Combination and supervision of election results by District Election Boards
(Change: 8/4/2010-5980/24 art.)
Transactions of combination of result minute books coming from the ballot box committees by District Election Boards and determination of electoral results, are undertaken open and uninterruptedly.
During counting, itemization and combination transactions of District Election Boards, candidates and observers of political parties, independent candidates and their observers and representatives of political parties at District Election Boards, may be present upon their requests. In case present independent candidates and observers are more then three, three of them are determined by drawing lots. Drawing lot is not applied on candidates and observers of political parties. For those who are present, an adequate place is reserved in order to monitor the transactions closely.
District Election Boards, takes the ballot result minute book as they come, but they continue working without interruption and continue to combine by issuing according to election type and environment. After the final ballot result minute book has come, combination of all ballot results have completed and the result is determined with a minute book. These transactions may also be taken electronically within the rules and principles that will be determined by Supreme Election Council.
On the consolidation minutes that will be arranged by District Election Boards;
16. Other information considered necessary by Supreme Election Council, are written in numbers and letters.
In case more than one minute books are used for combination transactions, each minute book is given a number. In the elections where combined ballot papers are used, before signing of district combination minute book, it is determined whether there is a mistake in the numbers of votes issued on district consolidation minutes by reading loudly of one of the public servant members of the board assigned by the president, after counting calendar that includes all information about the ballot result minute books is delivered by District Election Board to the members of political parties. In case necessary technical infrastructure is available on District Election Boards, monitoring transaction can be broadcasted visually to the ones present for monitoring.
President assigns one of the public servant member of the board to issue the determined mistakes to the inspection minute book. In the inspection minute book, there is a calendar available for issuing type and environment of the inspected elections, numbers of ballot where mistakes are determined during inspection. During inspection, mistakenly issued ballot result minute books are separated. In the end of inspection, arranged minute book is signed by president and the members and announced to residents loudly.
One approved copy of the minute book abstract that will be prepared in line with the information on district combination minute book, is announced by hanging for one week to an appropriate place that everyone can see. In the district combination minute book abstracts that will be arranged by District Election Boards;
With minute book abtract of district combination and one copy of signed and sealed inspection minute book, are given to the members of the board from political partties by District Election Board in return of signature. But, for only once, upon request in announcement period, it is delivered in return of signature to presidencies of political parties and independent candidates.
In districts where there are more than one District Election Boards, each of ristrict election boards, after making conmbination of results of ballot box committees related to such district board, delivers one approved copy of the inspection and consolidation minutes to District Election Board with number one. One numbered District Election Board fulfills transaction of combination, either by writing the total amounts at the bottom of minute book or by arranging a separate minute book. About the announcement of minute book prepared by one numbered District Election Board and delivery to candidates of political parties, transactions are caried in line with the provisions of this clause.
In elections of MP's, metropolitan municipalities and municipalities, one approved copy of district combination minute book is immediately delivered to Provincial Election Board by president and at least two members of District Election Board.
Actual and permanent presidents of District Election Boards, in the places where the transactions of counting, itemization and combination transactions are undertaken, may exercise their rights in the ballot environment.
Methods and principles related with arranging minute books and abstracts of minute books and delivery of results of elections to superior election boards, are determined by Supreme Election board.