Press Release

29 Jul 2011

WASHINGTON — Representatives of the International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES) and the National Election Commission (NEC) of the Republic of Korea today signed a memorandum of understanding to combine their resources and expertise in elections management in a new set of initiatives.

27 Jul 2011

WASHINGTON — The International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES) is privileged to announce it has been granted consultative status to the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC). The ECOSOC serves as the central forum for discussing international economic and social issues, and for formulating policy recommendations addressed to Member States and the United Nations system.

23 Jul 2011

WASHINGTON — The Board of Directors and staff of the International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES) celebrate the life of former Board Chairman Charles Taylor “Chuck” Manatt, who passed away on July 22 at the age of 75.

8 Jul 2011

Peaceful and Transparent Process a Milestone for Democracy in War-torn Region

29 Mar 2011

The desk study is available in PDF format here.

WASHINGTON, DC (March 29, 2011)—Duality by Design: The Iranian Electoral System, the first comprehensive overview of Iran’s electoral framework, is now available from the International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES).  

23 Mar 2011

Images of Egypt protest, south Sudan referendum take top honors in democracy-themed contest

WASHINGTON  —  Twenty-two images of popular protests, elections, political campaigns and civic action have been named winners and finalists in the 2011 Photography Contest sponsored by the International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES).

21 Mar 2011

Leading International Elections NGO Presents the Patricia Hutar Award to Saad Shehab

6 Dec 2010

The International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES) and the Institute for Women’s Policy Research (IWPR) present data as part of SWMENA project  

29 Oct 2010

WASHINGTON — (October 29, 2010) — The International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES) is hosting a two-day visitor’s program  focusing on the U.S. elections. The program will bring together over 100  diplomats, parliamentarians and election officials from all over the world to observe the voting process in the United States and exchange ideas and experiences on voting.

26 Oct 2010

IFES presents Baxter Award to Dr. Kwadwo Afari-Gyan from Ghana