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Article 86

Voting at the polling session

If the voter informs the election official that he or she is not able to write on the ballot paper in the prescribed manner because of loss of eyesight or because the voter is not able to use his or her hand, an election official of the voter's choice shall provide assistance in doing so in the balloting booth, provided that the official is bound by professional secrecy not to disclose what has transpired between the two. This assistance should be mentioned in the election log book and the reasons for it should be mentioned. Assistance to write on the ballot paper shall only be rendered if the voter is able to explain to the person rendering the assistance in an unequivocal manner for whom the voter wishes to cast his or her vote. It is not permitted to offer assistance to those who are in need of such aid.