"This is why independent, impartial electoral commissions must be set up from the national level to polling station level to ensure that elections are properly conducted, or at least remove serious suspicions of irregularity. "
DocumentCoE (Venice Commission): Code of Good Practice in Electoral Matters, II.3.1.71 (exp. report)
- The state should establish an independent and impartial election body.
- The central election commission should be permanent in nature.
- The impartiality of election management bodies should be ensured at all levels, from the national commission to the polling station.
- The composition of the election commission can vary, but the principles of independence and impartiality should be upheld.