Elections to Watch in 2020

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A voter signs his name and gets his ID back from an election worker after casting his vote during primary elections in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, on October 6, 2019. © AP Photo/Tatiana Fernandez

At the request of the Central Electoral Board (JCE) and with support from USAID, IFES is assisting the 2020 electoral process in the Dominican Republic. IFES’ cooperation during the current electoral period is a collaborative effort with the JCE and other electoral stakeholders to enhance the transparency, credibility and trust in the 2020 elections.

A Sidama Zone resident casts her ballot.

Residents of Ethiopia's Sidama Zone voted in a referendum for regional autonomy on November 20. With results demonstrating that approximately 98.5 percent voted in support of statehood, Sidama will be the first new state since the establishment of the current nine-state federation in the 1990s.

Participants discuss accessibility standards during the polling station audit training conducted by IFES.

IFES trained Libyan government officials and disability rights advocates on polling station audits and accessible architecture. Such audits and trainings encourage and foster best practices for inclusive elections to promote full participation of persons with disabilities in electoral and political processes.

Elections by the Numbers

Uzbekistan number of registered voters: 22.3 million

On December 22, citizens of Uzbekistan went to the polls to elect the 150 members of the Legislative Chamber, the country’s lower house of parliament. To help you understand this important electoral process, IFES provides Frequently Asked Questions on Elections in Uzbekistan: 2019 Parliamentary Elections.

Bougainville number of registered voters: 206,731

A 2001 peace agreement formalized Bougainville’s status as an autonomous region within Papua New Guinea. Starting November 23, Bougainvilleans began voting for either “greater autonomy” or “independence.” To help you understand this important electoral process, IFES provides Frequently Asked Questions on Elections in Bougainville, Papua New Guinea: 2019 Referendum.

Argentina number of registered voters: 33.8 million

On October 27, Argentines went to the polls to elect a president and vice president, 24 senators and 130 deputies. A runoff will be held on November 24 if no presidential candidate receives at least 45 percent of the vote, or 40 percent with a 10-point marign over the runner-up. To help you understand this important electoral process, IFES provides Frequently Asked Questions  on Elections in Argentina: 2019 General Elections.