(1) If in due time a polling commission receives a mailed envelope addressed to the respective polling station carrying a note that a ballot envelope has been enclosed, the commission shall:
1) check if the envelope has been mailed on any of the election days;
2) unseal the mail envelope to find the voters statement and the ballot envelope;
3) check if the ballot envelope carries the stamp of the respective polling commission;
4) check if the electors name has been entered in the vote-by-mail register and if the receipt of the ballot envelope from this elector has not been already recorded in the register;
5) make a note in the vote-by-mail register and insert the valid ballot paper into the ballot box.
(2) A ballot envelope shall be regarded as invalid if it:
has not been mailed on any of the election days;
does not bear the stamp of the respective polling commission;
has been mailed by an elector whose name is not found in the vote-by-mail register;
is attached to a passport already bearing a current 1 voted for the Saeima note.
(3) The invalid ballot envelopes shall not be opened and shall not be inserted into the ballot box. They shall be numbered and an entry about each of them shall be made in the minutes explaining the reason why they are regarded as invalid. The invalid ballot envelopes, the enclosed statements and the mail envelopes shall be stored in accordance with the procedure prescribed by the Central Election Commission.
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