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Article 101

1. After closing the preliminary operation, the chief electoral officer of the polling station or section will order the number of voters to be counted by the names ticked off on the registers of electors.

2. Upon completing this count, the president will order the opening of the ballot box in order to check the number of ballot papers inside. After being counted, the ballot papers will be put back into the ballot box.

3. In the event of a discrepancy between the number of voters counted under the terms of no. 1 and the ballot papers counted, the latter shall prevail for the purposes of the count.

4. The number of ballot papers will be immediately disclosed to the public through a public notice, which after being read out aloud by the chief electoral officer, will be posted on the main door of the polling station or section.