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Article 160
 
1. A voter shall cast his/her vote for one constituency list only by putting an “x” mark in the box on the ballot paper on the left–hand side thereof, adjacent to the name of one candidate on the list and by so doing shall indicate priority for such candidate in the allocation of seats.
2. If, on the ballot paper an “x” mark has been put on the left-hand side thereof adjacent to the names of two or more candidates from different lists, or an “x” mark has not been put in the box on the left-hand side adjacent to the name of any candidate of any list, then such a vote shall be deemed invalid, except as provided in paragraph 4 below.
3. If, on the ballot paper the “x” mark has been put on the left-hand side thereof adjacent solely to the name of a candidate of a constituency list that has been invalidated, such a vote shall be deemed invalid.
4. If, on the ballot paper the “x” mark has been placed on the left-hand side thereof, adjacent solely to the name of a candidate of only one constituency list, whose name has been deleted from the list, then such vote shall be valid and given for the list.
5. If, on the ballot paper the “x” mark has been put on the left-hand side thereof adjacent to the names of two or more candidates from the same constituency list, such a vote shall be deemed validly cast for the list indicated, with assignment of priority in obtaining seats for that candidate whose name on the list is placed first in sequence.