Press Release

25 Jul 2012

IFES is deeply saddened to learn of the sudden passing of President John Atta Mills of Ghana on Tuesday. Our condolences go out to his family, his colleagues and to the Ghanaian people, who have lost an extraordinary leader and a powerful voice for democracy.

17 May 2012

Memorandum builds on existing partnership for dialogue and training in elections management

9 Mar 2012

Two Accomplished Business and Government Relations Leaders Added to Board

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES) today announced that its board of directors has elected two new members, effective March 6, 2012. The additions bring the total number of board members to 27.

6 Mar 2012

WASHINGTON — (March 6, 2012) — Images of painted party supporters celebrating an election victory in West Bengal, India, and a southern Sudanese man registering to vote for his country’s independence took top honors in the International Foundation for Electoral Systems’ (IFES) 2012 Photography Contest.

16 Feb 2012

SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic — Feb. 16, 2012 — As the Dominican Republic prepares for general elections in May, the country’s electoral commission and the International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES) are launching a partnership to improve access to the electoral process for persons with disabilities.

25 Jan 2012

Joint mission concludes that meaningful stakeholder participation and access to all relevant electoral materials are needed for a comprehensive review

17 Nov 2011

WASHINGTON — Delia Ferreira Rubio, an internationally recognized expert in political finance and advocate for transparency in government, will receive the 2011 Joe C. Baxter Award from the International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES).

12 Sep 2011

WASHINGTON/KYIV — Ukrainians have a more pessimistic view of their country’s future now than a year ago, with more than half saying they believe Ukraine is on a path toward instability, according to a survey conducted by the International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES).

8 Aug 2011

WASHINGTON — Two senior U.S. congressional leaders and a former justice of South Africa’s Constitutional Court are the winners of the 2011 Charles T. Manatt Democracy Awards, presented by the International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES). The annual awards recognize men and women who share a commitment to advancing freedom and democratic values.