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Article 22
 

(1) Voting shall be by secret ballot.

(2) Each voter shall be issued a set of ballot papers containing the lists of candidates nominated for the constituency and a ballot envelope bearing the stamp of the given polling station commission. The voter shall insert into this envelope the ballot paper containing the list of candidates that he/she has chosen to vote for. It is prohibited to issue any ballot papers separately.

(3) Inside the polling station, a member of the polling station commission, having checked that the person is a voter and that his/her passport does not already bear a mark about participation in the current Saeima elections, shall write the full name and personal identity number of the voter in the list of voters and shall make a mark in the voter’s passport indicating that he/she has participated in the current Saeima elections. The voter shall sign the list of voters confirming the receipt of all ballot papers containing the lists of candidates nominated for the constituency and the ballot envelope.

(4) Members of the election commissions shall be prohibited from campaigning for or against any candidates or lists of candidates.