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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17 Feb 2016 | Election FAQs
On February 26, Iranians will vote for the 290-member Islamic Consultative Assembly (Iran’s Parliament, also known as the Majlis) and the 88-member Assembly of Experts. The Majlis and the Assembly of...
12 Feb 2016 | Election FAQs
On February 18, Ugandans will vote for President, 290 Members of Parliament who are directly elected to represent 290 constituencies, as well as 112 District Women Members of Parliament. A...
22 Jan 2016 | Election FAQs
On January 24, Haiti will hold run-off presidential and partial second-round legislative elections. These elections were originally scheduled for December 27, 2015, but were postponed by the...
4 Dec 2015 | Election FAQs
On December 6, Venezuelans will go to the polls to elect Representatives to the 167-member National Assembly. These are the fourth National Assembly elections since the legislative body was...
24 Nov 2015 | Election FAQs
On November 29, citizens of Burkina Faso will head to the polls to elect their next President and Deputies who will represent them in the National Assembly. These elections were originally scheduled...
2 Nov 2015 | Election FAQs
On November 8, 2015, Myanmar voters will directly elect representatives to the Amyotha Hluttaw, Myanmar’s upper house of Parliament; the Pyithu Hluttaw, Parliament’s lower house; and State...
27 Oct 2015 | Election FAQs
On November 1, 2015, Turkish voters will return to the polls to vote in their second election this year for the Grand National Assembly (TBMM). 
23 Oct 2015 | Election FAQs
On October 25, 2015, Haitian citizens will return to the polls for the second time this year to elect the President and members of the Senate, Chamber of Deputies, and municipal governments. 
21 Oct 2015 | Election FAQs
The United Republic of Tanzania will hold general elections on Sunday, October 25, 2015. Voters will select a new President, and cast ballots for 239 members of the Bunge (the unicameral National...
21 Oct 2015 | Election FAQs
On October 25, Ukrainians will head to the polls to elect local Councils and Mayors. The previous local elections, held in 2010 under former President Viktor Yanukovych, were widely criticized for...
20 Oct 2015 | Election FAQs
On October 25, Ivoirians will head to the polls to elect their next President. This will be the first presidential election in Côte d’Ivoire since post-election violence rocked the country in 2010...
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...