Votes and Elections

Federal referendums

Proposals submitted to a popular vote are determined by the Federal Council at least four months before the voting date. The following proposals will be put to the vote on 25 November 2018:

  • Popular initiative of 23 March 2016 “For the dignity of agricultural animals (The Horned Cow Initiative)”
  • Popular initiative of 12 August 2016 “Swiss law instead of foreign judges (Self-Determination Initiative)”
  • Amendment of 16 March 2018 to the Federal Act on General Aspects of Social Security Law (GSSLA) (Statutory basis for monitoring claimants)

Voting dates in 2019:

10 February, 19 May, 20 October, 24 November

All information on the proposals (voting pamphlets, committees, recommendations by parliament and the Federal Council, electronic voting, etc.) can be found at www.admin.ch

Popular initiatives

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

  • “No to factory farming in Switzerland (Factory Farming Initiative)” (12 December 2019)
  • “Occupational pensions – work instead of poverty” (10 January 2020)

The list of pending popular initiatives can be found in German at

www.bk.admin.ch

Comments (0)

Write new comment

Comments are approved within one to three days. The editorial team reserves the right not to publish discriminatory, racist, defamatory or inflammatory comments. Our detailed comment rules are available here.

The revision of the spatial planning law has put the brakes on urban sprawl by forcing local authorities to increase the density of built-up areas,...

Read more

The face of Swiss primary schools is changing. New teaching methods are now part of the daily routine. The basic concept of school itself is changing...

Read more

Rita Soltermann was a contract child on a farm in the Emmental. From then on she remained “trapped in the bottom drawer”. She appreciates the federal...

Read more

Switzerland’s big natural spaces are under pressure. More national parks would be the answer. Yet, a promising project in Ticino has just failed. And...

Read more
 

Auslandschweizer Organisation
Alpenstrasse 26
3006 Bern, Schweiz

tel +41 31 356 61 10
fax +41 31 356 61 01
revue@aso.ch