Ah, voting - a continuously hot topic in Switzerland. Or not so hot maybe, because we vote on a wide range of issues at all levels of the state, i.e. the federal, the cantonal and the communal level about every three months. The next referendum is scheduled for 26 November, where we will decide on three topics in my canton:
So, you see, being Swiss is hard work ... the usual participation in any routine referendum is 40% to 50%. For high profile issues, like banking secrecy, army abolition, EU agreements etc, it can go up to +80%.