• Notes from the Federal Palace

Votes and Elections


Voting proposals are determined by the Federal Council at least four months before the voting date.

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

  • “Yes to the protection of children and young people against advertising (children and young people without tobacco advertising)” (20/9/2019)

The list of pending popular initiatives can be found in German at