- Special measures were taken, as necessary, to promote equality for minorities
- The state took steps to ensure de facto equality between men and women
- Voter education materials were available in all official languages as well as minority languages
- Special measures were taken to ensure de facto equality for people with disabilities
- The electoral management body included women
- Specific measures aimed at ensuring de facto equality for persons with disabilities should not be considered discriminatory.
- Voter education should be accessible to all voters, including those with special needs.
- Special measures for advancing ethnic minorities or groups that have suffered past discrimination should be taken when circumstances warrant, but should not be maintained after the objectives for which they were taken are met, and should not result in the maintenance of unequal rights for different groups.
- Temporary special measures to achieve de facto equality for women can include financially assisting and training women candidates, amending electoral procedures, developing campaigns directed at equal participation, and targeting women for appointment to public positions, or the use of quotas.
- Discrimination includes any distinction, exclusion, restriction, or preference on the basis of sex.
- Discrimination means any distinction, exclusion, restriction, or preference on the basis of race, color, sex, language, religion, political or other opinion, or national or social origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, or disability.
- Some measures taken to ensure equitable representation of minority groups should not be considered discriminatory.
- Special measures for advancing women where they have suffered past discrimination may include quotas to ensure participation or representation.
- Access to the media should be guaranteed to all political parties and candidates and be fairly distributed.
- Redistricting should not discriminate against any citizen on the basis of sex.
- The voter registration system should be carefully tailored to ensure that cultural factors affecting women (name changes with marriage) do not result in disenfranchisement.
- The election management body should include women.
- Women should enjoy equality with men before the law.
- Temporary measures to achieve de facto equality for women may include the use of quotas to ensure their participation or representation.
- Measures should be taken to ensure that persons with disabilities have adequate access to civil and voter education.
- Special measures for advancing ethnic minorities or groups that have suffered past discrimination may include quotas to ensure minority participation or representation.
- Distinctions made on the basis of disabilities are to be considered discrimination.
- 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.
- Election management bodies should ensure that women and marginalized groups participate in the electoral process.
- Women and girls with disabilities are subject to multiple discrimination.
- Discrimination must not be practiced based on sex.
- The state must perform both its "negative duty" to refrain from discrimination and its "positive duty" to prevent discrimination.
- The state must perform both its "negative duty" to refrain from discrimination against women and its "positive duty" to prevent discrimination against women.
- Where linguistic minorities exist, those that belong to such minorities should not be denied the right to use their own language.
- States should take special, temporary measures to achieve de facto equality for women.
- Information and materials about voting should be available in minority languages.
- Measures should be taken to ensure that women understand their right to vote.
- All are equal before the law, and laws should be equally enforced.