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Article 97

Preliminary Actions

One hour prior to the opening of the voting, the VCC, under the direction of its chairman and vice chairman and in the presence of the representatives of the electoral subjects and observers, performs these duties:

It arranges the tables, chairs and voting booths in such a manner as to assure the secrecy of the voting and the free and rapid movement of voters;

It removes any election propaganda that may be found within the voting center and within a range of 150 meters around it;

It posts instructions for voting at a suitable place within the voting center;

ç) It sets up other materials required by the CEC;

It checks all materials received;

It shows the empty ballot box to the representatives of electoral subjects and seals it in the manner prescribed by the CEC.

All members of the VCC and representatives of the electoral subjects who are present sign the record of opening the voting center.