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On 3 March 2024, Swiss voters will have their say on two initiatives related to old age pensions. You can find the details here:

Find out more about Swiss political rights, such as voting and participating in elections, or submitting initiatives and petitions.

This video provides a simple explanation of the voting system in Switzerland.

Archive

Since 1848, the Swiss electorate has been called to the ballot box 322 times. Here you’ll find a list (in German, French or Italian) of all the issues and the results.

Dates of upcoming federal popular votes

The provisional dates of federal popular votes are fixed in advance. The Federal Council decides at least four months in advance if a popular vote is to be held on the date reserved for that purpose.

Pending initiatives and referendums

The following popular initiatives and referendums have been submitted to the Federal Chancellery and may be put to a popular vote if enough valid signatures are collected. Find also a list of compulsory referendums.

How and where to vote?

When does the polling station in the commune where I live open, which deadline is set for postal voting and how to properly fill out ballot papers

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Participating in political life – a brief introduction to direct democracy in Switzerland

Find out more about Swiss political rights, such as voting and participating in elections, or submitting initiatives and petitions.

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Last modification 21.02.2024

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