Voting Protocols of Election Commissions.
Taking into consideration the Special Part of this Code, the regulations for the preparation of voting protocols of election commissions (hereinafter – the protocols), as well as their text and layout, quantity and preparation requirements shall be approved by the Central Election Commission at least 45 days before the Election Day.
The following information shall be included in each protocol:
102.2.1 total number of voters in the voters list;
102.2.2 number of voters who obtained de-registration cards for voting;
102.2.3 quantity of ballots provided by the Constituency Election Commission to the Precinct Election Commission (by the Central Election Commission to the Constituency Election Commission);
102.2.4 quantity of envelopes for ballot papers, issued to voters on the voting day;
102.2.5 number of voters who received envelopes for ballot papers;
102.2.6 quantity of ballot papers issued to voters on the voting day;
102.2.7 number of voters who received ballot papers
102.2.8 quantity of ballot papers and envelopes for ballot papers issued to voters voting outside the voting station;
102.2.9 number of voters voted with de-registration cards for voting;
102.2.10 quantity of unused ballot papers;
102.2.11 quantity of cancelled ballots;
102.2.12 quantity of envelopes for ballot papers in immovable ballot boxes (excluding the envelopes of indeterminate form);
102.2.13 quantity of envelopes for ballot papers in mobile ballot boxes (excluding the envelopes of indeterminate form);
102.2.14 quantity of ballots in envelopes in mobile ballot boxes (excluding ballots of indeterminate form);
102.2.15 quantity of ballots in envelopes in immovable ballot boxes (excluding the ballots of indeterminate form);
102.2.16 quantity of valid votes;
102.2.17 quantity of invalidated votes (including ballots which have uncertainty in various lines, and unmarked ones);
102.2.18 quantity of spoilt ballots;
102.2.19 date and time of completion of the protocol.
The protocols shall be produced in the form of a booklet, which consists of 3 carbonized copies (each copy of different color).
Corresponding to rules identified by the Central Election Commission, each protocol shall be enumerated in succession, and their serial numbers shall be indicated appropriate to number of election constituencies (except for protocols of the Central Election Commission).
Protocols shall be published in the State language.
According to a decision of the Central Election Commission, the protocols shall be published in printing institutions under the observation of representatives of the Central Election Commission, at least 30 days prior to the Election Day.
The printing institution shall ensure sorting out of defected protocols from the usable ones, and hand the protocols over to an authorized representative of the Central Election Commission on the basis of an act, that indicates their quantity, date and time of issue. After the protocols are handed over corresponding to the order, staff of the printing institution shall eliminate the spoilt printed protocols and compile an act about the matter, approved by signatures of all participants. Fulfilment of these procedures can be observed by members of the Central Election Commission and persons indicated in Articles 40.2. and 40.4. of this Code. The Central Election Commission shall inform the registered candidates and authorized representatives of political parties, blocks of political parties and referendum campaign groups on place and date of issuance of the protocols.
After receiving the protocols from the printing institution, the Central Election Commission shall at least 20 days prior to the election day draft an act in presence of chairperson and secretaries of a relevant Constituency Election Commission, which indicates the quantity of the protocols, their serial and batch numbers and date and time of issue, and provide the protocols to the Chairperson of the Constituency Election Commission, taking into account quantity of election precincts. The Constituency Election Commission shall allocate the protocols to the election precincts in the mentioned order, at least 4 days prior to the election day.
Chairpersons of election commissions, that issue, accept and secure the ballot papers, shall be responsible for issuance and keeping of the protocols.
According to Articles 35.4 and 35.6 of this Code, the Precinct Election Commissions shall be allowed to produce the protocols in the exceptional cases and if technical facilities are available, in ships navigating on the voting day and in election precincts organized outside the Azerbaijan Republic.
Copies of the election protocols shall be produced at the same time with the election protocols, and provided to election commissions. Every single commission shall be provided with 30 copies of the protocol. No serial and batch numbers shall be printed on copies of the protocols, but be indicated in writing corresponding to the relevant protocol, when filling in the copy of the protocol. Copies of protocols and other documents of election commissions submitted to the persons mentioned in Articles 40.2. and 40.4 of this Code shall be verified by the chairperson or secretary of an election commission upon their request. In this case, the person shall write the words “Matches with the original” on the copy of the document to be verified, sign it (indicating the serial and batch numbers), approve by the commission’s stamp and indicate the date of approval. The persons specified by Articles 40.2 and 40.4 of this Code can obtain one verified copy of the protocol without any payment, and an additional copy by paying the fee determined by the Central Election Commission, taking into account Article 42.2.9. of this Code.
Protocols shall be completed by the members of the election commission with decisive voting right, and be signed by at least two thirds of the total members of the election commission with decisive voting right. Any member of the voting commission with decisive voting right who disagree with the whole protocol or its various parts shall enclose his/her special opinion to the protocol, and relevant notes shall be made in the protocol in this regard. The persons specified by articles 40.2 and 40.4 of this Code can observe the procedures of completion of protocols. It is prohibited to complete the protocol by pencil or to make any corrections on it.