Press Release

21 Nov 2016

On November 1, the International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES) lost a member of its extended family. Ahmed Alhrari Dakam, a passionate political inclusion activist and a major advocate for the rights of persons with disabilities in Libya, passed away due to injuries sustained in a traffic accident.

4 Nov 2016

The International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES) is hosting over 500 participants in a week-long event from November 6 to November 10 that includes IFES’ 2016 U.S. Election Program (USEP) and the Global Elections Organization Conference (GEO-7).

23 Sep 2016

The International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES) is pleased to announce that Chafik Sarsar, president of Tunisia’s Independent High Authority for Elections, is the recipient of the 2016 Joe C. Baxter Award.

25 Aug 2016

The International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES) will honor Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee (D-Texas) and Senator John Barrasso (R-Wyo.) with its 2016 Charles T. Manatt Democracy Award.

16 Aug 2016

Two compelling photographs depicting insightful moments of Election Day in India and voter registration in Nepal have won the top prizes of the International Foundation for Electoral Systems’ (IFES) 2016 Photography Contest. They were part of 10 photographs selected as finalists among the more than 100 images that were submitted to the democracy-themed competition.

14 Jul 2016

Memorandum of Understanding signed to promote information-sharing, research, knowledge, and training in support of electoral practices globally

17 Jun 2016

The International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES) is deeply saddened by the June 16, 2016 murder of Jo Cox, a British member of Parliament.

IFES condemns this act of violence in the strongest terms. We offer our deepest condolences to her family, friends and constituents, and remember and honor her dedication to women’s empowerment in the United Kingdom and across the globe.

3 Jun 2016

Disability Rights Advocate Nay Lin Soe of Myanmar to Receive Award in September

2 Dec 2015

Photo of Minority Fulani Women in Northern Nigeria Queuing to Vote Receives Grand Prize and IFES Choice Award

An image of two Fulani women patiently queueing to register to vote in Nigeria’s 2015 historic elections received top honors in the International Foundation for Electoral Systems’ (IFES) 2015 Photography Contest.

1 Dec 2015