To promote credible elections, citizen participation and the strengthening of political institutions for sustainable democracy in Africa, EISA's structures include:
- Elections and Political Processes seeks to influence key political processes that underpin elections in Africa and to promote the development, popularisation and application of election principles and good practices through knowledge production and dissemination, monitoring and technical support to election stakeholders.
- Governance Institutions and Processes aims to strengthen these key democracy institutions in Africa, by building the functional capacity of political parties and foster good inter-party relations.
- Balloting and Electoral Services enhances the credibility and legitimacy of organisational elections by providing independent and impartial electoral administration, management and consultancy services to business, labour, government, civic associations, tertiary institutions, community based organizations, quasi-state bodies and political parties.
- Field offices are established to pursue specfic objectives, on a permanent bases where these are broad, or on a temporary and ad hoc basis when they are more circumscribed...