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Section 30
 

Voting


(1) An elector shall present himself or herself to the polling district commission and vote in person. It is not allowed to vote by proxy. Members of the polling district commission must not mark an elector's ballot papers. 


(2) After entering a polling station, an elector shall prove his or her identity; after being registered as present in each copy of the electoral register, the elector shall receive from the polling district commission ballot papers and an empty envelope. An elector who does not show his or her identity card shall not be allowed to vote.


(3) An elector who appears at a polling station with a voting certificate shall be registered by the polling district commission in each copy of the electoral register after submitting his or her identity card. The entry shall be signed by the chairperson of the commission; the voting certificate shall then be attached to the first counterpart of the electoral register. The commission shall  then give the elector ballot papers and an empty envelope.


(4) An elector with permanent residence in the Slovak Republic who appears at the respective polling station on polling day and who is not registered in the electoral register shall be registered by the polling district commission in each copy of the electoral register after submitting his or her identity card. The entry shall be signed by the chairperson of the commission. The commission shall then give the elector ballot papers and an empty envelope.


(5) After receiving the ballot papers and an envelope, an elector shall go to a polling  booth. In the polling booth, an elector shall place in the envelope one ballot paper. On the ballot paper which an elector places in the envelope, he or she may circle the number of  not more than four candidates to which he or she gives preference. Other marks on the ballot paper shall not be taken into account.


(6) An elector who is unable to mark a ballot paper owing to physical disability, or an inability to read or write, shall have the right to be accompanied in the polling booth by another elector, who is a not a member of the polling district commission, for the purpose of marking his or her ballot paper as he or she instructs and placing it in the envelope.


(7) To cast a vote, an elector shall leave the polling booth and place the envelope in the ballot box in front of the polling district commission. If an elector has not gone to a polling booth, the polling district commission shall not allow him or her to cast a vote.


(8) For serious reasons, in particular of health, the polling district commission may allow an elector on request to cast his or her vote outside the polling station and within the polling district for which the polling district commission was established. In such a case, the polling district commission shall send to the elector two of its members together with the portable ballot box, envelopes and ballot papers; these members of the commission shall ensure that secrecy of voting is observed. The elector's participation in voting shall be registered by the polling district commission in each copy of the electoral register immediately  after the two commission members sent with the portable ballot box have returned to the polling station. 


(9) An elector who owing to physical disability is not able to place the envelope into the ballot box may on request have it done on his or her behalf and in his or her presence by another elector who is not a member of the polling district commission.