"In general, these limitations fall within four categories: (1) minimum age requirements; (2) citizenship requirements; (3) residency requirements; and (4) loss of franchise due to mental incapacity, criminal conduct, or other factors. Any limitation or restriction on the right to vote, however, must be scrutinized as to whether it is clearly justified due to exceptional circumstances and whether it is proportionate to the circumstances in question."
DocumentOSCE (ODIHR): Existing Commitments for Democratic Elections in OSCE Participating States, p. 59
- Limits on the right to vote may be based on a minimum age.
- Limits on the right to vote may be based on citizenship.
- Limits on the right to vote may be based on criminal conviction.
- The right to vote should not be restricted based on any perceived or actual disability and mental health status, including pursuant to an individualized assessment.
- Limits on the right to vote may be based on residency.
- Limits placed on the right to vote must be based on objective and reasonable criteria.