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Election to Municipal Councils - Information for Voters

Nationals of Other States on the Manner of Voting in the Election to Municipal Councils to be held on 15 and 16 October 2010 

Marking of the Ballots

After receiving the official envelope and the ballot (where applicable), the voter shall enter the polling booth to mark the ballots. A voter who did not enter the polling booth shall not be allowed to cast his/her vote.
 
When in the polling booth, a voter can mark the ballot in one of the following ways:
  1. Mark a single electoral party by placing a cross in the box located in the column heading next to the name of that electoral party, thus giving a vote to candidates of that electoral party in the order in which they are ranked on the ballot up to the number of the municipal council members to be elected in that municipality.
    Marking more than one electoral party when using this method makes the vote invalid.
  2. Mark individual candidates to whom the voter is giving his/her vote and who can be from different electoral parties by placing a cross in boxes located next to the candidates' names, however not exceeding the number of candidates equalling the number of the municipal council members to be elected in the municipality. The number of municipal council members to be elected is shown in the heading of the ballot paper. Exceeding the defined number of candidates when using this method makes the vote invalid.
  3. Combine the two ways described above, i.e. mark one electoral party plus, using the columns of the other electoral parties, mark the candidates to whom the voter is giving his/her vote by placing a cross in the boxes next to their names. In that case, votes shall be given to the marked candidates. As regards the marked electoral party, votes shall be given to as of its many candidates (in the rank in which they appear on the ballot) as equals the remaining vacancies in the municipal council to be elected. An example: eleven members are to be elected to a municipal council. An electoral party having eleven candidates is marked on the ballot along with five names of candidates in columns of various other electoral parties. As a result, the marked electoral party will receive six votes for the candidates ranked in the top six positions.
Marking more than one electoral party or exceeding the defined number of candidates when using this method makes the vote invalid.
Having finished the ballot marking, the voter shall insert the ballot into the official envelope.
 
If a voter marks no electoral party and no candidate on the ballot or fails to insert the ballot into the official envelope or tears the ballot or inserts more than one ballot into the official envelope for the same municipal council, their vote will be invalid.

 


General Administration Department, 9th August 2010

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