"For the voter, secrecy of voting is not only a right but also a duty, non-compliance with which must be punishable by disqualification of any ballot paper whose content is disclosed."
DocumentCoE (Venice Commission): Code of Good Practice in Electoral Matters, I.4.a
- Secrecy of the ballot should be maintained throughout the entire voting process.
- Fulfillment of secrecy of the ballot is partially dependent on the extent to which voters understand this right.
- Safeguards should be in place to prevent removal of evidence of how a voter has voted from the polling station.