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Article 5

1) elections – this should be understood as elections to the Sejm and the Senate, elections of the President of the Republic, the European Parliament elections, elections to constitutive organs of units of local government elections for mayors, town mayors and city mayors;

2) referenda – this should be understood as national referenda and local referenda;

3) bodies representing local government – this should be understood, respectively, as the bodies of the municipalities, county councils and local councils provinces;

4) The council of the municipality – this shall mean the city council established by law;

5) Council – this shall mean the council of the region;

6) Mayor – this shall mean the town mayor and city mayor;

7) health care institution –it shall mean a hospital, health care and treatment facility, nursing care facility, rehabilitation home, preventative medicinal institution, hospice, and another facility for people whose health condition requires the allocation of full time health benefits, which referred to in the Act of 30 August 1991 on health care (Journal of Laws of 2007 No. 14, item. 89, as amended. d..)

8) A nursing home - it shall an institution providing full time care to disabled, chronically ill or elderly people, referred to in the Act of 12 March 2004 on social assistance (Journal of Laws 2009, No. 175, item. 1362, as amended.)

9) place of domicile - it shall mean domicile in a particular place at a specific address with the intention of permanent residence;

10) Social Security Number - should be understood as a passport of other document confirming the identity of persons who are European Union citizens but not Polish citizens,