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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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...
8 May 2018 | Election FAQs
On May 12, Timor-Leste held elections for all 65 seats in the National Parliament. The last parliamentary elections were held on July 22, 2017, and, despite lengthy negotiations, no party was able to...
7 May 2018 | Election FAQs
On May 12, Iraq held elections for all 329 seats in the Council of Representatives (CoR). CoR members will elect the next president from among themselves within 30 days from their first convening,...
23 Apr 2018 | Election FAQs
On May 6, Tunisia held municipal elections to fill 7,212 council seats in 350 electoral constituencies, which were the first held since the 2011 popular uprising that ousted President Zine El...
16 Apr 2018 | Election FAQs
On April 22, Paraguayan citizens headed to the polls to vote for national and local authorities. To help you understand this important electoral process, IFES provides Frequently Asked Questions...
10 Apr 2018 | Election FAQs
On April 11, Azerbaijani citizens went to the polls to vote in an early presidential election. The election had previously been scheduled for October 17, 2018, and was rescheduled per a...
9 Apr 2018 | Election FAQs
On April 15, a national referendum was held, asking Guatemalan citizens if they agree with taking a territorial dispute with Belize to the International Court of Justice (ICJ) at The Hague. To help...
23 Mar 2018 | Election FAQs
On March 25, Turkmen citizens went to the polls for parliamentary and local elections, with a total of 16,558 candidates contesting the elections. To help you understand this important electoral...