Universal Suffrage, the Right to Vote, and Voter Education
- The right to vote was guaranteed by law and was subject only to reasonable and objective restrictions
- The state took proactive measures to promote voting by the broadest pool of eligible voters and ensure votes cast were counted
- The state took the steps necessary to give effect to rights during voter education
- All eligible voters were informed of their electoral rights before, during, and after election day
- The obligations of universal suffrage and the right to vote were advanced through voter education
- Voter education campaigns were responsive to the needs of the electorate
- The legal framework for elections was consistent with international human rights
- Elections must be held by universal suffrage.
- The fulfillment of universal and equal suffrage is partially dependent on the success of an adequate voter education process.
- Every citizen has the right to vote.
- Limits placed on the right to vote must be based on objective and reasonable criteria.
- Criteria restricting the right to vote must be clearly stated in law.
- 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.
- Voter education campaigns are necessary to ensure an informed community is able to effectively exercise the right to vote.
- Voter education campaigns should be designed with the aim of reaching all eligible voters.
- Voter education campaigns should be responsive to the needs to the electorate.
- An adequate voter education process is necessary to ensure the electorate is able to utilize their rights.
- States should pursue policies encouraging the participation of the youth in public affairs and decision-making processes affecting them.