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Artícle 71

Drawing-up of ballot papers

1. Preparation of ballot papers shall start immediately after the proclamation of candidates.

2. Where appeals have been lodged against the proclamation of candidates under Section 49 of this Act, the preparation of ballot papers shall be postponed in the constituency where said appeals have been made, until the determination thereof.

3. The first ballot papers so prepared shall be immediately forwarded to Provincial Delegates of the Electoral Register Office for the sending thereof to absent-residents living abroad. 

4. Provincial Subdelegations of the Central Government must ensure delivery of ballot papers and voting envelopes in a sufficient amount for each polling bureau, one hour at least before the scheduled beginning of the poll.