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A non-secret public voting system operating according to the majority rule, which is one of the oldest forms of direct democracy.
Eligible citizens of the township or district meet on a certain day outdoors to decide on specific issues. Voting is accomplished by those in favor of a motion raising their hands. Historically, or in Appenzell until l admission of women, the only proof of citizenship required for men to enter the voting area was to show their ceremonial sword or Swiss military handgun (bayonet); this proved that you were a free man authorized to bear arms and vote. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia