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Article 44
 

Procedure of Filling Out Election Ballot

1. Every voter shall vote personally. Voting for other persons is unacceptable.

2. The election ballot shall be filled out by voting person in the booth or room for the secret voting. When filling out the ballot, anyone else but the voting person is prohibited from being present. A voter who is incapable to autonomously fill out the ballot, can invite to the booth or room for secret voting any other person except for election commission members, authorized persons of local branches of political parties (blocs), of public organizations, candidates who are campaigning in the given election constituency, and their authorized persons.

3. In the election ballot for voting in single-mandate election constituency, a voter shall put a "plus" (+) sign or another, which provides an unambiguous answer regarding voter’s will, in the square opposite to the name of the candidate, in favor of whom he/she votes. Voter can vote in favor of only one candidate. In the event a voter does not support any candidate, he/she shall put an appropriate sign in the square opposite to the words: "Do not support any of the candidates".

4. In the election ballot for voting in multi-mandate election constituency, voter shall put a "plus" (+) sign or another, which provides an unambiguous answer regarding his/her will, in the square opposite to the names of the candidates, in favor of whom he/she votes. In the event that voter does not support any candidate, he/she shall put an appropriate sign in the square opposite to the words: "Do not support any of the candidates".

5. On the election ballot for the voting on the candidate lists of local branches (organizations) of parties (blocs) in the unified multi-mandate election constituency, voter shall put a "plus" (+) sign or another, that gives an unambiguous answer concerning his/her will, in the square opposite to the name of local branch (organization) of party (bloc), in favor of which he/she votes. Voter can vote in favor of only one local branch (organization) of party (bloc). In the event that voter does not support candidate list of any local branch (organization) of party (bloc), he/she shall put a sign in the square opposite to the words: "Do not support any of the local branches (organizations) of parties (blocs)".

6. Voting person shall drop the filled election ballot into the ballot box.

7. While conducting the voting, it is unacceptable to close the premises for voting, suspend voting, open the ballot boxes, calculate votes before the termination of time for voting established by this Law.

8. All voters who, on the moment of termination of the voting term, remain in the premises for voting have the right to cast votes.

9. Opening of ballot boxes before the termination of voting is prohibited.