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Territorial Election Commission representatives participate in a mock election to compare the differences between accessible and inaccessible polling stations. © OSCE Program Office in Bishkek

 In honor of Global Elections Day, IFES and local partner organizations conducted a two-day training on ensuring the electoral rights of persons with disabilities for representatives of Kyrgyzstan's Territorial Election Commissions. 

Participants with intellectual disabilities practice leading lessons in Yangon, Myanmar.

Last month, IFES and Future Stars, a self-advocacy organization, trained four new trainers with intellectual disabilities on how to build self-confidence to effectively and meaningfully participate in political life.

Representatives from political parties’ youth wings discuss pressing challenges during the first Public Policy Academy workshop.

IFES and the National Youth Council of Macedonia just launched the Public Policy Academy, the first in a series of capacity-building efforts to increase young North Macedonian citizens’ participation in political and electoral processes.

Elections by the Numbers

Vanuatu number of registered voters: 200,000+

Vanuatu held elections on March 19. Voters’ concerns included the economy and the Pacific Islands Forum, which will be hosted by Vanuatu in August. To help you understand this important electoral process, IFES provides Frequently Asked Questions on Elections in Vanuatu: 2020 General Elections.

Nepal number of registered voters: 4.8 million

On March 1, the Republic of Tajikistan held elections to the Majlisi Namoyandagon, the lower house of its bicameral Parliament. Of the 63 members, 41 were elected from single-mandate districts and 22 determined by a closed-list proportional representation system. To help you understand this electoral process, IFES provides Frequently Asked Questions on Elections in the Republic of Tajikistan: 2020 Parliamentary Elections

Slovakia number of registered voters: 4.4 million

On February 29, the Slovak Republic held elections for the National Council, which may result in a shake-up in its composition. To help you understand this important electoral process, IFES provides Frequently Asked Questions on Elections in Slovakia: 2020 Parliamentary Elections