• Notes from the Federal Palace

Votes and Elections

10.07.2019 – FDFA

The Federal Council determines voting proposals at least four months before the voting date. National Council elections take place on 20 October 2019. For information about the National Council elections, visit Everything you need to know about voting proposals (voting pamphlets, committees, recommendations by Parliament and the Federal Council, electronic voting, etc.) is available at or via the Federal Chancellery’s VoteInfo app.

Federal votes

The Federal Council has decided not to hold a federal popular vote on 24 November 2019. The next voting date is 9 February 2020.

Popular initiatives

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

  • ‘For a pensions system that respects all generations (Yes to pensions – but make the system fair)’ (02.10.2020)
  • ‘Yes to ending seasonal time changes’ (09.10.2020)
  • ‘For a healthy climate (Glacier Initiative)’ (30.10.2020)

The list of pending popular initiatives is available in German at > Politische Rechte > Volks­initiativen > Hängige Volksinitiativen