Useful answers

Are you worried about a speeding ticket, do you have questions about your tax return, want to launch a referendum, or want to avoid having your holiday souvenirs stuck at customs? The portal offers help on a whole host of topics that goes far beyond these few examples.

The platform's editorial staff strive to make information available to the general public. It seeks to ensure that the information provided is easy to understand - without bureaucratic jargon. The content is available in the four Swiss national languages as well as English.

A modern platform

More than 15 years after its launch, the portal has now been given a facelift. With its more modern and appealing design, we hope that meets your needs even better than before. 

The portal has been optimised for navigation on mobile devices and its contents referenced by the most common search engines.

Information on the 2023 federal elections

A general election deciding every seat in the two chambers of the Swiss federal parliament will be held on 22 October 2023. The portal provides a wealth of useful information on topics including how to stand for election to the National Council or the Council of States, how to vote, and the results of the elections in each canton.

The information on federal elections is the product of cooperation between the Federal Chancellery, Parliamentary Services, the Federal Statistical Office and the cantons.

Send questions or suggestions about the content on the 2023 federal elections to:

A site accessible to all complies with the federal government's guidelines on web accessibility. You can consult the eGovernment standards (web page available in French and German) on the website of the Federal Chancellery.

Impressum is a joint platform of the Confederation, cantons and communes. The Federal Chancellery is responsible for its content, design and operation.

Digital Public Services Switzerland supports the portal as part of the joint eGovernment Strategy Switzerland.


Federal Chancellery
Communication section
Federal Palace West Wing
3003 Berne

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