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Taking part in Council of States elections

The elections to the Council of States are organised by the cantons. Each canton has its own rules - for candidates and for voters - on how the election is run. Special rules apply to the Swiss abroad.

Click on the canton where you live to obtain general information about taking part to the election to the Council of States like: how to vote, information on when and where to vote, and voting eligibility. To find out exactly how to take part to the election to the Council of States in a particular canton, you should contact the competent cantonal authorities directly.

Karte der Schweizer Kantone