Secretariat for Political Affairs (SAP)
Department of Electoral Cooperation and Observation (DECO)

About the VII Meeting

The OAS Secretariat for Political Affairs' Department of Electoral Cooperation and Observation, along with the U.S. Election Assistance Commission (EAC) and the U.S. Federal Election Commission (FEC), hosted the Seventh Inter-American Meeting of Electoral Management Bodies, entitled “Increasing Access to Electoral Processes.” The meeting was held May 6-7, 2010, in Washington, D.C.

During the meeting, senior election authorities from around the Americas discussed how to organize electoral processes that are more accessible. They analyzed three principal issues: models of engagement between electoral management bodies and political parties in the electoral process; the role of the media during the electoral process; and access to voting for persons with disabilities.