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Article 113
 

After making the decision to close the polls, the Chair, together with the members of the VCC, perform the following actions according to this order:


1. The Chair, under the observation of all members of the VCC:a) records the number of the voters who have voted, according to their signatures on the voter list, as well as on the special register, in accordance with article 57 of this Code;


b) states the figure aloud to the other members of the VCC and the observers that are present;


c) invites them to verify the figure stated by him/her; and


ç) orders the secretary of the VCC to record the number of persons who have voted in the voting centre, according to letter “a” of this point, in the Records of the Closing of the Polls and in the VCC Meeting Records Book. In case of an objection to the figure, the claims shall be written in the records. The VCC secretary writes the claim in the Records of the Closing of the Polls and in the VCC Meeting Records Book.


2. The Chair, under the observation of all VCC members, reflects the full number of ballot papers of that voting centre in the Records of the Closing of the Polls and in the VCC Meeting Records Book, based on the data that have accompanied the receipt of the ballot papers from the CEAZ.


3. The Chair, under the observation of all members of the VCC, starts the count of unused ballot papers and, at the end of the count, informs the members of the VCC of this number. When requested by a member of the VCC or any of the observers, the Chair is obliged to restart the count of unused ballot papers. Upon completion of the count, unused ballot papers are enclosed within the envelope marked as “UNUSED BALLOT PAPERS”. The number of unused ballot papers is reflected in the Records of the Closing of the Polls and in the VCC Meeting Records Book.


4. The Chair, under the observation of all members of the VCC, counts the spoiled ballot papers that are found in the envelope for “SPOILED BALLOT PAPERS”.
The number of spoiled ballot papers is reflected in the Records of the Closing of the Polls and the VCC Meeting Records Book.
If an observer has objections, they are recorded immediately in the Meeting Records Book or submitted by the observer in writing. The written objections are administered by the secretary and are enclosed inside the box of electoral materials together with the rest of the documentation for that voting centre.


5. At the conclusion of the actions envisaged in points 1 to 4 of this article, the following are enclosed inside in the box of election materials:


a) the envelope marked as “UNUSED BALLOT PAPERS”;
b) the envelope marked as “SPOILED BALLOT PAPERS”;
c) the voter list, including the special register, in accordance with article 57 of this Code;
ç) original copies of VCC decisions and the unused templates for VCC decisions;
d) the stamp of the VCC;
dh) the stamp of the VCC Chair;
e) seals with the unused security codes;
ë) seals with the damaged security codes; and
f) the VCC Meeting Records Book.


6. The numbers of the security codes to seal the ballot box and the elections material box are first written down in the Records of the Closing of the Polls and in the VCC Meeting Records Book. After all the data are recorded in the Record of the Closing of the Polls, the exact time of closing the records is noted. The original of the Records of the Closing of the Polls is placed in the ballot box which is sealed immediately with the last security code, whereas its copy is placed in the box of electoral materials, which is then sealed with the respective security codes. Copies of the Records of the Closing of the Polls are given to members of the VCC and to observers of the parliamentary parties.


7. When the seal with the security codes is damaged during the closing of the ballot box, it shall be replaced by one of the spare seals. The number of the security code of the damaged seal is written down in the Records of the Closing of the Polls and in the VCC Meeting Records Book.


8. The Records of the Closing of the Polls is signed by all VCC members. If any of the VCC members has any remarks, they are written in the space dedicated to remarks in the records.