Each elector and participant in the referendum shall vote in person; voting for other persons shall not be allowed.
A ballot paper shall be issued to the elector or the participant in the referendum against his signature by a member of the precinct commission on the basis of the list of citizens who have the right to take part in elections, referendum or voting for recall of a deputy after the demonstration of the passport or an identity card that substituted the passport.
The ballot paper shall be filled by the voter in the cabin or room for secret ballot. No other person except the voter shall be allowed to be present during the filling of the ballot paper.
The elector or the participant in the referendum who has no opportunity to fill the ballot paper by himself shall have the right to invite to the cabin or room for secret ballot another person to his discretion, except for members of the precinct and higher commissions, candidates for the position of the President of the Republic of Belarus or for deputies or their proxies as well as persons mentioned in part three of Article 13 of this Code.
During the voting the elector or the participant in the referendum, in conditions precluding control over his expression of will, shall cross out in the ballot paper the surnames of the candidates against whom he votes and during voting at a referendum – one of the answers contained in the ballot paper for voting in the referendum, i.e., "for" or "against". The elector who votes for recall of a deputy shall cross out in the ballot paper the words "against recall" whereas the one voting for the preservation of the powers of the deputy shall cross out the words "for recall".
If the ballot paper includes the surname of only one candidate for the position of the President of the Republic of Belarus or for the deputy, then the text of the ballot paper must contain the words "for" and "against" one which shall be crossed out by the elector during the voting.
The elector or participant in the referendum shall cast the filled ballot paper into the ballot box.
When two or more referendums are held at the same time the voter shall receive and fill a paper ballot for each of them and cast them to the ballot box.
In case the elector or the participant in the referendum thinks that he made a mistake when he filled the ballot paper he shall have the right to address the member of the precinct commission who issued the ballot paper with a request to issue to him a new ballot paper instead of the spoiled one. The member of the precinct commission having received the spoiled ballot paper, which shall have the personal signature of the elector or the participant in the referendum, shall issue to the elector or the participant in the referendum a new ballot paper and make a note about this in the list of citizens who have the right to take part in elections, referendum or voting for recall of the deputy against the surname of the elector or the participant in the referendum who has made a mistake. The spoiled ballot paper shall be cancelled about which fact a statement shall be made to be signed by the chairman or the deputy chairman or the secretary or two members of the precinct commission.
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