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Article 26

Powers of Central Elections Commission in the elections period

In the elections period the Central Elections Commission shall have the following powers:

to coordinate the activity of all electoral authorities for the purpose of preparing and organizing elections in compliance with the present code;

to supervise the enforcement of the present code provisions and those of other laws containing stipulations concerning elections;

to constitute electoral districts and district electoral councils and to supervise the activity of these councils;

based on the data presented by the Ministry of Justice, it shall publish the list of parties and other social-political organizations entitled to take part in elections, shall register candidates and their representatives in case of parliamentary elections;

to distribute the financial means provided for the organization of elections; to verify the endowment of the councils and electoral committees with premises, transportation and telecommunication means, shall examine other issues related to the technical-material support of elections;

to determine the model of ballot papers and electoral lists, of the reports of sessions of councils and electoral committees as well as of other acts related to the organization of elections, also the model of ballot boxes and stamps of councils and electoral committees;

to examine the reports of public authorities on issues related to the organization and unfolding elections;

to find solutions to the problem of participation in the elections of citizens who on the elections date are not present on the territory of the country;

to count the results of elections on the whole territory of the country, and upon the case, submits the report on elections’ results to the Constitutional Court;

to adopt decisions referring to the activity of the district electoral councils and electoral committees of the polling stations, to the electoral procedures, to the manner of organization and unfolding the elections as well as to technical-administrative issues;

to train electoral employees and to offer the voters information related to elections;

to examine the applications and contestations of the decisions taken by the district electoral councils and electoral committees of the polling stations, shall adopt executory decisions referring to them;

to decide the exoneration from duties of the main working place of members of electoral councils during their activity in the elections, shall determine the number of members of electoral committees which may be exonerated from duties in the respective period;

to ensure the organization of repeated ballot, new and partial elections under the present code;

to gather information on the voters coming to elections, shall make the preliminary totalization of the elections results and shall bring to the knowledge of the public the final results.

(2) In the electoral period, the Central Elections Commission is entitled to exercise fully its powers even in the case when it is not completed with representative members with a consultative right to vote.

[Article 26 as amended by the Law no.796-XV from 25.01.2002]

[Article 26 as amended by the Law no.1227-XIV from 21.09.2000]

[Article 26 as amended by the Law no.894-XIV from 23.03.2000]

[Article 26 as amended by the Law no.268-XIV from 04.02.1999]