Refusal to Register a Citizen Nominated as a Presidential Candidate
1. The Central Electoral Commission shall refuse the registration as a presidential candidate of a citizen nominated as a presidential candidate, if:
1) restrictions defined in the Constitution of the Republic of Armenia apply to the
3) documents submitted for registration and/or nomination are forged. If inaccuracies are discovered in the documents submitted for registration of a citizen nominated as a presidential candidate or the documents are incomplete, the Central Electoral Commission shall give 48 hours to correct the inaccuracies or supply the missing documents. The registration shall be refused if the inaccuracies are not corrected or the missing documents are not supplied within that period of time.
2. In the case of an objection to registration of a citizen nominated as a presidential candidate, the Central Electoral Commission shall put the issue of registration to vote.
The registration shall be refused, if at least two-thirds of the total number of commission members vote against it. If there are no objections, the candidate shall be considered registered.
If the registration of a citizen nominated as a presidential candidate is refused, his or her electoral deposit shall be transferred to the state budget, unless the candidate requests the electoral deposit back within the 48 hours given to him or her to correct the inaccuracies in the documents submitted for registration or to supply the missing documents.
For three months from the moment the registration of a citizen nominated as a presidential candidate is refused, the money in that citizen’s pre-election fund may be spent on charity, after which the remaining amount of money shall be transferred to the state budget.
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