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Securing Democracy: IFES' 2018 Annual Report

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Members of the Bougainville Women’s Federation participate in a mock polling exercise as part of an observer training supported by IFES. © Telibert Laoc

Through its training programs, IFES strengthens the knowledge and skills of current and future leaders, focusing on professionalizing election administration and empowering citizens. IFES specializes in developing customized curricula and training programs to meet the needs of these stakeholders, who play a vital role in building healthy, resilient democracies.

IFES’ youth-led partner organization, Association of Youth Organizations Nepal, at a street drama event promoting youth participation ahead of Nepal’s 2017 federal elections

IFES honors young champions and showcases the pivotal role young people play in developing and sustaining democratic processes in their communities by celebrating International Youth Day 2019 with a monthlong social media campaign.

Voters enter and exit voting booths in the colors of the Ukrainian flag.

On July 21, Ukrainians went to the polls to votes in early parliamentary elections. In general, no major procedural violations were observed during the voting process. According to preliminary reports by Ukrainian nongovernmental organization Civil Network OPORA, isolated cases of irregularities occurred on Election Day during voting but were not systematic and did not appear to impact the outcome of the vote.

Elections by the Numbers

Guatemala number of registered voters: 8.1 million

On June 16, Guatemalan citizens voted in general elections. On August 11, they returned to the polls to elect their president and vice president from the two top candidates of the first round. To help you understand this important electoral process, IFES provides Frequently Asked Questions on Elections in Guatemala: 2019 Presidential Election Runoff.

Ukraine number of registered voters: 35.6 million

On July 21, citizens of Ukraine went to the polls for early parliamentary elections after President Volodymyr Zelenskyy issued a decree to dissolve the Parliament. To help you understand this important electoral process, IFES provides Frequently Asked Questions on Elections in Ukraine: 2019 Early Parliamentary Elections.

Kazakhstan number of registered voters: 11.9 million

On June 9, citizens of Kazakhstan went to the polls for an early presidential election, which will become a defining moment of 21st century Kazakhstan, affecting political life at all levels and citizen interaction with their government for years to come. To help you understand this important electoral process, IFES provides Frequently Asked Questions on Elections in Kazakhstan: 2019 Early Presidential Election.