Handling of ballot paper envelopes from voters voting with voting cards at home.
Report to the federal elections authority
(1) When all ballot paper envelopes from voters voting with voting cards have been presented to the provincial elections authority by the district elections authorities according to § 89, para 3 as well as voting cards received pursuant to § 85 para 3 lit k, and when, because of the announcement according to § 88, para 1, it is certain that no more such ballot paper envelopes as well as voting cards will be handed in, the number of ballot paper envelopes as well as voting cards, divided up by provincial electoral constituencies handed in for each provincial constituency by all municipal and ward elections authorities in the area of the respective provincial elections authority is to be determined. The provincial elections authority has to then separate the ballot paper envelopes handed in by voters voting from voting cards received pursuant to § 85 para 3 lit k in the respective provincial constituency.
(2) The provincial elections authority has to then report the results established according to para 1 as quickly as possible to the federal elections authority (immediate notification). In case no such statements should be made by any one provincial constituency because of lack of voters voting with voting cards, this fact has to also be reported.
(3) Each provincial elections authority has to sort out the ballot paper envelopes submitted by voters voting with voting cards as well as voting cards received pursuant to § 85 para 3 lit k from the other eight provincial constituencies and to enter in a record the statements described in para 1 for each provincial constituency separately. These records are to be signed by the members of the provincial elections authority and, together with the respective ballot paper envelopes, and voting cards demonstrably sent to the competent provincial elections authorities in a sealed envelopes in the quickest possible manner so that they will arrive on the third day after election day at 12 a.m. at the latest. A copy of this record has to be kept by the provincial elections authority. The second clause of para 2 is to be applied accordingly.