Electoral Code

Original Language Title: Изборен кодекс

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Name of law Electoral Code Name of Bill draft electoral code acceptance date 04/03/2014 number/year Official Gazette 19/2014 Decree No 37

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 election code adopted by the National Assembly of HLII 21 February 2014, readmitted on 4 March 2014.

Issued in Sofia on March 5, 2014.

The President of the Republic: Rosen Plevneliev

Stamped with the State seal.

Minister of Justice: Zinaida Zlatanova

ELECTORAL CODE

PART ONE

GENERAL RULES

Chapter one

BASICS

Section I

Subject matter, scope and principles

Subject

Art. 1. This code shall specify:

1. the conditions and procedures for the Organization of elections in the Republic of Bulgaria;

2. contestation of the election results;

3. the conditions and procedures for the completion of mandates.

Range

Art. 2. This code shall apply to the election of:

1. representatives of the National Assembly;

2. MPs for the Grand National Assembly;

3. the President and Vice President of the Republic;

4. the members of the European Parliament of the Republic of Bulgaria;

5. municipal councillors;

6. the mayors of municipalities, mayors of districts and mayors of municipalities.

Principles

Art. 3. (1) Elections shall be produced on the basis of universal, equal and direct suffrage by secret ballot and shall ensure the free expression of the will of the voters. The vote is personal.

(2) Each voter shall have one vote.

Section II

Scheduling and determining the election day. Elected bonds

Scheduling of elections

Art. 4. (1) elections to the National Assembly deputies and for Councillors and mayors are appointed by the President of the Republic not later than 60 days before election day.

(2) the election of members of the European Parliament of the Republic of Bulgaria shall be manufactured in accordance with the electoral period to be determined by the Council of the European Union, and is appointed by the President of the Republic not later than 60 days before election day.

(3) the elections for the Grand National Assembly is convened by the President of the Republic within the time limit under art. 160, para. 2 of the Constitution.

(4) the election for President and Vice President of the Republic by the National Assembly shall be convened not later than 60 days before election day.

Determination of election day

Art. 5. Elections are produced in a non-working day for the entire country.

Elected bonds

Art. 6. (1) the Central Electoral Commission validated the model election papers for each type of choice, and where appropriate amend them. Models of electoral documents and any amendments thereto shall be published in the Official Gazette no later than 55 days prior to election day.

(2) Election, approved for general elections for municipal councilors and mayors, and shall apply accordingly to produce partial and new elections.

(3) the Central Electoral Commission in agreement with the Council of Ministers shall lay down the conditions and procedures for the development, delivery and storage of electoral materials, including papers and for the storage of technical devices for engineering voting. The Central Electoral Commission control over the production, supply and storage of electoral materials, including papers and on the storage of technical devices for engineering voting.

(4) if it is found incomplete or clerical error in the election, the Central Electoral Commission made an amendment no later than 5 days from the establishment. The Central Electoral Commission shall publish without delay the repair in the "Official Gazette".

Chapter two

ELECTORAL DISTRICTS AND PRECINCTS

Section I

Electoral districts

Types of electoral districts

Art. 7. (1) For production of the election of the country's territory is divided into electoral districts.

(2) the election area is the territory from which the MPs are elected President and Vice President of the Republic, members of the European Parliament of the Republic of Bulgaria, municipal councillors and mayors.

(3) Election is a single electoral region or multi-seat.

(4) Election is a single electoral region when it chooses a candidate or a doctoral couple from the same ticket.

(5) the election district's multi-seat when it selected two or more candidates.

Section II

Polling stations in the country

The formation of sections in the country

Art. 8. (1) the voting and the counting of the votes shall be carried out at the polling stations.

(2) the Mayor of the municipality formed by order polling stations on the territory of the municipality no later than 50 days before election day and approve their numbering, and address range. In the period referred to in the first sentence the mayor shall forward a copy of the order of the territorial units of the Directorate General for civil registration and administrative service at the Ministry of regional development in the relevant field.

(3) the Mayor of the municipality is required to provide suitable premises for polling stations, including the movable sections sectional electoral commissions to ensure normal flow of election day.

(4) the order of Mayor under para. 2 is announced publicly. It can be challenged by interested parties within three days from the date of its announcement in front of the district or municipal electoral Committee, which shall take a decision within three days, with a decision to be announced publicly. The decision by the district or municipal electoral Commission can be challenged within three days from the date of its announcement before the Central Election Commission by the procedure of art. 73, respectively, by the order of art. 88.

(5) changes in numbers, scope and the address of the polling stations shall be recorded in the electoral lists for the vote.

(6) the mayors of municipalities shall notify the district or municipal electoral Committee for the addresses of the polling stations.

(7) when creating a new municipality of polling are formed from the Governor appointed temporary Mayor according to art. 4, al. 2 of the law on local self-government and local administration. The order is declared public and may be challenged pursuant to para. 4.

(8) the district or municipal electoral committee formed the uniform number of the polling stations in the area or municipality pursuant to the uniform numbering of the sections specified by a decision of the Central Election Commission, no later than 35 days before election day.

Conditions for the formation of sections

Art. 9. (1) at a polling station shall include up to 1000 voters, except in the cases under art. 93, para. 4 of the Act on civil registration.

(2) in the settlements are formed as sections, as many times as the number 1000 is contained in the number of voters. In the presence of residue can form an additional section.

(3) in the case of territorial settlements separated the municipality Mayor might formed sections with no less than 20 voters.

(4) in the election for municipal councilors and mayors in the settlements are formed as sections, as many times as the number 1000 is contained in the number of voters. When residue, greater than or equal to 500, form a separate section. In the residue under 500 voters form two sections with under 1000 voters or one section with under 1000, but with no less than 30 constituencies. In settlements with less than 1000 voters form a separate section.

(5) limits of polling stations shall comply with the limits of the settlements. The boundaries of the polling stations in cities with regional division shall comply with the limits of their administrative areas.

(6) in the election for MPs, members of the European Parliament of the Republic of Bulgaria and the President and Vice President of the Republic shall form electoral sections in hospitals, homes for the aged and other specialized institutions for the provision of social services and in outside the country craft under the Bulgarian flag in the presence of no less than 10 voters.

(7) in the election for municipal councilors and mayors form a polling stations in hospitals, homes for the aged and other specialized institutions for the provision of social services in the presence of no less than 10 voters who lived through the last six months before election day in the relevant place, in the territory of which is the establishment, home, or other specialized institution.

(8) polling under para. (6) and (7) are formed by the heads of businesses, homes, and other specialized institutions and by masters of vessels not later than 48 hours before election day, for which he shall communicate to the Mayor of the municipality in whose territory they are located, their homes, and other specialized institutions, as well as relevant regional or municipal election Commission.

(9) the detainees against whom there is no judgement, may vote in the places of detention where there is possible to form a polling station under the terms of para. 6 or 7.

Sections for voters with visual impairments or difficulties in movement

Art. 10. (1) where, in a building with more than one floor sections and of the upper floors, the district or municipal electoral Commission with decision lays down a section of the first floor (ground floor), which is the lowest number of voters in the poll, the voting of voters who are blind or have low vision or with difficulties in movement.

(2) in front of the polling station in the Al. 1 place the plate and other road signs, which are notes and additional purpose.

Section III

Polling stations outside the country

Laying down the conditions and procedure for the formation of sections

Art. 11. (1) the Central Electoral Commission shall determine the conditions and procedures for the formation of polling stations outside the country, including the terms and the Organization of Bulgarian citizens for voting outside the country not later than 57 days before election day.

(2) the Central Electoral Commission shall immediately forward the decision referred to in paragraph 1. 1 of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Determination of places for voting


Art. 12. The Central Electoral Commission no later than 21 days before polling day determined the places in countries where polling stations will be formed out of the country, and the number of polling stations in each place, on the basis of the aggregated data referred to in art. 14. the decision of the Central Election Commission can be appealed by the order of art. 58.

Competent authority for the formation of sections

Art. 13. (1) in the election for MPs, for President and Vice President of the Republic and for members of the European Parliament of the Republic of Bulgaria the heads of diplomatic and consular representations of the Republic of Bulgaria form polling stations outside the country subject to the legislation of the State concerned.

(2) heads of diplomatic and consular representations shall determine the location of polling stations outside the country on the basis of territorial distribution of the Bulgarian community in the appropriate place.

(3) Organizations of Bulgarian citizens in the appropriate place can make a proposal for the location of the polling stations outside the country by heads of diplomatic and consular representations. The proposal shall be made no later than 25 days before the election day.

(4) heads of diplomatic and consular representations can determine the location of polling stations outside the country on the basis of the proposals referred to in paragraph 1. 3.

(5) the polling station are formed by order of the heads of the diplomatic or consular representatives no later than 18 days before the election day on the basis of the decision of the Central Election Commission under art. 12. in order to indicate the location of polling places.

(6) the order under paragraph 1. 5 is announced publicly and can be challenged within three days from the date of its announcement before the Central Election Commission, which shall take a decision within three days, with a decision to be announced publicly. The decision of the Central Election Commission can be appealed by the order of art. 58.

Formation of polling stations outside the country

Art. 14. Polling stations outside the country are formed:

1. where there are diplomatic or consular representation – in the presence of no less than 20 voters, filed an application under art. 16, al. 1;

2. the outside of the item 1 – in the presence of no less than 40 constituents, applied under art. 16, al. 1; in the elections for members of the European Parliament of the Republic of Bulgaria such sections are formed only in the Member States of the European Union;

3. in the places in which the held to 5 years before election day elections had formed at least one polling station in which they voted not less than 100 voters; the list of the places shall be declared by the Central Election Commission no later than 50 days before election day;

4. out of place under item 1 – 3 at the discretion of the heads of diplomatic and consular representations on the basis of the total number of applications or to the total number of voters in previous elections, including the number of applications for a specific location is less than 40; the heads of the diplomatic missions or consular posts of the Republic of Bulgaria shall send a reasoned proposal to the Central Election Commission not later than 10 days before election day.

Formation of new sections

Art. 15. When the number of voters under art. 14 is more than 500, are formed as polling stations, as many times as the number 500 is contained in the number of voters. In the presence of residue can form an additional section.

Procedure for the submission of applications for the opening of polling stations outside the country

Art. 16. (1) a Bulgarian citizen who has the right to vote in elections for MPs, members of the European Parliament of the Republic of Bulgaria and the President and Vice President of the Republic and wishes to vote, stating that no later than 25 days before the election day by written application form, signed by hand and submitted personally or sent by mail through a letter to the diplomatic mission or consular post of the Republic of Bulgaria in the State concerned, or by an application via the website of the Central Electoral Commission. In a letter may have more than one application, each application can be entered only one person.

(2) in an application under subsection. 1 voter in Bulgarian language the names on the Passport, military ID card, or a single civil number and its permanent address in the Republic of Bulgaria. Voter forms in Cyrillic or Latin place out of the country in which they wish to vote. Voter application may indicate the email address or phone number that you can be informed of the outcome of the examination under art. 17, al. 3.

(3) in the election for members of the European Parliament of the Republic of Bulgaria shall submit a voter declaration form that is eligible to vote.

Publication of applications and verification of data

Art. 17. (1) the heads of the diplomatic mission or consular post of the Republic of Bulgaria sent forthwith to the Central Election Commission electronically submitted applications under art. 16, al. 1.

(2) the licence applications are published immediately on the website of the Central Election Commission in accordance with the requirements of the data protection act.

(3) the Central Electoral Commission shall check the data under art. 16, al. 2 not later than 10 days before election day. Applications for electronic submissions the verification shall be carried out simultaneously with their automated submission. Data in applications submitted in writing through the diplomatic and consular representations shall be checked when their introduction pursuant to para. 1. the Elector whose application has not been confirmed, but has specified e-mail address or phone contact, shall be notified immediately.

(4) the Central Electoral Commission verifies whether the persons under art. 16, al. 1 comply with the requirements to elect not later than 10 days before election day.

(5) for carrying out the examination under paragraph 1. 3 and 4 civil registration and administrative service at the Ministry of regional development of Central Electoral Commission provides access to data in the national register of the population. On the basis of the results of the investigation the Central Electoral Commission shall send immediately to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs information under art. 16, al. 2 only persons who have the right to vote, and only to places in which polling stations are formed.

(6) the Ministry of Foreign Affairs not later than 20 days before the election day summarizes the data by country and sends them immediately to the heads of the diplomatic and consular representations to form polling stations and persons on the lists mentioned under art. 31, para. 1.

Chapter three

ORGANIZATIONAL AND TECHNICAL PREPARATION FOR THE ELECTIONS

Section I

Preparation of the elections and to ensure

Competent authority. Estimate for the elections

Art. 18. (1) the organizational and technical preparation and support of the elections, including equipment, supplies and machinery for engineering voting shall be carried out by the Council of Ministers and by the regional and municipal administrations in liaison with the electoral commissions.

(2) the costs of preparation and production of the election, including the engine room and voting forms under art. 193 and 195 shall be borne by the State budget as adopted by the Council of Ministers-account plan agreed with the Central Electoral Commission. Plan-a bill for elections shall be adopted no later than 55 days prior to election day.

(3) the means of organizational and technical preparation of the election shall be provided to the municipal district administrations, respectively, no later than 30 days before election day.

(4) within 7 days from the date of scheduling elections the Council of Ministers may entrust the coordination and implementation of the activities referred to in para. 1 a particular Minister.

Applications, complaints, statements and other papers

Art. 19. (1) the applications, appeals, certificates and other securities referred to in the code are exempt from State fees.

(2) the documents referred to in the code, which are issued in a foreign language shall be submitted together with a certified translation of the Bulgarian language.

Section II

Preparation and organization of the elections outside the country

Publication of the terms and conditions of the elections outside the country

Art. 20. The Minister for Foreign Affairs and heads of diplomatic and consular representations of the Republic of Bulgaria promptly published on the website of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and diplomatic and consular representations of the terms and conditions for the formation of polling stations outside the country, including the terms and the vote of the Bulgarian citizens out of the country.

Consent of the host State

Art. 21. (1) heads of diplomatic and consular representations of the Republic of Bulgaria shall, without delay, but no later than 55 days before election day, they must ask for the consent of the host State, if such is required for:

1. the production of election;

2. disclosure of the polling stations in the diplomatic and consular representations;

3. disclosure of polling stations out of the diplomatic and consular representations;

4. disclosure of the polling stations in a country where the Republic of Bulgaria has no diplomatic or consular representation, but there are diplomatic relations, and is designated an accredited Ambassador.

(2) heads of diplomatic and consular representations shall immediately notify the Ministry of Foreign Affairs about the responses received from the host country. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs shall immediately inform the Central Election Commission.

(3) the Ministry of Foreign Affairs shall notify the Central Electoral Commission for the countries in which consent is not required under para. 1.

Providing assistance


Art. 22. (1) heads of diplomatic and consular representations of the Republic of Bulgaria provide organizational and technical support for candidates and representatives of political parties, coalitions and initiative committees, registered candidates in the conduct of meetings with voters.

(2) heads of diplomatic and consular representations of the Republic of Bulgaria invite organizations for assistance of the Bulgarian citizens out of the country. Organizations can assist the work of preparation and organisation of the elections outside the country, provide contacts with local authorities, a suitable Hall for the production of election polling boxes, voting booths, scanner, mobile Internet and other equipment.

Chapter four

LISTS

Section I

Electoral lists

Competent authority

Art. 23. (1) the voter lists are compiled by the municipal administrations in the settlements, which keeps a register of the population, and shall be signed by the Mayor of the municipality, respectively by the Mayor at City Hall or the Mayor's Deputy, and by the Registrar of the municipality. In cities with regional division electoral lists shall be signed by the Mayor and the Secretary of the district.

