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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9 May 2017 | Election FAQs
Palestine will hold elections on May 13, with voters choosing 3,849 members of municipal and village councils in the West Bank. Elections have been called for 391 councils. However, voting will only...
8 May 2017 | Election FAQs
On May 14 and June 14, 2017, Nepali voters will go to the polls to elect their local representatives, with citizens from different provinces voting on different days.
27 Apr 2017 | Election FAQs
On May 4, Algeria will hold elections for the People’s National Assembly. Voters will elect 462 members of the lower house of the bicameral Parliament. These elections will be the first since...
10 Apr 2017 | Election FAQs
The Republic of Turkey will hold a constitutional referendum on Sunday, April 16. This will be the sixth constitutional referendum in the country since the passage of the 1982 constitution.
4 Apr 2017 | Election FAQs
On April 6, Gambian voters will elect their members of the unicameral National Assembly. Marked by the country’s first-ever democratic transition of power and the end of former president Yahya...
27 Mar 2017 | Election FAQs
On April 2, Serbian voters will elect their next president for a five-year term using a two-round system. 
27 Mar 2017 | Election FAQs
On April 1, Myanmar voters will directly elect representatives to 19 seats including three seats out of 168 elected seats in the Amyotha Hluttaw, Myanmar’s upper house of Parliament; nine seats out...
16 Mar 2017 | Election FAQs
On March 20, Timorese citizens will vote to elect their next president. Eight candidates will by vying for the presidency in this election. If no candidate receives at least 50 percent plus one of...
14 Mar 2017 | Election FAQs
On March 15, Dutch voters will elect all 150 members of the Tweede Kamer, the Lower House, of the parliament. This election could have major implications for upcoming elections across Europe,...
27 Jan 2017 | Election FAQs
On January 29, Haitians will head to the polls for legislative and local elections. Voters will elect eight senators in second-round elections, one member to the Chamber of Deputies, and members of...
14 Dec 2016 | Election FAQs
On December 18, Ivoirian voters will elect 255 members of the National Assembly, the lower house of Parliament. Following the approval of a new constitution via an October 2016 referendum, National...
9 Dec 2016 | Election FAQs
On December 11, Kyrgyz citizens will be voting in both local Kenesh (council) elections and on a national referendum. The local elections will be taking place as a result of President Almazbek...