Council of States elections are cantonal elections conducted independently by each of the 26 cantons. Cantons can define most of the rules for electing their representatives. For example, some cantons do not allow Swiss abroad to vote in their Council of States elections.
Click on the relevant link to find out more about the rules in your canton.
Information on individual cantons’ candidates for the Council of States can be found here: Council of States candidates by canton.
You can find out more about the Council of States on the web page The Swiss Parliament.
The page National Council: standing as a candidate provides information on the rules governing National Council elections.
For more information on voting papers, visit the page on Official voting papers for federal elections.
The Political financing page provides a link to the new rules on funding for political parties