You will need to consider s. 18 in assessing legislation, a policy or a program where it:

  • limits the ability of a category of individuals to take part in municipal and parliamentary elections;
  • requires individuals to meet certain conditions in order to be eligible to participate in municipal and parliamentary elections;
  • regulates how individuals vote in elections (for example, the method of voting);
  • regulates access to employment in the public service or appointment to public office;
  • establishes requirements for membership of public bodies;
  • regulates the conduct of elections and the electoral process;
  • regulates the suspension and conduct of local government;
  • regulates the suspension and removal of statutory office holders.