On Sunday, Oct. 2, Peruvian voters will elect officials to regional and municipal offices throughout Peru’s 25 regions and the capital province of Lima for 2023 through 2026. Seats to be filled include regional vice president and regional president, governors and lieutenant governors, regional council members, mayors and provincial and district-level counselors.
The political environment in Peru is extremely fragmented and polarized, with significant lack of citizen trust in the country’s electoral system and democratic institutions. While the 2021 congressional and presidential elections served as an opportunity for change and forward momentum, prolonged tension between the legislative and executive branches and high turnover within the national government have left Peruvians feeling a lack of confidence and representation. Therefore, it is imperative that election management bodies provide accurate, accessible information and encourage citizens to make informed decisions to elect representatives who share their interests.
Delve into this important electoral process with Elections in Peru: 2022 Regional and Municipal Elections produced by the International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES). This Election Snapshot Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) includes:
- Why are these elections important?
- What is the election management body? What are its powers?
- What is the election management body doing to strengthen its technology and procedures to resist vulnerabilities and counter foreign interference?
- How will election disputes be adjudicated?
Additionally, visit IFES' Election Guide for the most comprehensive and timely verified election information available online.
Published Sept. 30, 2022.