(2) Each voter shall be entered in only one Polly.

Order and method for compiling voter lists

 Art. 24. (1) the voter lists are compiled separately for each polling station. Provisional electoral lists are announced in advance in a conspicuous place in the polling station and published on the website of the municipality. Electoral lists to vote shall be transmitted to the precinct electoral commissions on the day before election day.

(2) Polling lists shall be drawn up by a permanent address.

(3) where, in the previous 6 months to election day be changed the name of the place, the street, the residential complex or the numbering of the residential building, the municipality shall draw up a list of the changes, which shall be provided to the precinct electoral commissions.

The compilation of voter lists

Art. 25. (1) in the election for MPs and for President and Vice President of the Republic electoral lists shall be drawn up in one part, in which shall be entered all Bulgarian citizens, who have the right to vote in the election.

(2) in the election for members of the European Parliament of the Republic of Bulgaria and the municipal councillors and mayors electoral lists shall be drawn up in two parts: part I and part II. In part I is entered, all Bulgarian citizens, who have the right to vote in the election, in part II – nationals of another Member State of the European Union who have the right to vote in the election.

(3) in the electoral lists for the vote, including in part I of the polling lists shall be entered in alphabetical order the names of the voter, or permanent address current address where the voter has made a request under art. 36, as the columns to record the single civil number and the type and number of the identity document remains empty and do not fill out and separates the "remarks" box.

(4) in the election for members of the European Parliament of the Republic of Bulgaria and the municipal councillors and mayors part II of electoral lists shall be drawn up on the basis of votes under art. 359. 1 or under art. 408, para. 1 declarations of nationals of another Member State of the European Union.

(5) voters who have not changed their personal documents subject to § 9A of the transitional and concluding provisions of the law on Bulgarian identification documents are included on the electoral roll in their reflected in the Green Passport address.

Printing of polling lists

Art. 26. (1) the voter lists, including part I of the electoral lists are printed based on the National population register of the Directorate General for civil registration and administrative service at the Ministry of regional development.

(2) in the election for members of the European Parliament of the Republic of Bulgaria and the municipal councillors and mayors part II of electoral lists shall be printed by the General Directorate for civil registration and administrative service at the Ministry of regional development. Data for automated printing of electoral lists – part II, transmitted by the Mayor of the municipality not later than 35 days before election day.

Cancellation, registration and completion

Art. 27. (1) The voter lists are deleted the names of citizens who by election day have lost their right to vote or have died, and the names of the persons to whom it is expressly provided for in the code.

(2) General Directorate for Execution of sanctions "to the Ministry of Justice shall provide the General Directorate for civil registration and administrative service at the Ministry of regional development data for persons izt″rpâvaŝi a penalty involving deprivation of liberty, for their automated deletion from the electoral lists. The information is provided and 55 respectively, 15 days before election day.

(3) voters shall be entered respectively added, reconfigure the names of citizens who have the right to vote, but are omitted, as well as those for which no basis on which they were deleted. Persons who are serving a prison sentence or are no longer under interdiction, or no, reason of which they were deprived of the right to vote in the Member State of the European Union, shall be entered in the polling lists after submission of the relevant document in the municipality or region, or City Hall.

(4) the entry under para. 3 shall be carried out at the request of the voter by the authorities under art. 23, para. 1 to show the lists of precinct electoral commissions.

(5) Completion in the Al. 3 takes place on election day by the sectional Election Commission by a permanent address (address of residence).

(6) Registration completion, respectively, shall be made upon presentation of an identity document and a certificate of residence – for a national of another Member State of the European Union, the Declaration within the time allowed under art. 359. 1 or under art. 408, para. 1.

Section II

Electoral lists in hospitals, specialized institutions, prisons and detention facilities, vessels

Electoral lists in hospitals and specialized institutions

Art. 28. (1) the voters in hospitals, homes for the aged and other specialized institutions for the provision of social services shall be drawn up and signed by the head of House, home or other specialized institution.

(2) the head of House, home or other specialized institution no later than 48 hours before the election day shall notify the authorities referred to in art. 23, para. 1 for the data entered in the list of persons to be removed from the voter lists at their permanent address (address of residence) before the transfer of electoral lists voting precinct electoral commissions.

(3) Voter under para. 2, which on election day is out of the hospital, home or another specialized institution, is finishing in the electoral list of the sectional Election Commission by a permanent address (address of residence) upon presentation of an identity document and a declaration in a form that is not a vote and not vote elsewhere.

Electoral lists in prisons and detention facilities

Art. 29. (1) in the election for MPs, for President and Vice President of the Republic and for members of the European Parliament of the Republic of Bulgaria the heads of places to serve a sentence of imprisonment and detention shall draw up and sign the electoral lists of the detainees, who do not serve a prison sentence.

(2) in the election for municipal councilors and mayors, leaders of serving the sentence of imprisonment and detention shall draw up electoral lists of the detainees, who do not serve a prison sentence if the location of the location coincides with the place, where people have lived for at least six months, according to art. 396, para. 1 or 2.

(3) the heads of the places for serving the sentence of imprisonment and detention not later than 48 hours before the election day shall notify the authorities referred to in art. 23, para. 1 for the data entered in the list of persons to be removed from the voter lists at their permanent address (address of residence) before the transfer of electoral lists voting precinct electoral commissions.

(4) the Elector under paragraph 1. 3 who on election day is out of place to serve a penalty involving deprivation of liberty or detention, shall participate in the electoral list of the sectional Election Commission by a permanent address (address of residence) after submission of the relevant document, identity document and a declaration in a form that is not a vote and not vote elsewhere.

Electoral lists of vessels

Art. 30. (1) in the election for MPs, for President and Vice President of the Republic and for members of the European Parliament of the Republic of Bulgaria register of vessels under the Bulgarian flag shall be drawn up and signed by the master of the vessel.

(2) the master of a vessel not later than 48 hours before the election day shall notify the authorities referred to in art. 23, para. 1 for persons included in the list to be deleted from the voter lists at their permanent address prior to the transmission of electoral lists voting precinct electoral commissions.

(3) Voter under para. 2, which on election day is not on the vessel under the Bulgarian flag, finishing on the electoral roll of the sectional Election Commission by a permanent address (address of residence) upon presentation of an identity document and a declaration in a form that is not a vote and not vote elsewhere.

Section III

Lists of the persons stated that they will vote outside the country

Drawing up of the lists


Art. 31. (1) in the election for MPs, for President and Vice President of the Republic and for members of the European Parliament of the Republic of Bulgaria the heads of diplomatic and consular representations of the Republic of Bulgaria shall draw up and sign a list in which shall be entered the persons under art. 17, al. 6, the countries and places.

(2) the Ministry of Foreign Affairs sends the aggregated data from all countries with the names, the single civil number and permanent address in the Republic of Bulgaria of the persons included in the lists referred to in para. 1 in structured electronic form to the General Directorate for civil registration and administrative service at the Ministry of regional development not later than 18 days before election day to be deleted from the voters to vote in the Republic of Bulgaria.

Publication of lists

Art. 32. the lists referred to in art. 31, para. 1 shall be published by the Minister of Foreign Affairs and the heads of diplomatic and consular representations of the Republic of Bulgaria no later than 18 days before election day, according to the website of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the diplomatic and consular representations and contain the names of voters and the number and the address of the polling station. Heads of diplomatic and consular representations shall ensure that every voter can consult the list in a uniform civil number, including a toll-free phone number. Further licence applications and the changes to the lists are published immediately.

Challenge and completion

Art. 33. (1) persons who are not entered in the list under art. 31, para. 1 may challenge their failure to be within three days from the date of publication of the list before the Central Election Commission, which shall take a decision within three days, with a decision which is subject to appeal before the Supreme Administrative Court by the procedure of art. 58.

(2) a voter who is not entered in the list under art. 31, para. 1, but has the right to vote, to participate in the list of the sectional Election Commission upon presentation of an identity document and a declaration in a form that meets the conditions to choose. In the elections for 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 elections for members of the European Parliament. The list shall be entered all data of the voter identity document for him.

(3) the refusal of the sectional Election Commission out of the country to allow to vote and perform a complete voter on election day is written, served on the person concerned and may be challenged before the Central Election Commission electronically. The Central Electoral Commission shall act immediately with a solution that is announced immediately on the Commission's website.

Section IV

Certificates of vote elsewhere

Issue of certificates

Art. 34. (1) in the election for MPs, for President and Vice President of the Republic and for members of the European Parliament of the Republic of Bulgaria vote certificates elsewhere shall be issued only to:

1. applicants for the type of choice;

2. the members of the Central Electoral Commission;

3. the members of the district and local electoral commissions;

4. the observers.

(2) certificates are issued place after submission of a sample application. In the application the persons declare that are going to vote only once.

(3) certificates shall be issued by the authorities place under art. 23, para. 1 in one instance not later than 14 days before election day.

(4) certificates is obtain personally against signature or by proxy with power of Attorney certified by a notary.

(5) the authority under art. 23, para. 1 permanent address information for certificates issued for voting on another site of the Directorate General for civil registration and administrative service at the Ministry of regional development not later than 12 days before polling day for the automated deletion of the person of the permanent address.

(6) in the election for municipal councilors and mayors vote certificates to another location shall not be issued.

(7) where, after issuing a certificate to vote at another location the municipal administration at the permanent address of the voter received a message about its inclusion on the electoral roll at the current address, it shall immediately notify the municipal administration under this address for the issued certificate to vote at another place. In this case, the voter shall be removed from the electoral roll in the current address of the municipal administration in the current address, as in the "remarks" box is marked justification for deletion-"certificate to vote elsewhere."

Public register of certificates

Art. 35. (1) the certificates of vote elsewhere have a single numbering for the entire country, including the number of the electoral area (the area), on whose territory are issued, the number of the polling station in which you must vote according to face its permanent address, and the serial number in the register for the issue of certificates for voting in another place of the municipal administration.

(2) the municipal administration leads a public register for issued certificates to vote elsewhere, bearing the number of the issued certificate, and names the single civil number (personal number) of the person to whom it was issued, the date of issue and the signature of the person who has obtained the certificate, noting whether the certificate has been obtained in person or by proxy. Access to personal data in the register shall be carried out in compliance with the requirements of the data protection act.

(3) municipal administrations and councils of district electoral committees shall submit a copy of the directory for issued certificates to vote elsewhere no later than 10 days before election day.

Section V

Entry on the electoral roll at present address

Entry on the list

Art. 36. (1) a voter whose permanent and current address are in different locations, you may ask to be entered on the electoral roll at the current address not later than 14 days before election day. The request shall be made in writing to the Mayor of the municipality, district, City Hall or the Mayor's steward and contains the single civil voter number, type and number of the identity document and its signature or by electronic application via the website of the municipality under this address.

(2) in the election for municipal councilors and mayors request under para. 1 is made, provided that the voter has a current address in the last six months before election day in the city. In the request under para. 1 indicates the address and the date of registration under the current address.

(3) the authority under art. 23, para. 1 the current address information for requests submitted under paragraph 1. 1 the General Directorate for civil registration and administrative service at the Ministry of regional development not later than 12 days before polling day for the automated registration of voters in the polling lists as current address and its deletion from the electoral roll by a permanent address.

(4) After the entry of the voter on the electoral roll at the current address not to be issued a certificate to vote at another location.

Section VI

List for voting absentee with a removable

On application and registration in the list for voting absentee with a removable

Art. 37. (1) the voters with disabilities that do not allow them to exercise their electoral right in electoral area, but wish to vote absentee with a removable, declare their desire not later than 20 days before election day in writing through a sample application, signed and sent by mail, fax or by electronic application via the website of the art. 23, para. 1 the permanent address or at this address when the request was made under art. 36.

(2) Voters with disabilities that do not allow them to exercise their electoral right in electoral unit and wish to vote absentee with a removable, but have not applied within the period under paragraph 1. 1, can vote absentee with a movable, if this request no later than 5 days prior to election day, and provided that the territory of the municipality is assigned removable sectioned Electoral Commission.

(3) the application shall indicate the names of voters, the single of his civic number (serial number), the permanent address (address of residence) or this address when the request was made under art. 36, and apply a copy of telk document (NATIONAL).

(4) the names of the elector who made the request under para. 1 or 2, shall be deleted from the electoral list and entered by the authority under art. 23, para. 1 in the list for voting absentee with a removable.

Section VII

List of deleted entities

List content

Art. 38. (1) the list of deleted entities shall be drawn up by the permanent address of the General Directorate for civil registration and administrative service at the Ministry of regional development.

(2) the list shall contain the names, the number one reason for civil and deletion of persons who:

1. are placed under interdiction;

2. serve a penalty involving deprivation of liberty for not yet releasing up to election day;

3. are entered on the electoral roll at their current address;

4. have issued a certificate to vote at another location;

5. have issued a certificate to vote in a particular place;

6. are entered in the list under art. 31, para. 1;

7. have a current address on the date of drawing up the electoral lists in a non-Member State of the European Union – in the elections for members of the European Parliament of the Republic of Bulgaria;

8. have a current address for the past six months before the date of manufacture of the elections outside the Republic of Bulgaria – in the elections for municipal councilors and mayors.

Exclusion from the list of deleted entities before election day


Art. 39. (1) the list of deleted entities are published on the website of the municipality not later than 10 days before election day and contains the names of the person, number and the address of the polling station. Any person may consult the list.

(2) a person who is entered in the list, but has the right to vote may request to see the justification for the deletion of the electoral roll and ask to be excluded from the list of deleted entities with a written application to the Mayor of the municipality, district, City Hall or the Mayor's vicar or by an application via the website of the municipality, which shall be transmitted immediately by the municipal administration of the competent municipality Mayor , area or City Hall mayoral intendant.

(3) the application shall contain evidence and documents proving the right of a person to vote.

(4) the mayor or Governor kmetskiât examine the application promptly and will decide by reasoned decision.

(5) the refusal to exclude from the list under para. 1 shall be communicated to the applicant immediately and can be appealed to the administrative court within 24 hours of the announcement. The Court examines the appeal in open court within 24 hours from receipt of the applicant's summons to her and the mayor or Mayor's steward. Judgment of the Court of Justice shall be declared immediately and not subject to appeal.

(6) on the basis of the decision to exclude from the list of deleted entities the voter shall be entered in the electoral list of the authorities referred to in art. 23, para. 1 to show the list of the sectional Election Commission.

Exclusion from the list of deleted entities on election day

Art. 40. (1) a voter who on election day found that was inscribed in the list of deleted persons have the right to vote, if you provide a certificate that no ground or there is no justification for its inclusion in the list or if you appear at a polling station at a permanent address in the cases under art. 38, para. 2, item 4, 5 and 6.

(2) the certificate referred to in para. 1 shall be issued by the Mayor of the municipality, district, City Hall or the Mayor's vicar on election day in a form approved by the Central Electoral Commission, after verification of the presence or absence of the basis for the registration of a person in the list. Refusal to issue the certificate is refused.

(3) upon presentation of the certificate or document of identity in the cases under art. 38, para. 2, item 4, 5 and 6 and a declaration in a form that is not a vote and not vote elsewhere, voters are excluded from the list of deleted entities and all of its data shall be entered in the additional page of the electoral roll by the President of the sectional Election Commission in his/her permanent address. The certificate applies to the electoral roll, as in the "remarks" box notes the reason for registration – "certificate".

(4) the refusal of the sectional Election Commission to carry out a complete written, served on the person concerned and may be challenged in front of the district or municipal electoral Committee, which shall decide on the appeal immediately.

Section VIII

Notification and publication of electoral lists

Announcement of polling lists

Art. 41. (1) the provisional electoral lists, including part I shall be announced by the authorities under art. 23, para. 1 not later than 40 days before election day in a conspicuous place in the vicinity of the polling station.

