IFES COVID-19 Briefing Series

COVID-19: A Survival Guide for Democracies

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How can elections be held safely during the COVID-19 pandemic and other public health crises?
Voter education poster used during the Ebola crisis in Liberia

In an op-ed for Devex, IFES' Anthony Banbury shares lessons learned from the Ebola crisis as guidance for holding elections and averting a democracy crisis during COVID-19.

One of the manuals from IFES' civic education curriculum in Libya

With governments across the Middle East and North Africa imposing a variety of emergency restrictions to combat COVID-19, IFES is adapting its support to ensure the critical work of promoting and protecting democracy continues.

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