The Afghan Landmine Survivors’ Organization, with support from IFES and the United States Agency for International Development, conducted an election access observation for Afghanistan's October 2018 parliamentary elections and will conduct another for the September 2019 presidential election.
New Working Paper on Social Media, Disinformation and Electoral Integrity
Margot Wallström, Madeleine Albright, Stephen Hadley to Receive Award
Securing Democracy: IFES' 2018 Annual Report
Since 2007 when the United Nations General Assembly designated September 15th as the International Day of Democracy, organizations – governmental and nongovernmental – have joined with others to commemorate the importance of promoting and upholding principles of democracy. On this day, we lift our voices with other like-minded supporters of human freedom and dignity to raise public awareness about the power that citizens have to determine by whom, and how, they are governed.
As a prelude to the American Political Science Association’s (APSA) annual meeting, the Electoral Integrity Project held a pre-APSA workshop, “Securing Elections: Foreign Meddling, Fake News and Political Violence,” at the IFES headquarters on Wednesday, August 28.
Elections by the Numbers
On September 15, Tunisians went to the polls for the first round of the early presidential election after the death of President Beji Caid Essebsi on July 25, 2019. To help you understand this important electoral process, IFES provides Frequently Asked Questions on Elections in Tunisia: 2019 Early Presidential Election.
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.
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.