1971 Swiss referendums

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Three referendums were held in Switzerland in 1971.[1] The first was held on 7 February on introducing women's suffrage at the federal level, and was approved by 66% of voters. The second and third were held on 6 June on a constitutional amendment to introduce the human right to a non-hazardous environment and a federal resolution on federal finances. In the first referendum in which women were allowed to vote, both were approved by voters.[1]

Results[edit]

February: Women's suffrage[edit]

Women's suffrage vote results
Choice Popular vote Cantons
Votes % Full Half Total
For 621,109 65.7 14 3 15.5
Against 323,882 34.3 5 3 6.5
Blank votes 8,600
Invalid votes 1,730
Total 955,321 100 19 6 22
Registered voters/turnout 1,654,708 57.7
Source: Nohlen & Stöver

June: Constitutional amendment[edit]

Choice Popular vote Cantons
Votes % Full Half Total
For 1,222,931 92.7 19 6 22
Against 96,359 7.3 0 0 0
Blank votes 28,252
Invalid votes 2,066
Total 1,349,608 100 19 6 22
Registered voters/turnout 3,565,435 37.9
Source: Nohlen & Stöver

June: Federal finances[edit]

Choice Popular vote Cantons
Votes % Full Half Total
For 930,878 72.7 19 6 22
Against 348,702 27.3 0 0 0
Blank votes 64,306
Invalid votes 2,477
Total 1,346,363 100 19 6 22
Registered voters/turnout 3,565,435 37.8
Source: Nohlen & Stöver

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Nohlen, D & Stöver, P (2010) Elections in Europe: A data handbook, p1920 ISBN 9783832956097