Votes and Elections

Voting date postponed

Please note that this edition of “Swiss Review” went to press in mid-February 2020, i.e. before the Corona pandemic had reached Switzerland. The Federal Council has now postponed the votes that were scheduled for 17 May 2020. However, the background information that we have produced for voters in this edition continues to apply. (MUL)


Federal votes

The Federal Council determines voting proposals at least four months before the voting date. Everything you need to know about voting proposals (voting pamphlets, committees, recommendations by Parliament and the Federal Council etc.) is available at or via the Federal Chancellery’s VoteInfo app.

The Federal Council has decided to put the following proposals to the People on 17 May 2020:

  • Federal Popular Initiative “For moderate immigration (Limitation Initiative)”
  • Amendment of the Federal Act on Hunting and the Protection of Wild Mammals and Birds (Hunting Act)
  • Amendment of the Federal Act on Direct Federal Taxation (DFTA) (Recognition of third-party childcare costs for tax purposes)

Popular initiatives

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

  • Federal Popular Initiative “For a secure and sustainable pension system” (Pensions Initiative) (05.05.2021)

The list of pending popular initiatives is available in German at Politische Rechte > Volksinitiativen > Hängige Volksinitiativen

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