The legal framework for elections did not include provisions that discriminate on the basis of prohibited grounds
- Discrimination must not be practiced based on race, color, sex, language, religion, political or other opinion, national or social origin, property, birth, sexual orientation, disability, gender identity and expression, migrant, refugee, repatriate, stateless or internally displaced status, genetic trait, mental or physical health condition, including infectious contagious condition and debilitating psychological condition, or other status at any time.
- The state must perform both its "negative duty" to refrain from discrimination and its "positive duty" to prevent discrimination.
- The right to vote should not be restricted based on any perceived or actual disability and mental health status, including pursuant to an individualized assessment.
- Discrimination includes any distinction, exclusion, restriction, or preference on the basis of sex.
- Laws and regulations that withdraw suffrage rights based on disability should be amended or repealed.
- Guarantees of rights of persons with disabilities should be mainstreamed into all legislation and policies.
- Electoral system design should take into account the needs and facilitate participation and representation of vulnerable groups, including of women, minorities, and persons with disabilities.