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Article 102

1. One of the tellers shall unfold the ballot papers one by one and announce out aloud what list has been voted for. The other teller shall register on a white sheet, or preferably, on a clearly visible board, and separately, the votes attributed to each list, the blank votes and the null votes.

2. At the same time, the ballot papers will be examined and shown by the chief electoral officer who, with the help of one of the electoral office members, will group them into separate lots, one lot per each of the lists voted for, one for blank votes and one for the null votes.

3. After completion of these operations, the chief electoral officer shall proceed with the crosschecking count, by counting the ballot papers of each of the separate lots.

4. The delegates of the lists have the right to subsequently examine the separated lots of ballot papers, without altering their respective composition. Should they have any doubts or objections with regard to the count or the way any ballot paper has been qualified, they have the right to request clarification or file complaints or protests to the chief electoral officer.

5. If the complaint or protest is rejected by the electoral office, the ballot papers subject to such complaints or protests will be separated, the qualification attributed by the electoral office and the reason for the complaint or protest will be written on the reverse, and initialed by the president, and if s/he desires so, by the delegate of the list.

6. Rejected complaints or protests will not prevent the counting of the ballot paper for the purposes of partial counting.

7. The result of the count will immediately be made public through the posting of a public notice on the main door of the building of the polling station or section, indicating the number of votes for each list, the number of blank votes and the number of null votes.