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Votes and Elections

20.03.2019 – FDFA

Everything you need to know about the proposals (voting pamphlets, committees, recommendations by Parliament and the Federal Council, electronic voting, etc.) is available at www.admin.ch/votes. For information about the National Council elections of 20 October 2019, visit www.ch.ch/en/elections2019.

Federal votes

The Federal Council determines voting proposals at least four months before the voting date. The following proposals will be put to the People on 19 May 2019:

  • Federal Act of 28 September 2018 on Tax Reform and OASI (AHV-IV) Funding
  • Federal Decree of 28 September 2018 on the Approval and Implementation of the Exchange of Notes between Switzerland and the EU on the adoption of Directive (EU) 2017/853 amending the EU Weapons Directive (Development of the Schengen acquis)

Other voting dates in 2019: 20 October, 24 November

Popular initiatives

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

  • “Stop arms exports to countries engaged in civil war (Corrective Initiative)” (11/6/2020)

The list of pending popular initiatives is available in German at www.bk.admin.ch > Politische Rechte > Volksinititativen > Hängige Volksinitativen

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