,238
Total 475,391 100 19 6 22
Registered voters/turnout 1,050,683 45.2
Source: Nohlen & Stöver

Gambling initiative[edit]

Choice Popular vote Cantons
Votes % Full Half Total
For 296,395 51.9 13 3 14.5
Against 274,528 48.1 6 3 7.5
Blank votes 20,248
Invalid votes 1,678
Total 592,849 100 19 6 22
Registered voters/turnout 1,067,754 55.5
Source: Nohlen & Stöver

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e Nohlen, D & Stöver, P (2010) Elections in Europe: A data handbook, p1910 ISBN 9783832956097
  2. ^ a b c d Nohlen & Stöver, p1891