• Notes from the Federal Palace

Votes and Elections


Federal referendums

Voting proposals are determined by the Federal Council at least four months before the voting date. The following proposals will be put to the vote on 4 March 2018:

  • Federal decree of 16 June 2017 on the new 2021 financial regime
  • Popular initiative of 11 December 2015 “Yes to abolishing radio and television fees (abolition of Billag fees)”

Other voting dates in 2018: 10 June, 23 September, 25 November

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

Popular initiatives

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

  • “Encourage organ donation - save lives” (17 April 2019)

The list of pending popular initiatives can be found in German at > Politische Rechte > Volksinitiativen > Hängige Volksinitiativen > Im Sammelstadium.