Collection of signatures in support of the independent candidate and for the initiation of the referendum
Signatures shall be collected only in support of the independent candidate or for the initiation of a referendum. In case of local elections, signatures shall be collected only in districts where there are independent candidates.
[Paragraph 2, article 42 as amended by the Law no.894-XV from 23.03.2000]
Independent candidates, members of groups of initiative who appoint and/or support the independent candidates for elections, persons empowered by the latter, as well as members of the group of initiative for the initiation of a referendum are entitled to collect signatures.
[Paragraph 2, article 42 as amended by the Law no.796-XV from 25.01.2002]
The lists of signatures collected in support of the independent candidate as well as for the initiation of the referendum, hereinafter subscription lists, shall contain the name and surname, year of birth, profession (type of business), position, working place, domicile and the political affiliation of the candidate, as well as the name and surname of the person collecting the signatures. The subscription list shall contain the signatures of the supporters residing in a single area only.
In the subscription list, the supporter of the candidate as well as the supporter of the initiation of the referendum shall be indicated the current number, name and surname, year of birth, domicile, serial and number of the identity act, date of signature in the list and the signature itself.
[Paragraph 4, article 42 as amended by the Law no.268-XIV from 04.02.1999]
(5) A voter may support, by means of signature, a candidate within one single ballot only.
[Paragraph 5, article 42 as amended by the Law no.268-XIV from 04.02.1999]
(6) The person collecting the voters’ signatures shall sign each page of the subscription list in presence of leader of local public administration on the territory of which signatures have been collected. At the bottom of each page of the subscription list, the collector shall make a remark, stating the fact that he has collected signatures personally and that he confirms the authenticity of those who signed, and then applies his signature himself. The subscription list shall be authenticated by virtue of application, on each page, of the stamp of the respective local public authority.