"Whatever the particular characteristics of the respective national system for funding various election processes, the election administration should be provided, in a transparent manner, with funds from the state or municipal budget sufficient to meet its responsibilities. The independence of the election administration can be enhanced if it has its own public budget, at established levels, rather than allocated through an ad hoc budgetary process."
OSCE (ODIHR): Election Observation Handbook (Fifth Edition), p. 38

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Election Observation Handbook (Fifth Edition)