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 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...
18 Dec 2014 | Election FAQs
Originally slated for October 14, 2014, Liberia's special senatorial elections were moved to December 20 due to the Ebola outbreak. Amid this public health crisis, Liberians will head to the polls to...
24 Nov 2014 | Election FAQs
November's elections will once again feature democratic and liberal pro-European choice parties against the leading Communist Party, who governed the country from 1998 to 2009. As no single party is...
18 Nov 2014 | Election FAQs
Nearly four years after the Arab Spring was sparked in Tunisia and much of the region, Tunisians head to the polls on November 23 to elect their next President.
20 Oct 2014 | Election FAQs
With conflict consuming the Middle East and North Africa, Tunisian citizens will head to the polls on October 26 to vote for their members of the Assembly of the Representatives of the People (ARP)....
17 Oct 2014 | Election FAQs
Although parliamentary elections in Ukraine were not scheduled until 2017, President Petro Poroshenko dissolved Parliament in August – after several parties in the governing coalition withdrew...