Swiss grain supply referendum, 1926

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A referendum on grain supply was held in Switzerland on 5 December 1926.[1] Voters were asked whether they approved of adding article 23 bis to the constitution, which concerned grain supply.[1] The proposal was rejected by a majority of voters and cantons.[1]


The referendum 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]


Choice Popular vote Cantons
Votes % Full Half Total
For 366,507 49.6 9 0 9
Against 372,049 50.4 10 6 13
Blank votes 11,378
Invalid votes 2,300
Total 752,234 100 19 6 22
Registered voters/turnout 1,034,547 72.7
Source: Nohlen & Stöver


  1. ^ a b c d Nohlen, D & Stöver, P (2010) Elections in Europe: A data handbook, p1909 ISBN 9783832956097
  2. ^ a b c Nohlen & Stöver, p1891