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Article 6

All the citizens who are eligible of voting, registered in the ballot list and  electoral register shall participate in the referendum and vote. According to Law  number 298: Basic Provisions on Elections and Voter Registers provisions citizens who live in overseas countries shall start voting twenty days before the day of the referendum. (2)

Voters who are registered in the ballot list and electoral register and who are capable  of voting but did to participate in the referendum without legal or actual excuses are  fined by the Chairman of the County Electoral Board twelve thousand and five  hundred Turkish Liras. However, three months from the day of the referendum,  citizens who state their legal or actual excuses, if accepted by the President of District  Electoral, shall not be charged this fine. Fines given by the President of District  Electoral Board are final resolutions.