Sensitive election materials should be stored securely throughout the voting process.
- Observers should determine who printed the ballots, and what safety features are employed to preserve the integrity of the ballot prior to Election Day, in order to avoid duplication or illegal production of ballots.
- Ballots and other sensitive election material should be properly supervised and secured at all times.
- Voting provisions should require that all ballots and voting materials be adequately safeguarded before, during and after voting.
- The system must be sufficiently secured against fraud. This is done by the representation in all bodies that handles votes by well respected, neutral authorities or by multi-party representation, by secure control systems for voters, by secure storing and transportation of ballots, and by results being published at all relevant levels.
- Voting procedures should ensure that all ballots and voting materials are adequately safeguarded before, during, and after voting.
- Sensitive election materials such as ballot boxes and ballot papers should be stored and delivered under strict security in order to prevent electoral fraud.