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Article 87
 

(1st Article of Law 2234, amended on 17 May 1979.) The identities of voters registered in ballot-box voter list are determined by birth registers or by official documents issued for identification purposes and bearing the identification number of the Republic of Turkey. At the beginning of elections The Supreme Board of Elections determines and announces which documents are going to be accepted for identification. However, identification documents issued and certified by municipalities and by headman of villages and neighbourhoods are not valid in implementation of this paragraph.(1)


(1) The phrase ‘bearing the identification number of the Republic of Turkey’ was duly included in this paragraph by Article 15 of Law 5749 on 13 March 2008.
(Second paragraph repealed by Article 15 of Law 5749, 13 March 2008)


(Annex paragraph: Article 16 of Law 5980, 8 April, 2010) In order for a voter to cast his vote in cases where he produces an identification card that does not bear the identification number of the Republic of Turkey, he shall also submit his voter information card or a document confirmed by the Supreme Board of Elections to bear evidence to the Republic.


(Annex paragraph: Article 16 of Law 5980, 8 April, 2010) In the case of voters who are remand prisoners or inmates who have been convicted of a crime of negligence in prisons or detention houses, and who do not have the identification documents specified above, the document issued by the prison administration shall serve as an identification card.