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The International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES) regularly disseminates press releases and statements on critical issues. Our senior representatives meet with policymakers around the world and are often called to testify on the impact of democracy assistance by U.S. lawmakers. We value every opportunity to highlight the importance of democracy assistance and the need for sustained support for our mission to give citizens a voice in how they are governed.


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17 May 2017 | Feature

On May 14, 2017, Nepal held phase one of the first local elections in 20 years. More than 14 million voters across 75 districts were registered to elect 34,908 local-level legislative and...

16 May 2017 | Feature

IFES recently conducted a Violence Against Women in Elections (VAWIE) Assessment in Nepal to analyze the potential challenges that create and exacerbate incidents of violence against women in...

16 May 2017 | Feature

Indonesia’s General Election Commission continues to expand its disability inclusion in elections. In April, the KPU launched Election Innovation: To Overcome the Challenges and to Use the...

11 May 2017 | Feature

The International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES) supports the White House nomination of International Republican Institute (IRI) President Mark Green to the position of administrator of...

9 May 2017 | Interview/Speech/Testimony

IFES Board Chairman Ken Blackwell submitted a written testimony to the Senate Committee on Appropriations' Subcommittee on State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs...

8 May 2017 | Press Release

IFES is pleased to announce the election of Senator Rob Portman (R-Ohio), Foley & Lardner LLP Partner Cleta Mitchell and foreign policy expert Rodney Bent to its Board of Directors. “Senator...

8 May 2017 | Feature

From April 18-20, 2017, the International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES) trained 17 Libyan journalists on inclusive media coverage of elections and political processes from a disability...

5 May 2017 | Interview/Speech/Testimony

On Tuesday, May 2, 2017, International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES) Regional Director for Europe and Eurasia Dr. Beata Martin-Rozumiłowicz participated in a joint Capitol Hill briefing...

5 May 2017 | Feature

Dr. Jørgen Elklit has been an adviser on electoral systems in Afghanistan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, China, Iraq, Kenya, Lesotho, Nepal and Tanzania, among other countries. To honor his many...

5 May 2017 | Feature

The V-Engage challenge is a flagship activity to support the voter education efforts of the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC), encourage youth participation...

2 May 2017 | Feature

The International Foundation for Electoral System (IFES) is deeply saddened to hear about the passing of former IFES Regional Director for Africa Almami Cyllah.

27 Apr 2017 | Feature

In this Q&A, Manuel Carrillo Poblano, head of the International Affairs Unit of the INE, discusses IFES and the INE’s efforts to promote credible and transparent elections and the INE’s...