Candidates' agents should be guaranteed access to monitor all aspects of the electoral process, including voter registration.
- Ensure the transparency and integrity of the entire electoral process by facilitating the deployment of representatives of political parties and individual candidates at polling and counting stations and by accrediting national and/other observers/monitors.
- Traditionally, legal frameworks have allowed their representatives into election facilities including polling sites and counting centers, to witness voting, ballot counting and vote tabulation processes. Legal frameworks also recognize the right for such representatives to monitor many other processes, including, for example, drawing election districts, voter registration processes, as well as ballot production and distribution.
- Provision should be made for political parties to monitor the voter registration process through party agents appointed by themselves. Parties should have access to the voters' roll, without charge.
- Observation of elections b. Observation must not be confined to election day itself, but must include the registration period of candidates and, if necessary, of electors, as well as the electoral campaign. It must make it possible to determine whether irregularities occurred before, during or after the elections. It must always be possible during vote counting.
- Where practicable, political party agents should be encouraged to be involved in the registration process, to aid transparency and to assist by authenticating the process.