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Section L8
 

  1. A voter who wishes to vote by proxy shall apply in writing to the mayor of the municipality where he was registered as a voter on nomination day, no later than the fourteenth day before polling. This application shall be made using a form which is available free of charge at the clerk’s office of every municipality. To prevent abuse, the mayor may impose limitations on such availability. He shall publicly announce any decision to this effect.


 



  1. The voter shall designate a proxy in his application. Only a person who was registered on nomination day as a voter within the area covered by the election may act as a proxy.


 



  1. The application shall be accompanied by a declaration by the proxy that he is prepared to act as such and, if the proxy is not registered as a voter in the same municipality as the person issuing the proxy, a declaration issued by the municipal executive of the municipality where the proxy is registered as a voter that the latter was registered on nomination day as a voter in its municipality and that the declaration of willingness to act by the proxy is in accordance with the provisions of section L 4.


 



  1. Models for the application and the declaration shall be established by ministerial order.


 



  1. A declaration referred to in subsection 3 by the municipal executive of the municipality in which the proxy is registered as a voter shall not be required if the person issuing the authorisation has his actual place of residence outside the Netherlands.