The law should be clear regarding the extent to which public employees may be involved in a campaign.
- At a minimum, public employees should strictly separate their roles as public servants from any campaign activities they may be involved in. Public employees should not be required to attend campaign events or be coerced to vote for a particular party or candidate.
- The use of public resources by the authorities for campaigning purposes must be prohibited. Political parties and their representatives, including those who are elected representatives or hold a public office, are entitled to take actively part in the campaign. Particular duties of reserve may apply to the persons belonging to the public authority responsible for the organisation or supervision of the referendum.