Assistance provided to those unable to vote independently must be impartial.
- Guaranteeing the free expression of the will of persons with disabilities as electors and to this end, where necessary, at their request, allowing assistance in voting by a person of their own choice.
- The legal framework must address a myriad of issues to ensure a genuine opportunity to exercise the right to vote on the basis of equal and universal suffrage. These issues concern conditions outside the polling sites, as well as inside it, before, during and after voting takes place. The provisions must ensure, among other things, that: ...Access is provided to polling sites on a equal basis for all voters, including women, minorities, younger and older voters and persons with physical challenges and disabilities.