U.S. Election Program and Seventh Global Elections Organization (GEO-7) Conference

November 6-10, 2016

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A Quarter Century of Democratization: Electoral Processes and their Development Featured Image

This September, the ACEEEO celebrated its 25th anniversary with a conference in Tirana, Albania focusing on the “Development of Electoral Systems and Processes in the Last 25 years.” International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES) President and CEO Bill Sweeney and IFES Regional Director for Europe and Eurasia Dr. Beata Martin-Rozumiłowicz represented IFES at the conference and participated in various panels. For the conference, Sweeney and Dr. Martin-Rozumiłowicz also wrote an article assessing the development of electoral processes and democratization over the last 25 years. 

President of Independent High Authority for Elections of Tunisia to Receive 2016 IFES Baxter Award Featured Image

The International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES) is pleased to announce that Chafik Sarsar, president of Tunisia’s Independent High Authority for Elections, is the recipient of the 2016 Joe C. Baxter Award.

Video: 2016 Democracy Awards Ceremony Featured Image

On September 13, the International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES) held its seventh annual Charles T. Manatt Democracy Awards ceremony in Washington D.C. This event brings diverse groups of domestic and international leaders together who share a belief in advancing good governance and democratic rights by empowering and encouraging active citizen participation.


Women and Political Transition: The Risk of Replicating Inequality and the Fundamental  Need for Gender Parity in Decision-Making Featured Image

The International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES) includes gender equality and women’s empowerment programming as a key facet of its democracy-building work in countries transitioning from violent conflict to more stable political processes. 

The Hierarchy of Laws: Understanding and Implementing the Legal Frameworks that Govern Elections Featured Image

This paper is intended as a guide for election practitioners who are interpreting, developing, and implementing legal and regulatory frameworks for elections, and who should understand the hierarchy of these laws. 

Violence Against Women in Elections: An Excerpt from IFES’ Framework Featured Image

The International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES) recognizes that violence against women in elections is a threat to the integrity of the electoral process – it can affect women’s participation as voters, candidates, election officials, activists, and political party leaders, and it undermines the free, fair, and inclusive democratic process.

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