• Notes from the Federal Palace

Federal referendums


Voting proposals are determined by the Federal Council at least four months before the voting date.

Voting dates in 2018:

  • 4 March
  • 10 June
  • 23 September
  • 25 November

All information on the proposals (voting pamphlets, committees, recommendations of Parliament and the Federal Council, electronic voting, etc.) can be found at

Popular initiatives

The following new federal popular initiatives had been launched at the time of going to press (signature collection deadline in brackets):

  • “Yes to a ban on animal and human experiments – Yes to research that brings safety and progress” (03.04.2019)
  • “Health insurance. Organisational freedom for the cantons” (03.04.2019)
  • “Reduce tax on salaries, tax capital fairly” (03.04.2019)
  • “For a parliament independent of the health insurance companies” (03.04.2019)

The list of pending popular initiatives can be found at > Aktuell > Wahlen und Abstimmungen > Hängige Volksinitiativen.