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P. Voting procedures

The draft law introduces the use of envelopes in voting. Marked ballots are put inside envelopes prior to being placed in the ballot box. Although intended as a security measure against fraud, the use of envelopes can complicate determining ballot validity and establishing the results in the polling station. Careful and thorough observation of polling and counting in the next elections will assist in evaluating whether the use of envelopes improves or hinders election processes in the Kyrgyz Republic, should envelopes be used.