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Section 285

(1) The National Election Office shall open the ballot boxes containing votes cast at foreign representations when all the ballot boxes arrive, but no later than the fifth day after the day of voting in Hungary.
(2) If a ballot box arrives at the National Election Office after the deadline or not sealed as described in Section 273, or if there is no review sheet in the box, the votes it contains shall not be taken into account when determining the result, and the ballot box and its contents shall be destroyed on the first working day after the ninetieth day after the day of voting. Whether the ballot box is sealed as described in Section 273 shall be decided by the National Election Commission.