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Article 52
 

The holding of voting at the voting precinct


Every voter shall vote personally, voting by other persons are not allowed.


The ballot is issued to the voter, participant of the referendum by a member of the precinct commission on the basis of the list of citizens having the right to participate in elections after submission of the passport of citizen of the Republic of Belarus or other document determined by the Central Commission.When receiving the ballot the voter shall put a signature in the relevant line of the indicated list.


The ballot is filled in a booth or a room for secret voting.When the ballot is being filled in, the presence of anybody other than the voter is prohibited.


The voter or the participant in the referendum who has no opportunity to fill the ballot by himself is entitled to invite to the cabin or room for secret voting another person at his discretion, except for members of the precinct and superior commissions, candidates for the President of the Republic of Belarus or for deputies or their authorized persons as well as persons mentioned in part four of Article 13 of this Code.


When voting during the elections, the voter puts any sign in an empty square placed on the right from the surname of the candidate he votes for.If the voter votes against all candidates, he puts any sign in an empty square placed on the right from the line ― “Against all candidates”.When voting during the referendum, if the participant in the referendum votes for the issue put forward for the referendum (draft decision), he puts any sign in the square under the word “for” and when votes against the issue put forward for the referendum (draft decision) he puts any sign under the word ”against”.The voter who votes on the recall of a deputy puts any sign in the square under the words ”for recall” whereas the one voting against the recall of a deputy puts any sign in the square under the words “against recall”.


If the ballot contains the surname of only one candidate, when voting for the candidate the voter puts any sign in the square under the word “for”, and if voting against the candidate he puts any sign in the square under the word “against”.


The voter or participant in the referendum casts the filled ballot into the ballot box.


When two or more referendums are held at the same time, the voter shall receive and fill a ballot for each of them and cast them to the ballot box.


In case the voter or the participant in the referendum thinks he has made a mistake when he filled the ballot he is entitled to address the member of the precinct commission who issued the ballot with a request to issue to him a new ballot instead of the spoiled one.The member of the precinct commission having received the spoiled ballot, which shall have the personal signature of the voter or the participant in the referendum, issues to the elector or the participant in the referendum a new ballot and makes a note thereabout in the list of citizens who have the right to take part in elections, referendum or voting on the recall of a deputy against the surname of the voter or the participant in the referendum who has made a mistake.The spoiled ballot is cancelled and the act thereabout shall be composed and signed by the chairperson or the deputy chairperson or the secretary and two members of the precinct commission.