• Notes from the Federal Palace

Federal Votes and Elections

01.04.2022 – FDFA

The Federal Council determines voting proposals at least four months before the voting date.

Everything you need to know about voting proposals (voting pamphlets, committees, recommendations by Parliament and the Federal Council etc.) is available at or via the Federal Chancellery’s VoteInfo app.

The Federal Council decided that there will be three federal proposals submitted to the people on 15 May 2022:

  • Amendment of 1 October 2021 to the Federal Act on Film Production and Film Culture (Film Act, FiA)
  • Amendment of 1 October 2021 to the Federal Act on the Transplantation of Organs, Tissues and Cells (Transplantation Act)
  • Federal Decree of 1 October 2021 on the Approval and Implementation of the Exchange of Notes between Switzerland and the EU on the Adoption of the Regulation (EU) 2019/1896 on the European Border and Coast Guard and repealing Regulations (EU) No 1052/2013 and (EU) 2016/1624 (Development of the Schengen Acquis).

Popular initiatives

The following federal popular initiatives have already been launched at the time of going to press (deadline for the collection of signatures in brackets):

  • Federal Popular Initiative ‘For a day of reflection before every abortion (Sleep on it Initiative)’ (21.06.2023)
  • Federal Popular Initiative ‘For the protection of babies that are viable outside the womb (Save viable babies Initiative)’ (21.06.2023)
  • Federal Popular Initiative ‘Let the people and the cantons decide on emergency federal legislation!’ (21.06.2023)

The list of pending popular initiatives is available in German, French and Italian at > Politische Rechte > Volksinitiativen > Hängige Volksinitiativen