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Standing as a candidate or voting in the election of a cantonal parliament

To stand as a candidate or vote in the election of the parliament or the government of your canton, you must meet certain requirements and follow specific procedures.

To stand as a candidate or vote in the election of the parliament or the government of
your canton, you must meet certain requirements and follow specific procedures.   

Can foreign nationals participate in elections?

Generally, to vote or to stand for election, you must be a Swiss citizen, be 18 or older on election day,
and you may not be under general guardianship due to mental illness or mental incapacity.

The terms and conditions for standing as a candidate in cantonal elections are, however, defined by
the cantonal constitutions and legislation for citizens living in Switzerland and those living abroad.
The minimum voting age in the canton of Glarus is 16.  

For addresses and more information on how to participate in the election of a cantonal parliament or government, click on the map below

Karte der Schweizer Kantone