Conducting elections in Liberia is a challenging endeavor. Along with a lack of basic transportation and communications infrastructure, over half the population (53%) is illiterate. As such, civic and voter awareness campaigns cannot be conducted through many traditional mediums like print media.
On October 2, the International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES) held its Eighth Annual Charles T. Manatt Democracy Awards and 2017 Joe C. Baxter Award ceremony in Washington D.C.
Future Leaders' Club, Afghanistan
Consortium for Elections and Political Process Strengthening
Kyle Lemargie, IFES Senior Program and Research Manager, Asia-Pacific
Building Resources in Democracy, Governance and Elections (BRIDGE) is a modular professional development program with a particular focus on electoral processes. BRIDGE workshops encourage participants to reflect on how to improve their organization, providing comparative examples and alternative approaches, generating blueprints or support for organizational reform.
Today, millions of Ukrainians who are displaced by conflict or are voluntarily residing in places that differ from their registered places of residence face significant barriers to participating in elections.
Irena Hadžiabdić, IFES Board Member, Bosnia and Herzegovina
On March 7, 2017, the Consortium for Elections and Political Processes Strengthening (CEPPS) held a panel discussion on the current electoral environment in Bosnia and Herzegovina featuring Irena Hadžiabdić, chairperson of the Bosnia and Herzegovina Central Election Commission and an International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES) Board director.