There shall be a central electoral committee for an election to the Senate. The Electoral Council shall act in this capacity.
The central electoral committee shall meet to examine the list of candidates.
If one or more of the following omissions are discovered during the examination, the central electoral committee shall immediately notify the person who submitted the list, by registered letter or receipted delivery, that:
(a) for one or more provinces, a declaration as referred to in section R 2, subsection 1 has not been submitted, disregarding declarations by a member of a provincial council who has signed more than one declaration;
(b) a candidate has not been described in accordance with the provisions of section R 6;
(c) there is no declaration that the candidate consents to his nomination on the list for the province or provinces to which the list refers;
(d) a candidate whose place of residence is situated outside the European part of the Netherlands has not designated an agent in his declaration of consent;
(e) there is no declaration as referred to in section R 7.
The person who submitted the list may rectify the omission or omissions specified in the notification by presenting himself to the central electoral committee between 09.00 and 17.00 hours, no later than the third day after the meeting referred to in subsection 2.
If the person who submitted the list is absent or unable to be present, the deputy specified on the list pursuant to section R 3 shall take his place.
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