Electoral Observation Missions and Recommendations Database

About Us

The Electoral Observation Mission Database is a tool that compiles and systematizes the information from each of the missions the OAS has deployed in the hemisphere. Through this page, users will be able to consult historic data of the Organization’s missions since 1962 and in-depth information on those deployed from 2010 onwards.

With this electronic tool, the Organization of American States gives an important step forward in terms of transparency, putting to the general public’s disposal most of the information gathered by its electoral observation missions. Those interested will be able to access a wide range of data, including general information, relevant documents, the list of observers, reports, photos, press releases and information regarding the different methodologies the OAS implements in its missions.

The Electoral Observation Mission Database becomes a unique tool of its nature by offering those interested the recommendations provided by our missions, as well as information related to their implementation. With this initiative, the OAS seeks to accompany more efficiently the efforts developed by the electoral bodies of the hemisphere and continue cooperating with the strengthening of democracy in the region.

The Department for Electoral Cooperation and Observation (DECO) would like to thank the Government of Canada, whose financial support allowed for the development of this dataset.

We invite you to navigate through this website and help us improve this tool with you’re comments and advice. For any inquiries please contact DECO at deco@oas.org

Gerardo de Icaza
Department of Electoral Cooperation and Observation


David Álvarez Veloso

Clara González Zunzarren
Project and Research Assistant

DECO thanks and congratulates the Department for Information Technology Services (DOIST) for their extraordinary cooperation in the development of this tool and Columbus Memorial Library for their help and support in retrieving historic information on the OAS electoral observation missions.

With the financial support of Foreing Affairs, Trade and Development Canada


The General Secretariat of the Organization of American States ("GS/OAS") maintains this Electoral Observation Missions and Recommendations Data Base ("EOMRDB") for informative purposes only. Use of the EOMRDB is subject to the following terms and conditions:

General.The information, documents and materials (collectively, "Materials") contained in the EOMDB has been drawn from official documents of the Electoral Observation Missions (“EOMs”) of the Organization of American States (“OAS”), which are only valid when the OAS Permanent Council approves the final report of each EOM. The Materials presented in the questionnaires of the Election Day corresponds to averages reported by the OAS International Observers following the sample presented in the methodology. The Materials have been collected by the EOMs and cannot be extrapolated to all voting centers of the country. Given the particularities of each election and each EOM, the Materials do not intend to serve for comparative purposes.

Disclaimer of Warranty and Liability. MATERIALS PROVIDED ON THE EOMRDB ARE PROVIDED "AS IS" WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND. The GS/OAS specifically does not make any warranties or representations as to the accuracy or completeness of any such Materials. The GS/OAS periodically adds, changes, improves, or updates the Materials on the EOMRDB without notice. Under no circumstances shall the GS/OAS be liable for any loss, damage, liability or expense incurred or suffered which is claimed to resulted from use of the EOMRDB, including without limitation, any fault, error, omission, interruption or delay with respect thereto. Use of the EOMDB is at User's sole risk. Under no circumstances, including, but not limited to, negligence, shall the GS/OAS or its personnel be liable for any direct, indirect, incidental, special or consequential damages.

Indemnification.As a condition of use of the EOMRDB, User agrees to indemnify the GS/OAS and its personnel from and against any and all actions, claims, losses, damages, liabilities and expenses (including reasonable attorneys' fees) arising out User's use of the EOMRDB.

Links to Third Parties Websites.The EOMDB contains links to third-party web sites. The GS/OAS is not responsible for the contents of any linked site or any link contained in a linked site. The GS/OAS provides these links only as a convenience, and the inclusion of a link does not imply endorsement of the linked site by the GS/OAS.