A voter casts their ballot during the 2019 Sidama Referendum

The International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES) partners with donors and civil society around the world to build resilient democracies that deliver for all.

With the U.S. Department of State, IFES is elevating the voices of
multiply-marginalized groups to promote political participation and prevent
discrimination and violence.

With USAID support,
IFES is empowering Malawi’s civil society to end electoral violence

In Ukraine, with USAID, FCDO and GAC support,
IFES is strengthening cybersecurity to protect civil society and electoral integrity.


Our Team

Catherine Barnes       Corinna Lawrence       Elizabeth Sidell

Catherine Barnes,
Vice President, Global Outreach and Growth

Corinna Lawrence,
Director, Development

Elizabeth Sidell,
Senior Business Development Specialist

For more information on partnering with IFES, please contact us at

Public-Sector Donors

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 Our Partners

Facebook | Open Society Foundation (OSF) | Taiwan Foundation for Democracy | Chevron | Manatt | Microsoft
Building Resources in Democracy, Governance and Elections (BRIDGE) | Consortium for Elections and Political Processes (CEPPS) | Bond | InterAction
U.S. Civil Society Working Group on Women, Peace, and Security | Global Network for Electoral Justice | Africa Electoral Jurisprudence Network
Europe/Eurasia Electoral Jurisprudence Network | Open Government Partnership | Paris Call for Trust and Security in Cyberspace
Association of ASEAN Electoral Administrators (AAED) | Yiaga Africa Initiative | Association of World Election Bodies (AWEB)
The Organization of Arab Electoral Management Bodies | Association of European Election Officials (ACEEEO) | International Disability and Development Consortium
ASEAN General Election Network for Disability Access | Youth Democratic Association (YODA) | United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) |
Election Commission of India | Steven and Stephanie Silverman | June Langston DeHart | Donald R. Sweitzer | Amb. Theodore Sedgwick | Daniel F. Runde
William J. Hybl | Amb. J. Kenneth and Rosa Blackwell | Thomas D. Phelps | Francis Urbany | Devine Mulvey Longabaugh | Randal Teague Sr. 

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