• Notes from the Federal Palace

Votes and Elections


The Federal Council has decided not to hold a federal popular vote on 27 November 2022. The next voting date is 12 March 2023.

Federal votes

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.

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 “Yes to a ban on the import of fur products derived from cruelty to animals (fur initiative)” (28.12.2023)
  • Federal Popular Initiative “Yes to a ban on the import of foie gras (foie gras initiative)” (28.12.2023)
  • Federal Popular Initiative “Fair working conditions for truck drivers (Truck Driver Initiative)” (12.01.2024)

The list of pending popular initiatives is available in German, French and Italian at > Politische Rechte > Volksinitiativen > Hängige Volks-initiativen