• Notes from the Federal Palace

Votes and Elections


Federal referendums

Proposals submitted to a popular vote are determined by the Federal Council at least four months before the voting date. The following proposal will be put to the vote on 10 February 2019:

  • Stop urban sprawl – for sustainable urban development (Urban sprawl initiative)

Other voting dates in 2019: 19 May, 20 October, 24 November

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

For information about the National Council elections of 20 October 2019, visit

Popular initiatives

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

  • ‘For lower premiums – a cost brake in the healthcare system’ (16.04.2020)

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