Law On The Amendment Of The Electoral Code

Original Language Title: Закон за изменение и допълнение на Изборния кодекс

Read the untranslated law here: http://parliament.bg/bg/laws/ID/42031/

Name of law Law amending the electoral code Bill name WALL of the electoral code date of acceptance 18/05/2016 number/year Official Gazette 39/2016 Decree No 154

On the grounds of art. 101, para. 3 of the Constitution of the Republic of Bulgaria

I DECLARE:

To be published in the Official Gazette the law amending the electoral code adopted by the National Assembly of the HLIÌI 28 April 2016, readmitted on May 18, 2016.

Issued in Sofia on May 20, 2016.

The President of the Republic: Rosen Plevneliev

Stamped with the State seal.

Minister of Justice: Catherine Dana

LAW

amending the electoral code (promulgated, SG. 19 by 2014; amend., SG. 35, 53 and 98 by 2014 and 2015 from 79)

§ 1. In art. 3 make the following amendments and additions:

1. In paragraph 8. 1 the second sentence shall be replaced by the following: "voting is compulsory, is carried out personally by the voter and represents the performance of his duty civil."

2. a para. 3:

"(3) a person may not participate in more than one quality in a kind of choice – a candidate observer, advocate, representative of the party or coalition initiative Committee, a member of the Electoral Commission, anket′or, escort and other similar."

§ 2. In art. 6, al. 1 the second sentence shall be replaced by the following: "the Central Electoral Commission published the amendment without delay in the Official Gazette."

§ 3. In art. 8, al. 4, the words "the district or municipal electoral Committee, which" shall be replaced by "the Governor," the third subparagraph shall be replaced by the following: "the Governor's decision can be appealed within three days from the date of its announcement in front of the administrative court." and create sentences fourth, fifth and sixth: "the Court examines the appeal in open court within three days from the date of receipt of the summons to the parties concerned. An appeal shall not have suspensive effect. Judgment of the Court of Justice shall be declared immediately and not subject to appeal. "

§ 4. In art. 10 para is created. 3:

"(3) in a conspicuous place outside each polling place information board with phones and filing signals to station management of Ministry of Internal Affairs and the duty District Attorney."

§ 5. In art. 11 the following amendments and supplements shall be made:

1. the title shall be replaced by the following: "conditions and procedure for the formation of sections".

2. a new paragraph. 2:

(2) prevent the formation of polling stations outside the territory of the diplomatic and consular representations of the Republic of Bulgaria, except in the cases under art. 14, para. 2 and 3. "

3. The current paragraph. 2 it al. 3.

§ 6. In art. 12 the words "on the basis of the aggregated data referred to in art. 14 ' shall be deleted.

§ 7. In art. 13 al. 2, 3 and 4 shall be repealed.

§ 8. Article 14 shall be amended as follows:

"The opening of polling stations outside the country

Art. 14. (1) the polling station outside the country are formed in the diplomatic mission or consular post, except in the cases referred to in para. 2 and 3.

(2) in the settlements of the Member States of the European Union, in which there are no diplomatic or consular representation, the formation of polling stations in the presence of not less than 100 voters, filed an application under art. 16, al. 1.

(3) by decision of the Central Election Commission on a proposal from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to form one polling station in the village with a population of over 1 million. residents of a State which is not a member of the European Union in which there is no diplomatic or consular representation. Polling station is formed in the presence of not less than 100 voters, filed an application under art. 16, al. 1.

(4) paragraph 3 shall not apply to the election of members of the European Parliament of the Republic of Bulgaria. "

§ 9. In art. 16 is made the following changes and additions:

1. In paragraph 8. 2, the second sentence, add "and current address (address of residence) in the country," and in the third sentence, the words "or phone contact" shall be deleted.

2. a para. 4:

"(4) the applications shall be submitted for the determination of the number of polling stations and for compiling the list under art. 31, para. 1. "§ 10. In art. 17, al. 3, fourth sentence, the words "or phone contact" shall be deleted and the fifth sentence: "the names of persons whose applications are not confirmed, are published immediately on the website of the Central Election Commission."

§ 11. In art. 18 the following amendments and supplements shall be made:

1. Paragraph 1 shall be amended as follows:

(1) the preparation and organisation of the elections shall be carried out by the electoral commissions of the Executive power bodies and other institutions in accordance with the powers conferred on them by this code. The bodies of the Executive power and the other institutions support the electoral committees in ensuring electoral papers and other materials, as well as activities with organizational and technical nature. Provision of paper ballots, voting machine and related activities is assigned and controlled by the Central Electoral Commission. The Council of Ministers shall coordinate the activities of the bodies of the Executive power in connection with the logistics of the election. "

2. a para. 5:

"(5) the Attorney General and the Minister of Internal Affairs shall draw up joint headquarters (teams) for operational interaction in the fight against crimes related to the electoral process. Staffs (the teams) Act during the entire election campaign. "

§ 12. In art. 19 Al is created. 3:

"(3) a notary is not required for documents and papers in the code, except in the cases specified therein."

§ 13. In art. 28 the following endorsements are added:


1. In paragraph 8. 3, after the words "on presentation of" document "is added, that had been placed in one of the institutions referred to in paragraph 1. 1. "

2. a para. 4:

"(4) a voter who, after the expiry of the period referred to in paragraph 1. 2 was taken to a hospital, home or other institution speciializirana, finishes in the electoral list of the sectional Election Commission upon presentation of an identity document and a declaration in a form that is not a vote and not vote elsewhere. "

§ 14. In art. 29 para. 5:

"(5) a voter who, after the expiry of the period referred to in paragraph 1. 3 is retained in place to serve a custodial sentence or detention order, finishing on the electoral roll of the sectional Election Commission upon presentation of an identity document and a declaration in a form that is not a vote and not vote elsewhere. "

§ 15. In art. 30, para. 3, after the words "on presentation of" document "is added by the master of the vessel".

§ 16. In chapter IV, title of section III shall be replaced by the following: "lists to vote outside the country".

§ 17. In art. 31, para. 1 the words "para. 6 ' shall be replaced by "para. 5. "

§ 18. In art. 33, para. 2 the second sentence shall be replaced by the following: "in the election for President and Vice President of the Republic, for MPs and members of the European Parliament of the Republic of Bulgaria and the voter shall submit a declaration in a form that is not a vote and not vote to another location in the same election.", creates a new third sentence: "declaration applies to the electoral roll and is an integral part of it." and the third sentence becomes the fourth sentence.

§ 19. In art. 34, para. 1, paragraph 3, the words "and the municipal" shall be deleted.

§ 20. In art. 37, para. 1 the figure "20" is replaced by "14" and after the words "myself" and added "submitted by an authorised person or".

§ 21. In art. 41, para. 2, the words "as it does not indicate the numbers of the certificates of residence and date of registration referred to in them are deleted.

§ 22. In art. 43, para. 1, the first sentence after the word "list" is added "admitted to him".

§ 23. In art. 51, para. 2, item 6 Add "found in the order determined by the Commission".

§ 24. In art. 53, para. 4 creating the third sentence: "In appeals against decisions rejecting the Supreme Administrative Court decides on the merits or returns the file with mandatory guidance material for the application of the law."

