"A credible process of signature verification would include the verification of all signatures submitted up to the point when the minimum number of verified signatures required for registration has been reached. Once the minimum number of signatures has been established, the political party or candidate should be registered."
DocumentOSCE (ODIHR): Guidelines for Reviewing a Legal Framework for Elections, Second Edition, p. 39
- 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.