Swiss referendum, 1927

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A double referendum was held in Switzerland on 15 May 1927.[1] Voters were asked whether they approved of amending article 30 of the constitution and a federal law on car and bicycle traffic.[1] The constitutional amendment was approved by voters, whilst the traffic law was rejected.[1]


The constitutional question 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] The traffic law question was an optional referendum,[1] and required only a majority of voters.[2]


Constitutional amendment

Choice Popular vote Cantons
Votes % Full Half Total
Blank votes39,566
Invalid votes1,137
Registered voters/turnout1,038,13655.3
Source: Nohlen & Stöver

Traffic law

Choice Votes %
Blank votes25,652
Invalid votes1,275
Registered voters/turnout1,038,13659.9
Source: Nohlen & Stöver


  1. 1 2 3 4 5 Nohlen, D & Stöver, P (2010) Elections in Europe: A data handbook, pp1909–1910 ISBN 9783832956097
  2. 1 2 3 4 Nohlen & Stöver, p1891
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