The Secretariat for Electoral Coordination (SEC) was formed in 2018 to support the development and maintenance of modern and innovative electoral processes in Canada that are responsive to the needs and expectations of electors, political entities and Election Management Bodies (EMBs).

The SEC’s mandate is to facilitate collaboration among EMB members by coordinating efforts and following-up on collaboration opportunities. The SEC creates an on-going capacity across differing electoral cycles and allows EMBs to tackle challenges by sharing long-term planning information, supporting efforts to remove hurdles and barriers that exist in the path of innovative collaboration.