§ 25. In art. 55, para. 1 the word "like" is replaced by "with".

§ 26. In art. 56 following amendments and supplements shall be made: 1. In para. 1, the words "of the members of the Commission" shall be deleted.

2. a para. 3:

"(3) for the training of members of electoral commissions outside the country can be held and remote forms of education."

§ 27. In art. 57, al. 1 make the following amendments and additions:

1. In paragraph 21, after the word "Bulgaria" the Union "and" shall be replaced by a comma, after the words "Vice President of the Republic" is added "and the serial numbers on the ballots of the contestant with elections for municipal councilors and mayors.

2. In paragraph 26, the words "and decisions" shall be deleted.

3. an item 26:

' 26A. examine all appeals against decisions of district and municipal electoral commissions and precinct electoral commissions outside the country; on election day, shall take a decision within one hour of receipt of the complaint or the signal and before the end of polling day; ".

4. In point 27 finally adds "and publish them on the Internet site of the Commission".

5. a t. 27A:

"27 a. administrative penal proceedings initiated after the finishes the term of powers of the District Election Commission;".

6. In paragraph 32, the words "information, organizes" are replaced by "information; arrange ".

7. In paragraph 39, the words "20.00" shall be replaced by ' 21.00 ".

8. an item 48:

"48. adopt rules for the implementation of the code."

§ 28. In art. 60 the following endorsements are added:

1. In paragraph 8. 2, item 1 "is inserted in the end as well as declarations of consent of the individuals to be offered and statements by the persons under art. 65, para. 3. "

2. in the Al. 7, t 1 Add "as well as the declarations of consent of the individuals to be offered and statements by the persons under art. 65, para. 3. "

§ 29. In art. 65 creates al. 3:

"(3) cannot be a member of the Regional Electoral Commission, a person who is convicted of an indictable offence intentionally, regardless of rehabilitation, as well as release from criminal liability for criminal action."

§ 30. In art. 75 the following endorsements are added:

1. In paragraph 8. 2, item 1 "is inserted in the end as well as declarations of consent of the individuals to be offered and statements by the persons under art. 80, al. 3. "

2. in the Al. 7, t 1 Add "as well as the declarations of consent of the individuals to be offered and statements by the persons under art. 80, al. 3. "

§ 31. In art. 76, para. 4 is hereby amended as follows: 1. In paragraph 3 the number "17" is replaced by "27".

2. In paragraph 4 the number "19" is replaced by "37".

§ 32. In art. 77, para. 1, the words "of the powers of the City Council" shall be replaced by ' until the appointment of the municipal electoral Commission for the next general election for municipal councilors and mayors.

§ 33. In art. 80 Al is created. 3: "(3) cannot be a member of the municipal electoral Commission, a person who is convicted of an indictable offence intentionally, regardless of rehabilitation, as well as release from criminal liability for criminal action."

§ 34. In art. 83 following amendments and supplements shall be made:

1. In paragraph 8. 4, the words "the next elections for municipal councilors and mayors ' shall be replaced by" the appointment of municipal electoral Commission for the next general election for municipal councilors and mayors.

2. a new paragraph. 6:


(6) the provision of art. 97, para. 4 shall also apply to the members of the municipal electoral commissions for the period of 7 days after the announcement of the election results until the appointment of the municipal electoral Commission for the next general election for municipal councilors and mayors. "

3. The current paragraph. 6 it al. 7.

§ 35. In art. 87, para. 1 make the following amendments and supplements: 1. Section 10 is repealed.

2. In paragraph 25, the words "20.00" shall be replaced by ' 21.00 ".

3. In paragraph 30, after the words "the authority of the Mayor" is added "or Municipal Council".

§ 36. In art. 90, para. 1 creating the third sentence: "in the election for President and Vice President of the Republic and for members of the European Parliament of the Republic of Bulgaria in the cities with regional division moving sectioned Electoral Commission may cover the territory of more than one region, if submitted less than 10 applications in the region."

§ 37. In art. 92, para. 8 the word "(the area) ' shall be deleted.

§ 38. In art. 97 following amendments and supplements shall be made:

1. In paragraph 8. 1, after the words "work" insert "on the day before election day.

2. a new paragraph. 4:

"(4) the payment of remuneration under paragraph 1. 1 the members of the electoral commissions, sectional registered as unemployed and/or with the right to social assistance, does not deprive persons of receipt of benefits and/or AIDS, and does not require modification of the already declared by circumstances. "

3. The current paragraph. 4 it al. 5.

§ 39. In art. 98 created the third and fourth sentences: "the second sentence shall not apply to the members of the precinct electoral commissions outside the country, seconded by Minister of Foreign Affairs. The secondment shall be submitted to the employer, respectively by the appointing authority of the person. "

§ 40. In art. 99, para. 4 creating a second sentence: "the Commission's decisions shall be adopted by a roll-call vote, which shall be recorded in the minutes of the meeting."

§ 41. In art. 102 creates al. 8:

"(8) Vacant seats, after the consultations referred to in para. 2 are published immediately on the website of the Central Election Commission. "

§ 42. In art. 104 following amendments and supplements shall be made:

1. In paragraph 8. 1 the figure "5" is replaced by "7".

2. in the Al. 2 creates a second sentence: "the proposals from the organisations of the Bulgarian citizens are published immediately on the website of the diplomatic and consular representations."

§ 43. In art. 112 following amendments and supplements shall be made: 1. In para. 1:

a) point 1 shall be replaced by the following: ' 1. registered explicitly authorized representatives of Bulgarian non-governmental organisations, which may only be associations registered in the public interest and activity in the field of the protection of the political rights of citizens; "

b) in paragraph 2 the word "movement" is replaced by "non-governmental organizations".

2. in the Al. 4, item 3 the end is added "for the country, respectively, out of the country" and the second sentence: "explicitly authorized representatives of the Organization submitted statements that they agree to be registered as observers, which are an integral part of the list;".

3. in the Al. 5 the word "movement" is replaced by "non-governmental organizations".

4. in the Al. 6 the word "movement" is replaced by "non-governmental organization".

5. in the Al. 7, after the word "observers" is added "for the country, respectively, out of the country".

6. in the Al. 8 Add "indicating whether the observer is registered for the country or outside the country".

§ 44. In art. 117, para. 3 the Union ' and ' shall be replaced by a comma and add "and has not been convicted of an indictable offence intentionally."

§ 45. In art. 118, para. 1, fourth sentence, add "and a statement of the persons that meet the requirements of art. 117, para. 3. "

§ 46. In art. 119 the words "independent candidate" are replaced by "ticket".

§ 47. In art. 120, para. 1 creating item 9: "9. submit complaints and reports of violations of the electoral process. "

§ 48. In art. 128 following amendments and supplements shall be made:

1. In paragraph 8. 1 to create the second and third sentences: "the name or the abbreviation of the Coalition, including the local coalition, could not repeat the name or the abbreviation of the Coalition, registered with the Central Electoral Commission to participate in the last elections for MPs, or the name of an existing parliamentary group, and adding to them the words, letters, numerals or other characters. The name or the abbreviation of the local coalition only contains the name or abbreviation of any of the participating parties or coalitions. "

2. paragraph 2 is replaced by the following:

"(2) the prohibition under para. 1 shall not apply where the name or the abbreviation of the Coalition repeat name or abbreviation of any of the participating parties, and subject to agreement in writing with the signatures of the persons representing the Coalition, or the leadership of the parliamentary group. "

§ 49. In art. 133, para. 3, item 5, after the words "supporting" registration "shall be added to the authorized persons of the party".

