Election FAQs

From Afghanistan to Zambia, the International Foundations for Electoral Systems (IFES) provides informative Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) on elections. IFES’ FAQs cover a range of important questions – detailing everything from Election Day procedures to electoral legal frameworks to provisions to provide access for persons with disabilities – offering comprehensive primers of important electoral processes.

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14 May 2018 | Election FAQs
On May 27, Colombia held an election for the next president and vice president, which was the first presidential election to take place since the signature of the peace agreement between the...
8 May 2018 | Election FAQs
On May 12, Timor-Leste held elections for all 65 seats in the National Parliament. The last parliamentary elections were held on July 22, 2017, and, despite lengthy negotiations, no party was able to...
7 May 2018 | Election FAQs
On May 12, Iraq held elections for all 329 seats in the Council of Representatives (CoR). CoR members will elect the next president from among themselves within 30 days from their first convening,...
23 Apr 2018 | Election FAQs
On May 6, Tunisia held municipal elections to fill 7,212 council seats in 350 electoral constituencies, which were the first held since the 2011 popular uprising that ousted President Zine El...
16 Apr 2018 | Election FAQs
On April 22, Paraguayan citizens headed to the polls to vote for national and local authorities. To help you understand this important electoral process, IFES provides Frequently Asked Questions...
10 Apr 2018 | Election FAQs
On April 11, Azerbaijani citizens went to the polls to vote in an early presidential election. The election had previously been scheduled for October 17, 2018, and was rescheduled per a...
9 Apr 2018 | Election FAQs
On April 15, a national referendum was held, asking Guatemalan citizens if they agree with taking a territorial dispute with Belize to the International Court of Justice (ICJ) at The Hague. To help...
23 Mar 2018 | Election FAQs
On March 25, Turkmen citizens went to the polls for parliamentary and local elections, with a total of 16,558 candidates contesting the elections. To help you understand this important electoral...
14 Mar 2018 | Election FAQs
On March 18, Russian citizens went to the polls for presidential elections. Incumbent President Vladimir Putin contested the election as an independent, despite consistently representing the ruling...
12 Mar 2018 | Election FAQs
Egyptians voted for their next president from March 26-28, while out-of-country voters went to the polls from March 16-18. These elections were the first conducted by the National Election...
9 Mar 2018 | Election FAQs
Elections for the president of Nepal took place on March 13, with elections for vice president expected shortly after the announcement of presidential results. The elections for president and...
2 Mar 2018 | Election FAQs
On March 7, Sierra Leone held general elections, with voters choosing their next president and representatives in Parliament and local councils. The elections represent the fifth straight...