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The online nomination process for IFES' 2018 Joe C. Baxter Award is now open! The award honors an election practitioner with a proven track record of exceptional dedication to empowering people to have a say in the way they are governed. Nominations are open to the public and will be accepted until May 24, 2018.

On April 22, Paraguayan citizens will head to the polls to vote for national and local authorities. To help you understand this important electoral process, IFES provides Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) on Elections in Paraguay: 2018 General Elections.

IFES recently concluded a two-year Technical Leadership project examining the abuse of state resources (ASR) in election campaigns. This research initiative focused on ASR (sometimes referred to as administrative resources) for the purpose of gaining an electoral advantage. The “Abuse of State Resources Research and Assessment Framework: Guidelines for the Democracy and Governance Community of Practice” is an abbreviated companion document to the complete Abuse of State Resources Research and Assessment Framework developed in this effort.

Elections by the Numbers

On April 15, a national referendum was held, asking Guatemalan citizens if they agree with taking a territorial dispute with Belize to the International Court of Justice (ICJ) at The Hague. To help you understand this important electoral process, IFES provides Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) on Elections in Guatemala: 2018 National Referendum.

On April 11, Azerbaijani citizens went to the polls to vote in an early presidential election. The election had previously been scheduled for October 17, 2018, and was rescheduled per a presidential decree. To help you understand this important electoral process, IFES provides Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) on Elections in the Republic of Azerbaijan: 2018 Early Presidential Election.

Egyptians voted for their next president from March 26-28, while out-of-country voters went to the polls from March 16-18. These elections were the first conducted by the National Election Authority (NEA), which was established in 2017. To help you understand this important electoral process, IFES provides Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) on Elections in Egypt: 2018 Presidential Election.