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Paragraph 85

Article 16, par. 3 addresses the establishment of special polling stations, including at military units. While it is commonly acceptable for the electoral framework to have special provisions ensuring that a member of the military is able to exercise the right to vote while on active duty, this provision must be written carefully, as voting by the military can be subject to abuse. While the Code can permit special polling stations to be set up within military units located in remote areas, far from the inhabited areas, the provision should be accompanied by an express indication that this is strictly exceptional and that, whenever possible, military voters should vote either at their place of residence or in civilian polling stations (located near to their base.)[35]