Press Release

15 Dec 2017

ARLINGTON, VA — December 15, 2017 — The International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES) today announced the departure of two members from its Board of Directors: the Hon. Barbara B. Kennelly, a Democrat who has been an IFES Board member since 2003 and served as vice-chair in 2017; and Cleta Mitchell, who served as co-chair of the 2017 Charles T. Manatt Democracy Award.

8 Dec 2017

ARLINGTON, VA — The president and CEO of the International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES), William “Bill” Sweeney, announced today his decision to step down from his current role by December 31, 2018.

29 Sep 2017

Washington, D.C. — The Consortium for Elections and Political Process Strengthening (CEPPS) today announced a new grants program under its Global Elections and Political Transitions Program to support activities that foster local, regional, and global communities of practice. Qualified applicants include non-U.S.

7 Sep 2017

To RSVP for the 2017 Charles T. Manatt Democracy Awards and Baxter Award Dinner, please click here.

4 Aug 2017

The International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES) will honor His Excellency Luis Almagro, secretary general of the Organization of American States (OAS) with its 2017 Charles T. Manatt Democracy Award and Tamar Zhvania, chairwoman of the Central Election Commission (CEC) of Georgia, with its 2017 Joe C. Baxter Award.

4 Aug 2017

The International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES) congratulates Ambassador Mark Green on his Senate confirmation and appointment to the position of administrator of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID).

4 Aug 2017

The following is a statement by Bill Sweeney, president and CEO of the International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES), on the crisis in Venezuela: 

26 Jul 2017

Washington, D.C.—The Consortium for Elections and Political Process Strengthening (CEPPS) today announced a new grants program designed to increase the political participation of historically marginalized populations in electoral processes.

8 May 2017

The International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES) is pleased to announce the election of Senator Rob Portman (R-Ohio), Foley & Lardner LLP Partner Cleta Mitchell and foreign policy expert Rodney Bent to its Board of Directors. The additions bring the total number of Board members to 23.

9 Mar 2017