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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8 Dec 2016 | Election FAQs
On December 11, Macedonians will vote for their members of Parliament. Of the 123 seats in the Parliament, 120 are elected from six 20-seat constituencies in Macedonia using closed list proportional...
5 Dec 2016 | Election FAQs
On December 7, Ghanaian voters will elect their new president, vice president, and members of Parliament for the 275 electoral constituencies in the country.
18 Nov 2016 | Election FAQs
On November 20, 2016, Haitian citizens will head to the polls to elect the President and members of the Senate and Chamber of Deputies. Haiti is repeating its October 25, 2015 presidential...
28 Oct 2016 | Election FAQs
Local elections in Timor-Leste are scheduled for October 29. Citizens will vote for Village Chiefs, delegates for Village Councils, and Hamlet Chiefs.
12 Oct 2016 | Election FAQs
On October 16, Montenegrins will elect 81 Members of Parliament in a single nationwide constituency for a four-year term under a proportional representation system with closed lists.
5 Oct 2016 | Election FAQs
On October 8, Georgians will elect Representatives to the 150-member Parliament of Georgia (Sakartvelos Parlamenti) through a mixed parallel electoral system. Seventy-seven members will be elected...
4 Oct 2016 | Election FAQs
Parliamentary elections will be held in Morocco on October 7. They will be the second set of legislative elections after the constitutional reform initiated by King Mohamed VI passed through a...
19 Sep 2016 | Election FAQs
In 2016, Jordan changed its Elections Law to put in place a new electoral system for parliamentary elections, implementing an open-list proportional system for each of the multimember electoral...
18 Sep 2016 | Election FAQs
On September 18, Russian voters will elect 450 Deputies to the Russian Federation State Duma (lower house of Parliament). These elections will be held under a new electoral system. 
10 Aug 2016 | Election FAQs
On August 11, Zambians will go to the polls to elect a President, National Assembly, Mayors, Chairpersons, and Councillors, as well as vote on a referendum to make changes to the constitution.
4 Aug 2016 | Election FAQs
On August 7, Thai citizens will vote on a new constitution and a proposal allowing an appointed 250-member Senate to join the House of Representatives in selecting a Prime Minister. In May 2014,...
20 May 2016 | Election FAQs
On May 22, Burkinabe voters will elect Municipal Councilors, who will in turn elect their Mayors and Deputy Mayors. In total, 19,624 seats will be contested in 9,299 electoral districts.