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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14 Mar 2018 | Election FAQs
On March 18, Russian citizens went to the polls for presidential elections. Incumbent President Vladimir Putin contested the election as an independent, despite consistently representing the ruling...
12 Mar 2018 | Election FAQs
Egyptians voted for their next president from March 26-28, while out-of-country voters went to the polls from March 16-18. These elections were the first conducted by the National Election...
9 Mar 2018 | Election FAQs
Elections for the president of Nepal took place on March 13, with elections for vice president expected shortly after the announcement of presidential results. The elections for president and...
2 Mar 2018 | Election FAQs
On March 7, Sierra Leone held general elections, with voters choosing their next president and representatives in Parliament and local councils. The elections represent the fifth straight...
28 Feb 2018 | Election FAQs
Pakistan will hold Senate elections on March 3 to fill 52 seats vacated by retiring senators at the end of their six-year term. To help you understand this important electoral process, IFES...
5 Feb 2018 | Election FAQs
On February 10, Sri Lanka held elections for all of its 341 local government bodies, after a two-year delay due in part to the adoption of a new, mixed-member proportional (MMP) system and the...
2 Feb 2018 | Election FAQs
Elections for Nepal’s National Assembly, the upper house of the bicameral Federal Parliament, will be held on February 7. The National Assembly is comprised of 59 members, with eight elected from...
19 Dec 2017 | Election FAQs
On October 10, more than 1.64 million Liberians cast their ballots for a new president from among 20 candidates. To help you understand this important electoral process, IFES provides Frequently...
21 Nov 2017 | Election FAQs
On November 26 and December 7, 2017, Nepal held its first national and state-level legislature elections since the promulgation of its new constitution on September 20, 2015. To help you...
20 Nov 2017 | Election FAQs
On November 26, Hondurans will vote in general elections for regional, national and local officials. To help you understand this important electoral process, the IFES provides Frequently Asked...
25 Oct 2017 | Election FAQs
On October 26, Kenyan voters will return to the polls for rerun presidential elections following a Supreme Court ruling that annulled the results of the August 8 presidential elections. To help...
21 Oct 2017 | Election FAQs
On October 21, Georgians will go to the polls to elect their municipal government representatives. Across Georgia, citizens will elect 2,058 council members to 64 local councils (sakrebulos) of self-...