"To ensure proper administration of the EDR process, the election administration at both the central and local levels should be free from any political interference and guided by the fair implementation of laws. Irrespective of the composition of the election administration body, its independence should be expressed in clear and transparent proceedings."
DocumentOSCE (ODIHR): Handbook for the Observation of Election Dispute Resolution, p. 18
- Election management bodies should be impartial and should not discriminate in the performance of their public function.
- The state should establish an independent and impartial election body.
- The impartiality of election management bodies should be ensured at all levels, from the national commission to the polling station.