Swiss insurance referendum, 1890

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A referendum on accident and health insurance was held in Switzerland on 2 October 1890.[1] Voters were asked whether they approved of a federal resolution on amending the constitution with regards to accident and health insurance.[1] It was approved by a majority of voters and cantons.[1]


The referendum was a mandatory referendum,[1] which as it pertained to the constitution, required both a majority of voters and cantons,[2] as opposed to an optional referendum, which required only a majority of the public vote.[2]


Choice Popular vote Cantons
Votes % Full Half Total
Blank votes12,409
Invalid votes8,611
Registered voters/turnout663,53159.7
Source: Nohlen & Stöver


  1. 1 2 3 4 Nohlen, D & Stöver, P (2010) Elections in Europe: A data handbook, p1904 ISBN 9783832956097
  2. 1 2 Nohlen & Stöver, p1891
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