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Article 108

Voters who cannot vote themselves

1. A voter who for physical reasons is unable to perform the voting procedures himself may request the help of a family member or another voter who is on the voter list for that polling unit. Both voters must be present in the voting centre when this procedure is used. 

2. A person may help only one voter who cannot vote himself. 

3. Before marking the ballot paper, a person who assists another voter makes a declaration in the VCC Meeting Record Book that he will vote as instructed, will not influence the voter’s decision, will not make public the vote and has not voted on behalf of any other voter. 

4. Members of the election commissions and the secretary may not help any voter who is unable to vote himself.

5. The mark on the ballot paper must necessarily be made inside the voting booth.

6. Within the period of the revision of voter lists, voters specified in point 1 of this article have the right to request that the mayor of the local government unit that prepares the voter list for the respective voting centre register them as voters who cannot vote themselves. The request for registration is to be accompanied by official documentation that proves the type and category of disability. The registration as a voter who cannot vote himself is carried out to facilitate the voting process for these voters.

7. In any case when there are voters registered according to point 6 of this article who have difficulties accessing voting centre premises, the voting centres are designated and organized in such a manner as to guarantee free access for this category of voters. If this is impossible, in compliance with the instructions of the CEC and at CEC expense, the mayors of the local government units appoint support personnel or equipment to guarantee free access.

8. In case of blind voters, the mayor of the local government unit notifies the CEC about the number of blind voters and their voting centres. The CEC, in accordance with the procedures and time frame for the distribution of the election materials, supplies the commissions of these voting centres with special voting devices that allow the voters to read or understand the ballot paper and vote independently. A blind voter shall be informed by the VCC of the manner of voting with special voting devices and shall be supplied with them upon his request. Otherwise, the voter votes according to points 1 and 3 of this article.