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IFES organized a series of events from June 4-8, 2018, as part of its Cybersecurity Assessment Week initiative to assess the cybersecurity of Ukraine’s electoral process and infrastructure. With Ukraine’s 2019 presidential and parliamentary elections approaching, the prospect of cyberattacks that could potentially undermine critical systems is a real threat and could have severe ramifications in Ukraine and beyond.

IFES' civil society partner Samuhik Abhiyan conducted a campaign finance monitoring mission during Nepal’s December 2017 House of Representatives elections. With the launch of their report on May 18, 2018, Samuhik Abhiyan revealed that over half of candidates monitored exceeded the legal spending limits.

Oftentimes, VAWE is subtle and more indirect than physical attacks against voters and candidates, but it nonetheless impacts women's interest and willingness to get involved in political processes and structures of governance. The threats and social stigmas they face are associated not only with the act of voting, but with many other activities that are a common part of a free and fair democratic experience. To document the nature and impact of VAWE in Haiti, IFES has produced Violence Against Women in Elections in Haiti: An IFES Assessment.

Elections by the Numbers

On July 1, Mexico held presidential, legislative, and local elections. To help you understand this important electoral process, IFES provides Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) on Elections in Mexico: 2018 General Elections.

On June 27, Indonesian citizens went to the polls to vote for governors, mayors and/or regents across 31 provinces as part of the 2018 regional head elections. To help you understand this important electoral process, IFES provides Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) on Elections in Indonesia: 2018 Regional Head Elections.

On May 27, Colombia held an election for the next president and vice president, which was the first presidential election to take place since the signature of the peace agreement between the Colombian government and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia. To help you understand this important electoral process, IFES provides Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) on Elections in Colombia: 2018 Presidential Election.