(2) in the election for members of the European Parliament of the Republic of Bulgaria and the municipal councillors and mayors part II of electoral lists shall be disclosed pursuant to para. 1 not later than 25 days before the election day, as it does not indicate the numbers of the certificates of residence and date of registration referred to in them.

(3) the Mayor of the municipality lays down no later than 45 days before the election day places under para. 1 and notify the district or municipal electoral Committee.

Publication of electoral lists

Art. 42. (1) the voter lists, including part I and part II, shall be published on the website of the municipality and shall contain the names of voters and the number and the address of the polling station.

(2) Polling lists shall be published not later than 40 days before election day in the cases under art. 41, para. 1 and not later than 25 days before the election day in the cases under art. 41, para. 2.

(3) the Mayor of the municipality provides an opportunity each elector – Bulgarian citizen may consult the electoral roll in a uniform civil number, including a toll-free phone number. In the elections for members of the European Parliament of the Republic of Bulgaria and of mayors, the Mayor of the municipality provides an opportunity each elector – a national of another Member State of the European Union, to be able to do a report on the electoral roll in a personal number.

Section IX

Removal of incompleteness and errors. Fixes

Incompleteness and errors in the electoral roll

Art. 43. (1) every elector may request removal of incompleteness and errors in the electoral roll with a written application to the Mayor of the municipality, district, City Hall or Mayor's steward. A national of another Member State of the European Union, which is inscribed in the polls, could be wiped out in his written statement to the Mayor of the municipality, district, City Hall or Mayor's steward.

(2) Applications shall be adopted by the Administration not later than 7 days prior to election day.

(3) the mayor or Governor kmetskiât examine the application within two days and act on it in a reasoned decision, announcing in a public place without delay.

(4) the decision referred to in paragraph 1. 3 may appeal to the administrative court within two days of its announcement. The Court examines the appeal and give judgment within two days of receipt in an open session with the summoning of the complainant and the Mayor. Judgment of the Court of Justice shall be declared immediately and not subject to appeal.

Corrections and deletion

Art. 44. (1) the amendments in the electoral lists shall be announced without delay, including the lists published on the website of the municipality.

(2) Cancellation of the voter lists before printing them is carried out automatically, and then printing them – with a horizontal line so that the deletion of the name to be read.

Section X

Appeal of refusal of registration on the electoral roll or completion

Appeal of refusal

Art. 45. (1) the refusal for entry on the electoral roll shall be communicated to the applicant immediately and can be appealed to the administrative court within two days of the announcement. The Court examines the appeal in open court within two days from receipt of the applicant's summons to her and the authorities under art. 23, para. 1 and a decision, which shall be declared immediately and not subject to appeal.

(2) the refusal of the sectional Election Commission to carry out a complete voter on election day is written, served on the person concerned and may be challenged in front of the District Election Commission, respectively the municipal electoral Committee, which shall decide on the appeal immediately.

Chapter five

ELECTORAL COMMISSIONS

Section I

Central Electoral Commission

Installation in Office. Composition

Art. 46. (1) the Central Electoral Commission shall be set up to produce all types of elections, which is an independent public authority.

(2) the Commission is a legal person – major officer by budget, based in Sofia.

(3) the Commission is composed of 19 members, including the Chairman, two Vice-Chairmen and a Secretary-General.

(4) the President, Vice-Presidents and Secretary of the Central Electoral Commission are elected by the National Assembly on the basis of the proposal referred to in art. 47, para. 2, item 1. The other members of the Commission are appointed by the President of the Republic on the basis of the proposal referred to in art. 47, para. 2, item 2.

(5) proposals for selection of members can make MPs, parliamentary groups, as well as parties and coalitions that have chosen with their lists, members of the European Parliament but are not parliamentary.

(6) the Bulgarian non-governmental organizations may make proposals for the appointment of members of the Central Election Commission to MPs and the parliamentary groups. When Parliament or parliamentary group's proposal on the basis of a proposal by the non-governmental organization, it marks in it.

(7) the Chairman, Vice-Chairman and Secretary can be selected persons proposed by the same parliamentary group or by MPs from the same parliamentary group.

(8) in the appointment of members of the Central Electoral Commission, outside those under para. 7, retaining the relationship between parliamentary represented parties and coalitions, parties and coalitions that have chosen with their lists, members of the European Parliament but are not parliamentary, are entitled to an own article in the Central Electoral Commission. Representatives of one party or coalition may not have a majority in the Commission.

(9) when the parliamentary represented parties and coalitions and parties and coalitions that have chosen with their lists, members of the European Parliament but are not parliamentary, have not made proposals under para. 5 for all the members to which they are entitled, including the proposals made for fewer members, unoccupied seats will be filled on a proposal by the other parliamentary parties and coalitions, subject to para. 8.

Publicity in the establishment. Suggestions

Art. 47. (1) the members of the Central Electoral Commission shall be selected, appointed respectively after a public procedure.

(2) after carrying out the procedure under para. 1:

1. the parliamentary represented parties and coalitions make a proposal to the National Assembly for the election of the President, Vice-Presidents and Secretary-General;


2. the parliamentary represented parties and coalitions, as well as parties and coalitions that have chosen with their lists, members of the European Parliament but are not parliamentary, make a proposal to the President of the Republic for the appointment of the other members of the Commission, subject to the requirement of art. 46, para. 8.

Status

Art. 48. (1) the Central Electoral Commission is a permanent body, which is supported by the Administration, and is represented by its President.

(2) the activities of the Administration is carried out by persons working in the employment relationship.

(3) the Organization of work of the Commission, the structure and functions of the administration are defined by rules of procedure which shall be adopted by the Commission and shall be published in the Official Gazette.

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Art. 49. The Central Electoral Commission has a seal with its name and image of the coat of arms of the Republic of Bulgaria.

Requirements to the members

Art. 50. (1) a member of the Central Electoral Commission shall be elected respectively appoint a person who is a Bulgarian citizen and:

1. it is not placed under interdiction;

2. is there a higher education with a minimum educational qualification degree "master"; It is recommended that higher education is in law, Informatics and computer science, mathematics, public communications and information science, political science and sociology;

3. has the work experience of not less than 7 years;

4. possess good professional reputation and enjoys public credibility and trust.

(2) the President of the Commission must be a licensed lawyer with experience of not less than 10 years and meet the requirements of para. 1.

(3) cannot be a member of the Commission, a person who has:

1. convicted of an indictable offence intentionally, irrespective of the rehabilitation and release of criminal liability for an intentional crime;

2. the elective office in the State or a local authority;

3. an employed with an employment or service, except as a teacher;

4. spouse or unmarried couples, partnerships, or has a relative in a straight line with no limits or collateral relatives up to the fourth degree inclusive, and by marriage to the second degree inclusive with another Member of the Commission;

5. a sole proprietor, a partner in a trading company, Manager, sales representative, sales rep, Procurator, salesman, a liquidator or a trustee, Member of the management or control body of the company;

6. the applicant for a corresponding type of choice;

7. in the management of the headquarters of the party, or coalition initiative Committee.

(4) the members of the Commission shall be exempt of them occupied posts or cease activities incompatible with the requirements of paragraphs 1 and 2. 3, item 2, 3, 5 and 7, within one month of the election, according to their assignment.

Term

Art. 51. (1) the term of Office of the members of the Commission shall be 5 years. The choice, therefore the appointment of new members of the Commission shall be produced not earlier than three months and not later than one month before the expiry of the term of Office of the existing members. The members of the Commission shall perform his duties after the expiry of their term of Office until the inauguration of new members.

(2) the powers of the Member of the Commission shall be terminated ahead of schedule at:

1. resignation;

2. the entry into force of the sentence, which was imposed a custodial sentence;

3. imprisonment;

4. permanent de facto inability to perform his duties for more than 6 months;

5. incompatibility;

6. opt-in without a good reason in three in a row or in a total of five meetings during the year;

7. entry into force of the Act, with established conflict of interest under the law for the prevention and detection of conflicts of interest;

8. death.

(3) upon premature termination of the powers of the Member of the Committee is elected in his place, respectively, appoint another person who completes the mandate.

Remuneration

Art. 52. (1) the President of the Commission shall receive monthly remuneration equal to the monthly salary of the Minister.

(2) the remuneration of the Deputy Chairmen and the Secretary is 90 per cent of the remuneration of the Chairman of the Central Electoral Commission.      

(3) the remuneration of the other members shall be 85 per cent of the remuneration of the Chairman of the Central Electoral Commission.

Meetings

Art. 53. (1) the Central Electoral Commission shall meet when convened by its Chairman or at the request of at least one third of its members.

(2) meetings of the Commission shall be chaired by the President, and in his absence, by the appointed by him Deputy President.

(3) the Central Electoral Commission shall meet when more than half of its members.

(4) the Central Electoral Commission shall determine which shall be adopted by a two-thirds majority of the members present and shall be signed by the President and the Secretary. When adopting the decision lacks the necessary majority, believe that there is a decision to reject, which is subject to appeal under the code.

(5) to the meetings of the Commission shall be drawn up, which shall be signed by the Chairman and the Secretary.

(6) the Commission's decisions shall be adopted by a roll-call vote, which shall be recorded in the minutes of the meeting.

(7) the members of the Commission signed protocols and rate decisions by a dissenting opinion when you don't agree with the decision or as specified in the Protocol, specifying the particular opinion.

(8) where the Chairman is absent, Secretary, respectively, protocols and decisions certificates shall be signed by the Registrar, respectively by the Chairman and the Vice-Chairman. When you are absent and the President, and the Secretary, shall be signed by the Deputy Chairman and appointed by a decision of the Commission article.

(9) the meetings of the Commission may attend advocates, representatives of political parties, coalitions or initiative committees, observers, members of the public Council and representatives of the mass media. View opinions, views and objections shall be recorded in the minutes.

(10) the members of the Central Election Commission could not wear insignia of parties, coalitions and initiative committees, as well as to conduct election canvassing.

Transparency

Art. 54. (1) the meetings of the Central Electoral Commission are broadcast in real time on the Internet through the website of the Commission, which shall be declared in advance of the draft agenda.

(2) the Central Electoral Commission maintains a website, which shall immediately publish their decisions, CRE of its meetings, methodological guidelines, preliminary and final results of the election, including the results of votes and the voting machines with paper ballots after their compilation by regions, scanned and electronically received copies of the protocols of precinct electoral commissions, regional and municipal electoral commissions and other documents and data. On the Commission's website are published and all public records in compliance with the requirements of the data protection act.

(3) the Central Electoral Commission shall publish on its website a video (archive) of the meetings of the Commission shall, without delay after the conclusion of the meeting.

Public Council

Art. 55. (1) the Central Electoral Commission establishes a public Council of representatives of Bulgarian NGOs that have participated as observers in the elections, to ensure transparency, democracy and honesty in elections. The public Council assists the Commission.

(2) the composition, functions and organization of the work of the Council shall be determined by rules adopted by the Council and approved by the Central Electoral Commission. The rules shall be published on the Commission's website.

Educational links

Art. 56. (1) the Central Electoral Commission establishes educational link from the members of the Commission, which organized and conducted the training of members of electoral commissions.

(2) the composition, method of forming, the functions of the unit training plan shall be determined by rules adopted by the Commission. The rules shall be published on the Commission's website.

Powers of the Commission

Art. 57. (1) the Central Electoral Commission:

1. carries out activities and exercising control over the implementation of the code and related regulations;

2. carries out the methodological guide and supervise the activities of the electoral commissions;

3. methodological guidelines for the work of electoral commissions for the implementation of the code;

4. provides and ensures creation of websites of district and local electoral commissions;

5. appoint district and municipal electoral commissions and precinct electoral commissions outside the country and approve lists of reserve members; appointed precinct electoral commissions and in the country where the district or municipal electoral Committee not appointed within the period specified;

6. grants members of district and municipal electoral commissions and electoral committees precinct outside the country in cases of violations of the code and of the decisions of the Central Election Commission, as well as in the presence of the circumstance under art. 51, para. (2);

7. determine the size of the methodology with the emoluments of the members of the electoral commissions and professionals;

8. approve the specimen of the stamp of the electoral commissions and its method of protection;

9. leads public register of voters; ensure each voter can consult the register in a uniform civil number (personal number);

10. register, announces and issues certificates of:

a) contestant to participate in all types of elections;

b) initiative committees to participate in the elections for President and Vice President of the Republic and for members of the European Parliament of the Republic of Bulgaria;

11. delete the registration of the party that does not meet the requirements of art. 133, para. 3, item 5, and of the Coalition, which does not meet the requirements of art. 140, para. 3, item 6;


12. the registers and lists of the parties Announces kandidatskite, coalitions and initiative committees in elections for President and Vice President of the Republic and for members of the European Parliament of the Republic of Bulgaria;

13. lead public registers:

a) parties and coalitions in all types of elections;

(b) initiating election committees) for President and Vice President of the Republic and for members of the European Parliament of the Republic of Bulgaria;

c) kandidatskite lists for President and Vice President of the Republic and for members of the European Parliament of the Republic of Bulgaria;

14. shall determine the terms and conditions for the participation of observers, no later than 50 days before election day, the observers register and issue certificates; leads a public register of observers;

15. to register election day advocates outside the country of the kandidatskite lists and issue certificates; public register of water advocates more lists;

16. determines the structure and content of the single numbers of polling stations;

17. determine the locations at which polling stations are formed out of the country;

18. form and approve the uniform numbers of polling stations outside the country;

19. Approves the technical model and the security of the ballot not later than 30 days before election day; validate a model COB with paper ballots;

20. publish a list of the numbers and the addresses of the polling stations in the electoral areas (areas) and with the number of voters in them;

21. shall determine by lot the serial numbers on the ballot of a contestant with elections for MPs, the serial numbers in the ballot of parties, coalitions and independent candidates in the elections for members of the European Parliament of the Republic of Bulgaria and the order of registration of the kandidatskite lists in the ballot in elections for President and Vice President of the Republic and declared them no later than 31 days before election day;

22. lays down the conditions and procedures for the conduct of the election campaign;

23. control the conduct of the election campaign of media service providers with a national scope;

24. for the control under item 23 and identification of violations of media service providers request information from Council of electronic media for the specialized monitoring and which parameters are fixed by agreement between the Commission and the Council for electronic media, concluded before the opening of the election campaign, regardless of the territorial scope of the programmes; in the event that monitoring refers to the media service provider who is not a national scope, the Commission shall forward the information from the monitoring to the competent Election Commission;

25. lays down the conditions and procedures for the conduct of the polls on election day, not later than 20 days before election day; public register of sociological lead agencies;

26. consider all complaints and reports of violations of the electoral process in accordance with its powers, including against decisions and actions of the district and municipal electoral commissions and precinct electoral commissions outside the country, pronounced on them within 24 hours from receipt; on election day, shall take a decision within one hour of receipt of the complaint or the signal and before the end of the election day;

27. determines the order for the examination of complaints and signals from the electoral commissions;

28. leads public register of complaints and signals submitted to the Commission and the decisions on them;

29. determine the terms and conditions for voting machine;

30. determines the order for voting in violation of the rules of the code, including the verification of resolutions under art. 39 and certificates under art. 40, and have performed the General Directorate for civil registration and administrative service at the Ministry of regional development;

31. provide the results of the examination referred to in paragraph 30 of the persons concerned and to establish a violation of the rules of the code, shall refer the matter to the Prosecutor's Office;

32. provide information, organise and conduct through mass media awareness campaign on rights and duties of citizens in the preparation and production of the elections, including voting machine; the explanatory campaign begins not later than 15 days before the expiry of the relevant deadline, by which derive rights and obligations for citizens in connection with the election;

33. lays down the conditions, procedure and time limits for the award of the computer processing of data of a vote no later than 50 days before election day;

34. instructs the computer processing of data and the issue of the bulletin with the results of the elections, including voting by machine;

35. shall determine the form and structured electronic form of the lists, as well as procedures for the verification of the lists for the involvement of independent candidates and instructs the implementation of civil registration and administrative service at the Ministry of regional development;

36. determines the order for the examination of the lists of voters supporting the registration of parties and coalitions, as well as procedures for the verification of the kandidatskite lists, and assign the execution of civil registration and administrative service at the Ministry of regional development;

37. determine single numbering and ways of protection of certificates before each selection;

38. reported data on the number of voters and voters before the time limit referred to in paragraph 39;

39. Announces the end of election day after the close of voting in the country no later than 20.00 p.m.;

40. on its website published interim results from the processing of protocols of precinct electoral commissions at the district or municipal electoral commissions in polling stations;

41. publish on its website the results of voting, including voting by machine at the polling stations and, on request, provide the technical media these results of parties, coalitions and initiative committees;

42. published the results of the elections, including voting by machine at the polling stations in the Bulletin under item 34, containing and technical media, not later than 40 days after polling day;

43. in the National Archive Fund, copies of the protocols of the sectional, district and local electoral commissions;

44. establishes the models of the signs and boards, as well as the models of the insignia of the advocates, observers and representatives of political parties, coalitions and initiative committees no later than 55 days before election day;

45. Decides to remove or recall and political propaganda material placed or distributed in violation of the code on the territory of more than one electoral district (district) or which relate to more than one electoral district (district);

46. determines the circumstances and procedures for the registration and maintenance of a public register of electoral commissions;

47. carry out an analysis of the election and submit to the National Assembly a report which may contain suggestions for the improvement of electoral legislation.

