How to vote in the National Council elections in the cantons of Obwalden and Nidwalden
The cantons of Obwalden and Nidwalden each have one seat in the National Council. When is there a tacit election? When is a vote held and how must ballot papers be filled in?
The cantons of Obwalden and Nidwalden have a first-past-the-post electoral system. This means that the candidate who receives the greatest number of votes is elected. However, a vote is not always necessary to decide who is elected:
- If only one valid candidacy is submitted by the deadline, the election is tacit. There is no need for a vote to be held.
- If more than one valid candidacy is submitted by the deadline, a vote must be held. How is this done?