Election Obligations & Standards Database
"Procedures for counting should be known to those election officials, party agents, observers and any other authorized persons who are permitted to be present during the count."
EISA and Electoral Commission Forum of SADC Countries: Principles for Election Management, Monitoring, and Observation in the SADC Region
, p. 26
Principles for Election Management, Monitoring, and Observation in the SADC Region
Candidates or their agents and accredited observers should be allowed to observe the counting and tabulation of the votes.
Vote counting procedures should be verifiable and votes should be preserved for review.