§ 50. In art. 135, para. 1, after the word "type" is added "on paper".

§ 51. In art. 138 in the beginning is added "In elections for MPs and municipal councillors and mayors."

§ 52. In art. 140, para. 3, item 6, after the words "supporting" registration "is added in front of authorized by the coalition parties," after the word "Bulgaria" and "be added to municipal councillors and mayors," and the word "party" is replaced by "coalition".

§ 53. In art. 142, para. 1, after the word "type" is added "on paper".


§ 54. In art. 146 is added at the beginning "in the election of MPs and municipal councillors and mayors."

§ 55. In art. 147, para. 5 item 1 is repealed.

§ 56. In art. 148 following amendments and supplements shall be made:

1. In paragraph 8. 5 item 5 is repealed.

2. in the Al. 8 creating the second sentence: "when the Court annul the contested decision, the municipal election Commission shall immediately register the local coalition to participate in the elections for municipal councilors and mayors, regardless of whether the time limit referred to in paragraph 1. 6 has expired, and no later than 32 days before the election day. "

§ 57. In art. 149 al. 2 is repealed.

§ 58. In art. 154 Al is created. 5:

"(5) when the Court annul the contested decision, the Central Electoral Commission, respectively the district or municipal election Commission shall immediately register the initiative Committee to participate in the elections, regardless of whether the time limit under art. 153, para. 1 has expired, but no later than 32 days before the election day. "

§ 59. In art. 161, para. 1 the words "occupies a public office" shall be replaced by "is a State or local authority or loan service in the administration of the State or a local authority".

§ 60. In art. 172 following amendments and supplements shall be made:

1. In paragraph 8. 1 and 2, the words "30 days" shall be replaced by ' a period of 30 working days.

2. in the Al. 6 Add "within 6 months of the expiry of the period referred to in paragraph 1. 1. "

§ 61. In art. 178, para. 1 creating the second sentence: "a coalition involving parties who are entitled to a State subsidy in accordance with the law on political parties, provide a means for media packages at a rate proportional to the share of the parties participating in the coalition who are not entitled to a State subsidy.

§ 62. In art. 179 words "Visual, sound or spatial resources and indicate appropriately" shall be replaced by ' a Visual, sound or audiovisual character that contains the caption or audio message.

§ 63. In art. 180 the following endorsements are added:

1. In paragraph 8. 1, after the word "treaties" is added "including unpaid contracts."

2. in the Al. 2:

(a)) in the text before paragraph 1, after the word "Information" is added "for v″zmezdnite and unpaid contracts";

(b) in item 5) add "for v″zmezdnite contracts".

3. in the Al. 3:

(a)) in the text before paragraph 1, after the word "Information" is added "for v″zmezdnite and unpaid contracts";

(b) in item 5) add "for v″zmezdnite contracts".

§ 64. In art. 182 creates al. 5: "(5) not allow the conduct of pre-election agitation from religious officials. Are not election canvassing the performance of religious rites. "

§ 65. In art. 183, para. 4 creating a second sentence: "in agitacionnite materials are prohibited to use the coat of arms or the flag of the Republic of Bulgaria or of a foreign State, as well as religious symbols or images."

§ 66. In art. 187 following amendments and supplements shall be made:

1. The current text becomes paragraph 1.

2. Al are created. 2, 3 and 4:

(2) print media and online news services may reflect and free election campaign of parties, coalitions and initiative committees, registered candidates.

 (3) the prices referred to in paragraph 1. 1 may not exceed average market prices for commercial advertising in the last six months before the start of the election campaign.

 (4) in commercial advertising is prohibited to head political intimations to the benefit or detriment of one or another party, or coalition initiative Committee or candidate. "

§ 67. In art. 188 creates al. 3:

"(3) paragraphs 1 and 2 shall also apply when the published material are affected State or local authorities."

§ 68. In art. 197 the following modifications are made:

1. In the title the words "election broadcasts" is replaced by "paid" Forms.

2. In the text, the words "the Election shows" are replaced by "Paid" forms, and the word "program" is replaced by "pre-election show".

§ 69. In art. 198 following amendments and supplements shall be made:

1. a new paragraph. 4:

"(4) the prices referred to in paragraph 1. 3 may not exceed average market prices for commercial advertising in the last six months before the start of the election campaign. "

2. The current paragraph. 4 it al. 5.3. The current al. 5 it al. 6 and in her words "para. 4 "shall be replaced by" para. 5. "

4. The current paragraph. 6 it al. 7.

§ 70. In chapter twelve is created section Va with art. 199:

Section Va

Awareness campaign

Carrying out explanatory campaign

Art. 199. To conduct an awareness campaign on the rights and obligations of citizens all media service providers with a national scope can provide the Central Electoral Commission free airtime within no less than 15 minutes per week in the period of preparation and production of the election. "

§ 71. In art. 209, para. 2 creates a new second sentence: "in the elections for municipal councilors and mayors the number of ballots in the cob is determined by the Central Electoral Commission.", and the current second sentence becomes the third sentence.

§ 72. In art. 212, para. 4 the word "received" is replaced with "print".

§ 73. In art. 217 after the words "para. 1 "insert" including the list for voting outside the country under art. 31, para. 1. "

§ 74. In art. 218 following amendments and supplements shall be made:

1. In paragraph 8. 2, after the word "vote" is added, "and voting machines with partitions", and in the second sentence, after the word "Cabin" is added "and the barriers".

2. in the Al. 3 the words "specified" shall be replaced by ' shall indicate the manner of voting preference and ".

§ 75. In art. 219 finally added, "and voting machines with partitions".

§ 76. In art. 220 the following modifications are made:

1. In paragraph 8. 1 everywhere the words "6:00" is replaced by "7. ' and the words ' 19.00" are replaced by "20.00".

2. in the Al. 2 the words ' 19.00 "are replaced by" 20.00 ", and the words" 20.00 "shall be replaced by ' 21.00".

§ 77. In art. 236 al. 1 shall be amended as follows:


"(1) where the voter is impaired, hard of hearing or other impairment that does not allow him to carry out the necessary actions alone in the vote, the President of the Commission may allow the vote to take place with the help of an attendant, indicated by the voter. In contesting the decision of the President of the Member of the Commission, the dispute shall be decided definitively by the sectional Election Commission. For the voter, who moves with an escort, but can carry out the necessary actions for the vote, the attendant allowed only up to the cabin for a vote, after which goes until the voters vote. "

§ 78. In art. 238, para. 5 the first sentence, add "or preference (preference).

§ 79. In the fourteenth chapter XII section is created with art. 242: "Section XII

Consequences after the vote

Consequences of non-exercise of suffrage

Art. 242. (1) persons who have not exercised their electoral right without valid reasons in two consecutive election of the same type are deleted from the electoral roll for the next election and entered in the list of deleted entities under conditions and by an order determined by the Central Electoral Commission.

