The next parliamentary election (election to the National Council and Council of States) will be held on 20 October 2019. Here we provide an update on the election.

A National Council general election takes place every four years. The members are elected for a four-year term of office (one legislature period). Members can be elected for more than one four-year term of office.

The election to 45 of the 46 seats in the Council of States is held at the same time as the National Council election. The canton of Appenzell Innerrhoden elects its member in the Council of States at its People’s Assembly in the April prior to the general election.

Key updates on the 2019 election are published on social media under the hashtag #parlwahlen2019.