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Article 23

(1) A separate room or compartment shall be provided inside the polling station for the voter to insert one ballot paper into the ballot envelope and seal it in privacy.

(2) The voter may choose to put a “+” mark opposite the name of a candidate, to cross out the name or surname of a candidate or to leave the ballot paper unmarked.

(3) The “+” mark opposite the name of a candidate indicates special support given to the candidate by this voter. If the voter does not support a candidate listed on the ballot paper, he/she may cross out the name or surname of this candidate. The voter may also insert an unaltered (unmarked) ballot paper into the ballot envelope.

(4) The voter shall personally drop the sealed ballot envelope into the ballot box in the presence of a member of the polling station commission.

(5) If the voter has damaged the ballot paper or the ballot envelope before inserting the ballot paper into the ballot envelope, a new ballot envelope or a new set of ballot papers containing the lists of candidates nominated for the constituency shall be issued to the voter. The voter shall sign the list of voters, thus confirming receipt of a duplicate ballot envelope, and a special entry to this effect shall be made in the journal of the voting process.

(As amended by the 26 March 1998 Law, the 30 May 2002 Law, the 9 March 2006 Law and the 6 February 2014 Law)