"Activities undertaken by public security providers during an election should be construed as a public service and be guided by the interests of public order and the protection of fundamental rights and freedoms. The public-service culture in the delivery of security services should be promoted as an approach conducive to enhancing pubic confidence and to facilitating interaction and information exchange between electoral stakeholders and the security services."
DocumentOSCE (ODIHR): Guidelines for Public Security Providers in Elections, pp. 40-41
- Election management bodies should be impartial and should not discriminate in the performance of their public function.
- States should ensure transparency in the management of public affairs.
- States should take steps to institutionalize good governance through accountable, efficient, and effective public administration.