Swiss freemasonry referendum, 1937

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A referendum on freemasonry was held in Switzerland on 28 November 1937.[1] Voters were asked whether they approved of a popular initiative that would ban the practice.[1] The proposal was rejected by a majority of voters and cantons.[1]


The referendum was a popular initiative,[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
Blank votes30,578
Invalid votes2,231
Registered voters/turnout1,187,63765.9
Source: Nohlen & Stöver


  1. 1 2 3 4 Nohlen, D & Stöver, P (2010) Elections in Europe: A data handbook, p1911 ISBN 9783832956097
  2. 1 2 3 Nohlen & Stöver, p1891
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