1 Official ballot papers must be used for voting. Cantonal vote recording vouchers for electronic data processing shall be regarded as equivalent to official ballot papers.1
2 Ballot papers that are not pre-printed must be completed by hand. Pre-printed ballot papers may be altered only by hand.
4 and 5 …4
6 Votes may be cast by proxy at the polling station provided cantonal law permits this for cantonal votes and elections. Persons who are eligible to vote but who are unable to write may have their ballot paper completed in accordance with their instructions by person of their choice who is eligible to vote.5
7 Voting secrecy must be preserved.
1 Second sentence inserted by No I of the Federal Act of 18 March 1994, in force since 15 Nov. 1994 (AS 1994 2414; BBl 1993 III 445).
2 Amended by No I of the Federal Act of 18 March 1994, in force since 15 Dec. 1994 (AS 1994 2414; BBl 1993 III 445).
4 Repealed by No I of the Federal Act of 18 March 1994, with effect from 15 Nov. 1994 (AS 1994 2414; BBl 1993 III 445).
5 Amended by No I of the Federal Act of 23 March 2007 on the Amendment of the Federal Legislation on Political Rights, in force since 1 Jan. 2008 (AS 2007 4635; BBl 2006 5261).