Swiss war tax referendum, 1915

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A referendum on a war tax was held in Switzerland on 6 June 1915.[1] Voters were asked whether they approved of amending the constitution to introduce a one-off war tax.[1] It was approved by a large majority of voters and all cantons,[1] the first time a referendum had been passed in every canton.[2]


The referendum was a mandatory referendum,[1] which required a double majority; a majority of the popular vote and majority of the cantons.[3] The decision of each canton was based on the vote in that canton.[3] Full cantons counted as one vote, whilst half cantons counted as half.[3]


Choice Popular vote Cantons
Votes % Full Half Total
Blank votes5,646
Invalid votes2,943
Registered voters/turnout871,47656.0
Source: Nohlen & Stöver


  1. 1 2 3 4 Nohlen, D & Stöver, P (2010) Elections in Europe: A data handbook, p1907 ISBN 9783832956097
  2. Nohlen & Stöver, pp1900-1907
  3. 1 2 3 Nohlen & Stöver, p1891
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