The principles of rule of law were promoted
- Legal Framework and Vote Counting and Tabulation
- The Legal Framework for Electoral Systems and Boundary Delimitation
- The Legal Framework and the Media
- The Legal Framework and Voter Registration
- The Legal Framework and Candidacy and Campaigning
- Legal Framework for Voting Operations
- Rule of Law and the Legal Framework
- The Legal Framework and Voter Education
- The rights to vote and to be elected are crucial to establishing and maintaining democracy governed by the rule of law.
- Electoral legislation should be made widely available to the public for review.
- While no electoral system is prescribed by international law, the system chosen must be consistent with international obligations and should be clearly stated in law.
- Electoral legislation for all elections should be located in a single body of laws.
- Electoral legislation should be publicly promulgated.
- Laws must be consistent with international human rights.
- Electoral legislation at all levels should not conflict.
- The legal framework should be available in the official languages of the country.
- The rule of law should be strengthened by public participation in decision making.
- Voting processes should be guided by regulatory frameworks and should be subject to the rule of law.
- All are equal before the law, and laws should be equally enforced.
- Laws and procedures must not be arbitrarily applied.
- Suspension or exclusion of participatory rights is prohibited except on grounds established by law and which are objective and reasonable.
- Subsidiary legislation should lay out clear and precise regulations and administrative instructions for the electoral process.
- States should take measures to promote the principles of the rule of law.