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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14 Oct 2015 | Election FAQs
On October 17, 2015, Egyptian citizens will head to the polls to elect members of the House of Representatives. The elections represent the final milestone of a transitional roadmap following the...
6 Oct 2015 | Election FAQs
On October 11, citizens of Guinea will head to the polls to vote in their country’s second democratic presidential election.
25 Sep 2015 | Election FAQs
On October 4, citizens of the Kyrgyz Republic will elect representatives of political parties to become members of the unicameral 120-seat Parliament. 
2 Sep 2015 | Election FAQs
Amid a tense political scene, Guatemalans will got to the polls on September 6 for general elections, voting for President and Vice President, Representatives to the Guatemalan Congress and the...
10 Aug 2015 | Election FAQs
On August 17, Sri Lankan citizens will elect 225 Members of Parliament to serve five-year terms. The parliamentary vote follows President Maithripala Sirisena’s decision to dissolve the previous...
6 Aug 2015 | Election FAQs
On August 9, Haitians citizens will elect two-thirds of the 30-member Senate and all 119 members of the Chamber of Deputies, which together compose the country’s bicameral Parliament.
20 Jul 2015 | Election FAQs
The Republic of Burundi currently has presidential elections scheduled for July 21, 2015 and senatorial elections scheduled for July 24, 2015. On June 29, 2015, Burundians voted in communal elections...
2 Jun 2015 | Election FAQs
On June 7, Mexican citizens will head to the polls to elect 500 members of the Chamber of Deputies (the lower house of Congress), state legislatures, local councils and Governors in some states.
1 Jun 2015 | Election FAQs
On June 7, Turkish citizens will head to the polls to elect Deputies to the 550-member Grand National Assembly (Türkiye Büyük Millet Meclisi, or TBMM). With electoral victories in the previous three...
23 Apr 2015 | Election FAQs
Following incumbent President Nursultan Nazarbayev’s call for early elections, Kazakhstani citizens will head to the polls on April 26 to vote for their next President. In a nationwide address,...
23 Mar 2015 | Election FAQs
Following a six-week postponement stemming from security concerns and violence perpetrated by Boko Haram, Nigerians head to the polls on March 28 for presidential and National Assembly elections and...
27 Feb 2015 | Election FAQs
On March 1, voters of Tajikistan will cast ballots to elect 63 members of the Majlisi Namoyandagon (Assembly of Representatives), the lower house of Tajikistan's bicameral Parliament, called the...