Swiss schools referendum, 1902

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A referendum on schools was held in Switzerland on 15 March 1903.[1] Voters were asked whether they approved of a federal resolution on the federal government providing financial support for public elementary schools.[1] It was approved by 76.3% of voters and a majority of cantons.[1]


The referendum was an "obligatory 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]


Choice Popular vote Cantons
Votes % Full Half Total
Blank votes12,449
Invalid votes1,732
Registered voters/turnout757,32046.6
Source: Nohlen & Stöver


  1. 1 2 3 4 Nohlen, D & Stöver, P (2010) Elections in Europe: A data handbook, p1906 ISBN 9783832956097
  2. 1 2 3 Nohlen & Stöver, p1891
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