Voters should be able to access polling stations.
- [States should foster citizen participation in the electoral process by] guaranteeing that all possible means are used to make all polling stations accessible.
- The location of polling stations should be, as far as possible, equally convenient and accessible to voters in terms of geographical conditions and existing transportation facilities.
- The legal framework must address a myriad of issues to ensure a genuine opportunity to exercise the right to vote on the basis of equal and universal suffrage. These issues concern conditions outside the polling sites, as well as inside it, before, during and after voting takes place. The provisions must ensure, among other things, that: ...Access is provided to polling sites on a equal basis for all voters, including women, minorities, younger and older voters and persons with physical challenges and disabilities.
- In order [to] exercise the right to vote, electors will need to have access to polling stations. The authorities have a responsibility to facilitate the freedom of movement of voters to polling stations.