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Organisation : A service of the Confederation, cantons and communes (ch.ch)
Facility : Federal Popular Vote
Country : Switzerland

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Federal Popular Vote :

In 2016, Swiss voters will probably be heading to the polling stations on 28 February, 5 June, 25 September and 27 November.

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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.

Federal popular votes in the next 20 years :
The provisional dates of federal popular votes are fixed in advance for the next 20 years. These dates may be cancelled or dates added, although this has never actually occurred.

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Archive :
Since 1848, the Swiss electorate has been called to the ballot box almost 600 times. You find a list of all the proposals which have come before the People at federal level and the results

Blanko-Abstimmungstermine :
Jahr | 1. Quartal | 2. Quartal | 3. Quartal | 4. Quartal :
2016 05.06.2016 25.09.2016 27.11.2016
2017 12.02.2017 21.05.2017 24.09.2017 26.11.2017
2018 04.03.2018 10.06.2018 23.09.2018 25.11.2018
2019 10.02.2019 19.05.2019 N 20.10.2019 24.11.2019
2020 09.02.2020 17.05.2020 27.09.2020 29.11.2020
2021 07.03.2021 13.06.2021 26.09.2021 28.11.2021
2022 13.02.2022 15.05.2022 25.09.2022 27.11.2022
2023 12.03.2023 18.06.2023 N 22.10.2023 26.11.2023
2024 03.03.2024 09.06.2024 22.09.2024 24.11.2024
2025 09.02.2025 18.05.2025 28.09.2025 30.11.2025
2026 08.03.2026 14.06.2026 27.09.2026 29.11.2026
2027 28.02.2027 06.06.2027 N 24.10.2027 28.11.2027
2028 13.02.2028 21.05.2028 24.09.2028 26.11.2028
2029 04.03.2029 10.06.2029 23.09.2029 25.11.2029
2030 10.02.2030 19.05.2030 22.09.2030 24.11.2030
2031 09.02.2031 18.05.2031 N 19.10.2031 30.11.2031
2032 29.02.2032 06.06.2032 26.09.2032 28.11.2032
2033 13.02.2033 15.05.2033 25.09.2033 27.11.2033
2034 12.03.2034 18.06.2034 24.09.2034 26.11.2034
2035 25.02.2035 03.06.2035 N 21.10.2035 25.11.2035

“Pro public service” popular initiative :
On 5 June 2016, the Swiss electorate will vote on The “Pro public services” popular initiative, submitted on 30 May 2013. According to the authors of the initiative, public service standards have dropped – which is why they aim to improve these services and prevent any further decrease. (KEYSTONE/Peter Klaunzer).

Key points in brief :
** Public services – the provision of basic services such as public transportation, postal services and telecommunications – are valued particularly highly in Switzerland.
** Citizens enjoy excellent public services in all regions of the country – even where they are not economically profitable.
** The Confederation sets the framework and ensures that high-quality services are made available at reasonable prices.
** This is an important precondition for Switzerland’s high standard of living and economic prosperity.

The aim of the initiative :
** According to the initiative committee, public service standards have deteriorated, and so they want to see them improved and any further decrease prevented.
** According to this initiative, the Confederation and affiliated companies such as Swisscom, Swiss Post or the SBB should not seek financial gain in the provision of public services, should not cross-subsidise other areas and pursue no fiscal interests.
** Employees working in these companies should not earn more than staff in the Federal Administration.
** Furthermore, basic universal service provision should be detailed separately from other services in financial reporting.

Position of the Federal Council and Parliament :
** The Federal Council and Parliament both oppose this initiative.
** Switzerland has a good, reliable system of public services, which takes account of customers’ needs and current technological developments, and compares favourably with services in other countries.
** Rather than strengthening public services, accepting the initiative would, in fact, weaken them, as the competitiveness and entrepreneurial freedom of the companies concerned would be limited too severely.
** Because of the resulting decrease in revenue, the Confederation might have to reduce services or increase taxes

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