1882 Swiss referendums

Three referendums were held in Switzerland in 1882.[1] Two were held on 30 July on copyright law and measures against epidemics, both of which were rejected.[1] The third was held on 26 November on executing article 27 of the federal constitution, and was rejected by 64.9% of voters.[1]

BackgroundEdit

The referendums on epidemics and the constitution were optional referendums,[1] which meant that only a majority of the public vote was required for the proposals to be approved. The referendum on copyright law was a mandatory referendum,[1] which required both a majority of voters and cantons to approve the proposals.[2]

ResultsEdit

Copyright lawEdit

Choice Popular vote Cantons
Votes % Full Half Total
For 141,616 47.5 7 1 7.5
Against 156,658 52.5 12 5 13.5
Invalid/blank votes
Total 298,274 100 19 6 22
Registered voters/turnout 635,249
Source: Nohlen & Stöver

Measures against epidemicsEdit

Choice Votes %
For 68,027 21.1
Against 254,340 78.9
Invalid/blank votes
Total 322,367 100
Registered voters/turnout 635,249
Source: Nohlen & Stöver

Execution of article 27 of the federal constitutionEdit

Choice Votes %
For 172,010 35.1
Against 318,139 64.9
Blank votes
Invalid votes 4,829
Total 100
Registered voters/turnout 648,000
Source: Nohlen & Stöver

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d e Nohlen, D & Stöver, P (2010) Elections in Europe: A data handbook, p1903 ISBN 9783832956097
  2. ^ Nohlen & Stöver, p1891