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III. DISCUSSION OF THE DRAFT NATIONAL ELECTIONS LAW AND THE DRAFT ELECTION COMMISSIONS LAW


S. Voting procedures


Article 1 of the draft national elections law defines “election documents” as including “absentee ballots”. However, it appears that provisions for absentee ballots are not included in the draft national elections law. Previous recommendations of the OSCE/ODIHR and comments in election observation mission reports have noted problems with absentee voting. It is a positive development that absentee voting has been removed from the law. The Venice Commission and OSCE/ODIHR recommend that the definition of elections documents in Article 1 be revised to reflect this change in the law.