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How can all people participate in elections and democracy during COVID-19 and other crises?
Text: U.S. Election Program Virtual Edition | Image: Hands on a laptop keyboard

As part of IFES' commitment to adaptation, innovation and resilience in the wake of COVID-19, the 2020 U.S. Election Program is going virtual. Sign up and stay tuned for more details!

 
Dominican voters in New York City mark their ballots during out-of-country voting for the 2020 general elections.

Understanding voters’ fears about going to the polls amid COVID-19 is crucial to creating a safe voting environment. Having conducted nationwide surveys in three countries, IFES has some preliminary insights into voters’ main concerns.

A Serbian voter casts her ballot on Election Day.

On June 21, Serbians voted in parliamentary, provincial and local elections. With a partial opposition boycott and the threat of COVID-19 looming, IFES provided key, targeted assistance to election administration authorities.

A girl speaks at a microphone. © United Nations

In celebration of International Youth Day 2020, join IFES for a Facebook Live event in which three young leaders will speak about ways they have taken action in their communities and countries and the positive impact of building more inclusive and sustainable democracies. 

Members of Fight for Right, a nongovernmental organization supporting the rights of young Ukrainians with visual disabilities, participate in a protest. © Andriy Pavlenko

Obstacles to full and equal political participation exist across Ukraine. A new IFES assessment identifies vulnerabilities that impact the political participation of Ukrainians with multiple social identities and opportunities for coalition-building.

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