Election FAQs

From Afghanistan to Zambia, the International Foundations for Electoral Systems (IFES) provides informative Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) on elections. IFES’ FAQs cover a range of important questions – detailing everything from Election Day procedures to electoral legal frameworks to provisions to provide access for persons with disabilities – offering comprehensive primers of important electoral processes.

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6 Jun 2017 | Election FAQs
Kosovo will hold extraordinary elections on June 11 to fill the 120 seats in the Assembly of Kosovo. While the next parliamentary election was scheduled for mid-2018, the Assembly adopted a no-...
30 May 2017 | Election FAQs
Cambodia will hold local commune and sangkat council elections on June 4, with eligible voters electing members to 1,646 councils across Cambodia. 
19 May 2017 | Election FAQs
On May 28, Burkinabé voters in 19 communes will elect municipal councilors, who will in turn elect their mayors and deputy mayors. To help you understand this important electoral process,...
15 May 2017 | Election FAQs
On May 19, Iranians will go to the polls to elect their next president and members of city and village councils. If no candidate receives a majority (50% plus one) in the presidential election, the...
9 May 2017 | Election FAQs
Palestine will hold elections on May 13, with voters choosing 3,849 members of municipal and village councils in the West Bank. Elections have been called for 391 councils. However, voting will only...
8 May 2017 | Election FAQs
On May 14 and June 14, 2017, Nepali voters will go to the polls to elect their local representatives, with citizens from different provinces voting on different days.
27 Apr 2017 | Election FAQs
On May 4, Algeria will hold elections for the People’s National Assembly. Voters will elect 462 members of the lower house of the bicameral Parliament. These elections will be the first since...
10 Apr 2017 | Election FAQs
The Republic of Turkey will hold a constitutional referendum on Sunday, April 16. This will be the sixth constitutional referendum in the country since the passage of the 1982 constitution.
4 Apr 2017 | Election FAQs
On April 6, Gambian voters will elect their members of the unicameral National Assembly. Marked by the country’s first-ever democratic transition of power and the end of former president Yahya...
27 Mar 2017 | Election FAQs
On April 2, Serbian voters will elect their next president for a five-year term using a two-round system. 
27 Mar 2017 | Election FAQs
On April 1, Myanmar voters will directly elect representatives to 19 seats including three seats out of 168 elected seats in the Amyotha Hluttaw, Myanmar’s upper house of Parliament; nine seats out...
16 Mar 2017 | Election FAQs
On March 20, Timorese citizens will vote to elect their next president. Eight candidates will by vying for the presidency in this election. If no candidate receives at least 50 percent plus one of...