Election Obligations & Standards Database
"Everyone enjoying electoral rights must be entitled to collect signatures. This right may be extended to other categories of people."
CoE (Venice Commission): Revised Guidelines on the Holding of Referendums
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Revised Guidelines on the Holding of Referendums
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.