(2) Voters can exercise their electoral right of the next election, as submitted in person or by proxy with a notarized power of attorney a written application to the relevant authority under art. 23, para. 1 by a permanent address. The application can be submitted and with an electronic signature. Application for entry on the electoral lists shall be filed not later than 30 days before election day, and after this period shall apply accordingly to art. 33, 39 and 40.

(3) the renewal of the polling lists shall be carried out on the basis of applications submitted by citizens and documents.

(4) paragraph 1 shall not apply if the voters prove the good reasons prepâtstvali him to vote. Valid reasons are absent from the country for the period of production of the type of election, illness, academic/professional employment and other unforeseen circumstances.

(5) the presence of authentication causes in al. 4 voter should submit to the authority under art. 23, para. 1 the relevant documents.

(6) paragraph 1 shall not apply to Bulgarian citizens residing outside the country, persons with permanent disabilities, impaired vision or difficulty in movement, as well as persons over 70 years of age who have not exercised their electoral right. "

§ 80. In art. 255, para. 1 is hereby amended as follows: 1. point 3 shall be replaced by the following:

' 3. application-Declaration in a form from any one of the candidates, that he agrees to be registered by him predložilata party, or coalition initiative Committee and it meets the conditions of art. 65, para. 1 of the Constitution and under art. 254, para. 1 or 4; ".

2. points 4 and 5 are repealed.

§ 81. In art. 257 is hereby amended as follows: 1. In para. 2 the words "Subscribers" are replaced by "a list".

2. in the Al. 4, the words "3, 4 and 5 shall be replaced by the words" and 3 ".

§ 82. In art. 258 following amendments and supplements shall be made:

1. In paragraph 8. 5 the third sentence shall be deleted.

2. a para. 6:

"(6) in the cases referred to in para. 4 or 5 new candidate at the proposal of the party or coalition occupies the last place in the exempted or kandidatskata leaves, as in the second case, the remaining candidates are reorder them one place forward. "

§ 83. In art. 259, para. 1, after the word "type" is added "on paper".

§ 84. In art. 261 following amendments and supplements shall be made:

1. In paragraph 8. 1 item 5 is created:

5. "check box to place the sign" X "or" V ", reflecting the will of the voter, which is inscribed" I don't support anyone. "

2. in the Al. 3 the words "and 3" shall be replaced by "3 and 5" and the third sentence is hereby repealed.

§ 85. In art. 264, para. 4 after the word "vote" is added after "check on the list of deleted entities" and the second and third sentences: "the Voter shall submit a declaration in a form that is not a vote and not vote elsewhere. The Declaration applies to the electoral roll and is an integral part of it. "

§ 86. In art. 274 establishes al. 3:

"(3) If, on completion of the data on the results of the elections in the Protocol under paragraph 1. 2 be a mistake, the mistake is corrected, as what she screwed up in cross over it, and fit the actual data. As close as possible to repair in the field of Protocol on the side write "repair" and signed all members of the sectional Election Commission. "

§ 87. In art. 275 is hereby amended as follows: 1. In para. 1 item 5, 15 and 16 shall be repealed.

2. in the Al. 2 the figure "16" are replaced by "14".

§ 88. In art. 278 following amendments and supplements shall be made:

1. In paragraph 8. 2 item 9 shall be established:

"9. in the ballot there are marked with" x "or" V "with a pen, writing with a blue color in the box" I don't support anyone. "

2. in the Al. 5, the words "except in the cases under art. 261, para. 6 "shall be deleted.

§ 89. In art. 279, para. 1 creating a t. 6:

"6. stack ballots in the established pattern:

the vote marked a) with an "x" or "V" with a pen, writing with a blue color in the box "I don't support anybody";

(b)) that contain two stamps of the sectioned Electoral Commission. "

§ 90. In art. 280, para. 3 Add "and 6".

§ 91. In art. 281, para. 1 make following additions: 1. In paragraph 3 the end is added "all lists".

2. an item 3 (a):

"3A. the number of actual votes under art. 279, para. 1, item 6. "

§ 92. In art. 287, para. 8 the words "Governor" are replaced by "the Mayor of the municipality".

§ 93. In art. 297, para. 2 Add "except for the votes under art. 279, para. 1, item 6.

§ 94. In art. 318 al. 1 is hereby amended as follows: 1. point 3 shall be replaced by the following:


' 3. application-Declaration in a form from any one of the candidates, that he agrees to be registered by him predložilata party, or coalition initiative Committee, he lived in the last 5 years in the country and that it meets the conditions set out in art. 93, para. 3 and art. 95, para. 1 of the Constitution and under art. 317, para. 1; ".

2. points 4 and 5 are repealed.

§ 95. In art. 320 the following modifications are made: 1. In para. 2 the words "Subscribers" are replaced by "a list".

2. in the Al. 4, the words "3, 4 and 5 shall be replaced by the words" and 3 ".

§ 96. In art. 322, para. 1, after the word "type" is added "on paper".

§ 97. In art. 325 following amendments and supplements shall be made: 1. In para. 1 item 5 is created:

5. "check box to place the sign" X "or" V ", reflecting the will of the voter, which is inscribed" I don't support anyone. "

2. in the Al. 3 "and 4" shall be replaced by ' 4 and 5 ".

§ 98. In art. 332, para. 2 point 7 is created:

"7. the ballot there are marked with" x "or" V "with a pen, writing with a blue color in the box" I don't support anyone. "

§ 99. In art. 333, para. 1 point 7 is created:

"7. pile ballots in the established pattern:

the vote marked a) with an "x" or "V" with a pen, writing with a blue color in the box "I don't support anybody";

(b)) that contain two stamps of the sectioned Electoral Commission. "

§ 100. In art. 334, para. 3 Add "and 7".

§ 101. In art. 335, para. 1 make following additions: 1. In paragraph 3 the end is added "all lists".

2. an item 3 (a):

"3A. the number of actual votes under art. 333, para. 1, item 7; ".

§ 102. In art. 365. 1 is hereby amended as follows: 1. point 3 shall be replaced by the following:

' 3. application-Declaration in a form from any one of the candidates, that he agrees to be registered by him predložilata party, or coalition initiative Committee and it meets the conditions of art. 351, para. 1 or 2, indicating a permanent IP address and personal identification number, and under art. 364, para. 1 or 3; ".

2. points 4 and 5 are repealed.

§ 103. In art. 367 is hereby amended as follows: 1. In para. 2 the words "Subscribers" are replaced by "a list".

2. in the Al. 4 the words ' 4, 5 and 6 ' shall be replaced by "and 6".

§ 104. In art. 368 following amendments and supplements shall be made:

1. In paragraph 8. 5 the third sentence shall be deleted.

2. a para. 6:

"(6) in the cases referred to in para. 4 or 5 new candidate at the proposal of the party or coalition occupies the last place in the exempted or kandidatskata leaves, as in the second case, the remaining candidates are reorder them one place forward. "

§ 105. In art. 369. 1, after the word "type" is added "on paper".

§ 106. In art. 371 following amendments and supplements shall be made:

1. In paragraph 8. 1 item 5 is created:

5. "check box to place the sign" X "or" V ", reflecting the will of the voter, which is inscribed" I don't support anyone. "

2. in the Al. 3 the words "and 3" shall be replaced by "3 and 5.

