The Annual General Conference, the Executive committee and the Secretariat.

It is elected every two years at the Annual General Conference and only 7 countries are members.

It is permanent and based in Gaborone, Botswana ( housed by the Independent Electoral Commission of Botswana).

Member Commissions contribute annual subscriptions and the Forum sources donor funding for its regional and country specific projects.

ECF-SADC has a working relationship with SADC . Member Commissions continue to advise SADC member States on electoral matters when need arises. ECF-SADC works closely with the SADC Organ on Politics, Defence and Security which currently deals with electoral matters.

The Forum has a Constitution which gives information on its establishment, functions, structures and other provisions.

English, French and Portuguese. These are the three SADC official languages.

The ECF-SADC comprises Electoral Management Bodies of SADC member States. Through this Forum, Commissions support and cooperate with one another on electoral matters.