IFES honors the life-long work and efforts of Dr. Jørgen Elklit with the 2013 Joe C. Baxter Award. The award recognizes the contribution of a professional whose skills, dedication and sacrifices to the field of election administration epitomizes the mission of IFES and embodies the spirit of former IFES Senior Advisor for Election Administration Joe C. Baxter.
On November 13 and 14, experts from the International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES) were called on to speak on Capitol Hill. On Thursday, November 13, Senior Gender Specialist Jessica Huber was invited by Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson (D-TX) to speak as part of the World of Women for World Peace conference.
While confidentiality and security are critical, elections can be vulnerable to security threats against participants, infrastructure, information and materials. Election security is more than just having police and security officials present around polling stations, it also entails the implementation of security measures during all phases of the electoral process.