Elections of the National Council | Elections of the Council of States
The Parliamentary Services draw up comprehensive files concerning issues that are subjected to a federal popular vote.
Elections in Parliament
The Federal Assembly has electoral powers which are exercised by both chambers together, under the authority of the president of the National Council. It is in effect parliament which elects the seven members of the Swiss government (the Federal Council) and the Federal Chancellor. Parliament also elects the members of the federal courts (the Federal Court, the Federal Criminal Court and the Federal Administrative Court) as well as the members of the Military Appeal Court.
Finally, in the case of threat of war, parliament elects a general responsible for leading the federal armed forces.
Elections of the Federal Council | Elections of the Federal Chancelor | Elections of the Presidents
The regulations of each chamber set out how the results of votes are published. In the National Council and the Council of States results of votes are made available to the public in the voting report. The results of votes held in the National Council can also be viewed in a vote database.