With elections for Libya's General National Congress scheduled for July 7, Libyan citizens abroad will vote in Canada, Germany, Jordan, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom and the United States.
The International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES), in cooperation with the International Organization for Migration (IOM), the National Democratic Institute (NDI) and the Libya Outreach Group, invite you to learn about the Libyan elections by answering questions such as:
- What will be the roles and responsibilities of the General National Congress?
- Who is managing the elections? What is the status of civic and voter education?
- Who are the various stakeholders?
- How is out-of-country voting organized?
Program Agenda (tentative):
10:30-11:00 a.m. – Registration
11:00-11:10 a.m. – Opening Remarks, IFES
11:10 a.m.-12:00 p.m. – Technical Support to the High National Election Commission, Zeinab Abdelkarim, IFES
12:00-12:50 p.m. – Out-of-Country Voting, Shahrazad Kablan, IOM
12:50-1:20 p.m. – Lunch Break
1:20-2:10 p.m. – Voter Information, Citizen Participation and Citizen Monitoring, Barrie Freeman, NDI
2:10-2:50 p.m. – Role of Civil Society, Rania Swadek, Libya Outreach Group
2:50-3:00 p.m. – Closing Remarks, IFES
Note: This event will be webcast and is designed for Libyan citizens residing in the U.S. To watch online, please visit our Multimedia page at the time of the event. Online viewers will have the opportunity to ask questions of the speakers.
This event is by invitation only.