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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22 Mar 2019 | Election FAQs
On March 31, Ukrainian citizens will go to the polls to elect a new president. If no candidate wins an absolute majority, a runoff between the top two candidates will be held on April 21.
16 Feb 2019 | Election FAQs
Nigerian citizens were scheduled to go the polls for general elections on February 16 and March 2. On February 16, the Independent National Electoral Commission announced a postponement of the...
28 Jan 2019 | Election FAQs
On February 3, Salvadoran citizens went to the polls to elect a new president. With decreased trust in established political parties, smaller parties’ recent electoral successes have challenged the...
18 Jan 2019 | Election FAQs
On January 21 and February 6, registered voters in localities covered by the proposed Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in the Philippines and areas that successfully petitioned for inclusion in the...
28 Dec 2018 | Election FAQs
On December 30, Congolese citizens went to the polls to vote in presidential, national and provincial elections. If the elections took place without violence, this would be the first peaceful...
12 Dec 2018 | Election FAQs
On December 30, Bangladeshi citizens went to the polls to vote in parliamentary elections. They held the promise of being inclusive, provided that all parties were able to contest the election...
4 Dec 2018 | Election FAQs
On December 9, Armenia held elections for members of its National Assembly. To help you understand this important electoral process, IFES provides Frequently Asked Questions on Elections in...
30 Oct 2018 | Election FAQs
On November 6, United States citizens went to the polls to elect all 435 members of the House of Representatives, 35 members of the Senate and a number of state and local representatives. To...
26 Oct 2018 | Election FAQs
On November 14, Fijian citizens went to the polls to elect 51 members of Parliament, the country’s national legislature. The political party that controls a majority or plurality of seats will form a...
22 Oct 2018 | Election FAQs
On October 28, Georgian citizens went to the polls to elect the next president. This was the country’s seventh and last direct presidential election since its independence from the Soviet Union in...
15 Oct 2018 | Election FAQs
On October 20, the Afghan people went to the polls for parliamentary elections, organized by the Independent Election Commission. To help you understand this important electoral process, IFES...
4 Oct 2018 | Election FAQs
On October 7, Bosnia and Herzegovina held presidential, parliamentary, entity and cantonal elections. To help you understand this important electoral process, IFES provides Frequently Asked Questions...