"An independent electoral commission is generally considered to be an essential element in the organization of free and fair multi-party elections."
DocumentCommonwealth Secretariat: Dimensions of Free and Fair Elections: Frameworks, Integrity, Transparency, Attributes, Monitoring, p. 2
- Election management bodies should be impartial and should not discriminate in the performance of their public function.
- The state should establish an independent and impartial election body.
- The composition of the election commission can vary, but the principles of independence and impartiality should be upheld.