On July 21, Ukrainians went to the polls to cast votes for their next Parliament in early elections. The Central Election Commission of Ukraine (CEC) reported an overall voter turnout of 49.84 percent at the closing of polls, based on preliminary reports about voter participation received shortly after 8 p.m. on Sunday.
On April 9-12, the International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES) trained members of Guatemala's National Council on Disability to conduct an election access observation.
To address a lack of civic education in schools and create an informed and civic-minded future generation, the International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES), in cooperation with the Tunisian High Independent Authority for Elections (ISIE) and Ministry of Education (MoE), developed the Democratic Awakening Toolkit, which presents basic information about democracy and elections tailored f
The International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES) has more than 400 staff spread across Africa, the Americas, Asia-Pacific, Europe and Eurasia and the Middle East and North Africa. During the week of May 12, 2019, IFES field leadership traveled to Arlington, Virginia, to meet with each other and colleagues in headquarters.
On April 21, 2019, Ukrainian citizens voted in a second-round presidential election after no candidate received more than 50 percent of the vote in the first round on March 31.
by Marit Björnlund*
On April 17, 2019, Indonesia held the world’s largest single-day election, electing its next president and legislature.
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.