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Article 73

Process of postal voting

1. On receipt of the application referred to in the preceding section, the Provincial Delegation shall check the applicant’s registration, enter the corresponding note on the Register so that no vote is cast in person on polling day and deliver the certification requested.

2. The Electoral Register Office shall send to the applicant by registered mail, not before the thirty-fourth day from the call of the election nor later than the sixth day before polling day, the ballot forms and election envelopes, together with the certificate referred to in subsection 1 above, and a covering envelope with the address of the bureau assigned to the elector. An explanatory form shall be attached to the foregoing.
The acknowledgment of receipt of papers referred to in the preceding subsection must be personally signed by the applicant after producing evidence of his identity. If he is not at his place of residence, he shall be instructed to go in person or send the proxy referred to in paragraph c) of the foregoing subsection to the corresponding Post Office station where, on production of proof of identity, he shall receive the necessary papers for postal voting. The contents of said papers are
to be explicitly mentioned in the aforesaid receipt.

3. Once the elector has chosen or, as the case may be, has filled in the ballot form, he is to introduce it into the voting envelope and seal this. Where more than one election have been called, he must proceed in the same manner with each ballot form. He shall thereupon put the voting envelope or envelopes into the covering envelope addressed to the polling bureau and send the latter by registered mail not later than the third day preceding polling day. The covering
envelope is posted free of charge.

4. The Post Office must keep until polling day all the correspondence addressed to voting bureaus and deliver it to them at nine a.m. on polling date, and it shall continue deliveries of such material as it may receive up to eight p.m. of said day. It must also keep a record of all documents received, which shall be at Electoral Commissions’ disposal. Envelopes received after eight p.m. on polling day are to be forwarded to the relevant District Electoral Commission.