Company taxes, Swiss passports and road funding

Voters had the final say on three issues in nationwide vote of the February 12, 2017: A major overhaul of the corporate tax system, the creation of a state fund to finance road traffic projects and a simplified procedure for young foreigners to acquire Swiss citizenship.  

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About 5.2 million Swiss citizens, including registered members of the Swiss Abroad community, were eligible to take part in the February 12, 2017 ballot.

Votes on a broad range of issues, as well as elections, also took place in many cantons and municipalities across the country.

It was the first in a series of up to four nationwide ballots this year.

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