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Section 57

Voting by Persons with Disabilities

(1) A voter who is unable to read or who is prevented from marking or folding the ballot paper or putting it in the ballot box due to a physical limitation shall designate another person of whose assistance the voter wishes to avail himself or herself for casting his or her vote and intimate this to the Electoral Board. The helper may also be a member of the Electoral Board designated by the voter.

(2) The assistance rendered must be limited to the fulfillment of the voter's wishes. The helper may go to the polling booth together with the voter if the nature of the assistance to be rendered so demands.

(3) The helper is bound not to disclose any knowledge obtained while rendering another person assistance in casting his or her vote.

(4) A blind or visually impaired voter may also use a ballot paper template for marking the ballot paper.