Procedure of Voting at the Voter’s Place of Stay
1. A voter who is included into the voter list at the polling station but due to elderly age, disability or health condition cannot move on his/her own, shall be given by the polling station commission an opportunity to vote at the place of stay.
2. In order to organize voting for those voters, who cannot move on their own, at their place of stay, on a day before Election Day the polling station commission at its meeting shall draw up an excerpt from the voters’ list in a form, established by the Central Election Commission.
3. The following voters shall be included into an excerpt from the voter list:
1) without decision of the commission — voters who are permanently incapable of moving on their own and who are marked in the voter list as stipulated by paragraph 5 of Article 41 of this Law, if such voters by 12 p.m. (noon) of the last Saturday before the elections have not informed the respective polling station commission in written form or personally on their will to vote at the premises for voting;
2) based on decision of the polling station commission — voters who are temporarily incapable of moving on their own, based on their application and respective document proving their physical state.
4. If the voter is included into the excerpt of the voter list for voting at the place of stay, in the voters’ list a secretary of the polling station commission shall make a mark “Votes at the place of stay” in a field “signature of a voter”.
5. A voter who are temporarily incapable of moving on his/her own shall submit through other persons or sent by post a personally hand-written application requesting to organize a voting at his/her place of stay and indicating the place of location of the voter, attaching a document proving his/her inability to move on his/her own. Such application should be submitted to the polling station commission no later than at 8.00 p.m. of the last Friday before Election Day.
6. An application, as referred to in paragraph 5 of this Article, can be deemed as an obligation of the voter to ensure conditions for observing requirements as to voting procedure stipulated by this Law.
7. A document, as referred to by paragraph 5 of this Article, which proves the fact of voter’s temporal inability to move on his/her own, may be, in particular, a certificate of a medical-social expert commission, patient care institution or social care institution. If required, a copy of the document, which proves the fact of voter’s inability to move on his/her own, shall be certified by the head, deputy head or secretary of the polling station commission and sealed with its stamp under the procedure stipulated by law.
8. At the special polling stations established in hospitals, mobile voting of a voter shall be performed based on a personally written application of a voter with request to provide him/her with possibility to vote at place of his/her stay because of bed rest, certified by the head physician, whose signature shall be evidenced with a seal of the institution.
9. A voter’s application for mobile voting together with a respective document or its copy shall be registered by a polling station commission in a separate register, where date and time of its submission, surname, name and patronymic of the voter and his/her address (place of location) shall be indicated.
10. At least three members of the polling station commission designated by the decision of the election commission, as referred to in paragraph 2 of Article 82 shall organize mobile voting. Such members of the election commission should represent different parties (blocs).
11. Mobile voting shall be arranged in such a way that members of the polling station commission, who organize mobile voting, come back to the premises for voting no later than one hour before completion of the voting.
12. The head of the polling station commission shall announce that members of the polling station commission depart for organization of mobile voting. The head of the polling station commission shall provide the designated members of the election commission with an excerpt from the voter list, compiled according to paragraph 2 of this Article, and sealed and stamped mobile ballot box, and insert a control sheet in it. The control sheet shall indicate the number of the ballot box, time of departure (hour and minutes) of the members of the election commission for organization of mobile voting, the number of the ballot papers which they received, the surnames of the members of the polling station commission who received the ballot papers. The control sheet shall be signed by all the members of the election commission, candidates for deputies, authorized representatives of parties (blocs), official observers, who are present there; their signatures shall be sealed with a stamp of the election commission.
13. During mobile voting candidates for deputies, authorized representatives of parties (blocs) and official observers have the right to be present.
14. A voter or members of his/her family may not prevent members of the commission who conduct voting as well as official observers, candidates for deputies and authorized representatives of parties (blocs) who have the right to be present during the voting from being present. If the voter refuses to allow the aforementioned persons into his/her premises, he/she shall not be entitled to mobile vote.
15. During organizing mobile voting, a member of the polling station commission based on the excerpt from the voters’ list shall provide the voter with one ballot paper after the voter has presented one of the documents mentioned in paragraph 4 of Article 2 of this Law. The member of the polling station commission shall write his /her surname, and sign at the designated places on the ballot paper and control slip and insert the voter’s number in the voters’ list on the control slip. The voter shall sign the control slip of the ballot paper and an excerpt from the voter list, fill out the ballot paper in accordance with the procedure set forth in paragraph 8 of Article 83 of the Law, and cast the ballot paper into the ballot box.
16. In the case when the voter who is included into the excerpt from the voter list for mobile voting came to the polling station after the members of the polling station commission have left for mobile voting, the mentioned voter may not receive the ballot paper before the members of the commission return and the issue whether the voter has already voted at home or not is clarified.
17. After conducting mobile voting, a member of the polling station commission who issued a ballot paper to the voter shall put down “mobile voting completed” beside the voter’s name in the voters’ list, indicate his/her surname and sign .
18. An excerpt from the voters’ list used for mobile voting shall be attached to the voters’ list and shall be an integral part thereof. Voters’ written applications together with documents that prove their inability to move on their own, or copies of such documents shall also be attached to the voters’ list.
19. Provisions of this Article shall not apply to voting at foreign polling stations.