On March 20, Saba, a special municipality in the Caribbean Netherlands, held elections for Island Council and the Netherlands Senate Electoral College. More than 90 percent of eligible voters turned out to cast their ballots.
The International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES) celebrated International Women’s Day 2019 with counterparts in Port Moresby and the Autonomous Region of Bougainville, Papua New Guinea.
In December 2018, @IFESDisability posted photos of disability rights advocates from around the world with statements that celebrate the political leadership of women and men with disabilities. The campaign was held in commemoration of the International Day of Persons with Disabilities on December 3.
On November 14, the International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES) conducted a training for the Office of the Bougainville Electoral Commissioner (OBEC) and disability rights advocates in the Autonomous Region of Bougainville in Papua New Guinea (PNG).
From August 11 to 13, the Election Commission of Sri Lanka (EC) and the International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES) held a “Democracy Fellowship Youth Camp” with 70 participants from across Sri Lanka.
On August 10, the Office of the Bougainville Electoral Commissioner (OBEC), in partnership with the International Foundation for Electoral Systems, held a youth participation in elections workshop to celebrate International Youth Day 2018.
Sri Lanka’s February 10, 2018 local government election introduced numerous changes to the electoral system including a shift from a proportional representation system to a mixed member proportional representation system and adoption of Sri Lanka’s first-ever women’s quota. Such significant changes necessitated intensive voter education throughout Sri Lanka. Under its U.S.
In December 2017, @IFESDisability posted photos of disability rights advocates from around the world with statements that supported the rights of women and youth with disabilities to take part in political life.
On November 26, 2017, Nepal held the first phase of its first national and state-level legislature elections since the promulgation of its new constitution on September 20, 2015. Voters headed to one of 2,919 polling locations across 32 districts in the hill and mountain regions of Nepal, with the remaining 45 districts preparing to vote on December 7.
On November 2, 2017, staff held a party to celebrate the International Foundation for Electoral Systems’ (IFES) 30th anniversary and test their knowledge of current events, elections, geography, the 1980s, and IFES. The Electoral College T-Rex even paid a surprise visit to IFES’ headquarters to meet staff and learn more about other electoral systems.