Election Obligations & Standards Database
"In practice, the election machinery can either be impartial, or in balance; if impartial members who enjoy the confidence of all parties cannot be found, then balance must be created by the appointment of party representatives."
IPU: Free and Fair Elections: International Law and Practice
, p. 121
Free and Fair Elections: International Law and Practice
Recruitment of election authority staff that is transparent, efficient, and equitable should instill public confidence in the body.