Columbia International Affairs Online: Working Papers

CIAO DATE: 05/2009

Your Vote Counts, Your Vote Decides

Rafael López Pintor, María Félix Herrera

March 2007

Academy of Political Science


The International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES), based in Washington in DC, carried out a technical assistance program in support of the 2006 electoral process in Nicaragua, starting in October 2005. The counterpart institution was the Supreme Electoral Council, which together with IFES proceeded to define those areas in which IFES could collaborate. These were concentrated mainly in the fields of public information regarding the verification of the voter registration list, the preparation and distribution of voter identity cards and the direct training of members of the voting tables in all 153 municipalities in the country.