ISO/TS 17582:2014 specifies requirements for a quality management system where an electoral organization
- needs to demonstrate its ability to manage elections by secret ballot, which provide reliable, transparent, free and fair results that comply with electoral requirements;
- within the established legal framework, aims to enhance the trust and confidence of citizens, candidates, political organizations, and other electoral interested parties through the effective implementation of the electoral quality management system, including processes for continual improvement.
ISO/TS 17582:2014 applies to the election period, including pre-election and post-election activities or processes.
ISO/TS 17582:2014 applies to all electoral bodies involved in any aspect of the electoral process, whether they are permanent organizations or temporary organizations established in support of a particular election period.
ISO/TS 17582:2014 is applicable to elections at all levels of government, whether local, regional or national.