(2) the decision of the Central Electoral Commission shall be notified immediately through publication on the Commission's website and in the newsletter of the Bulgarian Telegraph Agency.

(3) the Central Electoral Commission carries out other powers provided for in the code.

Appeal

Art. 58. (1) the decisions of the Central Election Commission can be appealed before the Supreme Administrative Court by the Central Electoral Commission within three days of their announcement. The Central Electoral Commission shall immediately forward the application and the file to the Court.

(2) the complaint shall state the decision under appeal, the grounds, the application, the applicant's name and address and telephone, fax or e-mail address.

(3) the Supreme Administrative Court considered the appeal and give judgment within three days from the date of receipt in an open session with the summoning of the complainant, the Central Electoral Commission and stakeholders. Judgment of the Court of Justice shall be declared immediately and not subject to appeal.

(4) to review the decisions of the Central Election Commission limits the administrative code shall not apply. Time limits are calculated in calendar days and shall expire on the last day.

Section II

District electoral commissions

Appointment

Art. 59. (1) the Central Electoral Commission shall appoint a district electoral commissions for election:

1. MPs – for each multi-seat electoral district;

2. the members of the European Parliament of the Republic of Bulgaria and the President and Vice President of the Republic – for each district according to the regionalisation of the territory of the State in the last elections for the National Assembly MPs.

(2) the district electoral commissions shall be appointed no later than 50 days before election day.

Consultation

Art. 60. (1) Where the Governor held consultations, which are public. The day, time and place of conducting them shall be communicated to the public and shall be published on the website of the District Administration not later than three days prior to their implementation.

(2) in the consultations involved the parliamentary parties and coalitions and parties and coalitions that have chosen with their lists members of the European Parliament of the Republic of Bulgaria, but not parliamentary. Can participate in the consultations and other parties and coalitions.

(3) the parties and coalitions in the Al. 2 present:

1. a written proposal for the composition of the Electoral Commission, which contains the names of the individuals, personal identification number, position in the Commission, education, specialty and the party or coalition which offers them;

2. a copy of the certificate for the current legal status of the party at the time of scheduling the elections or of the formation of the Coalition, which certify the credentials of persons representing the party or coalition;


3. power of Attorney of persons representing the party or coalition in the consultations when authorized persons involved.

(4) to the proposal under para. 3, item 1 a contestant shall submit a list of replacement members, to replace the proposed by them in the cases under art. 51, para. 2, or where a member of the District Electoral Commission shall not take part in its meetings for more than 10 days. The substitution shall be effected by a decision of the Central Electoral Commission.

(5) the results of consultations shall be drawn up, which shall be signed by the participants. In case of refusal to sign the Protocol, as well as when the Protocol is signed with a dissenting opinion, apply the motives of participants. And apply the written observations of the parties and coalitions, if any.

(6) where a disagreement between parties and coalitions, participated in the consultations, District Governor no later than 55 days prior to election day, sent to the Central Electoral Commission documents under para. 3, 4 and 5.

(7) when it has been reached, the Governor shall submit to the Central Electoral Commission:

1. a written proposal for the composition of the District Election Commission together with a list of replacement members, which contains the names of the individuals, personal identification number, position in the Commission, education, specialty and the party or coalition which offers them;

2. the documents referred to in para. 3 and 4 presented by the parties and coalitions;

3. the minutes of consultations held with the representatives of the parties and coalitions, including their objections;

4. a copy of the message to conduct consultations and the manner of its disclosure.

(8) the Governor makes a proposal under paragraph 1. 7 no later than 55 days prior to election day.

(9) where the Governor did not make a proposal within the time limit referred to in paragraph 1. 8, he shall immediately forward the documents referred to in para. 3, 4 and 5 in the Central Electoral Commission.

(10) in cases where it has been reached, the Central Electoral Commission shall appoint a District Electoral Commission under the Governor's proposal, made in accordance with para. 7.

(11) where a disagreement or the Governor did not make a proposal within the time limit referred to in paragraph 1. 8, the Central Electoral Commission shall appoint a District Electoral Commission on proposals of parties and coalitions.

Composition

Art. 61. (1) the District Electoral Commission consists of a Chairman, Vice-Chairmen, Secretary and members.

(2) the District Electoral Commission shall be represented by its President, and in some cases – of a definite by decision of the Commission Vice-President, Secretary or member.

(3) the representatives of one party or coalition may not have a majority in the District Electoral Commission. The President, the Vice-President and the Secretary may not be from the same party or coalition.

(4) the Parliamentary represented parties and coalitions offered members of District Election Commission, including the Chairman, Vice-Chairmen and the Secretary-General, as follows:

1. for electoral districts to mandate 9-13 members;

2. for electoral districts with 10 and more mandate – 17 members.

(5) in the appointment of members under para. 4, including the President, Vice-Presidents and Secretary-General, retaining the relationship between parliamentary represented parties and coalitions.

(6) parties and coalitions that have chosen with their lists members of the European Parliament of the Republic of Bulgaria, but not parliamentary, are entitled to an own article in the District Electoral Commission, out of the number of members in the Al. 4.

(7) in the event that the parliamentary represented parties and coalitions and parties and coalitions that have chosen with their lists members of the European Parliament of the Republic of Bulgaria, but not parliamentary, have not made proposals on all members to which they are entitled, including the proposals made for fewer members, unoccupied seats will be filled on a proposal from the other parties and coalitions participated in consultations under art. 60, para. 2. Filling is carried out by lot under conditions and by an order determined by a decision of the Central Electoral Commission.

(8) in the event that the total number of members of the District Election Commission is an even number, a parliamentary party or coalition presented the biggest untapped balance offers one more Member of the District Election Commission. Debris is on an equal draw lots between parties and coalitions with equal residues.

(9) in the event that the party or coalition that should indicate the article under the terms of paragraphs 1 and 2. 8, formed the majority in the District Electoral Commission, this right shall be granted to the party or coalition with the next largest untapped residue. Debris is on an equal draw lots between parties and coalitions with equal residues.

(10) the total number of members of the District Electoral Commission shall be determined in accordance with para. 4-9.

Status

Art. 62. (1) the District Electoral Commission carries out his duties for a period from the day of her appointment within 14 days after the production of the type of choice.

(2) in the performance of their powers, the members of the District Election Committee are officials within the meaning of the criminal code.

(3) a member of the Regional Electoral Commission cannot bear the insignia of parties, coalitions and initiative committees, as well as to conduct election canvassing.

Support the activities of the Commission

Art. 63. The District Election Committee may set up working groups of specialists. The salaries of specialists shall be determined by the Central Electoral Commission with the methodology referred to in art. 57, al. 1, item 7.

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Art. 64. The District Electoral Commission shall have a seal. The seal contains the name and number of the corresponding District Election Commission.

Requirements to the members

Art. 65. (1) For members of the District Electoral Commission shall be appointed university graduates who are eligible to vote in the choice and fluent in Bulgarian language.

(2) the members of the District Electoral Commission, it is advisable to have lawyers.

Incompatibility

Art. 66. (1) While in Office, a member of the District Election Committee may not be: 1. a candidate or candidate's husband is in de facto coexistence with candidate for the respective type of choice;

2. the elective office in the State or a local authority;

3. the authority of the Executive power;

4. Deputy Minister, Chief Secretary of the President of the Republic, the National Assembly or the Council of Ministers, Chief Secretary of the Ministry or the district administration, Secretary of the municipality, district, Town Hall;

5. a judge in the Constitutional Court, judge at the Supreme Administrative Court or the Administrative Court, Prosecutor or investigator;

6. Vice District Governor or Deputy Mayor;

7. military personnel in the armed forces, an official at the Interior Ministry, the national intelligence service, the national guard service, the State Agency "technical operations" or the State Agency for national security.

(2) the members of the District Election Committee may not be each other spouses or unmarried couples, partnerships, relatives, brothers and sisters.

Actions for early termination of powers of Attorney

Art. 67. (1) the Central Electoral Commission within two days from the entry into force of the decision to terminate the powers of the Member of the Electoral Commission because of the presence of the circumstance under art. 51, para. 2 appoint a member of the Commission of the list of reserve members under art. 60, para. 4 of the party or coalition. The Central Electoral Commission shall immediately inform the party or coalition.

(2) a member of the Electoral Commission, which did not participate in the meetings of the Commission for more than 10 days for the period in which it cannot perform its powers, may be replaced temporarily by a member nominated by the party or coalition. The Central Electoral Commission within two days of the proposal shall appoint a member of the District Election Commission.

Remuneration and social security

Art. 68. (1) the members of the District Election Commission be remunerated for his work in the Commission.

(2) the remuneration of the members of the District Electoral Commission shall be determined by the Central Electoral Commission. The amount of remuneration shall be determined by positions with the methodology referred to in art. 57, al. 1, item 7.

(3) the remuneration of the members of the District Election Commission shall not be taxed under the law on income tax of individuals.

(4) the members of the District Election Commission for the time necessary for their work in the Committee shall be provided by persons exercising work activity of elective office. Contributions under the social security code and the law on health insurance of members of the District Electoral Commission shall be borne by the State budget.

Leave of absence

Art. 69. the members of the District Electoral Commission shall be exempt from service or labor obligations for the time necessary for their participation in the Commission. During this time, they enjoy a work unpaid leave, which is accepted for employment or work experience, or at their request – their rightful paid annual leave.

Meetings

Art. 70. (1) the District Electoral Commission shall meet when convened by its Chairman or at the request of at least one third of its members.

(2) meetings of the Commission shall be chaired by the President, and in his absence, by the appointed by him Deputy President.

(3) the District Electoral Commission shall meet when more than half of its members.

(4) the District Electoral Commission shall determine which shall be adopted by a two-thirds majority of the members present and shall be signed by the President and the Secretary. When adopting the decision lacks the necessary majority, believe that there is a decision to reject, which is subject to appeal under the code.

(5) to the meetings of the Commission shall be drawn up, which shall be signed by the Chairman and the Secretary.


(6) the Commission's decisions shall be adopted by a roll-call vote, which shall be recorded in the minutes of the meeting.

(7) the members of the Commission signed protocols and rate decisions by a dissenting opinion when you don't agree with the decision or as specified in the Protocol, specifying the particular opinion.

(8) where the Chairman is absent, Secretary, respectively, protocols and decisions certificates shall be signed by the Registrar, respectively by the Chairman and the Vice-Chairman. When you are absent and the President, and the Secretary, shall be signed by the Deputy Chairman and appointed by a decision of the Commission article proposed by various parties and coalitions.

(9) the meetings of the Commission may attend advocates, representatives of political parties, coalitions or initiative committees, observers and representatives of mass media. View opinions, views and objections shall be recorded in the minutes.

Transparency in the work of the Commission

Art. 71. (1) the meetings of the District Electoral Commission broadcast in real time on the Internet through the website of the Commission, which shall be declared in advance of the draft agenda.

(2) the District Electoral Commission maintains a website, which shall immediately publish their decisions, full records of its meetings, the provisional and final results of the election in the electoral district (ward), including voting by machine scanned protocols of precinct electoral commissions and other documents and data. On the Commission's website are published and all public records in compliance with the requirements of the data protection act.

(3) the District Electoral Commission shall publish on its website a video (archive) of the meetings of the Commission shall, without delay after the conclusion of the meeting.

Powers of the Commission

Art. 72. (1) the District Election Commission:

1. carries out activities on the implementation of the code and related regulations;

2. exercise control over the activities of the precinct electoral commissions on the territory of the electoral district or the area according to the regionalisation of the country of the last elections for the National Assembly MPs;

3. training of members of precinct election commissions in the electoral district (the district) in conjunction with the training unit under art. 56, para. 1;

4. appoint precinct electoral commissions in the relevant electoral district (Raion) in the country and establish lists of reserve members;

5. grants members of the precinct electoral commissions in the relevant electoral district (Raion) in the country in cases of violations of the code, the decisions of the Central Electoral Commission and the District Electoral Commission, as well as in the presence of the circumstance under art. 51, para. (2);

6. ensure timely and correct formation of polling stations in the electoral district (the area) and formed and validate uniform numbers;

7. record and announce the initiative committees to participate in the elections for MPs, issued their certificates and leads public register;

8. register and announce lists of kandidatskite parties, coalitions and initiative committees in elections for MPs and leads public register;

9. registration shall be deleted when it is established that the applicant for an mp does not satisfy the conditions under art. 65, para. 1 of the Constitution, as well as in the cases under art. 258, para. 5;

10. deleted the registration where the independent candidate is not supported by the required number of voters according to art. 257, para. 1;

11. deleted the registration of initiative Committee in the cases referred to in paragraph 10;

12. the numbers in the ballot declared independent candidates in the elections for representatives not later than 31 days before election day;

13. control for timely notification of voter lists, for the supply and storage of ballots and for the issue of certificates to vote elsewhere;

14. marks for ensuring conditions for persons with disabilities voting in sections VIII and IX of chapter fourteen;

15. to register election day advocates of kandidatskite lists and issue certificates;

16. leads public register of advocates in lists in the elections for MPs, for President and Vice President of the Republic and for members of the European Parliament of the Republic of Bulgaria, which publishes on its website;

17. control the conduct of the election campaign of media service providers with regional and local scope, complaints and reports of violations of election campaign within 24 hours from receipt;

18. in collaboration with the municipal administration supplies the precinct electoral commissions with the polling boxes, ballots for voting, electoral lists, stamps, forms, lists of protocols, draft and control their storage, distribution and transportation sections;

19. control for compliance with the obligation under art. 62, para. 3;

20. examine all complaints and reports of violations of the electoral process in accordance with its powers, including against decisions and actions of the precinct electoral commissions; on election day, shall take a decision within one hour of receipt of the complaint or the signal and before the end of the election day;

21. establish and maintain a public register of complaints and signals submitted to the Commission, and the decisions on them;

22. establish and announce the result of the vote in the electoral district (the area) within 48 hours after its conclusion and shall draw up a protocol;

23. within the time limit under item 22 scans and sent to the Central Electoral Commission Protocol with data from the vote in the electoral district (the area) and publish it on the website;

24. Announces selected independent candidates in the elections for MPs and their issue certificates;

25. available for the signature of the members of the Commission, applicants, advocates, representatives of political parties, coalitions and initiative committees and observers a copy of the signed Protocol with the results of the vote in the electoral district (the area), stamped on each page with the seal of the Commission and signed by the President, the Vice-President and the Registrar;

26. the Central Electoral Commission shall transmit copies of the minutes of the District Election Commission, copies of the protocols of precinct electoral commissions, designed for the Central Election Commission, the receipts from the computerised processing of protocols of precinct electoral commissions, a copy of the computer printout of the data for the record and the decision of the District Election Commission, submitted by the calculation point, and two pieces of technical media with numeric data from the processing of protocols of precinct electoral commissions as well as recording technical devices by machine vote;

27. transmitted to the regional administration papers and other materials, with the exception of those intended for the Central Election Commission, within 7 days from the announcement of the election results;

28. the protocols of the electoral precinct scans committees not later than 48 hours from the end of the election day and send them to the Central Electoral Commission;

29. carries out other powers provided for in the code.

