• Notes from the Federal Palace

Votes and Elections


Federal referenda

Voting proposals are determined by the Federal Council at least four months before the voting date.

The following proposal will be put to the vote on 27 November 2016:

  • Popular initiative of 16 November 2012: “For an orderly exit from nuclear energy” (Atomausstiegsinitiative)

Further voting dates in 2017:
12 February, 21 May, 24 September, 26 November

All information on the proposals (voting pamphlets, committees, recommendations of Parliament and the Federal Council, electronic voting, etc.) can be found at

Popular initiatives

The list of pending popular initiatives can be found at