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Article 63

If a voter states to the election board that he/she is not capable of voting in the prescribed manner due to poor eyesight or inability to use his/her hands, a person from the election board named by the voter shall assist him/her in the polling booth; a person providing such assistance is bound by an oath of confidentiality not to reveal what passed between them there. Note shall be made of the assistance in the record book and the reasons given. [Assistance shall only be given if an elector him-/herself can unambiguously tell the person giving the assistance how he/she wishes to cast the ballot.]1) A member of the election board may in no case offer assistance to a person requiring help in accordance with this Article.

1) Act No. 27/2002, Art. 16.