(2) the District Electoral Commission announces its decisions immediately by placing the public space in the building, which houses, and by posting on its website. The place to announce the decisions shall be set by decision of the Commission immediately following her appointment, and formed in a manner indicating its purpose. Copies of the decisions are announced, mark the day and time of their placing of the open space. Copies of the published solutions be removed no earlier than three days from the placing of the open space and stored in the archives of the Commission.

Challenging the decisions of the Commission

Art. 73. (1) the decisions of the District Election Commission can be challenged within three days of their announcement before the Central Election Commission, which shall take a decision within three days, with a decision which is subject to appeal before the Supreme Administrative Court.

(2) appeals against decisions of the District Election Commission before the Supreme Administrative Court shall apply art. 58.

Section III

Municipal electoral commissions

Appointment

Art. 74. The Central Electoral Commission shall appoint the municipal electoral commissions for each municipality in the elections for municipal councilors and mayors no later than 50 days before election day.

Consultation

Art. 75. (1) when the Mayor of the municipality shall be consulted, which are public. The day, time and place of conducting them shall be communicated to the public and shall be published on the website of the municipality not later than three days prior to their implementation.

(2) in the consultations involved the parliamentary parties and coalitions and parties and coalitions that have chosen with their lists members of the European Parliament of the Republic of Bulgaria, but not parliamentary. Can participate in the consultations and other parties and coalitions.

(3) the parties and coalitions in the Al. 2 present:

1. a written proposal for the composition of the municipal electoral Commission, which contains the names of the individuals, personal identification number, position in the Commission, education, specialty and the party or coalition which offers them;

2. a copy of the certificate for the current legal status of the party at the time of scheduling the elections or of the formation of the Coalition, which certify the credentials of persons representing the party or coalition;

3. power of Attorney of persons representing the party or coalition in the consultations when authorized persons involved.


(4) to the proposal under para. 3, item 1 a contestant shall submit a list of replacement members, to replace the proposed by them in the cases under art. 51, para. 2, or where a member of the municipal election Commission shall not take part in its meetings for more than 10 days. The substitution shall be effected by a decision of the Central Electoral Commission.

(5) the results of consultations shall be drawn up, which shall be signed by the participants. In case of refusal to sign the Protocol, as well as when the Protocol is signed with a dissenting opinion, apply the motives of participants. And apply the written observations of the parties and coalitions, if any.

(6) where a disagreement between parties and coalitions, participated in the consultations, the Mayor of the municipality no later than 55 days prior to election day, sent to the Central Electoral Commission documents under para. 3, 4 and 5.

(7) in cases where it is agreed the municipality mayor shall submit to the Central Electoral Commission:

1. a written proposal for the composition of the municipal election Commission together with a list of replacement members, which contains the names of the individuals, personal identification number, position in the Commission, education, specialty and the party or coalition which offers them;

2. the documents referred to in para. 3 and 4 presented by the parties and coalitions;

3. the minutes of consultations held with the representatives of the parties and coalitions, including their objections;

4. a copy of the message to conduct consultations and the manner of its disclosure.

(8) the Mayor makes a proposal under paragraph 1. 7 no later than 55 days prior to election day. When creating a new municipality appointed temporary Mayor makes a proposal under the same conditions.

(9) When the Mayor of the municipality or the interim Mayor of the new municipality did not make a proposal within the time limit referred to in paragraph 1. 8, the Governor makes an offer on the basis of the documents referred to in para. 3, 4 and 5 not later than 52 days before election day.

(10) in cases where it has been reached, the Central Electoral Commission shall appoint the municipal electoral Committee on the proposal of the Mayor of the municipality made pursuant to para. 7, or of the Governor made pursuant to para. 9.

(11) where a disagreement or the Governor did not make a proposal within the time limit referred to in paragraph 1. 9, the Central Electoral Commission shall appoint the municipal electoral Committee on the proposals of parties and coalitions.

Composition

Art. 76. (1) the municipal electoral Commission consists of a Chairman, Vice-Chairmen, Secretary and members.

(2) the municipal electoral Committee shall be represented by its President, and in some cases – of a definite by decision of the Commission Vice-President, Secretary or member.

(3) the representatives of one party or coalition may not have a majority in the municipal election Commission. The President, the Vice-President and the Secretary may not be from the same party or coalition.

(4) the Parliamentary represented parties and coalitions offer members of the municipal election Commission, including the Chairman, Vice-Chairmen and Secretary-General, according to the number of polling stations in the municipality, as follows:

1. with up to 150 polling stations – to 11 members;

2. with more than 150 polling stations-13 members;

3. for areas in cities with regional division – 17 members;

4. Sofia Municipality-19 members.

(5) in the appointment of members under para. 4, including the President, Vice-President and Secretary, retaining the relationship between parliamentary represented parties and coalitions.

(6) parties and coalitions that have chosen with their lists members of the European Parliament of the Republic of Bulgaria, but not parliamentary, are entitled to an own article in the municipal electoral Commission, out of the number of members in the Al. 4.

(7) in the event that the parliamentary represented parties and coalitions and parties and coalitions that have chosen with their lists members of the European Parliament of the Republic of Bulgaria, but not parliamentary, have not made proposals on all members to which they are entitled, including the proposals made for fewer members, unoccupied seats will be filled on a proposal from the other parties and coalitions participated in consultations under art. 75, para. 2. Filling is carried out by lot under conditions and by an order determined by a decision of the Central Electoral Commission.

(8) in the event that the total number of members of the municipal election Commission is an even number, a parliamentary party or coalition presented the biggest untapped balance offers one more Member of the municipal election Commission. Debris is on an equal draw lots between parties and coalitions with equal residues.

(9) in the event that the party or coalition that should indicate the article under the terms of paragraphs 1 and 2. 8, formed the majority in the municipal electoral Commission, this right shall be granted to the party or coalition with the next largest untapped residue. Debris is on an equal draw lots between parties and coalitions with equal residues.

(10) the total number of members of the municipal election Commission shall be determined in accordance with para. 4-9.

Status

Art. 77. (1) the County Electoral Committee shall be appointed for the term of the powers of the City Council.

(2) in the performance of their powers, the members of the municipal electoral Committee are officials within the meaning of the criminal code.

(3) a member of the municipal electoral Commission cannot bear the insignia of parties, coalitions and initiative committees, as well as to conduct election canvassing.

Support the activities of the Commission

Art. 78. The municipal electoral Committee may set up working groups of specialists. The salaries of specialists shall be determined by the Central Electoral Commission with the methodology referred to in art. 57, al. 1, item 7.

Print

Art. 79. The municipal election Commission has printed. The seal contains the name and number of the municipal election Commission.

Requirements to the members

Art. 80. (1) The members of the municipal election Commission shall be appointed university graduates who are eligible to vote in the choice and fluent in Bulgarian language.

(2) the members of the municipal election Commission, it is advisable to have lawyers.

Incompatibility

Art. 81. For the members of the municipal election Commission shall apply restrictions under art. 66.

Actions for early termination of powers of Attorney

Art. 82. (1) the Central Electoral Commission within two days from the entry into force of the decision terminating the powers of a member of the municipal electoral Commission due to the existence of a circumstance under art. 51, para. 2 appoint a member of the Commission of the list of reserve members under art. 75, para. 4 of the party or coalition. The Central Electoral Commission shall immediately inform the party or coalition.

(2) a member of the municipal electoral Commission, which did not participate in the meetings of the Commission for more than 10 days for the period in which it cannot perform its powers, may be replaced temporarily by a member nominated by the party or coalition. The Central Electoral Commission within two days of the proposal shall appoint a member of the municipal election Commission.

Remuneration and social security

Art. 83. (1) the members of the municipal election Commission be remunerated for his work in the Committee.

(2) the remuneration of the members of the municipal election Commission shall be determined by the Central Electoral Commission. The amount of remuneration shall be determined by positions with the methodology referred to in art. 57, al. 1, item 7.

(3) the members of the municipal election Commission shall receive monthly remuneration for the period from the day of their appointment until 7 days after the announcement of the election results.

(4) for the period from the expiry of the period referred to in paragraph 1. 3 until the next election for municipal councilors and mayors, members of the municipal election Commission shall receive at the expense of the State budget paid for the sessions in which they participated, and shifts in a row and at the rate set by the Central Election Commission with the methodology referred to in art. 57, al. 1, item 7.

(5) the remuneration of the members of the municipal electoral commissions are not taxed under the law on income tax of individuals.

(6) the members of the municipal electoral commissions for the time necessary for their work in the Committee shall be provided by persons exercising work activity of elective office. Contributions under the social security code and the law on health insurance of members of municipal electoral commissions are at the expense of the State budget.

Leave of absence

Art. 84. the members of the municipal election Commission shall be exempt from service or labor obligations for the time necessary for their participation in the Commission. During this time, they enjoy a work unpaid leave, which is accepted for employment or work experience, or at their request – their rightful paid annual leave.

Meetings

Art. 85. (1) the municipal electoral Committee shall meet when convened by its Chairman or at the request of at least one third of its members.

(2) meetings of the Commission shall be chaired by the President, and in his absence, by the appointed by him Deputy President.

(3) the municipal election Commission shall meet when more than half of its members.

(4) the municipal electoral Committee shall determine which shall be adopted by a two-thirds majority of the members present and shall be signed by the President and the Secretary. When adopting the decision lacks the necessary majority, believe that there is a decision to reject, which is subject to appeal under the code.

(5) to the meetings of the Commission shall be drawn up, which shall be signed by the Chairman and the Secretary.

(6) the Commission's decisions shall be adopted by a roll-call vote, which shall be recorded in the minutes of the meeting.


(7) the members of the Commission signed protocols and rate decisions by a dissenting opinion when you don't agree with the decision or as specified in the Protocol, specifying the particular opinion.

(8) where the Chairman is absent, Secretary, respectively, protocols and decisions certificates shall be signed by the Registrar, respectively by the Chairman and the Vice-Chairman. When you are absent and the President, and the Secretary, shall be signed by the Deputy Chairman and appointed by a decision of the Commission article proposed by various parties and coalitions.

(9) the meetings of the Commission may attend advocates, representatives of political parties, coalitions or initiative committees, observers and representatives of mass media. View opinions, views and objections shall be recorded in the minutes.

Transparency in the work of the Commission

Art. 86. The municipal electoral Committee maintains a website, which shall immediately publish their decisions, full records of its meetings, the provisional and final results of the election in the electoral district, including by voting machine scanned protocols of precinct electoral commissions and other documents and data. On its website, the Commission shall publish and all public records kept by it in compliance with the requirements of the data protection act.

Powers of the Commission

Art. 87. (1) the municipal electoral Committee:

1. carries out activities on the implementation of the code and related regulations;

2. exercise control over the activities of the precinct electoral commissions on the territory of the electoral district;

3. determine and announce the numbers of electoral districts in the municipality; in the numbering of their municipal election Commission shall comply with the single classifier of administrative-territorial units and teritoralnite in the country;

4. training of members of precinct election commissions in the electoral district, together with the training unit under art. 56, para. 1;

5. appoint precinct electoral commissions in the relevant electoral district and approve lists of reserve members;

6. grants members of the precinct electoral commissions in the relevant electoral district in cases of violations of the code, the decisions of the Central Election Commission and the municipal election Commission, as well as in the presence of the circumstance under art. 51, para. (2);

7. ensure timely and correct formation of polling stations in the electoral district and forms and validate uniform numbers;

8. control of the timely announcement of polling lists;

9. approve the specimen ballots for mayors and municipal councillors in the municipality and exercise control of supply and storage;

10. determine by lot the serial numbers of parties, coalitions and independent candidates in the ballot and declared them no later than 31 days before election day;

11. Monitor to ensure the conditions for the vote of people with disabilities in sections VIII and IX of chapter fourteen;

12. record and announce the parties and coalitions to participate in the elections for municipal councilors and mayors in the municipality;

13. register and announce the initiative committees and local coalitions to participate in the elections for municipal councilors and mayors in the municipality and they issue certificates; leads a public register;

14. the registers and lists of the parties Announces kandidatskite, coalitions and initiative committees for the election of municipal councillors and candidates for mayors and leads public register;

15. deleted the registration when it is established that the applicant does not comply with the conditions under art. 397, para. 1 or 2, as in the cases under art. 417, para. 5;

16. deleted the registration where the independent candidate is not supported by the required number of voters according to art. 416, para. 1;

17. deleted the registration of initiative Committee in the cases under item 16;

18. to register election day advocates of kandidatskite lists and issue certificates; public register of water advocates more lists;

19. control the conduct of the election campaign of media service providers with regional and local scope;

20. in collaboration with the municipal administration supplies the precinct electoral commissions with the polling boxes, ballots for voting, electoral lists, stamps, forms, lists of protocols, draft and control their storage, distribution and transportation sections;

21. exercise control for compliance with the obligation under art. 77, para. 3;

22. consider all complaints and reports of violations of the electoral process in accordance with its powers, including against decisions and actions of the precinct electoral commissions; on election day, shall take a decision within one hour of receipt of the complaint or the signal and before the end of the election day;

23. establish and maintain a public register of complaints and signals submitted to the Commission, and the decisions on them.

24. in the early termination of the powers of the Municipal Council declared elected the next candidate in the list;

25. Announces the end of election day after the close of voting in polling stations on the territory of the municipality not later than 20.00 p.m.;

26. establish and announce the result of the vote in the electoral district within 48 hours after its completion, shall draw up a Protocol and issue certificates of selected municipal councillors and mayors;

27. in the period under item 26 scans and sent to the Central Electoral Commission records for the election of municipal councillors, Mayor of the municipality, the region and the Town Hall and publish them on its website;

28. provide against the signature of the members of the Commission, applicants, advocates, representatives of political parties, coalitions and initiative committees and observers a copy of the signed Protocol of the type of choice with the results of the vote in the electoral district, stamped on each page with the seal of the Commission and signed by the President, the Vice-President and the Registrar;

29. schedule a second round for Mayor when there is no selected candidate;

30. in cases where there is no elected mayor in the second round, or when the choice for municipal councillors or a mayor was declared invalid, or in the case of early termination of the powers of Mayor within 7 days notify the Central Election Commission to propose a new scheduling options;

31. There shall prominently in the municipality (city, district) and through the local media, the date of the scheduled by the President;

32. the Central Electoral Commission shall transmit copies of the protocols and the decisions of the municipal electoral Commission for each type of choice, copies of the protocols of precinct electoral commissions, designed for the Central Election Commission, the receipts from the computerised processing of protocols of precinct electoral commissions, a copy of the computer printout of the data for the record and the decision of the municipal electoral Commission for each type of option provided by the calculation point , two pieces of technical media with numeric data from the processing of protocols of precinct electoral commissions, as well as recording devices of technical voting machinery;

33. transmitted to the municipal administration papers and other materials, with the exception of those intended for the Central Election Commission, within 7 days from the announcement of the election results;

34. carries out other powers provided for in the code.

