Presidential candidate David Ward believes the FIA has proved it is "not fit for purpose" after they admitted the electoral process was "confusing".
Although the ballot is a mere six weeks away, the FIA has proposed a change to system that will see a reduction in the number of support candidates should have on the presidential list, which is to be submitted between October 25 and November 15.
Current laws state that each candidate must have 17 members - coming from both FIA mobility and sporting representatives - backing him, but that number could be reduced to 11.
In a letter to clubs, the FIA conceded there is "confusion" over the inclusion of mobility vice-presidents on that list and they are proposing they get dropped.
The new list will include the president, president of the senate, deputy president of mobility, deputy president for sport and seven vice-presidents for sport.
Ward, who suggested the vice-presidents for sport be dropped as well, feels he has been vindicated.
"My point all along has been that the FIA's governance is not fit for purpose," the 58-year-old quoted as saying by BBC Sport. "This is a fantastic example of that."
He added: "They've launched an election and then realised they've screwed up the rules in the middle of an election.
"They're writing today to the membership to say the rules are confused. That's a huge embarrassment."
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