(1) Each polling station must have a sufficient number of ballot boxes, labelled accordingly for the election to the Chamber of Deputies, and to the Senate respectively, a special ballot box, booths, stamps with the specification “VOTED”, taking into account the number of the electors registered in the permanent electoral rolls and the observance of the duration of vote stipulated by law. The ballot paper introduced in another ballot box than the one corresponding to the type of election shall be taken into consideration if the vote is validly cast.
(2) The ballot booths and boxes must be placed in the same room with the office of the president of the electoral bureau of the polling station. The booths, boxes, stamps and other materials necessary for the electoral bureau of the polling station shall be provided by the mayors of the communes, towns, municipalities and administrative-territorial subdivisions of the municipalities, together with the prefects.
(4) The materials necessary for the electoral bureaux of the polling stations shall be handed over, based on a minute, by the mayors, the presidents of the electoral bureaux of the polling stations with at least two days prior to the election day. After taking over the ballot papers and stamps, the president of the electoral bureau of the polling station shall ensure that they are being kept in full safety.
(5) The forms and the other printed materials needed for the vote shall be handed over to the electoral bureau of the polling station, based on a delivery note, comprising the type and number of copies of each form.
(6) The president of the electoral bureau of the polling station, together with the members of the bureau, must be present at the seat of the polling station in the eve of the elections, at 6.00 p.m., having the obligation to order the necessary steps to be taken to ensure order and correctness of the voting operations. The president of the electoral bureau of the polling station shall order all propaganda material of any kind to be removed from inside and outside of the premises of the polling station.
(7) The president shall order the setting of the watch posts around the voting premises.
(8) On the election day, the electoral bureau of the polling station shall start the activity at 6.00 a.m. The president of the electoral bureau of the polling station, in the presence of the other members and, as appropriate, of the authorised persons, shall check the ballot boxes, electoral rolls, ballot papers and stamps, writing down in the minute provided for in article 45 the number of the persons registered in the copies of the permanent electoral rolls, the number of the ballot papers, separately for the Chamber of Deputies and for the Senate, as well as the number of the stamps with the specification “VOTED”. After the termination of this operation he shall close and seal the boxes, laying the control stamp of the polling station.
(9) The president shall have the obligation to ensure that the last page of each ballot paper is stamped as well.
(10) The president of the electoral bureau of the polling station shall have the obligation to take the necessary steps to ensure that the elections are conducted in good conditions. His competences, in this respect, shall be extended outside the voting premises as well, in its courtyard, in the entries to the courtyard, around the voting premises, as well as on streets and in public squares up to a distance of 500 m.
(11) To maintain order, the president of the electoral bureau of the polling station shall have at his disposal the necessary means of order, provided by the mayor and prefect, together with the representatives of the Ministry of the Interior and Administrative Reform.
(12) Besides the members of the electoral bureau of the polling station, candidates and authorised delegates and observers, no other person shall be allowed to stop in the public places in the voting area or in the voting premises more than the time necessary for the vote.
(13) During the vote the members of the electoral bureaux and the authorised persons shall not be allowed to wear escutcheons, badges or other marks of electoral propaganda.