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Article 71

Polls in Healthcare Facilities (Except Outpatient) as well as in Institutions of Social Guardianship and Care

1. Voters who because of their health condition or age are in healthcare (except outpatient healthcare) facilities, institutions of social guardianship and care shall be entitled to vote in such institutions.

2. A constituency electoral committee shall, not later than 15 days prior to an election day and upon the recommendation of the heads of the institutions specified in paragraph 1 of this Article, draw up a list of special post offices and, upon the recommendation of the head of the post office, set such working hours of the post offices that the days of voting in them would be in compliance with paragraph 1 of Article 67 of this Law.

3. The heads of the institutions referred to in paragraph 1 of this Article shall draw up a list of voters voting in a special post office. The following must be indicated in such list: voter’s name and surname, personal number, constituency (name and number), whether or not a voter has a poll card. The head of the institution shall transfer a list of voters voting in a special post office to a constituency electoral committee, receive poll cards from it or print them according to the date received via electronic means of communication and ensure the delivery of the cards to voters, allot the premises suitable for voting, and be responsible that the voters would be notified about the working place and time of a special post office, and that the conditions would be created for voters to reach it.

4. Voters who are able to move shall vote themselves in accordance with the procedure set forth in paragraphs 6 and 8 of Article 67 of this Law. Voters who are unable to move shall be visited by at least 2 polling district electoral committee members, election observers (should they wish) and employees of special post offices.

5. If because of the disabilities a voter is unable to vote himself, he may entrust another person to vote for him. Such person must mark the ballot papers in the presence of the voter according to his instructions and preserve the secrecy of voting.

6. Committee members, employees of a special post office and election observers shall be prohibited from carrying out the actions related to voting, as well as from accepting from the voter a return envelope which is not sealed.

7. It shall be prohibited to exert influence upon a voter, his self-determination or to rush him to vote.