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 Apr 2015 | Election FAQs
Following incumbent President Nursultan Nazarbayev’s call for early elections, Kazakhstani citizens will head to the polls on April 26 to vote for their next President. In a nationwide address,...
23 Mar 2015 | Election FAQs
Following a six-week postponement stemming from security concerns and violence perpetrated by Boko Haram, Nigerians head to the polls on March 28 for presidential and National Assembly elections and...
27 Feb 2015 | Election FAQs
On March 1, voters of Tajikistan will cast ballots to elect 63 members of the Majlisi Namoyandagon (Assembly of Representatives), the lower house of Tajikistan's bicameral Parliament, called the...
18 Dec 2014 | Election FAQs
Originally slated for October 14, 2014, Liberia's special senatorial elections were moved to December 20 due to the Ebola outbreak. Amid this public health crisis, Liberians will head to the polls to...
24 Nov 2014 | Election FAQs
November's elections will once again feature democratic and liberal pro-European choice parties against the leading Communist Party, who governed the country from 1998 to 2009. As no single party is...
18 Nov 2014 | Election FAQs
Nearly four years after the Arab Spring was sparked in Tunisia and much of the region, Tunisians head to the polls on November 23 to elect their next President.
20 Oct 2014 | Election FAQs
With conflict consuming the Middle East and North Africa, Tunisian citizens will head to the polls on October 26 to vote for their members of the Assembly of the Representatives of the People (ARP)....
17 Oct 2014 | Election FAQs
Although parliamentary elections in Ukraine were not scheduled until 2017, President Petro Poroshenko dissolved Parliament in August – after several parties in the governing coalition withdrew...
17 Sep 2014 | Election FAQs
On September 18, voters in Scotland will cast their ballots to decide whether or not Scotland should be independent from the United Kingdom and Great Britain, and end its 307-year long union with...
15 Sep 2014 | Election FAQs
On September 17, Fijian citizens will elect fifty members of Parliament, with the party winning a majority or plurality of seats tasked with choosing a Prime Minister and forming a government.
2 Jul 2014 | Election FAQs
Indonesians return to the polls for the second time this year on July 9.
23 Jun 2014 | Election FAQs
On June 25, Libyans return to the polls for the second time this year to elect 200 members to the Council of Representatives (CoR).