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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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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...

24 Apr 2017 | Feature

IFES is collaborating with Armenian civil society and government stakeholders to increase access to the political process. This support is provided in the framework of the ...

21 Apr 2017 | Feature

On April 6, 2017, Gambians went to the polls to elect a new National Assembly. Expectations were high for the first legislative elections since the country ousted its long-term authoritarian...

20 Apr 2017 | Feature

As the next generation of political leaders, Sri Lanka’s youth have a critical role to play in bolstering an inclusive democratic process that is responsive to all of its citizens. Under its U.S....

13 Apr 2017 | Feature

On March 31, the General Election Network for Disability Access (AGENDA) recognized media efforts to report on disability rights at the award ceremony for the “Journalist Competition on Accessible...

11 Apr 2017 | Feature

On March 28, Tunisia’s High Independent Authority for Elections (ISIE) organized an international conference on the financing of political life during electoral periods with support from the...