- To express the vote for the list, the voter shall put a sign by indelible pencil on the logo of the chosen list, or in the square that contains the logo. The vote for the list shall also be valid if the ballot contains an additional sign, put on the possible logo or on the name of the coalition, in any case within the square that contains them. If the ballot paper contains only one sign, put on the possible logo or on the name of the coalition, or in any case within the square that contains them, the vote shall be included in the number of votes of the coalition as referred to in Art. 40, paragraph 6.
- The voter can express one preference for one single candidate belonging to the chosen list.
- To express the preferential vote, the voter shall write by indelible pencil the name and surname, or the surname only, or the list number, or both, of the chosen candidate, on the designated line printed on the ballot paper.
- In case of identical surname, the name and surname should be both indicated, as well as the date of birth, if necessary.
- If the candidate has two surnames, only one can be indicated. Both surnames are needed where confusion among candidates is possible.
- Preferences expressed without the clarity necessary to distinguish the candidate from all other candidates shall be considered invalid.
- If the voter did not mark any list logo, but indicated one preference by writing the surname, or name and surname, or surname and corresponding list number, the vote shall be unequivocally considered as expressed for the list to which the chosen candidate belongs.
- A valid ballot paper shall confer one vote to the list or one vote to the coalition according to paragraph 1.
- The following ballot papers shall be considered invalid:
- Ballot papers different from the State ones;
- Ballot papers which do not carry the dry stamp of the Ministry of the Internal Affairs;
- Ballot papers that do not carry the signature of the Chairperson of the polling station or of a delegated scrutineer;
- Ballot papers carrying writings or signs that would make it possible to recognise the voter;
- Ballot papers carrying votes for more than one list, coalition, or for a coalition and list not belonging to the coalition; ballot papers carrying votes for more than one list within the same coalition shall be considered invalid only for the first election round;
- Ballot papers not marked with an indelible pencil.
10. If the voter expressed more than one preferential vote, all preferential votes shall be considered invalid. The vote for the list shall be considered valid.
11. To express the vote for the list or coalition of lists during the second round referred to in Art. 40, the voter shall put a sign by indelible pencil on the logo of lists which are not part of a coalition or in any case in the square that contains them; or on the name or possible logo of the coalition, or on the logo of the lists which are part of the coalition, or in any case in the square that contains them.
12. Except from reasons for invalidity referred to in paragraph 9, the vote shall be considered valid in any case when the actual will of the voter can be inferred.