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From Indonesia to Tunisia, IFES was at the forefront of promoting democratic and human rights in 2014. We believe that the right to vote is a fundamental human right, as integral to robust and vibrant democracies as freedom of speech, assembly or the press. 

The International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES) will honor former Chairman Attahiru Jega of Nigeria’s Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) and Congressman Ed Royce (R-Calif.) with its 2015 Charles T. Manatt Democracy Award.

Amid a tense political scene, Guatemalans will got to the polls on September 6 for general elections, voting for President and Vice President, Representatives to the Guatemalan Congress and the Central American Parliament, and Mayors and Local Council Representatives.

IFES Making an Impact


years building sustainable democracy


countries in which IFES has worked


voters reached through civic education campaigns