Delivery of Bureaus’ documentation to the First-Instance Court or Magistrates’ Court
1. After having duly arranged the relevant documentation, the presiding officer and members of the Bureau and polling controllers who so wish shall immediately proceed to the First- Instance Court or to the Magistrate’s Court having jurisdiction over the polling station area for delivery of the first and the second envelopes. Police forces shall accompany them and, if need be, provide transportation facilities.
2. Once he has satisfied himself of the identity of the presiding officer and, as the case may be, of the members and controllers, the Judge shall take possession of the aforesaid documents and acknowledge receipt thereof, with the indication of the day and hour of delivery.
3. Within ten hours from receipt of the last batch of documents, the judge or magistrate shall personally proceed to the seat of the Electoral Commission responsible for the counting, and deliver the first envelopes, for which he shall be given a receipt in full detail.
4. Second envelopes shall be filed with the corresponding first-instance or magistrate’s court and may be later requested by Electoral Commissions for the general counting operations and by courts with jurisdiction for electoral appeals.
5. The Provincial Electoral Commission shall make the necessary arrangements to facilitate the judge’s visit referred in subsection 3 of this section.
4 AS AMENDED BY SECT. 34 OF INSTITUTIONAL ACT 8/1991, OF MARCH 13