1980 Swiss referendums

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Six referendums were held in Switzerland in 1980.[1] The first two were held on 2 March on a popular initiative on the complete separation of church and state, which was rejected, and a federal resolution on reorganising national supply, which was approved.[1] The next four were held on 30 November on a federal law requiring the wearing of seat belts and helmets, abolishing the cantonal share of stamp duty, the destination of taxes on spirits and changing regulations on breadstuffs, all of which were approved.[1]

Results[edit]

March: Separation of church and state[edit]

Choice Popular vote Cantons
Votes % Full Half Total
For 281,475 21.1 0 0 0
Against 1,052,575 78.9 20 6 23
Blank votes 18,661
Invalid votes 1,992
Total 1,354,703 100 20 6 23
Registered voters/turnout 3,907,773 34.7
Source: Nohlen & Stöver

March: National supply[edit]

Choice Popular vote Cantons
Votes % Full Half Total
For 1,117,007 86.1 20 6 23
Against 181,009 13.9 0 0 0
Blank votes 46,734
Invalid votes 2,006
Total 1,346,756 100 20 6 23
Registered voters/turnout 3,907,773 34.5
Source: Nohlen & Stöver

December: Seat belts and helmets[edit]

Choice Votes %
For 841,901 51.6
Against 791,208 48.4
Blank votes 20,137
Invalid votes 2,078
Total 1,655,324 100
Registered voters/turnout 3,935,792 42.1
Source: Nohlen & Stöver

December: Stamp duty[edit]

Choice Popular vote Cantons
Votes % Full Half Total
For 1,059,760 67.3 17 6 20
Against 514,995 32.7 3 0 3
Blank votes 70,536
Invalid votes 2,691
Total 1,647,982 100 20 6 23
Registered voters/turnout 3,935,792 41.9
Source: Nohlen & Stöver

December: Spirits tax[edit]

Choice Popular vote Cantons
Votes % Full Half Total
For 1,127,595 71.0 18 6 21
Against 459,632 29.0 2 0 2
Blank votes 59,197
Invalid votes 2,435
Total 1,648,859 100 20 6 23
Registered voters/turnout 3,935,792 41.9
Source: Nohlen & Stöver

December: Breadstuffs regulations[edit]

Choice Popular vote Cantons
Votes % Full Half Total
For 1,012,812 63.5 17 6 20
Against 581,204 36.5 3 0 3
Blank votes 53,218
Invalid votes 2,535
Total 1,649,769 100 20 6 23
Registered voters/turnout 3,935,792 41.9
Source: Nohlen & Stöver

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Nohlen, D & Stöver, P (2010) Elections in Europe: A data handbook, p1927 ISBN 9783832956097