§ 107. In art. 375 words "2-4" shall be replaced by "para. 2 and 3 ".

§ 108. In art. 402, item 5 (a), the words ' 5 and 6 ' shall be replaced by ' 5, 6 and 7 ".

§ 109. In chapter eighteen, section IV creates art. 405:

"Check address registrations

Art. 405. The mayors of municipalities, and district governors carried out six months before the general election for municipal councilors and mayors checking in accordance with art. 99 (b) of the Act on civil registration of all address registrations effected in the last 12 months. The inspection ends no later than three months before the general election. "

§ 110. In art. 414, para. 1 is hereby amended as follows: 1. point 3 shall be replaced by the following:

' 3. application-Declaration in a form from any one of the candidates, that he agrees to be registered by him predložilata party, or coalition initiative Committee and it meets the conditions of art. 397, para. 1 or 2, and under art. 413, para. 1, 2, 3 and 4. "

2. points 4 and 5 are repealed.

§ 111. In art. 416 is hereby amended as follows: 1. In para. 2 the words "Subscribers" are replaced by "a list".

2. in the Al. 4, the words "4, 5, 6 and 7 ' shall be replaced by ' 6 and 7".

§ 112. In art. 417 following amendments and supplements shall be made:

1. In paragraph 8. 5 the third sentence shall be deleted.

2. a para. 6:

"(6) in the cases referred to in para. 4 or 5 new candidate at the proposal of the party or coalition occupies the last place in the exempted or kandidatskata leaves, as in the second case, the remaining candidates are reorder them one place forward. "

§ 113. In art. 418, para. 1, after the word "type" is added "on paper".

§ 114. In art. 421 following amendments and supplements shall be made: 1. In para. 1 creating a t. 6:

6. check box to place the sign "X" or "V", reflecting the will of the voter, which is inscribed "I don't support anyone."

2. in the Al. 3 "and 4" shall be replaced by ' 4 and 6 '.

§ 115. In art. 422 following amendments and supplements shall be made: 1. In para. 1:

a) a new item 6:

6. check box to place the sign "X" or "V", reflecting the will of the voter, which is inscribed "I don't support anyone"; "

(b)) the current item 6 becomes item 7.

2. in the Al. 3 ' and 5 ' shall be replaced by "5 and 6".

§ 116. In art. 423 is hereby amended as follows:

1. Paragraphs 1 and 2 shall be read with the following adaptations:

(1) serial numbers on ballots for parties and coalitions are determined by the Central Electoral Commission by lot, held in the presence of representatives of parties and coalitions not later than 31 days before the election day. The draw of the draw shall be made public and you can attend and registered candidates and representatives of mass media. The result of the draw shall be declared by the Central Election Commission with decision by the procedure of art. 57, al. 2. Under identity, parties and coalitions registered candidates for municipal councillors or mayors in the municipal election Commission, have the same number of ballots for each type of option, to which registered candidates.


(2) the numbers of local coalitions and initiative committees follow the numbers in the ballot of the parties and coalitions according to the order of registration of the local coalition and independent candidate by the municipal electoral Commission. "

2. Paragraph 4 is replaced by the following:

(4) parties and coalitions that have not registered lists, do not participate in the draw and not determined number and do not leave a blank line in the ballot. The local coalitions and initiative committees that have not registered lists, on the territory of the municipality shall not be assigned number and do not leave a blank line in the ballot. "

§ 117. In art. 433 Al is created. 3:

"(3) If, on completion of the data on the results of the elections in the Protocol under paragraph 1. 2 be a mistake, the mistake is corrected, as what she screwed up in cross over it, and fit the actual data. As close as possible to repair in the field of Protocol on the side write "repair" and signed all members of the sectional Election Commission. "

§ 118. In art. 434 make the following amendments and supplements: 1. Al. 1:

a) in paragraph 3, after the word "under" insert "parts I and II of";

b) points 5 and 15 are repealed.

2. in the Al. 2 the number "15" is replaced by "14".

§ 119. In art. 437, para. 2 item 9 shall be established:

"9. in the ballot there are marked with" x "or" V "with a pen, writing with a blue color in the box" I don't support anyone. "

§ 120. In art. 438, para. 1 point 7 is created:

"7. pile ballots in the established pattern:

the vote marked a) with an "x" or "V" with a pen, writing with a blue color in the box "I don't support anybody";

(b)) that contain two stamps of the sectioned Electoral Commission. "

§ 121. In art. 439. (4) and (5) add "and 7".

§ 122. In art. 440, para. 1 make following additions: 1. In paragraph 3 the end is added "all lists".

2. an item 3 (a):

"3A. the number of actual votes under art. 438, para. 1, item 7; ".

§ 123. In art. 452, para. 3 Add "with the exception of those referred to in art. 438, para. 1, item 7.

§ 124. In art. 453, para. 3 the words "coalitions and independent candidates" are replaced by "and" coalitions.

§ 125. In art. 454, para. 2 the words "municipal electoral quota" are replaced by "votes cast for kandidatskata sheet.

§ 126. In art. 463, para. 2 the words "adopt a decision and ' shall be deleted.

§ 127. In art. 465 establishes point 7:

"7. in the cases under art. 27, al. 1 of the law on local self-government and local administration. "

§ 128. In art. 466, para. 1, the words ' 5 and 6 ' shall be replaced by ' 5, 6 and 7 ".

§ 129. In art. 474 is hereby amended as follows: 1. In the title the words "ban for free use of public administrative resource" are replaced by "notification for paid content."

2. in the Al. 1 the words "art. 168, para. 3 "shall be replaced by" art. 179.

§ 130. Art is created. 477:

"Violation of the obligation to declare

Art. 477. (1) Who fails to comply with an obligation under art. 169, is punishable by a fine of 1000 to 3000 BGN.

(2) when the offence under para. 1 has been committed, the fine is in the amount of 3000 to 10 000 LEVs. "

§ 131. In art. 480, para. 2, after the words "para. 4 "there shall be added" and 5 or art. 183, para. 2 or break the prohibition under art. 183, para. 4. "

§ 132. In art. 484, para. 1, after the words "art. 180 "is added" art. 187, para. 1 or art. 198, para. 4. "

§ 133. In art. 495 following amendments and supplements shall be made: 1. The current text becomes paragraph. 1.2. Al are created. 2 and 3:

"(2) a member of a regional, municipal or sectioned Electoral Commission who violates a provision of the code, except in the cases under art. 470-494, is punishable by a fine of 20 to 200 EUR

(3) When the offence under para. 2 is carried out, the fine is in the amount of 200 to 500 LEVs. "

§ 134. In art. 496. 2, item 1 "after the number 471" insert "475".

§ 135. In the additional provisions the following amendments and supplements: 1. § 1:

a) in item 9, the word "registered" is replaced by "registered";

(b) in point 12), after the word "level" insert ", with the exception of those referred to in art. 279, para. 1, item 6 ";

in the 13) after the word "cast" is added "with the exception of those referred to in art. 279, para. 1, item 6 ";

(d) in item 14) after the word "cast" is added "with the exception of those referred to in art. 438, para. 1, item 7 ";

(e)) including 18 Add "as well as the work of employees in the Administration".

