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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1 Jul 2020 | Election FAQs
Croatians will go to the polls on Sunday, July 5, in country and on July 4 and 5 abroad to vote for the 151 representatives in the Croatian Parliament. To help you understand this important electoral...
30 Jun 2020 | Election FAQs
Dominicans will go to the polls on July 5 to vote for the president, vice president, 190 deputies and 32 senators. To help you understand this important electoral process, IFES provides...
18 Jun 2020 | Election FAQs
Malawians voted in presidential, parliamentary and local government elections in May 2019. Malawi is now expected to hold a rerun presidential election on Tuesday, June 23.
16 Jun 2020 | Election FAQs
The Republic of Serbia will hold elections on Sunday, June 21 for the 250 members of the National Assembly. They had originally been scheduled for April 26 but were postponed as a result of the COVID...
18 Mar 2020 | Election FAQs
Vanuatu held elections on March 19. Voters’ concerns included the economy and the Pacific Islands Forum, which will be hosted by Vanuatu in August. To help you understand this important...
26 Feb 2020 | Election FAQs
On March 1, the Republic of Tajikistan held elections to the Majlisi Namoyandagon, the lower house of its bicameral Parliament. Of the 63 members, 41 were elected from single-mandate districts...
24 Feb 2020 | Election FAQs
On February 29, the Slovak Republic held elections for the National Council, which may result in a shake-up in its composition. To help you understand this important electoral process, IFES...
30 Jan 2020 | Election FAQs
On February 9, the Republic of Azerbaijan held early elections to replace the Parliament dissolved by President Ilham Aliyev on December 5. Economic, judicial and social reforms ranked high on...
22 Jan 2020 | Election FAQs
On January 23, Nepal held elections to replace 19 National Assembly members whose terms will expire in March. To help you understand this important electoral process, IFES provides Frequently...
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 “...