Voter Eligibility and Barriers to Registration
- Voter registration promoted broad participation, and there were no barriers to participation by otherwise qualified eligible voters
- Voter registration promoted universal suffrage
- Limitations on universal suffrage imposed during the voter registration process were reasonable and objective
- Voters displaced in advance of election day had the possibility of returning on election day to cast their ballots or were included in voter lists at a place of stay.
- The fulfillment of universal suffrage is partially dependent on the success of the voter registration process.
- Methods to facilitate voting may include making special provision for members of the military to vote.
- Elections must be held by universal suffrage.
- Provisions should be made for absentee registrants.
- Limits on the right to vote may be based on criminal conviction.
- People displaced against their will should have the opportunity to be considered resident in their former place of residence.
- Limits on the right to vote may be based on a minimum age.
- Procedures should not create unnecessary technical barriers to participation by otherwise qualified eligible voters.
- States should pursue policies encouraging the participation of the youth in public affairs and decision-making processes affecting them.
- Methods to facilitate voting may include postal voting.
- The voter registration process should promote broad participation and not inhibit the participation of eligible voters.
- Universal suffrage requires that the broadest reasonable pool of voters is guaranteed participatory rights.
- Potential voters should be offered sufficient time to register to vote.
- Any restrictions on the right to register to vote are to be established in advance of the registration period.
- Methods to facilitate voting may include electronic voting.
- Limits on the right to vote may be based on military service.
- Limits on the right to vote may be based on citizenship.
- The right to vote is not absolute and can be restricted based on objective and reasonable criteria.
- Potential voters should be offered continuous and accessible voter registration facilities.
- Limits on the right to vote may be based on residency.
- Limits on the right to vote may be based on a requirement for identification.
- There should be no fee for citizens to be registered as voters.
- Methods to facilitate voting may include mobile voting.