Press Release

8 May 2017

The International Foundation for Electoral Systems (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. The additions bring the total number of Board members to 23.

9 Mar 2017
4 Jan 2017

The following is a statement from Bill Sweeney, President and CEO of the International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES): 

“IFES congratulates Burma/Myanmar Chief of Party Paul Guerin on receiving an Order of the British Empire (OBE) for supporting fair and democratic elections in Burma. 

20 Dec 2016

The following is a statement from the International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES):

“IFES’ Kenya Electoral Assistance Program (KEAP) is funded by a US $18.7 million cooperative agreement from the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) to support Kenyan efforts toward peaceful, credible and inclusive 2017 elections.

21 Nov 2016

On November 1, the International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES) lost a member of its extended family. Ahmed Alhrari Dakam, a passionate political inclusion activist and a major advocate for the rights of persons with disabilities in Libya, passed away due to injuries sustained in a traffic accident.

4 Nov 2016

The International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES) is hosting over 500 participants in a week-long event from November 6 to November 10 that includes IFES’ 2016 U.S. Election Program (USEP) and the Global Elections Organization Conference (GEO-7).

23 Sep 2016

The International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES) is pleased to announce that Chafik Sarsar, president of Tunisia’s Independent High Authority for Elections, is the recipient of the 2016 Joe C. Baxter Award.

25 Aug 2016

The International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES) will honor Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee (D-Texas) and Senator John Barrasso (R-Wyo.) with its 2016 Charles T. Manatt Democracy Award.

16 Aug 2016

Two compelling photographs depicting insightful moments of Election Day in India and voter registration in Nepal have won the top prizes of the International Foundation for Electoral Systems’ (IFES) 2016 Photography Contest. They were part of 10 photographs selected as finalists among the more than 100 images that were submitted to the democracy-themed competition.

14 Jul 2016

Memorandum of Understanding signed to promote information-sharing, research, knowledge, and training in support of electoral practices globally