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Article 287
 

(1) The constituency election commission shall accept and check the tally sheets of the section election commissions.


(2) Upon acceptance of the tally sheet of the section election commission, the constituency election commission shall check the serial number of the said tally sheet against the number of the tally sheet as entered in the memorandum of delivery and acceptance of the election stationery and materials referred to in Article 215 (4) herein or in the memorandum referred to in Article 274 (2) herein.


(3) Where the constituency election commission detects any mismatch between the serial numbers of the tally sheet as received and as delivered by the section election commission or any material discrepancy in the data entered in the tally sheet which cannot be eliminated by the section election commission, the section election commission together with the constituency election commission shall recount the votes after acceptance of the tally sheets of all section election commissions.


(4) The members of the section election commission referred to in Article 285 (1) herein shall trace the accuracy of entry of the data from the tally sheet at the computation centre of the constituency election commission.


(5) Where the constituency election commission detects any apparent errors of fact in the tally sheet, the said errors shall be noted therein and shall be signed by the members of the section election commission referred to in Article 285 (1) herein.


(6) Upon acceptance of the tally sheet, the constituency election commission shall issue a signed receipt which shall contain the numerical data from the tally sheet. Upon return to the area of the voting section, the members of the section election commission referred to in Article 285 (1) herein shall display the said receipt next to the copy of the tally sheet referred to in Article 282 (6) herein.


(7) After acceptance of the tally sheet by the constituency election commission, the ballots, the book of ballots with the counterfoils showing the numbers, the copy of the tally sheet destined for the municipal administration and the rest of the papers and materials shall be delivered by the members of the section election commission referred to in Article 285 (1) herein at the municipal administration to a commission whereof the complement shall be designated by an order of the municipality mayor. Domestic public officials of the municipal administration shall be included in the complement of the said commission.


(8) (Amended, SG No. 39/2016, effective 26.05.2016) The ballots, the copy of the tally sheet destined for the municipal administration and the rest of the papers and materials shall be safe-kept until the next elections. The premises whereon the said stationery and materials are safe-kept shall be designated by the municipality mayor and shall be sealed with paper tapes stamped by a seal with a unique sign placed thereon and signed by the members of the commission. The standard design of the seal, the safekeeping of the ballots, of the copy of the tally sheet destined for the municipal administration and of the rest of the stationery and materials and the access to the premises shall be determined by a decision of the Central Election Commission.