election FAQ

Elections in Mexico: 2021 Midterm Federal Elections


On Sunday, June 6, Mexican voters will go to the polls for midterm federal elections. With 94 million registered voters, these elections will be the largest in Mexico’s history and include a record number of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) candidates. It will also be the first time that Mexicans residing abroad will be able to vote online.

Unfortunately, electoral violence has been 29.5 percent higher than during the 2015 midterm elections. This has included aggression, threats, assassination attempts and homicides against candidates and political leaders.

To help you understand this important electoral process, the International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES) provides Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) on Elections in Mexico: 2021 Midterm Federal Elections. IFES FAQs include:

  • Who are citizens voting for on Election Day?
  • How are the electoral authorities protecting the elections and voters from COVID-19?
  • When will the newly elected government take office?
  • Is electoral observation allowed?

Learn more about IFES' programs in Mexico and follow @IFESAmericas on Twitter.

Additionally, follow IFES' COVID-19 Survival Guide for Democracies and #COVIDxDemocracy for new analysis and innovative solutions.

Published on June 2, 2021.