On May 14, 2017, Nepal held phase one of the first local elections in 20 years. More than 14 million voters across 75 districts were registered to elect 34,908 local-level legislative and executive representatives over two phases – the second phase of the election is scheduled for June 14.
By Jessica Huber, Senior Gender Specialist
Indonesia’s General Election Commission (Komisi Pemilihan Umum [KPU]) continues to expand its disability inclusion in elections. In April, the KPU launched Election Innovation: To Overcome the Challenges and to Use the Opportunity, a publication that compiles innovative practices employed over the past five years.
The International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES) supports the White House nomination of International Republican Institute (IRI) President Mark Green to the position of administrator of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID).
From April 18-20, 2017, the International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES) trained 17 Libyan journalists on inclusive media coverage of elections and political processes from a disability rights perspective.
The V-Engage challenge is a flagship activity to support the voter education efforts of the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC), encourage youth participation in the electoral process and to encourage choices that will shape our communities.
The International Foundation for Electoral System (IFES) is deeply saddened to hear about the passing of former IFES Regional Director for Africa Almami Cyllah.
Mexico’s National Electoral Institute (INE) is responsible for conducting federal elections in Mexico and working with local-level election management bodies (EMBs) to jointly organize local elections.
The International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES) is collaborating with Armenian civil society and government stakeholders to increase access to the political process.
On March 31, in Jakarta, Indonesia, the General Election Network for Disability Access (AGENDA) recognized media efforts to report on disability rights at the award ceremony for the “Journalist Competition on Accessible Elections and Accessible Provincial KPU Website.” AGENDA is a creative partnership founded by the International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES), with disabled people’s o