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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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 will go 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...
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...
1 Oct 2018 | Election FAQs
On October 7, Brazil held presidential, legislative, and local elections. Former President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva was banned from running in the presidential election, and candidates also competed...
28 Sep 2018 | Election FAQs
On September 30, a referendum asked Macedonian citizens if they are in favor of European Union and North Atlantic Treaty Organization membership by accepting an agreement between the Republic of...
23 Jul 2018 | Election FAQs
On July 30, Zimbabwean citizens went to the polls for general elections. Former President Robert Mugabe resigned in November 2017 after 37 years in office, and this major political transition raised...
20 Jul 2018 | Election FAQs
On July 29, Mali held a presidential election, the country's fifth democratic presidential election since the introduction of multiparty politics in 1991. To help you understand this...
26 Jun 2018 | Election FAQs
On June 27, Indonesian citizens went to the polls to vote for governors, mayors and/or regents across 31 provinces as part of the 2018 regional head elections. To help you understand this...
25 Jun 2018 | Election FAQs
On July 1, Mexico held presidential, legislative, and local elections. To help you understand this important electoral process, IFES provides Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) on Elections...
14 May 2018 | Election FAQs
On May 27, Colombia held an election for the next president and vice president, which was the first presidential election to take place since the signature of the peace agreement between the...