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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 will go to the polls to vote in the Mindanao plebiscite.

On January 9, 2019, IFES and the United States International Council on Disabilities co-hosted a panel on “Promoting American Interests Through International Disability Rights: Recommendations for the New Congress.”

Organization of delivery of poll worker training materials at IFES' Armenia office

In spring 2018, Armenia witnessed a change in government following peaceful street protests. The country’s new leadership announced a state program that prioritized a revision of the electoral framework and called for snap parliamentary elections. IFES mobilized its resources to provide critical technical assistance to the Central Election Commission in preparation for both the parliamentary and Yerevan city Council of Elders elections.

Elections by the Numbers

Democratic Republic of the Congo number of registered voters: 40.4 million

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.

Bangladesh number of registered voters: 104 million

On December 30, Bangladeshi citizens went to the polls to vote in parliamentary elections. They held the promise of being inclusive, provided that all parties were able to contest the election on an equal basis and were willing to participate in an electoral process administered impartially by the Bangladesh Election Commission. To help you understand this important electoral process, IFES provides Frequently Asked Questions on Elections in Bangladesh: 2018 General Elections.

Armenia number of registered voters: 2.6 million

On December 9, Armenia held elections for members of its National Assembly. To help you understand this important electoral process, IFES provides Frequently Asked Questions on Elections in Armenia: 2018 Early Parliamentary Elections.