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Suffrage

3.1 On election day all citizens of the Republic of Azerbaijan who are 18 or more than 18 years old have the right to vote to elect representatives to a municipalitylocal government council.

3.2 On election day citizens of the Republic of Azerbaijan Republic who are at least 21 or more than 21 years old can be elected to be a member of a municipality local government council.

3.3 Officials Employees of organisations of executive authorities of the State, judges, employees of law enforcement agencies, clergy, or those who are in military service, or alternative service cannot be elected as a member of a municipalitylocal government council. If officials of organisations of executive authorities of the State, judges, employees of law enforcement agencies such persons are registered as candidates, they must be released from their positions within 3 days and present documents showing this to the relevant Territorial Election Commission. If this is not done, their candidate registration will be cancelled.

3.4 Persons Persons who have committed crimes against the State, regardless if they have served their term or not, those who are currently serving time for serious crimes according to Article 7 -1 of the Criminal Code of the Republic of Azerbaijan, and those who are currently serving a sentence of deprivation of liberty in any form by judgment of the courts, for serious crimes according to Article 7 -1 of the Criminal Code of the Azerbaijan Republic, regardless of whether they are in prison or part of their sentence has been remitted, cannot be elected as a member of a municipality.local government council..

3.5 3.3 Those persons who have been found to be mentally incapacitated in accordance with rules specified in legislation of the Republic of AzerbaijanAzerbaijan Republicby a court are not allowed to participatetake part in the elections for municipalities local government bodies.

3.64 It is prohibited to limit the electoral rights of the citizens of the people of Azerbaijan Republic directly, indirectly or in other form because of a person’s origin, political thought, social or material position, race or creed, gender, education, language, religious attitude, type of business and character.

3.75 Voters are to directly elect the members of municipalitieslocal government council members.

3.86 Voters vote in person and in secret. It is prohibited to control voters’ choices of who they vote for.