The mayor shall ensure that the official reports, together with a statement of the numbers of votes determined by him, are taken immediately to the chairperson of the principal electoral committee.
The mayor shall ensure that the sealed packets containing ballot papers referred to in section N 9 are immediately taken to the chairperson of the principal electoral committee, at the latter’s request, and that the sealed packets not taken to the central electoral committee are destroyed after the central electoral committee has announced the result of the election and a decision has been taken on the admission of those elected.
If a public prosecutor or an examining magistrate has requested the surrender of the packets referred to in section N 2 in connection with a criminal investigation, these packets shall not be destroyed until the investigation is completed or, if criminal proceedings are instituted in connection with offences under the Elections Act, under articles 125 to 129 of the Criminal Code, or under articles 131 to 135 of the BES Criminal Code, until a final and conclusive judgment has been given.
An official report shall be drawn up of the destruction of the sealed packets.
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