(amended as of 23/04/2015)
1. In order to vote, a voter shall receive a ballot, which is a strictly accountable document. The form and a degree of protection shall be determined by the CEC. The number of ballots may not exceed the number of the registered voters by more than 0.1 per cent.
2. The text and form of the ballot shall be subject for approval by the CEC no later than 25 calendar days prior to voting. The text of the ballot should be placed only on one side of the ballot.
3. During election of President, a ballot shall contain first name, family name and patronymic of the candidates, year of birth in a sequence established by casting of lots.
4. During election of KR Jogorku Kenesh deputies, a ballot shall contain the names of political parties in a sequence established by drawing of lots.
5. To the right of information of candidates and the names of political parties specified in items 3 and 4 of this Article, there is an empty square field. At the end of the candidates’ and political parties’ list there is a line “Against all” with an empty square field located to the right of it. 6. Ballots shall be printed in the state and official languages no later than 10 calendar days prior to the voting. Every ballot must contain explanation of the filling out procedure and information of the ballot manufacturer and the number of copies printed.
7. After discarding of defective ballots, the printing house shall transfer the ballots to the members of the CEC based on the act of transfer. After the transfer of the ballots, in the presence of at least 3 members of the CEC and invited representatives of candidates, political parties, the printing house, mass media and law enforcement bodies the discarded and surplus ballots shall be destroyed, and the appropriate act shall be drawn up to signed by all persons mentioned above.
8. The CEC shall transfer the ballots to the TECs based on the act and in the presence of at least half of the members of the TEC. Representatives of candidates, political parties, non-profit organizations and mass media have the right to be present during the transfer of ballots. TECs shall transfer the ballots to the PECs under the act, in the presence of at least half of the members of the PEC, Representatives of candidates, political parties, non-profit organizations and mass media have the right to be present during the transfer of ballots.
9. Ballots shall be transferred to the appropriate TECs no later than 10 calendar days prior to the election day; in case of repeat voting – no later than 5 calendar days prior to the voting, and to the PECs – 1-2 calendar days prior to the election day. The number of the ballots transferred to the PEC may not exceed the number of voters included in the voter lists at the electoral precinct by more than 0.1 percent.
The ballots are signed by the chairperson and the secretary of the PEC and sealed with the PEC stamp. 10. In case of withdrawal of candidates or the lists of candidates after manufacturing the ballots, the PECs shall cross out the data of the relevant candidates, list of candidates from the ballots. Crossing out shall be done with a straight line along the line containing all data of the candidate or political party and with a ballpoint pen only. In this case, the crossing out line should cover the empty square opposite the data line of a candidate, political party.
11. The premises in which there is a special safe-deposit (locker) for keeping ballots, voter lists, and other election documents, seal of the appropriate election commission shall be sealed and handed over for guarding to the internal affairs bodies. On the election day, the safe-deposit (locker) must be inside polling station premises.
12. It shall be prohibited to take ballots out of the premises of printing houses and election commissions, to make copies of the ballots and distribute them in violation of the requirements of this Constitutional Law.