Procedures for Marking the Ballots and Stamping the Ballot Envelopes
1. The voter shall put a uniform mark on the ballot, in accordance with procedures established by the Central Electoral Commission, next to the name of the candidate, party or party alliance he or she is voting for.
2. If only one candidate is being voted, the voter shall mark the square next to the word “for”, if he or she wants to vote for the candidate, or next to the word “against”, if he or she wants to vote against the candidate.
3. After marking the ballot, the voter shall fold the ballot while in the voting booth, put it in the ballot envelope and then approach the ballot box. The commission member, who is responsible for stamping the ballot envelopes and watching over the ballot box, shall stamp the ballot envelope, open the ballot box slot and allow the voter to drop the ballot envelope into the ballot box. During national elections, the member of the commission responsible for the ballot box and stamping the ballot envelopes shall stamp the ballot envelope and allow the voter to cast the ballot in the ballot box only after having ascertained that the voter’s identity document had not been previously stamped to confirm the person’s eligibility to vote in the current elections and after putting such
stamp on the last page of the voter’s identity document. Should the voter’s identity document already bear a stamp confirming the voter’s eligibility to vote in the current elections, the commission shall remove the ballot from the ballot envelope, return the envelope to the commission member handing out the ballots and ballot envelopes, and immediately cancel the ballot according to a procedure established by the Central
Electoral Commission. At his/her own initiative or at the request of a proxy, the commission member responsible for stamping the ballot envelope and watching over the ballot box may verify that the voter is registered in that particular precinct. The voter shall leave the precinct center after dropping the ballot envelope in the ballot box.
In the case if several voting events are taking place concurrently, the voter shall put every ballot in the appropriate ballot box for that specific voting event.
5. It shall be forbidden to inquire in any way about how the voter has voted.
6. At the request of one commission member or one proxy, all cases of violations of voting procedures stipulated by this Code, during the voting process, as well as decisions adopted by the Precinct Electoral Commission, shall be recorded in the register.