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Lots of people are still waiting for your choice of envelopes

The circle office 1 in the city of Zurich, ringing the phones in these days more often than usual: Many citizens report that they have not received the documentation for the options and the votes from next weekend. "We say to all people the same," says a spokeswoman for the office. "Are you waiting until Friday. If you have not received the documents until then, you can refer to us directly in the office."

Until tomorrow, Wednesday – eleven days before the election – should the documents for the second round of elections for the Council of States and those for the four referendums on the voting citizens and voters citizens of the city. The city Council has in a decision from 18. September as planned.

The last 7000 Envelopes

then, at the Latest, all in the city of Zurich on the inside and in the city of Zurich should have the documents in the letter box. The city has sent the last 7000 Envelopes this Morning by A Post as a spokesman of the voting register says Central on request. "We have sent in the last two weeks, a total of 230'000 Envelopes. This we have not got the Time to Post, but continually sent." Therefore, it is not surprising that the documents at such different times of the boxes in the letter from the city landed.

The effort for the pack was large: In the city of the Envelopes were filled with documents, first with the Vote, the papers for the second Council of States elections were then separately added. That meant some Overtime, additional auxiliary forces were used.

An Overview of how it is included in all Zurich municipalities with the delivery of the documents, not the Canton, as Stephan Ziegler, head of elections and referendums in the Directorate of justice and of the interior in the case of a councillor Jacqueline Fehr (SP) says. "The shipping is the responsibility of the municipalities," he says. Ziegler is confident that the shipping works. A total of around one Million Envelopes for the ballot of 17. November has been sent. In the cantonal municipalities outside of Zurich, the documents no later than on Thursday, 7 must. November delivered to be.

career for a couple of days

The vicious circle between the first ballot of 20 extended. October and the second ballot on 17. November has a reason for that: any newly elected stands councillors and Ständeräte should, if possible, be at the Start of the new term in office. And certainly the Federal Council can choose. The election is this year on the 11. December. The second choice would be gear later, and it would lead to complaints that could be at risk of this appointment for a newly elected Council of States, at best.

four years Ago, it was so, that the career of the two at the time, assignor Zurich deputies took a few days longer: Verena Diener (GLP) and Felix Gutzwiller (FDP) were represented by their successors in the new term a few days. The appeal period was still short to the Federal Council elections, Daniel Jositsch (SP) and Ruedi Noser (FDP) were able to take their Offices in the small chamber, only a day before the elections.

Created: 05.11.2019, 14:07 PM

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