IFES' ongoing work in Sri Lanka, through which it partners with the Election Commission to strengthen transparency, electoral integrity and inclusion in the democratic process, demonstrates four strategies that anchor electoral reform initiatives in local priorities, international standards and comparative examples.
Supporting Credible Electoral Processes in Nigeria
Results Transmission Expertise Supports Credible Election in El Salvador
IFES Receives Award for Innovative Disability Inclusion Practices
Effective legal mechanisms need to be established – well in advance of elections – to detect and remedy electoral manipulation in real time and support the acceptance of electoral results. In response to this need, IFES has produced important research and practical guidance on a number of critical election dispute resolution topics.
Elections by the Numbers
On January 21 and February 6, registered voters in localities covered by the proposed Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in the Philippines and areas that successfully petitioned for inclusion in the Bangsamoro and their parent government units went to the polls to vote in the Mindanao plebiscite. To help you understand this important electoral process, IFES provides Frequently Asked Questions on Elections in the Philippines: 2019 Mindanao Plebiscite.
On February 3, Salvadoran citizens went to the polls to elect a new president. With decreased trust in established political parties, smaller parties’ recent electoral successes have challenged the traditional two-party system. To help you understand this important electoral process, IFES provides Frequently Asked Questions on Elections in El Salvador: 2019 Presidential Election.
On December 30, Congolese citizens went to the polls to vote in presidential, national and provincial elections. If the elections took place without violence, this would be the first peaceful democratic transfer of power in the DRC since it gained independence from Belgium in 1960. To help you understand this important electoral process, IFES provides Frequently Asked Questions on Elections in the Democratic Republic of the Congo: 2018 General Elections.