(2) the municipal electoral Commission announces its decisions immediately by placing the public space in the building, which houses, and by posting on its website. The place to announce the decisions shall be set by decision of the Commission immediately following her appointment, and formed in a manner indicating its purpose. Copies of the decisions are announced, mark the day and time of their placing of the open space. Copies of the published solutions be removed no earlier than three days from the placing of the open space and stored in the archives of the Commission.

Contestation of decisions

Art. 88. (1) the decisions of the municipal electoral Commission can be challenged within three days of their announcement before the Central Election Commission, which shall take a decision within three days, with a decision which is subject to appeal before the Supreme Administrative Court.

(2) to review the decisions of the municipal election Commission shall apply art. 58.

Section IV

Electoral commissions in the country sectional

Appointment

Art. 89. (1) the district or municipal electoral commissions appointed sectional committees for each electoral polling station in the country no later than 25 days before the election day.

(2) the district or municipal electoral commissions appointed mobile sectional committees vote in constituencies with mobile polling boxes no later than 10 days before election day.

Conditions for the appointment of electoral committees

Art. 90. (1) on the territory of any location is assigned at least one removable sectioned Electoral Commission in the presence of no less than 10 voters, filed applications under art. 37. The district or municipal electoral Committee shall determine the number of constituencies in the electoral commissions sectional area (the area) on the basis of the number of applications.

(2) consultations under art. 91 shall take place not later than 18 days before election day. The Mayor's proposal shall be made no later than 15 days before the election day.

(3) the Mayor of the municipality is required to provide transport for the moving sectional electoral commissions.

(4) the provisions of the Code concerning the precinct electoral commissions in the country also apply to mobile polling sectional committees.

Consultation

Art. 91. (1) when the Mayor of the municipality shall be consulted, which are public. The day, time and place of conducting them shall be communicated to the public and shall be published on the website of the municipal administration not later than three days prior to their implementation.


(2) in the consultations involved the parliamentary parties and coalitions and parties and coalitions that have chosen with their lists members of the European Parliament of the Republic of Bulgaria, but not parliamentary. Can participate in the consultations and other parties and coalitions.

(3) the consultations shall be held not later than 35 days before election day.

(4) the parties and coalitions in the Al. 2 present:

1. a written proposal for the composition of the precinct electoral commissions, which contains the names of the individuals, personal identification number, position in the Commission, education, specialty and the party or coalition which offers them;

2. a copy of the certificate for the current legal status of the party at the time of scheduling the elections or of the formation of the Coalition, which certify the credentials of persons representing the party or coalition;

3. power of Attorney of persons representing the party or coalition in the consultations when authorized persons involved.

(5) To its proposal under paragraph 1. 4, paragraph 1 a contestant shall submit a list of replacement members, to replace the proposed by them in the cases under art. 51, para. 2, or where a member of the sectional Election Commission fails to appear on election day. The substitution shall be effected by a decision of the municipal or District Electoral Commission.

(6) the results of consultations shall be drawn up, which shall be signed by the participants. In case of refusal to sign the Protocol, as well as when the Protocol is signed with a dissenting opinion, apply the motives of participants. And apply the written observations of the parties and coalitions, if any.

(7) in cases where the agreement has not been reached between the participants in the consultations, the parties and coalitions, the Mayor of the municipality not later than 30 days before election day, sent to the district or municipal election Commission documents under para. 4, 5 and 6.

(8) in cases where it is agreed, the Mayor presented in the district or in the municipal electoral Committee:

1. a written proposal for the composition of the precinct electoral commissions together with a list of replacement members, which contains the names of the individuals, personal identification number, position in the Commission, education, specialty and the party or coalition which offers them;

2. the documents referred to in para. 4 and 5 presented by the parties and coalitions;

3. the minutes of consultations held with the representatives of the parties and coalitions, including their objections;

4. a copy of the message to conduct consultations and the manner of its disclosure.

(9) the Mayor makes a proposal under paragraph 1. 8 no later than 30 days before election day. When creating a new municipality appointed temporary Mayor makes a proposal under the same conditions.

(10) When the Mayor of the municipality or the interim Mayor of the new municipality did not make a proposal within the time limit referred to in paragraph 1. 9, he shall immediately forward the documents referred to in para. 4, 5 and 6 in the district or municipal electoral Committee.

(11) where has been reached, the district or municipal election Commission shall appoint a precinct electoral commissions on the proposal of the Mayor of the municipality made pursuant to para. 8.

(12) in cases where consent is not achieved or the Mayor of the municipality did not make a proposal within the time limit referred to in paragraph 1. 9, district or municipal election Commission shall appoint a precinct electoral committees in the suggestions of parties and coalitions.

(13) When the district or municipal electoral Committee does not appoint, within the time limit under art. 89 precinct electoral commissions, it shall immediately forward all documentation to the Central Electoral Commission, which appoints the precinct electoral commissions.

Composition

Art. 92. (1) the sectional Election Commission consists of a Chairman, Vice-Chairman, Secretary and members.

(2) the sectional Election Commission shall be represented by its President, and in some cases, by the Vice President, Secretary, or fixed by decision of the Commission article.

(3) the representatives of one party or coalition may not have a majority in the sectional Election Commission. The President, the Vice-President and the Secretary may not be from the same party or coalition.

(4) the number of members of the sectional Election Commission, including the Chairman, Vice-Chairman and Secretary, is:

1. for sections with up to 500 voters – including up to 7 members, but not less than 5;

2. for sections with over 500 voters – up to 9 members, but not less than 5.

(5) the number of members of the Election Commission, the mobile section including the President, Vice-President and Secretary, is up to 7 members, but not less than 5.

(6) in determining the composition and the precinct electoral commissions within the municipality for the relevant electoral district (district) is retained, the relation between the parties and coalitions represented in the district or municipal electoral Committee.

(7) in the election for MPs, President and Vice-President of the Republic and for members of the European Parliament of the Republic of Bulgaria, parties and coalitions that have chosen with their lists, members of the European Parliament but are not parliamentary, are entitled to no more than two percent of the members of the precinct electoral commissions within the municipality for the relevant electoral district (district).

(8) in the election for municipal councilors and mayors for parties and coalitions that have chosen with their lists, members of the European Parliament but are not parliamentary, are entitled to no more than two percent of the members of the precinct electoral commissions, but not less than one member within the municipality for the electoral area (the area).

(9) in the event that the parliamentary represented parties and coalitions and parties and coalitions that have chosen with their lists, members of the European Parliament but are not parliamentary, have not made proposals on all members to which they are entitled, including the proposals made for fewer members, unoccupied seats will be filled on a proposal from the other parties and coalitions, participated in consultations under art. 91, para. 2. Filling is carried out by lot under conditions and by an order determined by a decision of the Central Electoral Commission.

Status

Art. 93. (1) the sectional Election Commission carries out his duties on the day of her appointment until the end of the selection, transmission of election papers and materials in district or municipal electoral Committee and the municipal administration and the placement of prominently in front of the section of the copy of the signed a protocol under art. 282, para. 6 or art. 441. 6 and the signed receipt with the figures of the corresponding protocol.

(2) in the exercise of its powers of the sectional Election Commission members are officials within the meaning of the criminal code.

(3) a member of the sectioned Electoral Commission cannot bear the insignia of parties, coalitions and initiative committees, as well as to conduct election canvassing.

Print

Art. 94. (1) the sectional Election Commission has printed. The seal contains the name and number of the sectioned Electoral Commission.

(2) the seal of the sectional Election Commission and the Electoral Commission the mobile section is in a different form.

Requirements to the members

Art. 95. For members of the sectional Election Commission are appointed persons who are entitled to vote in the choice and fluent in Bulgarian language.

Incompatibility

Art. 96. For the members of the sectional Election Commission restrictions apply under art. 66.

Remuneration and social security

Art. 97. (1) the members of the precinct electoral commissions receive remuneration for their work on election day and for the next day.

(2) the remuneration of Board members is determined by the Central Electoral Commission. The amount of remuneration shall be determined by positions with the methodology referred to in art. 57, al. 1, item 7.

(3) the remuneration of the members of the sectional Election Commission are not taxed under the law on income tax of individuals.

(4) the members of the sectional Election Commission for the time necessary for their work in the Committee shall be provided by persons exercising work activity of elective office. Contributions under the social security code and the law on health insurance of members of precinct electoral committees shall be borne by the State budget.

Leave of absence

Art. 98. members of the sectional Election Commission shall be exempt from service or labor obligations for the day before the election, on election day and for the next day. During this time, they enjoy a work unpaid leave, which is accepted for employment or work experience, or at their request – their rightful paid annual leave.

Meetings

Art. 99. (1) the meetings of the sectional Election Commission chaired by the President, and in his absence, by the Vice-President.

(2) the sectional Election Commission shall meet when more than half of its members.

(3) the sectional Election Commission by decisions to be adopted by a two-thirds majority of the members present and shall be signed by the President and the Secretary. When adopting the decision lacks the necessary majority, believe that there is a decision to reject, which is subject to appeal under the code.

(4) The meetings of the Commission shall be drawn up, which shall be signed by the Chairman and the Secretary.

(5) the members of the Commission signed protocols and rate decisions by a dissenting opinion when you don't agree with the decision or as specified in the Protocol, specifying the particular opinion.

(6) where the Chairman is absent, Secretary, respectively, protocols and decisions certificates shall be signed by the Registrar, respectively by the Chairman and the Vice-Chairman. When you are absent and the President, and the Secretary, shall be signed by the Deputy Chairman and appointed by a decision of the Commission article proposed by various parties and coalitions.


Powers of the Commission

Art. 100. (1) the sectional Election Commission in the country:

1. carries out activities on the implementation of the code and related regulations in the electoral unit and in the vicinity of the polling station;

2. assist in the arrangement of the electoral unit according to the requirements of the code and with a view to ensuring access to voting by persons with visual impairments or with difficulties in movement;

3. the free and peaceful conduct of the vote at a polling station;

4. count the number of votes for kandidatskite lists in all types of elections; counts the number of preferences (preferences) for candidates of parties and coalitions for elections for MPs, members of the European Parliament of the Republic of Bulgaria and the municipal councillors; shall draw up a report on the outcome of the vote at a polling station and transmits it to the district or municipal election Commission within 24 hours after the completion of the vote;

5. transmit the remaining papers and materials of the municipal administration in the period referred to in paragraph 4;

6. consider all complaints and reports of violations of the electoral process in accordance with its powers, which shall take a decision immediately and before the end of the election day; the decision shall be notified immediately to the complainant or the signal;

7. declares the public place in front of the polling station results by placing a copy of the signed a protocol under art. 282, para. 6 or art. 441. 6 for the type of choice;

8. provide against signature of the members of the Commission, applicants, advocates, representatives of political parties, coalitions and initiative committees and observers a copy of the signed Protocol of the type of choice with the results of voting at a polling station, stamped on each page with the seal of the Commission and signed by the President, the Vice-President and the Registrar.

(2) the allocation of activities among the members of the sectional Election Commission shall be made by a written decision on the opening of election day.

(3) the instructions of the President of the sectional Election Commission are obligatory for all citizens in the electoral unit. These guidelines may be repealed or amended by a decision of the sectional Election Commission.

(4) the decision of the sectional Election Commission related to non-voter to vote, is in writing and shall be served on the person concerned. The decision may be contested before the district or municipal electoral committee which shall decide without delay.

Section V

Sectional electoral committees out of the country

Appointment

Art. 101. in the elections for MPs, members of the European Parliament of the Republic of Bulgaria and the President and Vice President of the Republic, the Central Electoral Commission shall appoint electoral committees for each sectional polling station outside the country not later than 12 days before election day, except in the cases under art. 104.

Consultation

Art. 102. (1) the Central Electoral Commission shall be consulted. The day, time and place of conducting them shall be communicated to the public and shall be published on the website of the Central Election Commission not later than three days prior to their implementation.

(2) in the consultations involved the parliamentary parties and coalitions and parties and coalitions that have chosen with their lists members of the European Parliament of the Republic of Bulgaria, but not parliamentary. Can participate in the consultations and other parties and coalitions registered candidates.

(3) the parties and coalitions in the Al. 2 submit not later than 16 days before election day:

1. a written proposal for the composition of the precinct electoral commissions, which contains the names of the individuals, personal identification number, position in the Commission, education, specialty and the party or coalition which offers them;

2. a copy of the certificate for the current legal status of the party at the time of scheduling the elections or of the formation of the Coalition, which certify the credentials of persons representing the party or coalition;

3. power of Attorney of persons representing the party or coalition in the consultations when authorized persons involved.

(4) to the proposal under para. 3, item 1 a contestant shall submit a list of replacement members, to replace the proposed by them in the cases under art. 51, para. 2, or where a member of the sectional Election Commission fails to appear on election day. The substitution shall be effected by a decision of the Central Electoral Commission.

(5) the results of consultations shall be drawn up, which shall be signed by the participants. In case of refusal to sign the Protocol, as well as when the Protocol is signed with a dissenting opinion, apply the motives of participants. And apply the written observations of the parties and coalitions, if any.

(6) the Central Electoral Commission shall appoint a precinct electoral commissions on the proposals of the parliamentary represented parties and coalitions and parties and coalitions that have chosen with their lists, members of the European Parliament but are not parliamentary.

(7) in the event that the parliamentary represented parties and coalitions and parties and coalitions that have chosen with their lists members of the European Parliament of the Republic of Bulgaria, but not parliamentary, have not made proposals on all members to which they are entitled, including the proposals made for fewer members, unoccupied seats will be filled on a proposal from the other parties and coalitions participated in the consultations under paragraph 1. 2. Filling is carried out by lot under conditions and by an order determined by a decision of the Central Electoral Commission.

A proposal by the Minister of Foreign Affairs

Art. 103. (1) the Central Electoral Commission shall appoint an Election Commission in each section one member proposed by the Minister of Foreign Affairs authorized by him or by the Deputy Minister.

(2) the Minister of Foreign Affairs or the Minister of State from him can make a proposal under paragraph 1. 1 on the basis of proposals by organizations of Bulgarian citizens in the country.

(3) the Minister of Foreign Affairs or the Minister of State from him makes the proposal referred to in paragraph 1. 1 not later than 16 days before election day. The proposal is presented with a list of alternate to replace the proposed parties in the cases under art. 51, para. 2, or where a member of the sectional Election Commission fails to appear on election day. The substitution shall be effected by a decision of the Central Electoral Commission.

Filling the voids

Art. 104. (1) where a party or a coalition under art. 102, para. 6 or 7 has not made a proposal, the Central Election Commission not later than 5 days before the election day shall appoint as members of the precinct electoral commissions persons proposed by the heads of the relevant diplomatic or consular agents or by the Minister of Foreign Affairs authorized by him or Deputy Minister.

(2) the heads of the relevant diplomatic or consular agents or the Foreign Minister or the Deputy Minister thereof may make proposals on the basis of proposals by organizations of Bulgarian citizens in the country.

Changes in the proposed articles

Art. 105. Parties and coalitions, as well as Foreign Minister or authorized by him Deputy Minister may make suggestions for change proposed by them article of sectioned Electoral Commission. The proposal shall be submitted to the Central Electoral Commission not later than 7 days prior to election day. The Commission shall make the change not later than 5 days prior to election day.

