Sign the OSA Petition on e-Voting for Swiss Abroad
Petition: Electronic Voting for all Swiss Abroad
For many countries the postal service does not work (well enough) and the Swiss abroad are prevented from voting in Switzerland. Those of us who vote in a canton which already allows e-Voting, know how convenient this is.
The Organisation of the Swiss Abroad (OSA) has started and online petition to introduce e-Voting for all Swiss Abroad. We kindly ask you to sign this petition.
The link to sign the petition online is www.evoting2021.ch
The petition can be signed until 28 November 2018 and will be submitted to the Federal Chancellery on 30 November 2018.
The Organisation of the Swiss Abroad (OSA) demands that the Federal Council and parliament make electronic voting available to all Swiss abroad by 2021.
This petition aims to enable the 172,100 Swiss people around the world registered on an electoral register to exercise their political rights.
The OSA Press Release is available in German, French, Italian and English.
The OSA hopes that at least 10,000 signatories will support the petition.
Who may sign the petition?
The Federal Constitution provides for a petition right: «Every person has the right to send petitions to the authorities; this may not result in any disadvantages.» Therefore, the petition can be signed by every person, irrespective of their age, sex, nationality or place of residence (in Switzerland or abroad).
The list of previous signatories can be found here.
The Organisation of the Swiss Abroad (OSA) is a private foundation founded in 1916, which represents the interests of the 751,800 Swiss abroad. It is launching a petition calling for the introduction of electronic voting for all Swiss abroad by 2021. Often, because the voting documentation arrives too late, the Swiss abroad cannot participate in the voting and elections.