Swiss citizens living abroad have the right to participate cantonal and federal votes and elections. They can launch popular initiatives, vote in federal popular votes, and vote and stand for election in National Council elections (Council of States elections are organised by the cantons). To exercise your democratic rights abroad as a Swiss citizen, you must have permanent residence abroad and be registered to vote at the Swiss embassy or consulate responsible for your place of residence.
To receive the ballots and the Federal Council's explanatory leaflets on popular votes and elections by post, you must first register to vote in your last commune of residence. Swiss Review, the magazine for the Swiss community abroad, regularly provides information on upcoming federal votes.
Please find further information on the webpages of ch.ch and of FDFA.