• 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 10 June 2018:

  • Popular initiative of 1 December 2015 ‘For crisis-safe money: Money creation by the National Bank only! (Sovereign Money Initiative)’
  • Federal Act on Gambling of 29 September 2017 (Gambling Act)

Other voting dates in 2018: 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 initiative had been launched at the time of going to press (deadline for the collection of signatures in brackets):

  • ‘For moderate immigration (limitation initiative)’ (16.07.2019)

The list of pending popular initiatives can be found in German at w? > Politische Rechte > Volksinititativen > Hängige Volksinitativen.