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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17 May 2019 | Election FAQs
On May 21, Malawian citizens went to the polls for general elections. This was only the second time that Malawi conducted presidential, parliamentary and local government elections on the same day....
1 May 2019 | Election FAQs
On May 5, Panamanian citizens went to the polls to vote in presidential, legislative and local elections. These were the sixth general elections since the ousting of the Manuel Noriega dictatorship...
26 Apr 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...
15 Apr 2019 | Election FAQs
On April 21, citizens of North Macedonia went to the polls for the presidential election. To help you understand this important electoral process, IFES provides Frequently Asked Questions on...
12 Apr 2019 | Election FAQs
On April 21, Ukrainian voters participated in a run-off election to elect the president of Ukraine from among two candidates who received the highest numbers of votes in the first round. To help you...
9 Apr 2019 | Election FAQs
On April 17, Indonesian citizens went to the polls to elect both the next president and vice president as well as national and subnational legislators in 34 provinces and 514 regencies and...
5 Apr 2019 | Election FAQs
On April 6, Maldivian citizens went to the polls to elect all 87 members of the People’s Majlis, the country’s Parliament. To help you understand this important electoral process, IFES provides...
25 Mar 2019 | Election FAQs
On March 31, citizens of Turkey went to the polls to elect mayors, provincial council members, municipal council members in cities and mukhtars and members of council of elders in rural areas. ...
22 Mar 2019 | Election FAQs
On March 31, Ukrainian citizens went to the polls to elect a new president. To help you understand this important electoral process, IFES provides Frequently Asked Questions on Elections in...
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...