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Article 70

Voting at the polling session

Polling sessions shall be called to order at polling stations at 9am, but the electoral commission may nonetheless decide that polling sessions commence later, however no later than 12 noon. A fully occupied electoral commission shall be present when the polling session is called to order. If the whole commission is not present the alternates shall take their seats, if they are also not present the person or those members of the electoral commission who are present shall appoint an honourable individual or individuals from among the voters to assume a seat on the electoral commission, and they shall keep their seats until the others arrive.

The commencement of the polling session shall be announced with sufficient notice, and this shall be done in the way in which official announcements are publicised in the locality in question.