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Article 7

1 The cantons shall permit advance voting on at least two of the four days immediately prior to the polling day.

2 For the purpose of advance voting, cantonal law must provide for all or certain polling stations to be open for a specific time or that persons eligible to vote may hand over their ballot paper in a sealed envelope at a public office.

3 Where cantons provide for an extended form of advance voting, this also applies in federal votes and elections.

4 The cantons shall enact the required provisions relating to the counting of all the votes cast, the preservation of voting secrecy and the prevention of abuses.