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 Mar 2017 | Election FAQs
On March 15, Dutch voters will elect all 150 members of the Tweede Kamer, the Lower House, of the parliament. This election could have major implications for upcoming elections across Europe,...
27 Jan 2017 | Election FAQs
On January 29, Haitians will head to the polls for legislative and local elections. Voters will elect eight senators in second-round elections, one member to the Chamber of Deputies, and members of...
14 Dec 2016 | Election FAQs
On December 18, Ivoirian voters will elect 255 members of the National Assembly, the lower house of Parliament. Following the approval of a new constitution via an October 2016 referendum, National...
9 Dec 2016 | Election FAQs
On December 11, Kyrgyz citizens will be voting in both local Kenesh (council) elections and on a national referendum. The local elections will be taking place as a result of President Almazbek...
8 Dec 2016 | Election FAQs
On December 11, Macedonians will vote for their members of Parliament. Of the 123 seats in the Parliament, 120 are elected from six 20-seat constituencies in Macedonia using closed list proportional...
5 Dec 2016 | Election FAQs
On December 7, Ghanaian voters will elect their new president, vice president, and members of Parliament for the 275 electoral constituencies in the country.
18 Nov 2016 | Election FAQs
On November 20, 2016, Haitian citizens will head to the polls to elect the President and members of the Senate and Chamber of Deputies. Haiti is repeating its October 25, 2015 presidential...
28 Oct 2016 | Election FAQs
Local elections in Timor-Leste are scheduled for October 29. Citizens will vote for Village Chiefs, delegates for Village Councils, and Hamlet Chiefs.
12 Oct 2016 | Election FAQs
On October 16, Montenegrins will elect 81 Members of Parliament in a single nationwide constituency for a four-year term under a proportional representation system with closed lists.
5 Oct 2016 | Election FAQs
On October 8, Georgians will elect Representatives to the 150-member Parliament of Georgia (Sakartvelos Parlamenti) through a mixed parallel electoral system. Seventy-seven members will be elected...
4 Oct 2016 | Election FAQs
Parliamentary elections will be held in Morocco on October 7. They will be the second set of legislative elections after the constitutional reform initiated by King Mohamed VI passed through a...
19 Sep 2016 | Election FAQs
In 2016, Jordan changed its Elections Law to put in place a new electoral system for parliamentary elections, implementing an open-list proportional system for each of the multimember electoral...