On 9th May 2010 Lebanon held elections across the muhafaza of Bekaa and Beirut. IFES worked with Ministry of Interior and Municipalities to ensure all electoral staff had uniforms, accreditation badges, polling manuals and displayed informational posters.
On May 24, 2010, communal elections, the first in a series of polls that will take place in Burundi this summer, were held. This series of elections are the first to be implemented in Burundi since the rebels laid down their arms and ended years of civil war.
IFES staff spends many hours in service each year at the Capital Area Food Bank. Their efforts help address hunger in the Washington, D.C. community.
In anticipation of local elections at the end of the month, IFES organized and sponsored live, televised candidate debates for the post of mayor of Tbilisi, Georgia, together with Georgian Public Broadcasting. These debates represent a first in Georgian democracy – live debates featuring candidates running for office have never been produced before.
Putting behind ten years of civil war, IFES–Burundi has launched a massive electoral violence prevention program. The centerpiece of the program is the IFES EVER election violence prevention early warning system that counts with 12 national and international partners and 450 monitors.
From April 11 to 15, 2010, Sudan’s citizens turned out to vote in the first nationwide election held since 1986. The election, a key milestone of the 2005 Comprehensive Peace Agreement (CPA), marked the first time the vast majority of Sudanese had ever voted and served as an important opportunity for those in the south and Abyei to practice this civic duty in anticipation of the next CPA mil
On February 28, 2010, Tajikistan had its parliamentary election. Tajikistanis living in the Washington, DC area were also able to cast a vote for these elections by visiting Tajikistan's Embassy in Washington, DC. This gallery contains images of the out-of-country-voting exercise.