(1) The provisions of Act C of 1997 on Election Procedure shall be applied:
a) in parliamentary by-elections held before the first general election of Members of Parliament held after the entry into force of this Act;
b) in self-government by-elections held before the first general election of representatives and mayors of municipalities held after the entry into force of this Act;
c) in national and local referendums, national and local popular initiatives and citizens' initiatives until the entry into force of the Act on National and Local Referendums, National and Local Popular Initiatives and Citizens' Initiatives;
d) before the first general election of national minority self-governments after the entry into force of this Act, in territorial and national minority self-government by-elections and in filling a territorial or national minority self-government seat that became vacant;
e) before the first general election of the Members of the European Parliament held after the entry into force of this Act, in elections held to fill a European Parliament seat that became vacant.
(1a) The provisions of Section 48 (1) and (3), Chapter X and Section 148/B (2)-(4) of Act C of 1997 shall be applied to the European Citizens' Initiative with the derogation that in the application of Section 148/B (3), the EU citizenship of the person signing the declaration of support shall be determined, and it shall also be determined whether the person in question reached the age limit for voting in the election of Members of the European Parliament in their state of citizenship at the time of signing the declaration of support.
(1b) Section 16 (1) of Act C of 1997 shall be applied with the derogation that if the change in domicile of the voter is entered into the records of citizens' personal data and addresses by the district authority, the head of the local election office shall enter the voter into the electoral register within five days of the change of domicile.
(2) The powers established in Act C of 1997 for the previous National Election Commission (OVB) shall be taken over by the National Election Commission, and those set for the previous National Election Office (OVI) shall be taken over by the National Election Office.
(3) The data contained in the register pursuant to Section 99/E of Act C of 1997 on Election Procedure shall be destroyed within fifteen days after the entry into force of this Act.
(4) Persons who were under conservatorship precluding or limiting capacity on 1 January 2012 based on a final judgment and regarding whom the courts have not yet decided on exclusion from suffrage shall also be entered into the register of disfranchised citizens. The provisions of Section 13/A (4) shall apply to initiating lawsuits aimed at establishing the existence of suffrage.