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Swissvotes is the most encompassing database on Swiss popular votes. A wide range of in-depth information about all popular votes held on Switzerland’s federal level since 1848 is available on this website. Our aim is to provide an attractive, sound, and differentiated information basis which enables the public, researchers and political actors alike to look into the fascinating phenomenon of direct democracy.


The section Votes contains a list of all popular votes. You can search, filter and sort this list according to your preferred criteria. By clicking on «Details», you can access additional information, background analyses, and original documents for each vote.


In the Downloads tab, you can download our full dataset as an Excel or CSV file. The codebook and further documentation are also available.


The About tab provides more background information on our project.


If you have any questions or feedback, please do not hesitate to get in touch. You will find the relevant contact information in the Contact section.