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§ 60.1
 

Counting of votes cast using electronic means


(1) The State Electoral Office shall ascertain the results of electronic voting after 7 p.m. on election day.


(2) At least three persons designated by the Head of the State Electoral Office and at least one-half of the members of the National Electoral Committee shall be present at the counting of votes.


(3) Prior to the counting of electronic votes, the State Electoral Office: 1) shall annul the electronic votes, which have been changed by the ballot papers when voting; 2) shall separate the electronic votes subject to counting from the personal data of the voters.


(4) To count the electronic votes, the members of the National Electoral Committee and the State Electoral Office shall use the means of access provided for in subsection 483 (3) of this Act, which ensure access to the vote-opening key.


(5) The State Electoral Office shall verify the following with regard to each voting district and voters who have permanently voted in a foreign state: 1) the number of voters who participated in electronic voting; 2) the number of invalid electronic votes; 3) the number of electronic votes annulled on the basis of clause (3) 1) of this section; 4) the number of electronic votes cast for candidates and political parties.


(6) An electronic vote which does not contain the registration number of the candidate in the electoral district of the residence of the voter or which is not in conformity with the standard format established by the National Electoral Committee shall be null and void.


(7) Counting of votes cast using electronic means shall be public. Persons who are present at the counting of votes shall follow the oral orders of the persons designated by the Head of the State Electoral Office. Persons who are present at the counting of votes shall not bring any means of communication into the room where the votes are counted or leave the room before 8 p.m.


(8) The voting results shall not be disclosed before 8 p.m.


(9) The State Electoral Office shall enter the voting results in the election information system immediately.


(10) The Head of the State Electoral Office shall sign the results of electronic voting after the verification of the integrity of the data of the electronic voting system. [RT I, 06.05.2016, 1 - entry into force 01.01.2017]