With respect to candidates for office, there should be no restrictions on candidates for reasons such as economic status.
- Reasonable requirements are usually limited to minimum age, nationality and mental capacity. The work of the Human Rights Committee provides a good deal of guidance on the limits of reasonable restrictions. In the course of their deliberations, as mandated by the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, members of the Committee have noted that the following limitations on voting rights are not permissible: economic requirements, based on receipt of public assistance, ownership of property, or income.
- There should be no restrictions on candidates for reasons such as race, sex, religion, political affiliation, ethnic origin, or economic status.