Feature

20 Sep 2017

In August 2017, the State Election Commission of Macedonia (SEC), in collaboration with eight civil society organizations, including disabled people’s organizations, the Ministry for Labour and Social Policy, the Organization for Security and Co‑operation in Europe and the International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES), carried out the first nationwide polling station accessibility audit

15 Sep 2017

“A hackathon creates a space for exchanging ideas and expanding your network,” declared Ahmed, a Tunisian from the Nabeul governorate who participated in the International Foundation for Electoral Systems’ (IFES) first Hack4Democracy (H4D) camp. “At first, [a H4D camp] doesn’t seem very different from a standard hackathon.

15 Sep 2017

From August 31 through September 2, 2017, election officials from over 50 countries gathered in Bucharest, Romania, for the third General Assembly of the Association of World Election Bodies (A-WEB) and an international conference entitled "Counting the Ballots and Accounting for the Votes: The Use of Technology for Enhancing the Transparency of the Electoral Processes.” International Foundatio

14 Sep 2017

In 2007, the United Nations declared September 15 International Day of Democracy, with the aim of promoting and protecting democratic principles. At the International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES), we have supported these principles for three decades, working to ensure that every voice has a vote.

12 Sep 2017

On September 7, 2017, the International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES) hosted a delegation of eight Egyptian college students to discuss IFES’ projects in Egypt and the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region.

12 Sep 2017

Following its inauguration in February 2015, the Tunisian government, which emerged from the 2014 parliamentary elections, pledged to take all necessary measures to implement Chapter VII of the constitution, which focuses on local governance.

7 Sep 2017

Women with disabilities encounter multiple barriers and discrimination as a result of their gender and because they have a disability. Women with disabilities may be further marginalized from the political process; they are less likely to be educated than others and less likely to have access to decision-making authorities.

7 Sep 2017

In July 2017, the International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES), working closely with the National Elections Commission of Liberia (NEC) Gender Section, developed new tools to enhance the engagement of persons with disabilities in political life.

7 Sep 2017

On Wednesday, August 23, 2017, members of the International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES) Africa team delivered books collected for its Mandela Day Book Drive to Turner Elementary School in neighboring Congress Heights.

6 Sep 2017

The International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES) is deeply saddened by the passing of Uva Provincial Councillor Senarath Attanayake. He died in Colombo, Sri Lanka on August 29. Our sincerest thoughts are with his wife, Lasanthi, daughter Chetianga, and the rest of his family and friends.