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Article 102

Opening the voting and the presence of the VCC members and secretary

1. After performing the duties provided in article 101 of this Code, but not before the time prescribed in article 11 of this Code, the chairman of the VCC declares the voting open. 

2. The secretary of the VCC notes in the VCC Meeting Record Book the time of departure and return of any VCC member who leaves the voting centre. When the chairman leaves the voting centre, he passes the chairman's stamp to another member of the same political affiliation, to use until his return. The VCC secretary makes a respective notation in the VCC Meeting Record Book. When the secretary leaves the voting centre, the VCC stamp and the Meeting Record Book are transferred to the deputy chairman for use until the return of the VCC secretary. A respective notation is made in the VCC Meeting Record Book to reflect this fact.