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Article 18
 

Combined ballot papers are used in elections of members of provincial councils, members of municipal councils and mayors. 


Combined ballot papers are arranged  in competence with the principles mentioned below;


a)  (Change : 28/12/1993 - 3959/13 art.) Combined ballot papers are printed by Supreme Election Council or get printed by Supreme Election Council carrying "Republic of Turkey Supreme Election Council" watermark in line with the principles defined (1) sub clause of Article 14 of 298 numbered Law on Basic Provisions of Elections and Electoral Registry. In combined ballot papers, among the columns of political parties, an interval marked with two lines up to (0,5) cm is left.  


b)  (Change : 31/7/1998 - 4381/6 art.) On the top of combined ballot paper that will be used in mayor elections, it is written "Political Parties" and if any "Political Parties and Independent Candidates". Under this phrase, according to the sequence determined by Supreme Election Council by drawing lot before the representatives of political parties, first special sign and under that full name of the party is written and after a certain space or drawing, an empty circle is printed all these mentioned are underlined. Under this line, namis and surnames of political parties are written.


              


c)  Between the columns of political parties, a space is left equal to the diameter of "YES" stamp determined with two lines. 


d)  (Repealed : 7/8/1988 - 3469/3 art.)  


e) (Repealed : 7/8/1988 - 3469 / 3 art.)


f) (Change : 31/7/1998 - 4381/6 art.) In combined ballot papers that will be used in elections of memberships for provincial councils and municipal councils, names and surnames of candidates of political parties are not written. Combined ballot papers, except for the names lists, are arranged in line with the written principles of above mentioned clauses. 


h) (Change : 28/12/1993 - 3959/13 art.) Combined ballot papers that will be used in each ballot, are sent to electoral zones along with members of municipal council candidate lists by Supreme Election Council or by the board that has provided the printing of ballot papers in the phase of being packed and with the amount exceeding of the electors of that ballot.


i) Envelopes, in which combined ballot papers will be put in, are prepared and distributed in line with the provisions of 298 numbered Law on Basic Provisions of Elections and Electoral Registry.