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Article 24
 

Law no. 208/2015 on the election of the Senate and the Chamber of Deputies, as well as on the organisation and functioning of the Permanent Electoral Authority, published in the Official Journal of Romania, Part I, no. 553 of 24 July 2015, shall be amended and supplemented as follows:


1. In Article 33, paragraphs (4) and (5) shall be amended and worded as follows:


“(4) Besides the data mentioned in paragraph (1), for each voter domiciled in Romania and residing abroad, the residential address abroad, his/her option concerning the postal voting and the postal code of the residential address abroad can also be included.


(5) Besides the data mentioned in paragraph (1), for each voter domiciled abroad and residing in another country, the residential address abroad, his/her option concerning the postal voting and the postal code of the domicile or residential address abroad can also be included.”


2. In Article 49, paragraph (3) shall be amended and worded as follows:


“(3) The permanent electoral lists abroad shall be drawn up and printed by the Permanent Electoral Authority and shall be sent to the electoral bureau for the Romanian citizens domiciled or residing abroad, within five days from the expiry of the deadline referred to in Article 23 (6).”


3. In Article 52, after paragraph (1), two new paragraphs shall be inserted, paragraphs (1^1) şi (1^2), worded as follows:


“(1^1) The lists of candidates and independent candidatures for the Senate and the Chamber of Deputies in the electoral constituency for the Romanian citizens domiciled or residing abroad shall be filed with the electoral bureau for the Romanian citizens domiciled or residing abroad, no later than 60 days before the election date.


(1^2) The lists of candidates proposed by the organisations of citizens belonging to national minorities for all electoral constituencies, according to Article 54 (4), shall be filed with the Central Electoral Bureau, no later than 60 days before the election date.”


4. In Article 60, paragraph (1) shall be amended and worded as follows:


Article 60


(1) On the date the time limits for submitting the candidatures expire, to which the time limits referred to in Article 59 (1), (2), (7) and (8) are added, where appropriate, the constituency electoral bureaus and the Central Electoral Bureau shall draw up the minutes ascertaining that the candidatures have remained final.”


5. In Article 84, point (a) of paragraph (4) shall be amended and worded as follows:


“a) shall stop from voting the person having not turned 18 years old until the date of the voting, the person having lost his/her electoral rights, as well as the person having chosen the postal voting;”.


6. In Article 95, after paragraph (2), a new paragraph shall be introduced, paragraph (2^1), worded as follows:


“(2^1) The minutes drawn up by the constituency electoral bureau for the Romanian citizens domiciled or residing abroad shall include, besides the elements referred to in paragraph (2), the following data:


a) the total number of voters, according to the electoral lists for the postal voting;


b) the total number of voters having voted by post, registered on the electoral lists for the postal voting;


c) the number of outer envelopes dispatched;


d) the number of outer or inner envelopes annulled.”


7. In Article 96, points (a), (b), (f) and (g) of paragraph (1) shall be amended and worded as follows:


“a) the total number of voters included in the electoral lists, of which:


- the total number of voters included in the permanent electoral lists;


- the total number of voters included in the additional electoral lists;


- the total number of voters included in the electoral lists for the postal voting;


b) the total number of voters present for the vote, included in the electoral lists, of which:


- the total number of voters included in the permanent electoral lists;


- the total number of voters included in the additional electoral lists;


- the total number of voters included in the electoral lists for the postal voting;


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f) the number of ballot papers received by the polling stations and the number of outer envelopes sent to the voters;


g) the number of ballot papers unused and annulled, as well as the number of outer or inner envelopes annulled;”.