Election Obligations & Standards Database
"Security arrangements and safeguards against fraud: ...ensuring that proper arrangements have been made for the security of the polling stations and the ballot boxes/papers during and after the poll and during and after the count."
CoE (Parliamentary Assembly): Handbook for Observers of Elections
, para. 2.5.4
Handbook for Observers of Elections
Secrecy of the ballot should be maintained throughout the entire voting process.