is this crap doing on the front page of any news website? I've had it. I'm removing Slashdot from my bookmarks. Goodbye.
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The summary and TFA is inaccurate. As this Swissinfo article explains, the Swiss parliament has not yet passed a law providing for a ban. They have passed a motion, which is a request that the government propose a bill that provides for a ban. Parliament must still discuss and vote on that proposed bill, and if it adopts that bill as a law, it will be made subject to a nationwide referendum if 50,000 voters request it.
Same thing here in Switzerland. Where I live, there's a website for securely filling out your tax return (taxme.ch), and everything is pre-filled with the data from last year. You make the necessary changes and print out a single confirmation sheet to sign and mail back.