Assumption of costs

Art. 106. (1) the cost of sending of the precinct electoral commissions, members proposed by the parties and coalitions are borne by the respective party and coalition.

(2) the precinct electoral commissions, members proposed by the Minister of Foreign Affairs authorized by him or by the Deputy Minister, be seconded by the Minister of Foreign Affairs.

Composition

Art. 107. (1) the sectional Election Commission out of the country consists of a Chairman, Vice-Chairman, Secretary and members.

(2) the sectional Election Commission shall be represented by its President, and in some cases, by the Vice President, Secretary, or fixed by decision of the Commission article.

(3) the representatives of one party or coalition may not have a majority in the sectional Election Commission. The President, the Vice-President and the Secretary may not be from the same party or coalition.

(4) the number of members of the sectional Election Commission, including the Chairman, Vice-Chairman and Secretary, is:

1. for sections with up to 500 voters – including up to 7 members, but not less than 5;

2. for sections with over 500 voters – up to 9 members, but not less than 5.

(5) in determining the composition and the precinct electoral commissions is maintained the proportion of parliamentary represented parties and coalitions. The ratio is determined, once the number of members in the Al. 4 exclude the members proposed by the Minister of Foreign Affairs authorized by him or by the Deputy Minister under art. 103.

Powers of the Commission

Art. 108. (1) the sectional Election Commission outside the country:

1. carries out activities on the implementation of the code and related regulations in the electoral unit and in the vicinity of the polling station;

2. assist in the arrangement of the electoral unit according to the requirements of the code and with a view to ensuring access to voting by persons with visual impairments or with difficulties in movement;

3. the free and peaceful conduct of the vote at a polling station;


4. count the number of votes cast for kandidatskite lists in all types of elections, as well as preferences (preferences) for candidates of parties and coalitions in the election for members of the European Parliament of the Republic of Bulgaria and prepare a protocol;

5. immediately, but not later than 24.00 hrs local time on election day, sent to the Central Election Commission a scanned copy of the signed Protocol of the sectional Election Commission under art. 282 and the list for voting outside the country;

6. transmit through the diplomatic or consular representation election documents and materials, as well as the Protocol of the sectional Election Commission under the first diplomatic mail to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs for transmission to the Central Electoral Commission; within 7 days of receipt of the record and the other election materials and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs shall transmit them to the Central Electoral Commission;

7. consider all complaints and reports of violations of the electoral process, which shall take a decision immediately and before the end of the election day; the decision shall be notified immediately to the complainant or the signal;

8. Announces public place in front of the polling station results by placing a copy of the signed a protocol under art. 282, para. 6 for the type of choice;

9. provide against signature of the members of the Commission, applicants, advocates, representatives of political parties, coalitions and initiative committees and observers a copy of the signed Protocol of the type of choice with the results of voting at a polling station, stamped on each page with the seal of the Commission and signed by the President, the Vice-President and the Registrar.

(2) the allocation of activities among the members of the sectional Election Commission shall be made by a written decision on the opening of election day.

(3) the instructions of the President of the sectional Election Commission are obligatory for all citizens in the electoral unit. These guidelines may be repealed or amended by a decision of the sectional Election Commission.

Challenge

Art. 109. The actions of the precinct electoral commissions outside the country may be contested before the Central Election Commission. The complaint may be submitted to the Central Electoral Commission electronically or by the head of the diplomatic mission or consular post which immediately forward it to the Central Electoral Commission. The Central Electoral Commission shall act immediately, within one hour of receipt of the complaint and before the end of the election day. The decision shall be notified without delay and not subject to appeal.

Outstanding issues

Art. 110. For the outstanding questions in this section shall apply the rules of electoral precinct commissions in the country.

Chapter six

OBSERVERS

Scope of activity. The total number of observers

Art. 111. (1) the observers operate from their registration pending the next elections of the same kind.

(2) in the election for municipal councilors and mayors observers operate from their registration pending the next general election, as the registration of organizations and to the observers referred to in art. 112 keeps the action. The organisation may make changes to the list of registered observers.

(3) the total number of registered observers from one non-governmental organization, may not exceed the number of polling stations in the country.

(4) the total number of observers out of the country, registered by a non-governmental organization in elections for MPs, for President and Vice President of the Republic and for members of the European Parliament of the Republic of Bulgaria, shall not exceed the number of polling stations outside the country.

Registering observers

Art. 112. (1) the Central Electoral Commission registered by election day the observers:

1. explicitly authorized representatives of Bulgarian non-governmental organizations;

2. foreign representatives to the European Parliament, of foreign parliaments, the Organization for security and cooperation in Europe, the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe and other parliamentary assemblies, the foreign parties and movements, as well as persons who are not citizens of Bulgarian referred to parties, coalitions and initiative committees, registered candidates.

(2) the Central Electoral Commission registered the Bulgarian non-governmental organizations who wish to participate with the explicitly authorized representatives as observers in the elections.

(3) the registration of organizations under para. 2 shall be carried out on the basis of an application, signed by the person representing the Organization in accordance with its current legal registration or by a person expressly authorized by him.

(4) an application under subsection. 3 shall apply:

1. a certificate of current legal status;

2. explicit proxy by the person representing the Organization, where the documents are to be submitted by an authorised person;

3. a list, signed by the Member representing the organisation concerned or by a person expressly authorized by him containing the names and uniform civil number, respectively another identifying number for persons who are not citizens of Bulgarian, expressly authorised representatives of the Organization to be registered as observers;

4. the power of Attorney expressly authorised representatives of the Organization to be registered as observers; representatives of the NGO can be empowered with a general power of attorney.

(5) the Ministry of Foreign Affairs invites organizations under para. 1, item 2, as well as persons designated by the parties, coalitions and initiative committees, registered candidates, or by foreign parties and movements.

(6) the Central Electoral Commission registered observers at al. 1, item 2, on the basis of a request from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, which applies to a list of the names, the sending organisation, party or movement and the country of origin of the proposed registration for observers.

(7) the Central Electoral Commission registered observers on the basis of the list referred to in paragraph 1. 4, item 3, subject to the requirement of art. 111, para. 3 and 4.

(8) the Central Electoral Commission shall issue certificates of registered observers within three days from the date of filing of the application or request.

Register of observers. Publicity

Art. 113. The Central Electoral Commission shall publish on its website the register of observers, which includes organisations and authorised representatives, registered as observers in the corresponding type choice. Access to personal data in the register shall be carried out in compliance with the requirements of the data protection act.

Rights of observers

Art. 114. (1) observers shall have the right to:

1. attend the meetings of the electoral commissions;

2. be present at the printing and supply of paper ballots;

3. the present upon receipt of the election papers and materials and preparing the premises for voting;

4. present in the electoral unit in the opening and closing of polling day;

5. present in electoral unit at the time of the vote;

6. present in the electoral unit in the opening of polling boxes and in establishing the results of the vote, for which they provide direct visibility;

7. be present at the surrender of the remaining newsletters, papers and materials of the art. 287, para. 7 and art. 445. 7;

8. be present at the introduction and reintroduction in the electoral commissions and estimated data points of the protocols with the results of the voting on precinct electoral commissions; with the introduction of the data may present only one observer from the same organization;

9. get a copy of the signature against the Protocol for the type of selection with the results of voting at a polling station, as well as with the results of the vote in the relevant electoral district (district);

10. appeal and signals of violations of the electoral process;

11. the audit and inspection of the system for voting machine;

12. attend all the remaining stages of the electoral process.

(2) in a polling station may attend a maximum of two observers from the same organization, as in electoral unit may attend only one of them. Observers are not tied to a particular polling station.

(3) the observers have the right to vote with a certificate to vote at another place, issued pursuant to art. 34.

(4) the State and local authorities and their administrations and the electoral commissions are required to provide assistance to the observers and provide them upon request information and documents in connection with the performance of their powers.

Legitimisation and insignia

Art. 115. (1) in all stages of the electoral process, the observer is legitimized with his certificate. The certificate shall be issued in duplicate.

(2) on election day, the observers are required to wear distinctive signs in a form approved by the Central Electoral Commission. The observers, who wear distinctive signs outside the established by the Central Election Commission or do not wear insignia are removed from the polling station by a decision of the sectional Election Commission. The decision may be contested before the district or municipal electoral committee which shall decide without delay. The decision is not subject to appeal.

Duties of observers

Art. 116. (1) a person may not be simultaneously observer and anket′or.

(2) the observer cannot be an escort.

(3) on its activities the observers cannot be remunerated by the parties, coalitions and initiative committees their candidates.

Chapter seven

ADVOCATES

Scope of activity. Total number of proxies

Art. 117. (1) the advocates support and represent the interests of the applicants in kandidatskite lists of parties, coalitions and initiative committees before State and local authorities, public organizations and electoral commissions.


(2) Zast″pnik″t we have freedom of expression and the pre-election agitation in oral and written form of pre-election meetings and media service providers.

(3) an advocate may be a person who has attained the age of 18 years, is placed under guardianship and not serving a custodial sentence.

(4) the total number of advocates of each ticket to the party, Coalition and the initiative Committee cannot exceed the number of polling stations in the electoral district (district).

(5) the total number of advocates outside the country of each ticket of the party and the coalition and the initiative Committee in elections for MPs, for President and Vice President of the Republic and for members of the European Parliament of the Republic of Bulgaria may not exceed the number of polling stations outside the country.

(6) A ticket may be represented by an advocate at a polling station on election day. In elections for municipal councilors and mayors kandidatskite lists for municipal councilors and mayors of the same party or coalition can be represented by an advocate at a polling station on election day. The advocates are not tied to a particular polling station.

(7) a person may be an advocate of a single ticket.

Registration of advocates

Art. 118. (1) the advocates register up to election day on the basis of an application, signed by the Member representing the party or coalition representing or expressly authorized by them. The application of the initiative Committee shall be signed by the initiative Committee person. In cases where the application is lodged by the authorized persons, the necessary authorization. The application shall be accompanied by a list, signed by the persons referred to in the first or second sentence containing the names and uniform civil number, respectively another identifying number for individuals who are not Bulgarian citizens, the persons to be registered as advocates.

(2) the registration of the advocates is carried out by the district or municipal electoral Committee subject to the requirement of art. 117, para. 4.

(3) the registration of advocates outside the country shall be carried out by the Central Electoral Commission in compliance with the requirement of art. 117, para. 5.

(4) an advocate may be replaced by additional registered advocate in cases where zast″pnik″t cannot exercise their rights or where the proposal was made by the party or coalition initiative Committee. The total number of additional advocates of each ticket to the party, Coalition and the initiative Committee can be up to one-third of the number of polling stations in the electoral district (district). The district or municipal electoral Committee shall register the order of Al zast″pnika. 1 and shall issue him with a certificate. The certificate of an advocate replacement cancelled. The change is immediately entered in a public register of advocates.

(5) in making a new choice for President and Vice President of the Republic in the cases under art. 93, para. 4 of the Constitution, according to a second round in the elections for mayor, the work carried out in the Central Electoral Commission, district or municipal electoral Commission registration of advocates of kandidatskite lists of parties, coalitions and initiative committees for the first election, the first round accordingly retains the action. Between the two selection rounds, respectively, can be registered and new proxies.

Quality zast″pnika

Art. 119. The advocates have the quality of officials within the meaning of art. 93, paragraph 1, point (b) of the Penal Code by logging on kandidatskite lists to the announcement of the election results. When the registration of an independent candidate is cancelled, cancellation is in effect and for its advocates.

Rights and obligations of the zast″pnika

Art. 120. (1) the Zast″pnik″t has the right to:

1. assist candidates on the party list of the kandidatskata Coalition initiative Committee, or in the electoral area (the area) and to represent their interests;

2. attend meetings of the electoral commissions;

3. the present upon receipt of the election papers and materials and preparing the premises for voting;

4. present in the electoral unit in the opening and closing of polling day;

5. present in electoral unit at the time of the vote;

6. present in the electoral unit in the opening of polling boxes and in establishing the results of the vote, that provides an unobstructed view;

7. be present at the introduction and reintroduction in the electoral commissions and in the calculation of the data points of the protocols with the results of the voting on precinct electoral commissions;

8. obtain a copy of the signature against the Protocol for the type of selection with the results of voting at a polling station, as well as with the results of the vote in the relevant electoral district (district).

(2) the meetings of the Committee may attend only one advocate of ticket of each party or coalition initiative Committee, and in the elections for municipal councilors and mayors kandidatskite lists for municipal councilors and mayors of the same party or coalition can be represented by an advocate.

(3) the Zast″pnik″t cannot be an escort.

Insignia

Art. 121. (1) the proponents are required to wear on election day only insignia in a form approved by the Central Electoral Commission. The advocates, who wear distinctive signs outside the established by the Central Election Commission or do not wear insignia are removed from participating in the election day by a decision of the sectional Election Commission. The decision may be contested before the district or municipal electoral committee which shall decide without delay. The decision is not subject to appeal.

(2) from the registration to the announcement of the election results is to legitimise the advocates issued them a certificate. The certificate shall be issued in duplicate.

Register of advocates. Publicity

Art. 122. (1) the district or municipal election Commission shall publish on its website the register of advocates in lists. Access to personal data in the register shall be carried out in compliance with the requirements of the data protection act.

(2) the Central Electoral Commission shall publish on its website the register of advocates outside the country on lists.

Advocates outside the country

Art. 123. This chapter shall apply to the advocates outside the country.

Chapter eight

REPRESENTATIVES OF POLITICAL PARTIES, COALITIONS AND INITIATIVE COMMITTEES

The total number of representatives. Legitimisation

Art. 124. (1) at the polling station on election day may present only one representative of a party coalition and the initiative Committee, registered candidates.

(2) the total number of representatives of the party, Coalition and the initiative Committee cannot exceed the number of polling stations in the electoral district (district).

(3) the total number of representatives of the party and the coalition and the initiative Committee outside the country when elections for MPs, the President and Vice President of the Republic and for members of the European Parliament of the Republic of Bulgaria may not exceed the number of polling stations outside the country.

(4) any party or coalition, initiative Committee shall draw up a list of the names, the single civil number, number and date of the authorization of the persons authorised to represent them on election day. The list shall be signed and transmitted to election day of the district municipal electoral commissions, respectively in the corresponding electoral district (ward) of the Member representing the party or coalition representing or expressly authorized by them. District municipal electoral commissions, respectively published the list on its website in accordance with the requirements of the data protection act.

(5) the representative of the party, Coalition and the initiative Committee is legitimized by proxy from the Member representing the party, coalition or initiative Committee or by his authorised representative.

(6) the representatives of the parties, coalitions and initiative committees, whose candidates participate in a new choice for President and Vice President of the Republic in the cases under art. 93, para. 4 of the Constitution, according to a second round in the elections for mayor, can identify themselves with the authorisation granted for the first election, the first round respectively. Between the two selection rounds, respectively, political parties and coalitions enterprising committees involved in them, you may authorize and new representatives.

Insignia

Art. 125. the representatives of the political parties, coalitions and initiative committees are required to wear on election day only insignia in a form approved by the Central Electoral Commission. The representatives, who wear distinctive signs outside the established by the Central Election Commission or do not wear insignia are removed from the polling station by a decision of the sectional Election Commission. The decision may be contested before the district or municipal electoral committee which shall decide without delay. The decision is not subject to appeal.

