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IFES is pleased to announce that Alan Wall, a senior elections adviser and former IFES chief of party, is the recipient of the 2019 Joe C. Baxter Award, after being unanimously selected by IFES’s current chiefs of party.
On May 12, Timor-Leste held elections for all 65 seats in the National Parliament. To help you understand this important electoral process, IFES provides Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) on Elections in Timor-Leste: 2018 Early Parliamentary Elections.
For Timor-Leste's 2017 presidential and parliamentary elections, IFES supported local disabled people’s organization Ra’es Hadomi Timor Oan (RHTO) to conduct disability access monitoring. For the parliamentary elections, RHTO deployed access monitors in every municipality and deployed monitors in the capital city for the presidential election. RHTO detailed their observations in the report, "Timor-Leste Parliamentary Elections, July 2017: Disability Access Monitoring,"
December 12, 2017
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 the valid votes in the first round, a second round will be held on April 20, 2017. The 2017 presidential election is the first national election to be managed by the National Election Commission and Technical Secretariat for Electoral Administration without substantial logistical support from the United Nations.
Local elections in Timor-Leste are scheduled for October 29. Citizens will vote for Village Chiefs, delegates for Village Councils, and Hamlet Chiefs.
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As part of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Civil Society Conference/ASEAN People’s Forum in Dili, Timor-Leste, the General Election Network for Disability Access organized a thematic workshop on August 4, 2016.