Feature

19 Oct 2017

As a leader in inclusive democracy and governance, the International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES) works to fortify women in political and electoral processes as candidates and elected leaders, technical experts in elections, engaged civil society leaders and informed voters. In this Q&A, IFES Senior Gender Specialist Dr.

18 Oct 2017

Since 1995, the International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES) has conducted a range of assistance activities to support the development of democratic elections and political processes in Georgia. The Central Election Commission (CEC) has been a critical partner in IFES’ work in Georgia.

18 Oct 2017

By Editorial and Communications Manager Adam Gallagher

8 Oct 2017

By Editorial and Communications Manager Adam Gallagher

4 Oct 2017

The International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES) presented the 2014 Joe C. Baxter Award to Dr. Christiana Thorpe, former chief electoral commissioner and chairwoman of the National Electoral Commission (NEC) of Sierra Leone. Dr. Thorpe was the first woman to serve as chief electoral commissioner in Sierra Leone.

3 Oct 2017

The General Election Network for Disability Access (AGENDA) is a creative partnership between the International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES), disabled persons organizations (DPOs), and election-focused civil society organizations (CSOs) in Indonesia, the Philippines, Malaysia, Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia, Thailand, and Myanmar, which is currently funded by the Australian Department of Fo

3 Oct 2017

On October 2, the International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES) held its Eighth Annual Charles T. Manatt Democracy and 2017 Joe C. Baxter Awards at the Four Seasons Hotel in Washington, D.C.

27 Sep 2017

On August 21, 2017, International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES) Deputy Regional Director for the Middle East and North Africa Ambar Zobairi gave a key note speech on violence against women in elections.

27 Sep 2017

On September 22, 2017, the International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES) Morocco released an updated version of its electoral lexicon mobile phone app. The app, named صوتي حقي , or “My Vote, My Right,” is an accessible civic education tool created for Moroccan citizens, particularly for those in the Deaf community.

20 Sep 2017

In August 2017, the State Election Commission of Macedonia (SEC), in collaboration with eight civil society organizations, including disabled people’s organizations, the Ministry for Labour and Social Policy, the Organization for Security and Co‑operation in Europe and the International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES), carried out the first nationwide polling station accessibility audit