ParAmericas Elections

In 2015, ParlAmericas conducted its first electoral observation mission in the framework of the presidential, parliamentary and local elections in Haiti. The Election Observation Mission in Haiti (MIOEH) had a strong analytical focus on the participation of women voters and candidates, which complemented election observation missions by the European Union (EU) and the OAS Department of Electoral Cooperation and Observation (DECO). As part of this mission, ParlAmericas also deployed two delegations of parliamentarians from across the hemisphere to engage with their counterparts in the Parliament of Haiti and with civil society organizations. Learn more

In 2016, ParlAmericas organized a parliamentary delegation visit to Washington DC for briefings on international standards for election observation. The delegation visit coincided with the 2016 US General Election, and its observation by the OAS-DECO, as well as the Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR) of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) and OSCE Parliamentary Assembly, each of which briefed the delegation. On Election Day, the ParlAmericas delegation joined the International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES) on visits to polling stations. The delegation also incorporated perspectives from civil society and explored the role of non-partisan citizen observation through roundtable discussions with the National Democratic Institute (NDI)and the National Council of La Raza (NCLR). Learn more