"While the formal legal framework is a necessity and should be firmly in place at all times, the persons appointed to positions on that body must be respected for their impartiality and competence” … “In order to demonstrate its commitment to fairness and impartiality, an election management body must choose its staff and election officers carefully, giving political parties an opportunity to object to any person who is believed to be unsuitable to perform the duties of an election officer."
Commonwealth Secretariat: Dimensions of Free and Fair Elections: Frameworks, Integrity, Transparency, Attributes, Monitoring, p. 18