How to vote in the National Council elections in cantons with more than one seat: ZH, BE, LU, SZ, ZG, FR, SO, BS, BL, SH, SG, GR, AG, TG, TI, VD, VS, NE, GE, JU
How do I fill in a ballot paper correctly for the National Council in cantons where the election is by proportional representation? What options do I have? What are my votes worth in the final count?
Choose one official ballot paper
To vote, you must first choose one, and only one, of the official ballot papers you receive by post with the official election papers. You have two options:
- one of the pre-printed ballot papers with different parties or groups of candidates (henceforth: ‘parties’)
- the empty (or non-pre-printed) ballot paper
The way you choose to fill in the ballot paper influences the result of the election (see below).
How to vote: the procedure step by step
You have different options for voting. You can either amend the ballot paper you have selected or leave it as it is. Below you can find details of all the options together with explanatory videos.