Election FAQ

Elections in Costa Rica: 2014 National Elections


On February 2, Costa Rica will hold national elections to elect a new President. Citizens will also cast ballots for two new Vice Presidents and all 57 members of the Legislative Assembly. For the first time, out-of-country voting (OCV) will be possible in 42 countries for the 12,654 citizens registered abroad.

The International Foundation for Electoral Systems' (IFES) frequently asked questions (FAQs) cover:

  • Who can vote?
  • What is the election management body? What are its powers?
  • What is the gender balance in the candidate list?


    Download IFES' FAQs on Elections in Costa Rica: 2014 National Elections.

    Oprima aquí para la version en español.

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