2. § 3, para. 1 finally added "and the explanatory campaign."

§ 136. In § 11 of the transitional and final provisions in the first sentence, the words "up to 500 polling stations" are replaced by "at least 500 polling stations" in the second sentence, the number "5" shall be replaced by "10" and the third sentence: "in the production of the election for President and Vice President of the Republic in 2016 is carried out on the experimental census machine rules adopted by the Central Electoral Commission."

§ 137. In annex 1 to the art. 248 in 4.4.1 Add "with the exception of those referred to in art. 279, para. 1, item 6.

§ 138. In annex 2 to the art. 312. in paragraph 2, after the word "cast" is added "with the exception of those referred to in art. 333, para. 1, item 7.

§ 139. In annex 3 to the art. 355. in paragraph 2.1, after the words "valid votes" insert ", with the exception of those referred to in art. 279, para. 1, item 6.

§ 140. In annex 4 to the art. 452, para. 1. in paragraph 3 the end is added, "with the exception of those referred to in art. 438, para. 1, item 7.

§ 141. In annex 5 to the art. 453, para. 1 make the following amendments and additions:

1. In point 2.1, after the word "Parish" is added "with the exception of those referred to in art. 438, para. 1, item 7.

2.5.2 the words "municipal electoral quota" are replaced by "votes cast for kandidatskata sheet.

Additional provision

§ 142. In other texts of the code words "6:00" is replaced by "7", the words ' 19.00 "are replaced by" 20.00 ", and the words" 20.00 "shall be replaced by ' 21.00".

Transitional and final provisions


§ 143. During the term of the Central Electoral Commission 2014-2019, when after subsequent elections for MPs or members of the European Parliament of the Republic of Bulgaria has selected a new parliamentary parties and coalitions, or new parties or coalitions who have chosen with their lists, members of the European Parliament but are not parliamentary, the composition of the Central Electoral Commission shall be supplemented by one Member proposed by these parties or coalitions to the President of the Republic. The new members of the Central Electoral Commission shall be appointed by the President of the repub Licata for a period until the end of the term of Office of the existing members.

§ 144. Provisions of this law shall not apply to the partial and new elections, for which at the date of entry into force of this law, has promulgated the Decree of the President of the Republic for their calling.

§ 145. (1) in the production of elections after 1 January 2018 allowing for an experimental remote electronic voting. Experimental remote electronic voting takes place on three successive elections produced, including partial elections.

(2) the remote electronic voting is produced in one electoral district. Election district for the vote is determined by the Central Electoral Commission by lot on the methodology adopted by the Commission not later than 10 days from the date of the election schedule. Voters who participate in the vote, must satisfy the conditions laid down for the type of election.

(3) until 1 January 2018 Central Electoral Commission conducted three simulations of remote electronic voting in which voted for the fictional parties, coalitions or candidates.

(4) the Central Electoral Commission receives data about voters in the Al. 2, third sentence of the Directorate General for civil registration and administrative service at the Ministry of regional development and public works with the range set by the decision of the Central Electoral Commission, and notify in writing not later than 18 days from the date of the election schedule for voters the opportunity to vote an experimental remote.

(5) the voters who want to vote remotely, register on the website under para. 20 and specify the e-mail address for the contact.

(6) when the remote electronic voting shall apply the General requirements that apply to vote with paper ballots.

(7) the results of the experimental remote voting under para. 1 are reported in line with the rules set out in para. 12. the results of the remote electronic voting shall not be taken into account in determining the outcome of the elections.

(8) Every voter, voted an experimental remote, can vote at the same election with a paper ballot or machine.

(9) Central Electoral Commission organises and conducts awareness campaign on remote electronic voting.

(10) the Central Electoral Commission instructs the remote electronic voting and related activities and organize, manage and control procedures for the conduct of the vote and the processing of data from it.

(11) the cost of production of the remote electronic voting shall be borne by the State budget.

(12) the Central Electoral Commission shall adopt rules for the production of the remote electronic voting, as well as the compilation of the results no later than 55 days prior to election day. The rules shall be published on the Commission's website.

(13) the Central Electoral Commission creates a constantly acting a specialized unit for materiel and technical control of the remote electronic voting. The Unit coordinates its activities with the Council of Ministers. In the performance of their duties, the members of the unit are officials within the meaning of the criminal code.

(14) the remote electronic voting is carried out with the help of a remote electronic voting system. The Central Electoral Commission determines the technical requirements for software and hardware side of the system. The system must:

1. ensure the easy and understandable access to mechanisms and how to vote;

2. provides instructions for voters in voting activities;

3. ensure that only persons who fulfil the conditions laid down in para. 2, third sentence and are registered, you can vote;

4. provides reliable and fast identification of the identity of the voters;

5. ensure equal in volume and quality information for each party or coalition candidate;

6. ensure the secrecy of the vote and the free expression of the will of the voters by technical means;

7. provides opportunity for easy navigation of the user software, and in particular of the ballot;

8. does not require the necessary voter except special skills to use the Internet terminals;

9. allow the use of the voter on all operating systems;

10. provides the opportunity for submitting votes for no more than 5 minutes;

11. ensure that each elector submits only one vote and that every vote counts and is stored only one time;

12. be certified under the highest ISO standard for quality and durability of the used software and hardware;

13. provides maximum durability against external interference and unauthorized access, including against hacker attacks;

14. store data from voting;


15. a summary of the results allows, distributing them in electoral districts and sending them electronically to the Central Election Commission after the completion of the vote;

16. ensure that the connection between the terminal of the voter and server components is carried out in a way that does not allow third parties to modify or gain access to the information exchanged;

17. maintain an electronic journal of the electoral process by marking of all features and deviations from the prescribed arrangements;

18. ensure easy maintenance of software and hardware resources and quick removal of technical malfunctions;

19. allows the observation of the electoral process by independent and authorised persons and bodies;

20. allows for audit and examination by the authorized bodies;

21. is audited prior to each election, with the results of the audit are published on the website of the Central Election Commission not later than 10 days before the start of the remote electronic voting;

22. is publicly accessible source code;

23. provide technical opportunity to identify potential violations of this code;

24. allows voters to verify that their voice is recorded correctly, without this reveals the secret of the vote;

25. allow independent recount;

26. enable the voter to indicate in a silent way for breaches of electoral rights and unaccounted for of his voice in these cases;

27. meeting the requirements of network and information security, as defined by the Ordinance under art. 43, para. 2 of the e-Government Act;

28. does not allow adding, removing, or replacing the voices outside standard electoral process;

29. meets the requirements of the Ordinance under para. 27;

30. Annex III responds to recommendation REC (2004) 11 on legal, operational and technical standards for electronic voting;

31. consists of components, each of which is electronically signed by the Central Electoral Commission within the meaning of the electronic document and electronic signature law.

(15) the Central Electoral Commission chooses a certifying organization to verify the equivalence of the system with the requirements under paragraph 1. 14. Registered observers are allowed to monitor the process of certification.

(16) the story of the access of officials to all servers, used by the system for remote electronic voting under para. 14 shall be published on the website of the Central Election Commission on a daily basis within the period referred to in paragraph 1. 20, fourth sentence.

