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Article 423

Drawing Lots for Determining the Number in the Ballot Paper

(1) (amend. - SG 39/16, in force from 26.05.2016) The sequential number of political parties and coalitions of parties in the ballot paper shall be determined by the Central election commission by a lot drawn in the presence of representatives of the political parties and the coalitions of parties not later than 31 days before election day. The lot shall be drawn publicly and the registered candidates and representatives of the mass media may also be present. The lot outcome shall be announced by the Central Election Commission in a decision as set out in Art. 57, Para 2. In case of identity of the parties and coalitions of parties which have registered candidates for municipal councillor or mayors at the municipal election commission, the said parties and coalitions shall be entitled to an identical number of the ballot papers for each type of elections for which they have registered candidates.
(2) (amend. - SG 39/16, in force from 26.05.2016) The numbers of the local coalitions and nomination commissions shall follow the numbers in the ballot paper of the parties and the coalitions according to the sequence of registration of the local coalition and of the independent candidate by the municipal election commission.
(3) The ballot paper shall not provide for a number and an empty line for a political party or a coalition of parties that has not registered a candidate list in the respective constituency.
(4) (amend. - SG 39/16, in force from 26.05.2016) The political parties and coalitions of parties that have not registered candidate lists shall not participate in the lot and shall not be allocated a number and an empty line shall not be left in the ballot paper. Nomination committees that have not registered candidate lists on the territory of the municipality shall not be allocated a number and an empty line shall not be left in the ballot paper.