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Mohan testifying before the House of Representatives’ Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission

On November 14, 2018, Vasu Mohan, IFES' regional director for Asia-Pacific and technical lead on elections, conflict and security, provided testimony to the House of Representatives’ Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission. He was invited to speak about “Reducing the Risk of Mass Atrocities: The Role of Inclusive Electoral Systems Design and Election Institutions in Preventing Violence and Promoting Security for All People.”

A "spect-actor" tries to convince an actor to vote in the municipal elections.

IFES organized a street theater tour across Tunisia to encourage civic participation among marginalized populations who, living in remote, hard-to-access communities, lack access to information on elections, democracy, and the rights and responsibilities of citizens.

Signage outside polling station during the United States' 2014 general elections

How would technical assistance providers like IFES assess the integrity of the electoral process in the United States, using the same parameters routinely used to judge developing democracies? In a new chapter published in Electoral Integrity in America: Securing Democracy, IFES concludes that, when evaluated against international standards, American elections fail to produce a system of governance that reflects the will of a majority of voters.

Elections by the Numbers

Fiji number of registered voters: 637,527

On November 14, Fijian citizens went to the polls to elect 51 members of Parliament, the country’s national legislature. The political party that controls a majority or plurality of seats will form a new government and elect a prime minister. To help you understand this important electoral process, IFES provides Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) on Elections in Fiji: 2018 General Elections.

United States number of registered voters: 158 million

On November 6, United States citizens went to the polls to elect all 435 members of the House of Representatives, 35 members of the Senate and a number of state and local representatives. To help you understand this important electoral process, IFES provides Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) on Elections in the United States: 2018 General Elections

Georgia number of registered voters: 3.5 million

On October 28, Georgian citizens went to the polls to elect the next president. This was the country’s seventh and last direct presidential election since its independence from the Soviet Union in 1991. To help you understand this important electoral process, IFES provides Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) on Elections in Georgia: 2018 Presidential Elections.