• Notes from the Federal Palace

Votes and Elections


The Federal Council determines voting proposals at least four months before the voting date.

Federal votes

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. The Federal Council decided that the following federal proposals will be submitted to the people on 25 September 2022:

  • Popular initiative of 17 September 2019 "No Factory Farming in Switzerland (Factory Farming Initiative)" (BBl 2022 700);
  • Federal Decree of 17 December 2021 on Additional Funding for OASI by increasing Value Added Tax (BBl 2022 2991);
  • Amendment of 17 December 2021 to the Federal Act on Old-Age and Survivors Insurance (OASIA) (OASI 21) (BBl 2021 2995);
  • Amendment of 17 December 2021 to the Federal Act on Withholding Tax (Withholding Tax Act, WTA) (Strengthening the Debt Capital Market) (BBl 2021 3002).

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):

  • Federal Popular Initiative "For a new Federal Constitution" (19.10.2023)
  • Federal Popular Initiative "For a civically engaged Switzerland (Civic Duty Initiative)" (26.10.2023)
  • Federal Popular Initiative "For restrictions on fireworks" (03.11.2023)
  • Federal Popular Initiative “Use National Bank profits to support OASI (SNB Initiative)” (24.11.2024)
  • Federal Popular Initiative “200 francs is enough! (SBC Initiative)” (01.12.2023)

The list of pending popular initiatives is available in German, French and Italian at