In order to be eligible to vote in the forthcoming election, a citizen of Bosnia and Herzegovina who has the right to vote under this law and is a refugee or temporarily residing abroad may register to vote by mail provided that he or she completes and submits an application form to the Election Commission of Bosnia and Herzegovina. This application must be received prior to the deadline established by the Election Commission of Bosnia and Herzegovina. The application form and relevant instructions shall be designed by the Election Commission of Bosnia and Herzegovina. The completed application must be accompanied by applicant's proof of identity as prescribed by this law and must be signed by the applicant.
A citizen of Bosnia and Herzegovina who has previously registered to vote by mail is required to confirm his or her registration for each election by submitting a confirmation form to the Election Commission of Bosnia and Herzegovina. The Election Commission of Bosnia and Herzegovina shall regulate the content of the form and the manner of distribution.
A citizen of Bosnia and Herzegovina who has registered to vote by mail and who returns to Bosnia and Herzegovina shall apply to update his or her registration record at the competent municipal body within the municipality to which this person has returned. If this person has returned to Bosnia and Herzegovina prior to the deadline by which a person must be registered to vote in the next election, he or she shall be assigned to the appropriate Polling Station and added to the excerpt of the Central Voters Register for that Polling Station. If this person has returned to Bosnia and Herzegovina after the deadline by which he or she must be registered to vote in the next election, this person shall be allowed to vote by a tendered ballot either at a Polling Station within the municipality in which he or she is registered to vote or at any other Polling Station specifically designated for this purpose.
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