"Where systems of proxy or postal voting are used, and where sick people are allowed to vote at home or in hospital, ensuring that these arrangements can withstand attempts at fraud or coercion and do not offend the secrecy of the ballot."
DocumentCoE (Parliamentary Assembly): Handbook for Observers of Elections, para. 2.5.5
- Methods to facilitate voting may include postal voting.
- Proxy voting is allowed, but should be strictly regulated to respect electoral security.
- The system for balloting (paper, electronic, or otherwise) should ensure the secrecy of a voter's choice.
- Proxy voting should be strictly regulated to not compromise secrecy of the ballot.