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Article 71

§ 1 Following the execution of the obligation referred to in Article 70 above, the chairperson, assisted by the commission, shall open the ballot box, following which the commission shall count the ballot papers contained therein.

§ 2 Ballot papers torn completely into two or more pieces shall not be included in the count referred to in § 1.

§ 3 Should the number of ballot papers taken from the ballot box exceed the number of ballot papers delivered, the commission shall indicate the probable cause of such discrepancy.