Federal legislation

In Switzerland, the legal requirements for trials with electronic voting are specified in Article 8a of the Federal Act on Political Rights and in Articles 27a-q of the Ordinance on Political Rights as well as in the Federal Chancellery Ordinance on Electronic Voting and its annex. 


Consultation procedure 2021

At its meeting on 28 April 2021 the Federal Council decided to open the consultation procedure for the redesign of electronic voting trials. The Ordinance on Political Rights (PoRO) will undergo a partial revision and the Federal Chancellery Ordinance on Electronic Voting ("VEleS", OEV) will be completely revised. This is intended to create a new, stable basis for e-voting trials.

The consultation lasts until 18 August 2021.

The consultation procedure is conducted electronically. The official documents in German, French and Italian can be obtained via the following Internet address: www.admin.ch/ch/d/gg/pc/pendent.html.

An (unofficial) translation of the documents in English are published here: