• Notes from the Federal Palace

Votes and Elections


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 two federal proposals submitted to the people on 26 September 2021:

  • Federal Popular Initiative “Reduce tax on salaries, tax capital fairly”
  • Amendment of the Swiss Civil Code (Marriage for all)

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):

  • No new popular initiatives have been launched.

The list of pending popular initiatives is available in German, French and Italian