Laws and procedures must not be arbitrarily applied.
- The Legal Framework and Candidacy and Campaigning
- The Legal Framework and Election Management
- The Legal Framework and Dispute Resolution
- The Legal Framework for Electoral Systems and Boundary Delimitation
- Rule of Law and the Legal Framework
- The Legal Framework and the Media
- Legal Framework and Vote Counting and Tabulation
- The Legal Framework and Voter Education
- The Legal Framework and Voter Registration
- Legal Framework for Voting Operations
- Any conditions which apply to the exercise of the rights protected by article 25 should be based on objective and reasonable criteria. For example, it may be reasonable to require a higher age for election or appointment to particular offices than for exercising the right to vote, which should be available to every adult citizen. The exercise of these rights by citizens may not be suspended or excluded except on grounds which are established by law and which are objective and reasonable. For example, established mental incapacity may be a ground for denying a person the right to vote or to hold office.
- It is very important that the duties and responsibilities of each body are clearly determined by the electoral law. Sometimes, however, provisions regarding responsibilities of election commissions are vague, and the relationship between the different level of electoral commissions is not sufficiently specified.