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Article 265

Voting by a Paper Ballot

(1) After being admitted to vote, the voter shall receive a paper ballot from a member of the section election commission who tears it out of the ballot book just before its handing over and stamps it with the seal of the commission. The voter shall proceed with the received ballot paper to the booth to vote.
(2) Only one voter may be present in the booth.
(3) The voter shall vote as follows:

1. the voter shall mark the square bearing the number of the selected candidate list with an "X" on "V", which expresses unequivocally the vote thereof
2. (amend. – SG 35/14, in force from 22.04.2014) if the voter wishes so, he or she may place the mark "X" or "V" in one of the small circles before the name of the candidate of the selected candidate list of a political party or coalition of parties thus showing unequivocally his or her preference
as to the respective candidate;
3. the voter shall fold the ballot paper in a manner making invisible the marked choice of a party, a coalition of parties or a nomination committee;
4. the voter shall exit the booth and shall hand the folded ballot paper to a member of the commission.

(4) The member of the commission shall check whether the number of the ballot paper corresponds to the number on the book of ballot papers and if so, shall re-stamp the ballot paper with the seal of the commission and shall tear the piece with the ballot number depositing it in a separate box.
(5) In case of discrepancy, the ballot papers shall be declared invalid and this circumstance shall be noted on the ballot paper and in the column designated "Notes" of the electoral roll. The voter shall not be allowed a second voting.
(6) Following the re-stamping of the ballot paper, the voter shall deposit it in the ballot box, shall sign the electoral list, shall be given the identity documents back, including the certificate under Art. 263, Para.1, second sentence or Para. 2, and shall leave the site.