1963 Swiss referendums

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Three referendums were held in Switzerland in 1963.[1] The first was held on 26 May on a popular initiative on giving voters the right to decide on whether the Swiss Armed Forces should have nuclear weapons, and was rejected by voters.[1] The second and third were held on 8 December on a federal resolution on continuing with the government's financial plans and on an amendment to the constitution on scholarships and educational allowances, both of which were approved by voters.[1]

Results[edit]

May: People's initiative on nuclear weapons[edit]

Choice Popular vote Cantons
Votes % Full Half Total
For 274,061 37.8 4 1 4.5
Against 451,238 62.2 15 5 17.5
Blank votes 16,783
Invalid votes 1,387
Total 743,469 100 19 6 22
Registered voters/turnout 1,523,595 48.8
Source: Nohlen & Stöver

December: Constitutional amendment on scholarships on educational allowances[edit]

Choice Popular vote Cantons
Votes % Full Half Total
For 479,987 78.5 19 6 22
Against 131,644 21.5 0 0 0
Blank votes 27,400
Invalid votes 909
Total 639,940 100 19 6 22
Registered voters/turnout 1,532,921 41.7
Source: Nohlen & Stöver

December: Federal resolution on finance[edit]

Choice Popular vote Cantons
Votes % Full Half Total
For 474,786 77.6 19 6 22
Against 136,970 22.4 0 0 0
Blank votes 28,142
Invalid votes 970
Total 640,868 100 19 6 22
Registered voters/turnout 1,532,921 41.8
Source: Nohlen & Stöver

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Nohlen, D & Stöver, P (2010) Elections in Europe: A data handbook, p1918 ISBN 9783832956097