How Does It Work

The Executive Board is composed of the Chairperson and Vice-Chairperson of the General Assembly, the Executive Secretary, three full members elected by the General Assembly for a term of two years. The Executive Board meets once a year and shall hold extraordinary meetings when convened by the Chairperson. The Board shall establish its own rules of procedure subject to direction from the General Assembly.

The Executive Board shall be accountable to the General Assembly. The responsibilities of the Executive Board are:

  1. Act on behalf of the General Assembly on any matter referred to it by the General Assembly;
  2. Make recommendations to the General Assembly in conformity with the present Charter;
  3. Take actions to implement decisions of the General Assembly;
  4. Approve the budget and operations of the Secretariat and the auditor's report in the operation of the budget;
  5. Approve the internal rules and regulations of the Secretariat;
  6. Determine control mechanisms for supervising the financial activity of the Secretariat;
  7. Oversee the Secretariat in implementing the decisions and recommendations of the General Assembly;
  8. Perform other functions arising from the present Charter and from the recommendations and decisions of the General Assembly; and
  9. Act on matters which need to be addressed in the period between the meetings of the General Assembly.


  • Election Commission of India / Chair of AAEA
  • Commission on Elections, Philippines / Vice Chair and Host of General Assembly 2016
  • Election Commission of Bhutan
  • General Election Commission of Mongolia and
  • National Election Commission of the Republic of Korea (Former Chair)