Electoral Systems

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IFES Hosts Election Commission of Nepal

July 23, 2014

On July 14, the International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES) hosted a delegation from the Election Commission of Nepal (ECN), led by Commissioner Dolakh Bahadur Gurung, for a series of meetings at its Washington, D.C. headquarters.

Institutional Development, Electoral Systems, All Election Management

Ukraine Parliamentary Election Law 2011


In December 2011, Ukraine adopted a new parliamentary electoral law.  Among other things, the law introduced a new electoral system, under which half of the country’s deputies would be elected in single-member districts and half through proportional representation in a single nationwide constituency.

Election Law, Electoral Systems

Central Africa: The Role of Elections in Guaranteeing Human Rights

October 26, 2011

Good governance, elections and human rights go hand in hand and cannot be dealt with in isolation from each other.

Democracy Assistance, Electoral Systems, Governance

Assistant Secretary Johnnie Carson Visits Guinea Programs

September 01, 2011

Assistant Secretary of State Johnnie Carson and U.S. Ambassador to Guinea Patricia Newton Moller were the special guests at a roundtable organized by USAID-Guinea on the role USAID’s democracy promotion partners have in upcoming legislative elections in the West African nation.

Democracy Assistance, Electoral Systems

After the Spring: Where Reform Stands for the MENA Countries

July 27, 2011

Given the uprisings started seven months ago, what are the citizens of the MENA expecting as an outcome of the protests and where do the countries stand in achieving them?

Electoral Systems, Legal Framework

IFES Remembers Board Chairman Charles T. Manatt

July 23, 2011

The Board of Directors and staff of the International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES) celebrate the life of former Board Chairman Charles Taylor “Chuck” Manatt, who passed away on July 22 at the age of 75.

Democracy Assistance, Electoral Systems

Remembering Charles T. Manatt

July 23, 2011

Manatt served as Chairman of IFES’ Board of Directors from 1993 to 1999 and was a distinct leader, with unwavering commitment to spreading democracy around the world and helping those who are less fortunate. He touched the lives of many, mentoring and befriending people at every stage of his distinguished career and with a keen interest in nurturing future political and business leaders. This gallery offers a few highlights of Manatt's work with IFES.

Democracy Assistance, Governance, Electoral Systems

COMING SOON: Electronic Voting & Counting Technologies: A Guide to Conducting Feasibility Studies

May 25, 2011

On June 8, 2011, IFES is releasing the latest in a series of publications focused on technology in the elections process: Electronic Voting & Counting Technologies: A Guide to Conducting Feasibility Studies.

Election Technology, Electoral Systems

Leading Elections NGO Releases Comprehensive Overview of Iran’s Electoral System

March 29, 2011

Duality by Design: The Iranian Electoral System, the first comprehensive overview of Iran’s electoral framework, is now available from the International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES).

Electoral Systems, Elections, Democracy Assistance

Making Connections in Africa

March 23, 2011

In flight to the Republic of Botswana, I looked through the route maps in the back of Delta’s Sky Magazine and traced with my fingers the distance from Gaborone to other cities around the world.

Elections, Democracy Assistance, Electoral Systems

Topic In Brief

An election system is a method by which voters make a choice between options, often in an election or on a policy referendum. A electoral system contains rules for valid voting, and how votes are counted and aggregated to yield a final result.


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