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Section J25
 

  1. The voter shall hand the identity document as referred to in section J 24, subsection 1(a) and the voting pass to the chairperson of the electoral committee.


 



  1. If the chairperson establishes that the voter does not possess a valid identity document, the voter shall not be allowed to vote.


 



  1. If, in the opinion of the chairperson, the voter is in possession of a valid identity document, the chairperson shall check the authenticity of the voting pass.


 



  1. If the electoral committee establishes that the voting pass is not authentic, the chairperson shall retain it and the voter shall not be allowed to vote.


 



  1. If the voting pass is authentic, the chairperson shall clearly state the serial number printed on the voting pass.


  1. The second member of the electoral committee shall check whether the serial number on the voting pass appears in the extract from the register of invalid voting passes referred to in section J 7a, subsection 1, second sentence. If the serial number does appear in the extract, the second member of the electoral committee shall retain the voting pass and the voter shall not be allowed to vote.


 



  1. If the serial number on the voting pass does not appear in the extract from the register of invalid voting passes, the chairperson shall check whether the details in the identity document correspond to those on the voting pass. If the chairperson establishes that this is not the case, the voter shall not be allowed to vote.


 



  1. If the voter is in possession of both a valid identity document and a valid voting pass, and the identity details in the two documents correspond, the second member of the electoral committee shall retain the voting pass and the voter shall be allowed to vote.


 



  1. The chairperson shall then hand the voter a ballot paper.


 10. The chairperson shall keep a record of the number of voters that have not been allowed to vote, the number of voting passes submitted and the number of ballot papers issued.


11. The electoral committee shall render unusable any voting passes that have been retained pursuant to this section on the grounds that they are invalid or not authentic.