(17) the Central Electoral Commission prepares the system and introduces the lists of political parties, coalitions and candidates not later than 14 days before election day and, if necessary, creates a private key to the functioning of the system not later than 24 hours and no earlier than two days before the start of the period for remote electronic voting under para. 20, fourth sentence.

(18) in the remote electronic voting voter makes his choice through a general ballot on Visual, audio or tactile Terminal, which notes the their vote. The ballot was designed in the same way as a paper newsletter, providing an opportunity to the voters didn't vote for either party, or coalition candidate. The Central Electoral Commission validated the model of the ballot.

(19) the Voter has the right to change your vote, submitted by remote electronic means, respecting only the last submitted during voice before completion of the period of electronic voting from a distance while complying with the principle of "one person – one vote".

 (20) no later than 18 days from the date of the election scheduling Central Electoral Commission website opens for registration for remote electronic voting, as well as for the provision of information in connection with this vote. The website contains information about the action to the remote electronic voting. The website offers the same volume and quality information for registered political parties, election coalitions or candidates. The website provides access to an application that allows remote electronic voting in period 96 hours, which is set at 24.00 hours on the day preceding the polling day for three days in the country.

(21) the Elector under paragraph 1. 2 who wishes to vote remotely, electronically register through the website under para. 20, after having carried out the successful electronic identification, no later than two days before it can exercise its right to vote. The system automatically checks whether the voter is eligible under paragraph 1. 2, third sentence.

(22) in voter registration and identification when voting electronically in a row set by law and in accordance with Regulation (EC) No 910/2014 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 23 July 2014 on electronic identification and certification services under the electronic transactions in the internal market and repealing Directive 1999/93/EC (OJ L 257/73, of 28 August 2014). Allows the use of additional means of verification of the electronic identification.

(23) the information referred to in para. 21 shall be processed and stored in accordance with the Law on the protection of personal data.

(24) the vote by the Al. 20 includes the following stages:

1. a voter opens the attachment;

2. voter is identified by electronic means for electronic identification in al. 22;


3. after a successful identification referred to in paragraph 2 shows newsletter, identical to the paper ballot for the type of choice; voters may not vote for any party, coalition or candidate;

4. the voter marked their vote for the ticket and if desired, expresses its preferences (preference) for selected candidate ticket of the party or coalition depending on the type of elections; After the voter has made his choice, the system requires confirmation of the choice;

5. the voter can change three times before his confirmation;

6. After confirming the selection under item 4 voter's voice is recorded and stored in electronic absentee, which does not permit the disclosure of the identity of the voter and the manner of voting;

7. after recording the votes in the box under item 6 voter receives a message for the completion of the vote;

8. after the completion of voting information for the choice becomes unavailable to subsequent users; delete the information about the identity of the voter and the method of voting.

(25) the data from the remote electronic voting for parties, coalitions and candidates shall not be disclosed by the end of election day.

(26) the Voter has the right to check whether his voice is accepted and counted correctly by the system without reveals the secret of the vote. Order deadlines and technical means of verification under paragraph 1. 1 shall be determined by the rules in para. 12.

(27) the technical specifications, standards and procedures for the realization of the remote electronic voting shall be determined by the rules in para. 12.

(28) where security has been compromised or otkazoustojčivostta system or when there is a technological failure to ensure basic electoral rights, the Central Electoral Commission with a reasoned decision to temporarily suspend or terminate the remote electronic voting does not start or the voting system. The Central Electoral Commission shall notify voters through its website and the media about the reasons and publish a detailed report not later than 24 hours day after delivery of the decision.

(29) the Observers have the right to be present at information centres serving the system for remote electronic voting, as with census results from the remote electronic voting, a line determined by the Central Electoral Commission. Work in information centres is broadcast in real time on the Internet site of the Commission.

(30) the observers have the right to check whether the digital fingerprint of the system in information centres meet publicly announced, in turn, determined by the Central Electoral Commission.

(31) following consideration of the results of the experimental remote Central Electoral Commission vote deletes all keys created during the preparation of the vote under para. 17. The Commission for remote electronic voting back up and erase the database with remote votes cast after expiry of the time-limits for appeal of the election results or the entry of the judgment of the Court of Justice in force but not earlier than 21 days after the end of election day. The archive is stored until the next election in a row, set by the Central Election Commission.

(32) the Central Electoral Commission summarises the results, publish them in the mašinnočetim type and performs a detailed analysis of the remote electronic voting.

(33) in the event that an experimental remote electronic voting was conducted successfully – in ensuring secrecy of the vote, the security of the system and provided civil control over the electoral process, and there were no major irregularities in the conduct of elections for members of the European Parliament of the Republic of Bulgaria through 2019, voters can vote by electronic remote results of the vote shall be taken into account in determining the results.

§ 146. In the code of criminal procedure (official SG. 86 of 2005; amend., SG. 46 and 109 from the 2007 No. 69 and 109 in 2008, issue 12, 27, 32 and 33 by 2009, issue 15, 32 and 101 of 2010, issue 13, 33, 60, 61 and 93 from 2011; Decision No. 10 of the Constitutional Court by 2011 – issue 93 of 2011; amend. , PC. 19, 20, 25 and 60 by 2012 PCs. 17, 52, 70 and 71 of 13 PCs. 21 by 2014, PC. 14, 24, 41, 42, 60, 74 and 79 from 2015, and PCs. 32 by 2016) in art. 172, para. 2 before the words "chapter five" insert "chapter three, section III", and the words "art. 167, para. 3, 4 and 5, art. 169 (d) ' shall be deleted.

§ 147. In the law on special intelligence means (promulgated, SG. 95 of 1997; amend., SG. 70 (1999) 49/2000, 17/2003, no. 86 of 2005 No. 45 and 82 of 2006, 109/2007, no. 43 and 109 in 2008, issue 88, 93 and 103 of 2009. , PC. 32 and 88 from 2010, PC. 1 and 13 of 2011, issue. 44 by 2012 PCs. 17, 52, 70 and 111 by 2013, PCs. 53 and 107 by 2014 and PCs. 14, 42, 56, 74 and 79 by 2015.) make the following changes and additions:

1. In art. 3, al. 1 before the words "chapter five" insert "chapter three, section III", and the words "art. 167, para. 3 and 4, art. 169 (d) ' shall be deleted.

2. In art. 13, para. 1, item 6, the words "offences under art. 167, para. 3, 4 and 5 and article. 169 (d) ' shall be replaced by "severe intentional offences under Chapter three, section III".

§ 148. In the law on civil registration (official SG. 67 of 1999; amend., SG. 28 and 37 of 2001 No. 54 of 2002, 63/2003, no. 70 and 96 of 2004, no. 30 of 2006 and 48/59 of 2007 No. 105 of 2008, issue 6, 19, 47, 74 and 82 from 2009. , PC. 33 by 2010, PC. 9 and 39 from 2011, issue. 42 by 2012 PCs. 66 and 68 in 2013, PCs. 53 and 98 by 2014 and PCs. 55 by 2015.) in art. 99 b, para. 1, the words "or art. 99 (a) ' shall be replaced by "art. 99, para. 1 and 4 or art. 99.


