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Vote September 23, 2018

On the ballot sheets were two proposals aimed at boosting local and sustainable food production - the 'Fair food' initiative and the 'Sovereign food' initiative - as well as a parliamentary decision to promote cycling infrastructure in Switzerland.

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About 5.3 million Swiss citizens, including registered members of the Swiss Abroad community, were eligible to take part in the September 23, 2018 ballot.

Votes on a broad range of issues, as well as elections, also took place in many cantons and municipalities across the country.

It was the third of four nationwide ballots this year.

Explore 600 national votes How direct democracy has grown over the decades

The number of issues put to vote has increased considerably since the 1970s. The graphics present more than 600 nationwide votes since 1848.

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