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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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...
14 Mar 2017 | Election FAQs
On March 15, Dutch voters will elect all 150 members of the Tweede Kamer, the Lower House, of the parliament. This election could have major implications for upcoming elections across Europe,...
27 Jan 2017 | Election FAQs
On January 29, Haitians will head to the polls for legislative and local elections. Voters will elect eight senators in second-round elections, one member to the Chamber of Deputies, and members of...
14 Dec 2016 | Election FAQs
On December 18, Ivoirian voters will elect 255 members of the National Assembly, the lower house of Parliament. Following the approval of a new constitution via an October 2016 referendum, National...
9 Dec 2016 | Election FAQs
On December 11, Kyrgyz citizens will be voting in both local Kenesh (council) elections and on a national referendum. The local elections will be taking place as a result of President Almazbek...
8 Dec 2016 | Election FAQs
On December 11, Macedonians will vote for their members of Parliament. Of the 123 seats in the Parliament, 120 are elected from six 20-seat constituencies in Macedonia using closed list proportional...
5 Dec 2016 | Election FAQs
On December 7, Ghanaian voters will elect their new president, vice president, and members of Parliament for the 275 electoral constituencies in the country.
18 Nov 2016 | Election FAQs
On November 20, 2016, Haitian citizens will head to the polls to elect the President and members of the Senate and Chamber of Deputies. Haiti is repeating its October 25, 2015 presidential...
28 Oct 2016 | Election FAQs
Local elections in Timor-Leste are scheduled for October 29. Citizens will vote for Village Chiefs, delegates for Village Councils, and Hamlet Chiefs.