(1) (1) An elector votes personally. Substitution is inadmissible. Members of the ward election commission must not mark elector’s ballot papers for electors. Electors come up before the ward commission and cast a vote in such an order as they entered the polling station.
(2) (2) On entering the polling station, an elector shall prove his/her identity, and upon making an entry in the electoral register the commission shall give him/her ballot papers. If an elector does not have his/her identity card and none of the members of the ward election commission knows him/her, the commission shall ask the elector to prove his/her identity by witness of two persons known to the commission. If he/she fails to do so before the poll is closed, he/she shall not be admitted to vote.
(3) (3) The ward election commission shall, on elector’s request, give him/her new ballot papers instead of incorrectly marked ones.
(4) (4) On receiving an envelope and ballot papers an elector proceeds to the voting booth designated for marking ballot papers. In the voting booth the elector shall put into the envelope elector’s ballot paper for an election to the municipal council and a ballot paper for an election of the Mayor of the municipality. On the elector’s ballot paper for an election to the municipal council an elector shall circle the political party he gives his/her vote for. Thus the elector gives his/her vote for all candidates of the political party circled by him/her. An elector can circle also individual candidates he give his/her vote for, but only the number of candidates to be elected in the municipality at the most. In the municipality pursuant to section 9 paragraph 5 an elector can circle only the number of candidates to be elected for each nationality. It is inadmissible to vote for both individual candidates and political parties if the number of thus elected candidates exceeds the number of mandates. On the elector’s ballot paper for an election of the Mayor of the municipality (Lord Mayor) an elector shall circle the serial number of the candidate he gives his/her vote for.
(5) (5) An elector votes so that on leaving the voting booth he/she shall deposit the elector’s envelope into the ballot box. The elector who has not proceeded to the voting booth shall not be allowed to vote.
(6) (6) An elector can, on reasonable grounds, request to be allowed to vote out of the polling station. In such case the ward election commission shall delegate two of its members to the elector with a portable ballot box, ballot papers and an envelope. The elector shall vote in such a manner that the secret voting is kept.
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