The United States supports free, fair, and transparent elections in the Dominican Republic and around the world. A democratic, prosperous, secure Dominican Republic is in both our interest. The United States Government, via the U. S. Agency for International Development, is pleased to support the International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES) to provide technical assistance to the Junta Central Electoral (JCE) in the Dominican Republic. IFES is an independent democracy promotion organization with electoral assistance experience around the world. For any questions about the specifics of their work in the Dominican Republic we refer you to IFES.