§ 149. In the law on publicity of the property of persons occupying high government and other posts (official SG. 38 since 2000; amend., SG. 28 and 74 of 2002, no. 8 of 2003 No. 38 of 2004, 105/2005, no. 38 and 73 from 2006, 109/2007, no. 33, 69 and 94 since 2008. , PC. 93 2009 PCs. 18 and 62 by 2010, PC. 38 by 2012, PCs. 30 and 71 by 2013 and St. 12 and 17 by 2015.) in art. 2, al. 1 creating a new item 31:

31. the members of the Central Electoral Commission; ".

§ 150. In the law on political parties (official SG. 28 of 2005; amend., no. 102 of 2005, 17 and 73/2006, no. 59 and 78 in 2007, issue 6 of 2009, no. 54 and 99 of the 2010 9/99 and by 2011, 30, 68 and 71 by 2013, no. 19 by 2014 and 32 and 95 from 2015) the following amendments and supplements shall be made :

1. In art. 24 Al is created. 4:

(4) political parties may not use free public administrative resource. "

2. In art. 27, al. 1, after the words "valid votes" is added "the contestant".

3. In art. 43:

(a)) in the Al. 1, after the word "provide" shall be inserted "or not present";

(b)) in the Al. 2 the words "1000 to 5000 LEVs." shall be replaced by "3000 to 10 000 BGN.;

the Al is created.) 3:

"(3) in the event of a repeated offence under subsection. 1 or 2 shall receive financial penalties representing double the size. "

4. In art. 43A:

(a)) in the Al. 1 the words "1000 to 5000 LEVs." shall be replaced by "3000 to 15 000 EUR";

(b)) in the Al. 2 the words "100 to 500 LEVs." shall be replaced by ' 500 to 1000 EUR ";

in) in the Al. 3 the words "200 to 500 LEVs." shall be replaced by ' 500 to BGN 1000. "

5. § 1 of the additional provision establishes a point 7:

7. "Public" administrative resource "are budgetary resources, premises, vehicles, aircraft and other means of transport, equipment and other movable and immovable property – State or municipal property, submitted to the Administration, State and local authorities, and State and municipal companies, as well as the work of employees in the administration."

§ 151. In the law on local self-government and local administration (official SG. 77 of 1991; amend., SG. 24, 49 and 65 of 1995, no. 90 of 1996 No. 122 of 1997, no. 33, 130 and 154 1998 67/69 and 1999/26 and 85 in 2000, issue 1 from 2001. , PC. 28, 45 and 119 in 2002, PCs. 69. Since 2003, PCs. 19 and 34 of 2005, St. 30 and 69, 2006, issue. 61 and 63 since 2007, PCs. 54 and 108 of 2008, PCs. 6, 14, 35, 42 and 44 of 2009, PCs. 15 and 97 from 2010, PC. 9 and 32 by 2011; Decision No. 4 of the Constitutional Court by 2011-PCs. 36 by 2011; amend., SG. 57 by 2011, issue. 38 by 2012, PCs. 15 by 2013 and St. 1, 19 and 53 by 2014) make the following changes and additions:

1. In art. 30:

(a)) in the Al. 4, paragraph 2, the word "Wizard" is replaced by "after his election" and add "or the deprivation of the right to hold public office;

(b)) in the Al. 6 the words "item 3, 5 ' shall be replaced by" item 5 ";

in) in the Al. 7 after the figure "2" "3" is added.

2. In art. 42:

(a)) in the Al. 1:

AA) in point 2, the words "or death" are deleted;

BB) a new paragraph 3:

"3. in the case of imprisonment;"

BB) the current paragraph 3 becomes paragraph 4 and shall be amended as follows:

"4. where after his election has been convicted by a final judgment of imprisonment for an indictable offence or deprivation of the right to hold public office;"

yy) former paragraph 4 – 11 shall become item 5 – 12;

DD) t is created. 13:

13. upon death. ";

b) paragraph 3 shall be amended as follows:

(3) within three days of receipt of the documents certifying the circumstances under para. 2, item 2, 5 and 10, the municipal electoral Committee informed the Mayor that can make an objection in writing to the Commission within three days from the date of its notification. Within three days from the date of expiry of the time limit for opposition municipal election Commission shall adopt a decision. Where it finds that the circumstances for revocation of credentials are available, the municipal electoral Commission terminated the powers of the Mayor. ';

in the create new) Al. 4 and 5:

(4) within three days of receipt of the documents certifying the circumstances under para. 2, item 1, 3, 4, 6, 7, 8, 9, 11, 12 and 13, the municipal electoral Commission announces the termination of powers of the Mayor.

(5) decisions and refusals of the municipal election Commission under para. 3, as well as failures under para. 4 can be challenged before the Administrative Court of the persons concerned or of the central competent guides of the parties in accordance with the statutes and guidelines of coalitions, competent in accordance with the decision on formation of the Coalition, which are represented in the City Council or by persons appointed by the order of art. 459 of the electoral code. A copy of the judgment shall be sent to the Central Electoral Commission and of the President of the City Council within three days from the date of entry into force of this regulation. ";

d) previous al. 4 and 5 become respectively al. 6 and 7;

(e)) the current al. 6 it al. 8 and in her words "para. 4 "shall be replaced by" para. 6 ";

Al is current). 7 it al. 9;

(g)) the current al. 8 it al. 10 and in her words "para. 6 ' shall be replaced by "para. 8 ";

h) past al. 9 it al. 11 and in her words "para. 4, 5 and 6 ' shall be replaced by "para. 6, 7 and 8 ".

§ 152. In the law on administrative-territorial unit of the Republic of Bulgaria (promulgated, SG. 63 of 1995; decision No. 8 of 1996 of the Constitutional Court of the Republic of Bulgaria – 51/1996; amend., SG. 27, 33 and 154 1998 10/69 and 1999/57 of 2000 No. 67 and 80 of 2003, no. 46 of 2005. , PC. 63 since 2007, PCs. 36 since 2008, PCs. 9 and 95 from 2011, issue. 66 by 2013, and PCs. 19, 98 and 107 from 2014) in art. 16 item 1 ' 100 ' is replaced by ' 400 '.

§ 153. Elections for mayors of municipalities are produced only in those municipalities which, on the date of publication of the Decree of the President for scheduling the general elections for municipal councilors and mayors to meet the requirements of art. 16 item 1 of the law on administrative-territorial unit of the Republic of Bulgaria.


§ 154. In the law on the judiciary (official SG. 64 of 2007; amend., SG. 69 and 109 of 2008 25/, 33, 42, 102 and 103 of 2009, 59/2010, no. 1, 23, 32, 45, 81 and 82 by 2011; Decision No. 10 of the Constitutional Court by 2011 – issue 93 of 2011; amend. , PC. 20, 50 and 81 by 2012 PCs. 15.17, 30, 52, 66, 70 and 71 of 13 PCs. 19, 21, 53, 98 and 107 from 2014, PC. 14 by 2015 and St. 28 of 2016) in art. 195, para. 1, item 4, the words "in the Central Electoral Commission and" are deleted.

§ 155. The law shall enter into force on the day of its publication in the Official Gazette.

The law was passed by the National Assembly-43 on April 28, 2016, and on May 18, 2016 and is stamped with the official seal of the National Assembly.

President of the National Assembly Tsetska Tsacheva:

4092