• Notes from the Federal Palace

Votes and Elections


Federal referenda

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

Voting dates in 2016: 28 February, 5 June, 25 September and 27 November

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

Popular initiatives

The following new federal popular initiative had been launched at the time of going to press (deadline for the collection of signatures in brackets): Initiative  “Ja zur Bewegungsmedizin” (Yes to medicine of movement) -(22/06/2017).

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