Electoral Fraud and Malpractice

Electoral fraud and malpractice present tangible, yet distinct, threats to the election process. Although all election assistance programming can indirectly address fraud and malpractice vulnerabilities, election managers and other key stakeholders have an important responsibility to proactively and directly address the integrity of the election process. To support these efforts, the International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES) has developed a set of tools focused specifically on detecting, deterring, and mitigating fraud and malpractice, including in-depth and methodologically rigorous electoral integrity assessments, electoral integrity management planning, and training programs for election managers and other stakeholders.