Swiss referendums, 1928

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Two referendums were held in Switzerland during 1928.[1] The first was held on 20 May, asking voters whether they approved of amending article 44 of the constitution regarding measures against foreign infiltrators, and was approved by a majority of voters and cantons.[1] The second was held on 2 December, asking voters whether they approved of the "Kursaalspiele" popular initiative on gambling, and was also approved.[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 gambling question was a "popular initiative",[1] which also required a double majority.[2]


Constitutional amendment

Choice Popular vote Cantons
Votes % Full Half Total
Blank votes26,688
Invalid votes1,238
Registered voters/turnout1,050,68345.2
Source: Nohlen & Stöver

Gambling initiative

Choice Popular vote Cantons
Votes % Full Half Total
Blank votes20,248
Invalid votes1,678
Registered voters/turnout1,067,75455.5
Source: Nohlen & Stöver


  1. 1 2 3 4 5 Nohlen, D & Stöver, P (2010) Elections in Europe: A data handbook, p1910 ISBN 9783832956097
  2. 1 2 3 4 Nohlen & Stöver, p1891
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