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Article 49

The election board shall sit at a table in the polling hall. Apart from the lists’ agents, no one may be inside the polling hall except those electors, one for each polling booth, who are casting their votes.
Polling commences with the chairman of the election board presenting the packaged ballots. Having done so, the chairman opens the package and counts the ballots together with the other members of the election board and agents. The number of ballots shall be recorded in the election board’s record book with the signatures of the election board and agents below it.