In compliance with its responsibilities, at the conclusion of the election the IFE produced a final report on this first experience of the migrant vote (known as a White Book). The report documents what happened and includes proposals to improve the process and the result, which were made by various participants in meetings organized by the IFE, in addition to its own internal consultations and evaluations. It is worth noting that the one who should consider and approve subsequent reforms is the Congress of the Union since the IFE does not have the power to legislate.
Among the recommendations, the following stand out for the legal framework:
• In the analyzes made on the vote of Mexicans residing abroad in the legislative sphere, it is suggested that the opinions of the actors involved in the process be reconsidered: IFE, TEPJF , Foreign Ministry, Sepomex, etc.
• It is recommended to study the feasibility of the IFE carrying out a credentialing program outside the national territory to provide a greater number of migrants with the possibility of exercising their right to vote from the place where they live.
• It is suggested to evaluate whether it should remain compulsory for SILNERES and voting envelopes to be sent by certified (registered) mail. It would be necessary to assess the convenience that they can be sent by ordinary mail or courier.
• It is recommended to review the terms established in COFIPE. Possibly, longer terms and closer to the peak of electoral campaigns in national territory would encourage greater voter registration.
Unfortunately, since the 2005 reform no other initiative has been approved that seeks to improve what was done in 2006. If we take into account the fact that any electoral reform that is intended to be applied to a federal electoral process must be approved for at least one year before Election Day, then there is little time to finalize a reform for the July 1, 2012 election.
On January 17, 2011, the IFE reactivated the existence of the Commission for the Vote of Mexicans Abroad, which, as in the last election, will be in charge of carrying out tasks related to voting abroad. Unlike 2006, this time he will be working almost a year and a half in advance.