Organization of voting on the recall of a member of the Council of the Republic
The recall of a member of the Council of the Republic is performed by secret voting.In order to organize voting and counting its results, a counting commission is elected from among the deputies at the sitting.
The counting commission elects its chairperson, deputy chairperson and secretary from among its members.The decision of the counting commission is taken by the majority of votes of its members.
The ballots for voting are made by the counting commission according to the form established by the Central Commission and in the amount correspondent to the number of the sitting participants.
The time and the venue of the voting and the order of its holding are established by the counting commission and announced by its chairperson.
Each deputy taking part in the sitting of deputies is given one ballot for voting.
The ballots are handed out by the counting commission according to the list of deputies taking part in the sitting of deputies upon presenting a deputy’s identity card.
The counting commission draws up the protocol of the voting results which is then signed by all members of the counting commission.
Upon the report of the counting commission, the sitting of deputies passes the decision on adopting the results of the voting by an open ballot.
The recall of the member of the Council of the Republic is deemed to have taken place if more than half of the total number of deputies of the local Councils of Deputies of a base level of the region or of deputies of the Minsk City Council of Deputies took part in the voting and more than half of the deputies who took part in the voting voted in favor of the recall.When the number of votes cast for and against the recall of the member of the Council of the Republic is equal, he retains his powers.
The protocol of the counting commission and other materials concerning the recall of the member of the Council of the Republic are sent to the Central Commission within two days.