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
Regulations exist for both chambers concerning the publication of how members vote. For the National Council the results of all votes are available to the public. For the Council of States, votes are listed and published only if a minimum of ten members demand a roll call..