The International Electoral Accreditation Body works to promote transparency and quality in elections by supporting the certification of election management bodies against international electoral standards such as ISO/T 17582. We accredit certification houses in electoral matters, train and authorize auditors in electoral standards and maintain a standardized assessment process for electoral-body certifications.
The partner program allows certification houses and conformance assessment bodies to perform audits and issue certifications against international standards to election management bodies with the endorsement of the IEAB. Qualified organizations may apply directly with the IEAB to obtain accreditation.
Electoral bodies on a global level work with the IEAB to obtain certification against ISO standards, based on comprehensive audits carried out by third-party conformance assessment bodies. We partner electoral bodies with accredited conformance assessment bodies that implement standardized assessment processes, procedures and support materials during electoral-body certifications.
Only IEAB authorized professionals can serve as lead auditors and perform certification assessments for electoral bodies. We provide a variety of services, including training in electoral standards, to ensure that IEAB-sanctioned professionals possess the requisite competencies and qualifications to carry out electoral audits.