From November 6-10, 2016, the International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES) gathered 550 participants from 90 countries for the 2016 U.S. Election Program (USEP) and Seventh Global Elections Organization Conference (GEO-7). The 2016 USEP and GEO-7 was the largest international gathering of election professionals of the year, with representatives from Albania to Zimbabwe in attendance.
This year’s USEP was the 13th hosted by IFES since 1992. This flagship event brings together election administrators and practioners, parliamentarians, diplomats and scholars from around the world to observe and learn about the U.S. electoral system as well as discuss elections and voting from comparative international perspectives. GEO-7 brought together electoral practitioners and experts to exchange knowledge and share experiences and provided a forum for networking and debate on transparency and accountability in elections.
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