June 20, 2011, 2:41 p.m.
Aside from extensive amounts of logistical and organizational preparation, election authorities also need access to products and services to be ready for Election Day. Yet, not all voting equipment, supplies and services can be found online or produced locally.
Each year, IFES publishes the Buyer's Guide to Election Suppliers to help facilitate the procurement process for election authorities and the international development community around the world. The Buyer's Guide provides information on dozens of companies selling a variety of electoral products and services, as well as industry news and procurement best practices.
IFES also maintains a continuously updated and searchable version of the directory online at www.ifesbuyersguide.com.