Elections and votations

Federal referenda

Four proposals will be put to the vote on 14 June 2015:


  • Federal decree of 12 December 2014 on the amendment to the constitutional provision on reproductive medicine and genetic engineering involving human beings
  • Popular initiative of 20 January 2012 “Stipendieninitiative” (grants initiative)
  • Popular initiative of 15 February 2013 “Millionen-Erbschaften besteuern für unsere AHV (Erbschaftssteuerreform)” (Tax million-franc inheritances for our old-age and survivors’ insurance (AHV) - (inheritance tax reform))
  • Amendment of 26 September 2014 to the Federal Act on Radio and Television

All information on the proposals (voting pamphlet, committees, party statements, electronic voting, etc.) can be found at www.ch.ch/en/votes

Other referendum dates in 2015: 18 October (federal elections), 29 November.

You will find facts, instructions, useful information and additional links concerning the federal elections on 18 October 2015 at www.ch.ch/en/elections2015 – a joint website provided by the Federal Chancellery, Parliamentary Services and the Federal Statistical Office and ch.ch.

Popular initiatives

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


  • “Raus aus der Sackgasse! Verzicht auf die Wiedereinführung von Zuwanderungskontingenten” (Out of the cul-de-sac – avoid reintroduction of immigration quotas) (02.06.2016)

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

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