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Article 11 provides for the compilation of a supplementary voters’ list for persons who are not able to cast their ballots at a polling station. Mobile voting should only be allowed under strict conditions, avoiding all risk of fraud. Although Article 11 is clear that it is only those persons who are physically unable (for health or other reasons) to travel to the polling station that can be included on the mobile voters’ list, Article 56.2 provides a very lax procedure for individuals to include themselves on the list. This method of including oneself on the mobile list is susceptible to abuse. It is thus recommended that the Election Code contain stricter provisions for the inclusion of voters in the mobile voters’ list. Furthermore, it is recommended that for clarity the procedures for voters to follow to be included on the mobile ballot box list be detailed in this provision (i.e. moved from Article 56 to Article 11.)