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Paragraph 61
61.  The aim of the scrutiny is twofold: firstly, it aims at contrasting these provisions with the standards of the Council of Europe. It may happen that, even if they prescribe more exigent requisites, they adjust better to the general directives in order to prevent fraud, ensure secret voting, and maintain accurate and complete electoral registers for the electors to exercise their right to vote. The characteristics of the electoral registers and the minimum requirements for postal voting, as established by the Code on Good Practice of Electoral Matters, will be taken into account in the analysis of this perspective below. Secondly, it will be pondered whether the requirements are proportionate.