(1) A voter wishing to vote by mail shall submit an application to this effect to the relevant diplomatic or consular mission of the Republic of Latvia and shall present his/her Latvian citizen’s passport. In the application the voter shall indicate his/her full name, personal identity number and the address to which the election materials shall be sent. The voter may apply for voting by mail five weeks before Election Day but not later than three weeks before Election Day.
(2) Having received such an application, the officer of the diplomatic or consular mission shall:
1) according to the presented passport, check that the applicant is a citizen of the Republic of Latvia who has reached 18 years of age and that his/her passport does not already bear a mark about participation in the current Saeima elections;
2) enter the name of the voter in a special voting-by-mail register;
3) make a note in the voter’s passport about participation in the current Saeima elections.
(3) If the application for voting by mail has been submitted without due consideration of the deadline and the procedure specified in Paragraph 1 of this Article or if the applicant is not entitled to vote or if his/her passport already bears a mark testifying that he/she has already voted in the current Saeima elections, the officer of the diplomatic or consular mission shall decline to deliver election documents and shall justify the refusal. The appeal of the refusal to deliver election documents will not suspend the effect of the contested act.
(4) A voter who has registered for voting by mail may change the address to which the election materials should be sent not later than three weeks before Election Day by submitting an application to the relevant diplomatic or consular mission.
(5) When the polling station commission starts its work, the officer of the diplomatic or consular mission shall transmit voters’ registers to the commission.
(6) Not later than 15 days before Election Day, the polling station shall send to the voter, at the address indicated in the voter’s application, a set of ballot papers containing all the lists of candidates nominated for the Riga constituency, a ballot envelope bearing the stamp of the given polling station and a registration form containing information about the voting procedure and indicating the number assigned to the voter in the voting-by-mail register.
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