Interview/Speech/Testimony

18 Dec 2013

Kathleen Cornelsen spent a summer as a legal fellow with IFES, during which time she researched laws on disability and voting. Since then, she has continued to apply her legal skills to promoting the rights of persons with disabilities.

18 Dec 2013

One of IFES’ core goals is to empower electoral stakeholders to meet international standards for democratic elections by deterring, detecting and mitigating challenges to election integrity. The first step toward meeting this goal is identifying fraud, malpractice and systemic manipulation of the electoral process.

18 Dec 2013

The U.S. International Council on Disabilities (USICD) promotes the rights and full participation of persons with disabilities through global engagement and U.S. foreign affairs. USICD is currently advocating for the U.S.

27 Nov 2013

How was the mood on Election Day?

The mood on Election Day was generally calm, with most people going about their daily business as usual. Most polling places opened on time and voting was smooth in most areas of the country.

27 Nov 2013

General elections in Honduras, held on November 24, 2013, saw a high percentage of registered voters going to the polls. Citizens voted for President; 128 deputies to the National Congress; 298 mayors and 298 vice mayors; 2,092 municipal aldermen across 298 municipalities; and 20 deputies and alternates to the Central American Parliament.

26 Nov 2013

Mauritania held legislative and municipal elections on Saturday, November 23. While political tensions have been prevalent – the opposition boycotted the polls – Election Day was reported to be peaceful and orderly.

21 Nov 2013

Jerome Leyraud spent over two years at IFES as Chief of Party in Sudan, helping the country implement two of the three elections stipulated in the 2005 Comprehensive Peace Agreement.

Currently an election expert for the European Union in Fiji, Leyraud talks to us about helping Sudan make history, best practices in election management and key elements of a valid election.

21 Nov 2013

Christiana Thorpe, Chief Electoral Commissioner and Chairperson of the National Electoral Commission (NEC) of Sierra Leone, is a trailblazer in election management. As the first woman in charge of elections in the West African nation, she has transformed her country’s electoral system into one that consistently runs credible, valid polls.

21 Nov 2013

One of IFES’ main goals in Haiti is to increase access to the political process for persons with disabilities. In order to do so, IFES is collaborating with the election commission of Haiti, the Conseil Électoral Provisoire (CEP), other government entities and civil society to remove barriers and promote equal access.

7 Nov 2013

On November 3, Kosovo held elections for municipal mayors and assembly deputies in all 38 districts of the country. The election elicited international attention as it tested relations between Kosovo and Serbia.

IFES Chief of Party in Kosovo Alan Wall answers some questions about the election.

How was the mood on Election Day?