The strengthening of democratic institutions through the promotion of national and local elections is a fundamental component of democracy, human rights, conflict prevention in third countries, and community stabilization. 

IOM provides support to governments as part of their efforts to expand the access of migrant communities to democratic electoral processes in their countries or territories of origin.  

The Organization also provides access to voting to diaspora groups, logistically supporting the EU Election Observation Missions in third countries and assisting governments in the enfranchisement of internally displaced communities.