• 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.

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 following new federal popular initiative has been launched at the time of going to press (deadline for the collection of signatures in brackets):

Popular initiative “Stop to the high-price island – for fair prices (Initiative for fair prices)”(20.03.2018)

The list of pending popular initiatives can be found at under Aktuell > Wahlen und Abstimmungen > Hängige Volksinitiativen.