Organisation of Voting on Election to the Council of the Republic
To hold a secret ballot on election of the Council of the Republic and determine the results, the deputies, taking part in the sitting, shall elect the Counting Commission including from 9 to 15 of deputies. The candidates for election to the Council of the Republic shall not be allowed to be included in the Counting Commission.
The Counting Commission shall elect from its members the Chairman, the Deputy Chairman and the Commission Secretary. The Counting Commission shall render its decisions by a majority vote.
The secret ballot papers shall be prepared by the Counting Commission in accordance with the form established by the Central Commission and the number of secret ballot papers shall correspond to the number of the participants to the session. The text of the secret ballot paper shall be approved by the Counting Commission.
The secret ballot paper shall include, in the alphabetical order, the candidates for election to the Council of the Republic, and state each candidate's surname, name and patronymic name, the date of birth, the profession, the position (occupation), the place of work and the place of residence, the party membership and the period of residence in the territory of the Oblast or in the City of Minsk.
The reverse side of the ballot paper shall have signatures of at least two persons who are members of the Counting Commission.
The vote on the election of the members to the Council of the Republic shall be conducted in a specially assigned room where a sufficient number of booths or rooms for conducting secret ballot and the desks for issuing ballot papers shall be provided. The ballot boxes shall be placed so that the voters shall approach them only through the booths or rooms assigned for secret ballot.
The time, the place and the procedure for voting shall be established by the Counting Commission and declared by its Chairman.
Prior to the commencement of the vote, the ballot boxes shall be inspected and sealed by the Chairman of the Counting Commission in the presence of all members of the Counting Commission.
A secret ballot paper shall be issued to each deputy, participating in the session. The ballot papers shall be issued by the members of the Counting Commission according to the list of deputies, taking part in the sitting upon presentation by a deputy of his Deputy Certificate. A deputy shall confirm the receipt of a ballot paper by putting his signature in the list of deputies.
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