Material public resources should not be abused in support of a particular political party or candidate.
- In the interest of creating conditions for a level playing field for all political parties and promoting the integrity of the electoral process, parties should not misuse public funds in the electoral process. The electoral law should prohibit the Government to aid or to abet any party gaining unfair advantage.
- It [the legal framework] must require that government resources not be used for electoral advantage of any party, candidate or group supporting or opposing referenda or other ballot initiatives.
- It is the responsibility of the government not to abuse state resources, both human and material (i.e. vehicles, office space and telecommunications), in support of its own candidates.
- …resources [should be]...distributed in amounts and at times that do not unfairly disadvantage any contestants.
- Public resources should not be used unfairly.
- Government office space, vehicles, and telecommunications equipment should not be used for partisan purposes unless equal access is provided to all contestants.
- The fairness of a campaign will be undermined where state resources are unreasonably used to favour the campaign of one candidate or political party. State resources – such as the use of public buildings for campaign events – should be available on an equitable basis to all contestants.
- Apart from different forms of funding provided for by law, any party must refrain from receiving assistance, financial or in kind, from any public authorities, particularly those directed by its members.
- Unfair incumbency advantages should be addressed and the use of state resources that are not made available to all candidates in the electoral campaign should be prohibited.