Properly-administered, efficient, and cost-effective electoral operations are critically important to the credibility, legitimacy and sustainability of an election. Around the world, electoral operations take place in contexts that are affected by a unique confluence of political, social, historical, and cultural factors. The International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES) assists election management bodies to plan and responsibly implement their unique operational tasks through all phases of the electoral process. This work includes, but is not limited to, voter registration, procurement, logistics, Election Day operations, counting and results transmission, budgeting, accreditation, out-of-country voting and other special voting services.
As a learning organization, IFES has an internal Knowledge Management Initiative Working Group on Electoral Operations and Leadership to help grow the research, tools and technical expertise we offer our partners worldwide.