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Article 18

(1) At 7 a.m. the chairperson or the secretary of the polling station commission, in the presence of the commission, shall check to see that the ballot boxes are empty. Then the chairperson or the secretary of the polling station commission shall seal the ballot boxes with a sticker bearing the polling station’s stamp and the signatures of all the commission members present. Election observers, if any, may also sign on the sticker.

(2) At a polling station, up to two authorised observers at a time from each political party or association of political parties that has submitted a list of candidates in the given constituency, as well as members of the Central Election Commission, the relevant City or Regional election commission as well as persons authorised by the said commissions and media representatives may observe the election process but not interfere with the work of the polling station commission. A candidate may not be an authorised observer.