The International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance (IDEA) has compiled this database of both quantitative and qualitative information related to voting in countries around the world. Users can search this database by country to get available information about a number of factors, including voter turnout, political finance, gender representation in office, and the design of the electoral system. Alternatively, users can also explore an individual field in order to make cross-country comparisons within a particular region or around the world. Some of this information is also charted; by searching for "election type," visitors can quickly see how many countries have a presidential system via a bar graph. This database provides a useful way for students and researchers alike to quickly gather and compare data. Visitors looking for more analysis may want to check out the Publications and Analysis section of this website.
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