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17 Dec 2020

For more than thirty years, the International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES) has assisted courts, election management bodies, anticorruption agencies, police, prosecutors and adjudicators to address electoral disputes and violations.

16 Oct 2018

According to the World Health Organization, one out of every seven people in the world has a disability, yet citizens with disabilities remain underrepresented in political life as voters, election observers, candidates and election officials.

30 Apr 2015

In January 2015, the General Election Network for Disability Access in the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (AGENDA) publicly launched the first edition of Media Guidelines for Reporting on Accessible Elections at AGENDA’s Third Regional Dialogu

21 Nov 2014

A true democracy requires that the poorest and most marginalized citizens have a meaningful voice in decisions affecting their lives. However, persons with disabilities, often among the poorest of the poor and comprising approximately 15 percent of the global population, are rarely empowered to participate politically in their countries. 

23 Sep 2014

The full participation of women and men in political and decision-making processes as voters, candidates, elected officials and electoral management body (EMB) staff is crucial.

29 Oct 2013

Money plays a crucial role in modern politics. Weak enforcement in political and campaign finance can lead to extreme disparities in campaign resources among parties and candidates; political outcomes driven by those with the most financial resources; and an erosion of democratic politics.

30 Sep 2013

Money and politics have gone hand-in-hand since the earliest days of democracy, and the implications of their relationship are wide. Financing parties and candidates directly impacts the ability of political contestants to campaign and create a connection with voters. It is critical this link remain uncorrupted, and that trust, transparency and accountability are preserved.

16 Nov 2012

This primer provides an overview of all aspects of the American electoral process, from how campaigns are conducted to the mechanics of the voting process. One key difference between the United States and other countries is the level to which American elections are governed in a decentralized manner. In the U.S., there is no central election body.

13 Nov 2012
One person, one vote is a fundamental aspect of democracies. Voting provides individuals with a voice to influence decisions that affect their lives. However, people with disabilities have often been left out of this process. Because of this history of exclusion, the United Nations developed the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) in 2007.

9 Nov 2011

Strategic planning is at the heart of every successful election. It is a fundamental element for every electoral management body (EMB) to function effectively to maintain its own integrity and the credibility of the election.  

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