Press Release

22 Aug 2014
The International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES) is deeply concerned about the Ebola outbreak in West Africa. This health crisis has resulted in more than 1,350 reported deaths so far in a region that has been moving steadily toward peace and democratization.
31 Jul 2014
Former Sen. Wayne Allard, Thomas A. “Tad” Devine, Amb. William Eacho and Dr. Peter McPherson Bring Shared Excellence in Public Service and Foreign Policy to the IFES Board of Directors

31 Jul 2014
Senator Jerry Moran and Congressman Steny Hoyer to Receive Award in October

10 Jul 2014


The Association of Southeast Asian Nations General Election Network for Disability Access (AGENDA) conducted an election monitoring mission today for the presidential election in Indonesia. The election monitoring mission focused only on aspects of accessibility for persons with disabilities.

8 Jul 2014
Dr. Christiana Thorpe Recognized for Integrity in Election Administration

30 Jun 2014

The International Foundation for Electoral System (IFES) is deeply saddened by and laments the loss of former Senate Majority Leader Howard Baker, who was also White House Chief of Staff during the Reagan administration and U.S. Ambassador to Japan. He served on our Board of Directors from 2005-2011.

26 Jun 2014

The International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES) is deeply saddened by the assassination of Libyan human rights lawyer and activist Salwa Bugaighis and strongly condemns this cowardly act of violence. We offer our condolences to her family and remember her dedication, commitment and ultimate sacrifice for women’s participation in the political process and equal rights in Libya.

11 Jun 2014

Maria Corina Machado Recognized by IFES for Commitment to Freedom and Democracy

22 May 2014

IFES’ Latest Survey Shows Petro Poroshenko as Clear Frontrunner in May 25 Presidential Election