• Notes from the Federal Palace

Votes and Elections

23.01.2020 – FDFA

The Federal Council determines voting proposals at least four months before the voting date. Everything you need to know about voting proposals (voting pamphlets, committees, recommendations by Parliament and the Federal Council etc.) is available at or via the Federal Chancellery’s VoteInfo app.

Federal votes

The following proposals will be put to the People on 9 February 2020:

  • Federal Popular Initiative “More affordable homes”
  • Amendment of the Criminal Code and the Military Criminal Code of 14 December 2018 (Discrimination and incitement to hatred based on sexual orientation)

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):

  • “Help asylum seekers in their home countries” (08.04.2021)
  • “For a mobile phone system that is health compatible and energy efficient” (15.04.2021)
  • “Liability for mobile phone radiation” (22.04.2021)
  • “For a secure and sustainable pension system” (Pensions Initiative) (05.05.2021)

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