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Custody of election documents

Cantonal boards and polling station committees can request the human and material resources required for the proper safekeeping of election documents from the local police authority. The police authority cannot disregard such requests, except when doing so shall render the maintenance of public order impossible.

Subject to the personal liability of their members, cantonal boards and polling station committees shall be empowered to deputize trustworthy individuals. In this capacity, these individuals shall only comply with orders issued by the electoral organizations or the Tribunal relating to the custody of the election documents and materials in their charge.