The Association of Election Officials in BiH (AEOBiH) was established in 1999 under the auspices of OSCE. In the beginning of 2000 AEOBiH became independent of OSCE. AEOBiH has a close working relationship with OSCE. The US-based International Foundation of Election Systems (IFES) provided professional expertise to AEOBiH until March 2003. Since March 2003, AEOBiH acts as independent nongovernmental organization.
The AEOBiH Secretariat is based in Sarajevo and has six employees. AEOBiH has established a structure that includes a Stearing Board (13 members) and Regional Boards (Banja Luka, Tuzla, Sarajevo and Mostar). The Stearing Board and the Regional Boards are involved in planning as well as implementing activities. Two AEOBiH committees (Information Committee and Education Committee) are also involved in planning and implementing activities. The AEOBiH secretariat conducts systematic and frequent consultations with all members of the association (conferences, seminars and individual consultations) to continue building an active membership base.