Federal referendums

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

Voting dates in 2018:

  • 4 March
  • 10 June
  • 23 September
  • 25 November

All information on the proposals (voting pamphlets, committees, recommendations of Parliament and the Federal Council, electronic voting, etc.) can be found at www.admin.ch/gov/en/start/documentation/votes.html.

Popular initiatives

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

  • “Yes to a ban on animal and human experiments – Yes to research that brings safety and progress” (03.04.2019)
  • “Health insurance. Organisational freedom for the cantons” (03.04.2019)
  • “Reduce tax on salaries, tax capital fairly” (03.04.2019)
  • “For a parliament independent of the health insurance companies” (03.04.2019)

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

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