"The legal framework should clearly set forth all details on this issue for a particular election. This includes the dates for commencement and closure of registration, during what time period and how signatures are to be collected where registration is to be established by signatures, and the process of verification of registration. Where the legal framework provides for the collection of signatures, it should provide for a reasonable amount of time for collection of the signatures. The legal framework should provide for uniformity in the registration process so that the same process applies to all candidates at all levels."
DocumentOSCE (ODIHR): Guidelines for Reviewing a Legal Framework for Elections, First Edition, p. 16
- Electoral legislation and its regulations should offer clear guidance with respect to the process by which parties and candidates were placed on the ballot.
- Limits on individuals wishing to run for office may only be based on objective and reasonable criteria, including support from a minimum number of citizens.