There should be sufficient time for public inspection of the voter list, for objections to be raised, and for the adjudication of appeals.
- Claimants and objectors should be afforded a reasonable opportunity to be heard after the timely publication of the register and there must be adequate safeguards against the forging of the register.
- There should be sufficient time for eligible voters to register, for public inspection of the voters' roll, for objections and for the adjudication of appeals.
- The voter list should therefore be made available for public inspection well in advance of the election to permit complaints about incorrect inclusion or exclusion.
- During an election period, citizens, candidates, or political parties may challenge or object to names on the lists. These disputes are usually adjudicated by a voter registration tribunal, election commission, or court.
- Given the importance of voter registration, questions concerning the accuracy of voter lists can arise from voters, political parties, and election officials.
- The voters' list should be a public document to permit complaints about illegal inclusion or exclusion.
- Electoral lists should be published promptly, and clear effective means should be available for correcting errors, including omissions and cancellation of those deceased or who have moved on.