Election FAQs

From Afghanistan to Zambia, the International Foundations for Electoral Systems (IFES) provides informative Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) on elections. IFES’ FAQs cover a range of important questions – detailing everything from Election Day procedures to electoral legal frameworks to provisions to provide access for persons with disabilities – offering comprehensive primers of important electoral processes.

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19 Dec 2019 | Election FAQs
On December 22, citizens of Uzbekistan went to the polls to elect the 150 members of the Legislative Chamber, the country’s lower house of parliament. To help you understand this important...
19 Nov 2019 | Election FAQs
Ethiopia is a federation with nine regional states that can choose their official language and have limited powers over taxation, education, health and land administration. On November 20, residents...
15 Nov 2019 | Election FAQs
A 2001 peace agreement formalized Bougainville’s status as an autonomous region within Papua New Guinea. Starting November 23, Bougainvilleans began voting for either “greater autonomy” or “...
13 Nov 2019 | Election FAQs
On November 30, citizens of Nepal will go to the polls to fill 52 local, state and federal seats that have become vacant since the 2017 general elections. To help you understand this important...
25 Oct 2019 | Election FAQs
On October 27, Argentines went to the polls to elect a president and vice president, 24 senators and 130 deputies. A runoff will be held on November 24 if no presidential candidate receives at least...
18 Oct 2019 | Election FAQs
On October 20, Bolivians went to the polls to elect a president and vice president, 130 deputies and 36 senators. To help you understand this important electoral process, IFES provides...
27 Sep 2019 | Election FAQs
On October 6, Tunisians went to the polls to elect a new Assembly of the Representatives of the People. These elections took place less than a month after the first round of the early presidential...
23 Sep 2019 | Election FAQs
Afghan voters went to the polls for a presidential election on September 28. Eighteen candidates were on the ballot, including current President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani and Chief Executive Officer...
11 Sep 2019 | Election FAQs
On September 15, Tunisians went to the polls for the first round of the early presidential election after the death of President Beji Caid Essebsi on July 25, 2019. To help you understand this...
5 Aug 2019 | Election FAQs
On June 16, Guatemalan citizens voted in general elections. On August 11, they returned to the polls to elect their president and vice president from the two top candidates of the first round. ...
10 Jul 2019 | Election FAQs
On July 21, citizens of Ukraine went to the polls for early parliamentary elections after President Volodymyr Zelenskyy issued a decree to dissolve the Parliament. To help you understand this...
1 Jul 2019 | Election FAQs
Citizens of Papua New Guinea had been scheduled to go to the polls for local-level government (LLG) elections from June 22 to July 6. The schedule for the LLG elections was halted by a Supreme...