Rights and obligations

Art. 126. (1) the representatives of the political parties, coalitions and initiative committees have the right to:

1. present in the electoral unit in the opening and closing of polling day;

2. present in electoral unit at the time of the vote;

3. present in the electoral unit in the opening of polling boxes and in establishing the results of the vote, for which they provide direct visibility;

4. be present at the introduction and reintroduction in the electoral commissions and in the calculation of the data points of the protocols with the results of the voting on precinct electoral commissions;

5. obtain a copy of the signature against the Protocol for the type of selection with the results of voting at a polling station, as well as with the results of the vote in the relevant electoral district (district);

6. submit complaints and reports of violations of the electoral process.


(2) the meetings of the Committee may attend only one representative from each political party, coalition or initiative Committee.

(3) the representatives of the parties, coalitions and initiative committees cannot be companions.

Chapter nine

THE REGISTRATION OF PARTIES, COALITIONS AND INITIATIVE COMMITTEES

Section I

Participation in the elections

Way of participation in the elections

Art. 127. (1) any party may participate in each type of choice alone or in coalition with other parties.

(2) any party may participate in each type of option only in a coalition.

(3) any party or coalition, registered with the Central Electoral Commission, can participate in the elections for municipal councilors, mayors of municipalities, mayors of districts and mayors of municipalities either individually or in various local coalitions for each type of choice.

(4) Action Committees to promote independent candidates can create and participate in each type of choice.

Name or abbreviation

Art. 128. (1) the name or the abbreviation of the Coalition, including the local coalition, could not repeat the name or the abbreviation of the party registered under the law on political parties and the date of publication in the Official Gazette of the Decree of the President or the National Assembly's decision to schedule the elections, including by adding to them the words, letters, numerals or other characters.

(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.

(3) the name or the abbreviation of the coalition parties can be added in brackets to the name or the abbreviation of the coalition.

(4) the Central Electoral Commission in all types of elections and the municipal election Commission in the elections for municipal councilors and mayors shall check the fulfilment of the requirements of para. 1 and 2. In establishing the incompleteness or discrepancies, the Central Electoral Commission, according to the municipal election Commission shall immediately give instructions for their removal within three days, but no later than the closing date for registration.

(5) where, within the period referred to in paragraph 1. 4 limitations or deficiencies are not remedied, the Electoral Commission refused to register.

(6) the refusal to register the Central Election Commission can be appealed before the Supreme Administrative Court by the procedure of art. 58.

(7) the refusal to register the municipal electoral Committee may be challenged before the Central Election Commission by the procedure of art. 88.

Deposit

Art. 129. (1) for participation in the elections for MPs, for President and Vice President of the Republic and for members of the European Parliament of the Republic of Bulgaria the parties, coalitions and initiative committees of importing non-interest-bearing deposit account in the Bulgarian National Bank. The deposit is:

1. for parties and coalitions – 2500 EUR;

2. for initiative committees – 100 BGN.

(2) to participate in the elections for municipal councilors and mayors for the parties, coalitions and initiative committees do not import deposit.

Recovery

Art. 130. The Central Electoral Commission within 7 days from the announcement of the final results of the election with a non-refundable deposit of decision:

1. Parties and coalitions that have received less than one percent of the actual votes at the national level;

2. enterprising committees whose candidates have received:

a) actual votes not less than a quarter of the electoral quota – when elections for MPs;

(b)) not less than one percent of the actual votes in elections for President and Vice President of the Republic and for members of the European Parliament of the Republic of Bulgaria.

Unrecovered amounts. Reporting

Art. 131. (1) Unrecovered amounts from deposits under art. 129, para. 1 enter Center "Fund for treatment of children" to the Minister of health.

(2) the amounts of deposits under art. 129, para. 1 are not considered costs of parties, coalitions and initiative committees related to the financing of the election campaign.

Section II

Registration of parties

Competent authority

Art. 132. (1) the parties are registered to participate in the elections in the Central Electoral Commission.

(2) in the election for municipal councilors and mayors, political parties registered with the Central Electoral Commission shall be registered for participation in the municipal election Commission.

Documents for registration of political parties

Art. 133. (1) the Parties present in the Central Election Commission an application for registration no later than 45 days before election day. The application shall be signed by the person representing the party, according to her current legal registration. The application may be signed by a person expressly authorized by the Member representing the party.

(2) in an application under subsection. 1 shall indicate:

1. full or abbreviated name of the party according to the case-her registration;

2. full or abbreviated name of the party, claimed to be printed on the ballot;

3. a request for registration for participation in the elections;

4. address, phone number and contact person.

(3) an application for registration the party presents:

1. a certificate of current legal status at the time of scheduling the elections;

2. a specimen of the signature of the Member representing the party;

3. a specimen of the stamp of the party;

4. Bank document for deposit under art. 129, para. 1 – only in elections for MPs, for President and Vice President of the Republic and for members of the European Parliament of the Republic of Bulgaria;

5. a list containing the names, the single civil number and signature of not less than 2500 voters supporting the registration; in the elections for members of the European Parliament of the Republic of Bulgaria and in the elections for municipal councilors and mayors for the registration of the party can be supported by voters who are nationals of another Member State of the European Union, as in the lists shall state the names, personal number, the number of the certificate of residence, date of registration stated therein, and signature; each voter may participate in only one list; the list shall be transmitted electronically in a structured, contains the names and uniform civil number (personal number) of voters passed a handwritten signature, in the order in which they are entered in the list;

6. a certificate from the Court of Auditors under art. 37, para. 1 of the law on political parties for the party's financial statements submitted for each of the past three years, and for the newly registered parties – from the date of their registration case;

7. a certificate of current bank account that will serve the election campaign;

8. the names and positions of the persons who will be responsible for revenue, expenditure and accounting of the party associated with the election campaign;

9. explicit proxy by the person representing the party, where the documents are to be submitted by an authorised person.

(4) the personal data referred to in para. 3, item 5 are processed and made available in accordance with the requirements of the data protection act.

Conditions for registration. Refusal of registration

Art. 134. (1) the Central Electoral Commission shall check on the documents presented under art. 133 and decide on the registration of the party not later than 45 days before election day.

(2) in establishing the incompleteness or discrepancies, the Central Electoral Commission gives immediate instructions for removing them within three days, but no later than the closing date for registration. In the event that the incompleteness or discrepancies are not remedied within the time limit referred to in the first sentence, the Central Election Commission denied registration.

(3) the refusal to register may be appealed before the Supreme Administrative Court by the procedure of art. 58. where the Court annul the contested decision, the Central Electoral Commission shall immediately register the party for participation in the elections, regardless of whether the time limit referred to in paragraph 1. 1 has expired, but not later than 35 days before election day.

Check lists. Ex officio cancellation of registration

Art. 135. (1) the lists referred to in art. 133, para. 3, item 5 in structured electronic form shall be transmitted without delay to the General Directorate for civil registration and administrative service at the Ministry of regional development.

(2) the Directorate General for civil registration and administrative service at the Ministry of regional development carried out not later than 42 days before election day.

(3) the inspection of the outcome of the General Directorate for civil registration and administrative service at the Ministry of regional development be drawn up in two copies, one of which provides the Central Electoral Commission. Verification data is stored within 6 months from production of the election.

(4) the Central Electoral Commission establishes a result for lists under art. 133, para. 3, item 5, on the basis of the work carried out by the General Directorate for civil registration and administrative service at the Ministry of regional development check. At the request of the party registered for participation, the Central Electoral Commission shall in writing the data from the record in the Al. 3 and the result for the party lists under art. 133, para. 3, item 5.

(5) where, as a result of the investigation carried out by the General Directorate for civil registration and administrative service at the Ministry of regional development, and after the expiry of the deadline for registration is determined that the party does not meet the requirements of art. 133, para. 3, item 5, the registration is deleted with her decision to be communicated immediately to the party and is subject to appeal in accordance with art. 58.

In the report list

Art. 136. The Central Electoral Commission allows each elector – Bulgarian citizen may consult in the list under art. 133, para. 3, item 5 in a uniform civil number, personal number respectively for each elector – a national of another Member State of the European Union, in the elections for members of the European Parliament of the Republic of Bulgaria and the municipal councillors and mayors, including a toll-free phone number.


Cancellation of the registration

Art. 137. (1) a Party may request to be cancelled her registration for participation in the elections no later than 32 days before the election day. Cancellation shall be made at the written request of the party to the Central Electoral Commission, signed by the person representing the party or expressly authorized by him/her. The party applied to the application and the decision for deletion.

(2) the Central Electoral Commission's decision to reimburse for cancellation of the registration of the party and the coalition or deposit under art. 129 (1).

(3) the deposit referred to in art. 129, para. 1 is non-refundable within 7 days of the entry into force of the decision of the Central Election Commission under para. 2.

(4) paragraphs 2 and 3 shall also apply where the registration of the party under art. 135, para. 5.

Sending lists of the district or municipal electoral commissions after completion of registration

Art. 138. The Central Electoral Commission shall immediately upon completion of the registration of political parties sends to district or municipal electoral commissions:

1. a list of registered parties;

2. information about the deleted games.

Section III

Registration of coalitions

Competent authority for the registration of coalitions

Art. 139. (1) the Coalitions are registered to participate in the elections in the Central Electoral Commission.

(2) in the election for municipal councilors and mayors coalitions, registered with the Central Electoral Commission shall be registered for participation in the municipal election Commission.

Documents for registration of coalitions

Art. 140. (1) the parties formed a coalition to participate in elections on the basis of an overall solution, the Central Electoral Commission declared in the application for registration no later than 45 days before election day. The application shall be signed by the persons representing the Coalition, according to the decision on the formation. The application may be signed by persons expressly authorized by representing the coalition.

(2) in an application under subsection. 1 shall indicate:

1. full or abbreviated name of coalition formation in accordance with the decision;

2. full or abbreviated name of the Coalition, claimed to be printed on the ballot;

3. a request for registration for participation in the elections;

4. address, phone number and contact person.

(3) an application for registration the Coalition presents:

1. for each of the participating parties in the Coalition:

a) a certificate of current legal status at the time of scheduling the elections;

(b)) a specimen of the signature of the Member representing the party;

in a sample of the seal) party;

d) certified by the Court of Auditors under art. 37, para. 1 of the law on political parties for the party's financial statements submitted for each of the past three years, and for the newly registered parties – from the date of their registration case;

2. the decision to form a coalition, signed by persons representing parties, and stamped with the seals of the participating parties;

3. specimen signatures of the persons representing the Coalition;

4. a model of the stamp of the Coalition, if any;

5. the Bank document for deposit under art. 129, para. 1 – only in elections for MPs, for President and Vice President of the Republic and for members of the European Parliament of the Republic of Bulgaria;

6. a list containing the names, the single civil number and signature of not less than 2500 voters supporting the registration; in the elections for members of the European Parliament of the Republic of Bulgaria to the registration of the party can be supported by voters who are nationals of another Member State of the European Union, as in the lists shall state the names, personal number, the number of the certificate of residence, date of registration stated therein, and signature; each voter may participate in only one list; the list shall be transmitted electronically in a structured, contains the names and uniform civil number (personal number) of voters passed a handwritten signature, in the order in which they are entered in the list;

7. certificate of bank account in the name of the party under art. 164, para. 2, which will serve only the election campaign;

8. the names and positions of the persons who will be responsible for revenue, expenditure and accounting of the Coalition related to election campaign;

9. power of Attorney of persons representing the Coalition, in cases where the documents are filed by authorized persons.

(4) the personal data referred to in para. 3, item 6 shall be processed and made available in accordance with the requirements of the data protection act.

Conditions for registration. Refusal of registration

Art. 141. (1) the Central Electoral Commission shall check on the documents presented under art. 140 and decide on the registration of the coalition not later than 45 days before election day.

(2) in establishing the incompleteness or discrepancies, the Central Electoral Commission gives immediate instructions for removing them within three days, but no later than the closing date for registration. In the event that the incompleteness or discrepancies are not remedied within the time limit referred to in the first sentence, the Central Election Commission denied registration.

(3) the refusal to register may be appealed before the Supreme Administrative Court by the procedure of art. 58. where the Court annul the contested decision, the Central Electoral Commission shall immediately register the Coalition to participate in the elections, regardless of whether the time limit referred to in paragraph 1. 1 has expired, but not later than 35 days before election day.

Check lists. Ex officio cancellation of registration

Art. 142. (1) the lists referred to in art. 140, para. 3, t. 6 in structured electronic form shall be transmitted without delay to the General Directorate for civil registration and administrative service at the Ministry of regional development.

(2) the Directorate General for civil registration and administrative service at the Ministry of regional development carried out not later than 42 days before election day.

(3) the inspection of the outcome of the General Directorate for civil registration and administrative service at the Ministry of regional development be drawn up in two copies, one of which provides the Central Electoral Commission. Verification data is stored within 6 months from production of the election.

(4) the Central Electoral Commission establishes a result for lists under art. 140, para. 3, item 6, on the basis of the work carried out by the General Directorate for civil registration and administrative service at the Ministry of regional development check. At the request of the Coalition registered for participation, the Central Electoral Commission shall in writing the data from the record in the Al. 3 and the score for the Coalition lists under art. 140, para. 3, item 6.

(5) where, as a result of the investigation carried out by the General Directorate for civil registration and administrative service at the Ministry of regional development, and after the expiry of the deadline for registration is determined that the Coalition does not meet the requirements of art. 140, para. 3, t. 6, her registration is deleted by a decision shall be notified immediately of the coalition and subject to appeal in accordance with art. 58.

Reference in the list under art. 140, para. 3, item 6

Art. 143. The Central Electoral Commission allows each elector – Bulgarian citizen may consult in the list under art. 140, para. 3, s. 6 personal identification number, a personal number respectively for each elector – a national of another Member State of the European Union, in the elections for members of the European Parliament of the Republic of Bulgaria and the municipal councillors and mayors, including a toll-free phone number.

Changes in the composition of the Coalition

Art. 144. (1) changes in the composition of the Coalition, occurring after the registration in the Central Electoral Commission shall be carried out on application and on presentation of a decision to change, you have to meet the conditions for the formation of the Coalition, not later than 35 days before election day.

(2) in the event that in the coalition include new parties, they present no later than 35 days before election day, the documents referred to in art. 140, para. 3, item 1.

(3) in the event that one or more parties leave the Coalition, its registration is retained if it remained at least two parties.

(4) in the event that the party, whose name or abbreviation is included in the name of the Coalition, leaving the Coalition, the Central Election Commission's decision, which made the change in the composition of the Coalition, sets and three days to change the name of the coalition. The Coalition keeps your registration to participate in the elections, if within the prescribed time limits changed its name with the decision to change and apply at the Central Election Commission. Central Election Commission deleted the name of the Coalition's name or the abbreviation of the departed her party.

(5) changes in the composition of the coalition shall be recorded in the register of the Central Election Commission upon application by persons representing the party or the Coalition, no later than 32 days before the election day.

(6) the Central Election Commission deleted the name of the coalition not later than 32 days before the election day parties, which left its composition.

(7) a Party included in the composition of the Coalition, could not participate in the elections independently.

(8) a Party included in the composition of the coalition that after the registration of the Coalition, but not later than 45 days before election day, leaving its composition, can participate in elections independently, after recording in accordance with section II of this chapter.

Cancellation of the registration

Art. 145. (1) the Coalition may request cancellation of the registration for participation in the elections no later than 32 days before the election day. Cancellation shall be made at the written request of the Coalition to the Central Electoral Commission, signed by representing the coalition parties. The application and apply to the Coalition decision to expunge, signed by persons representing political parties, included in the composition of the Coalition, or expressly authorized by them.


(2) the Central Electoral Commission's decision to reimburse for cancellation of the registration by the coalition and the deposit under art. 129, para. 1.

(3) the deposit referred to in art. 129, para. 1 is non-refundable within 7 days of the entry into force of the decision of the Central Election Commission under para. 2.

(4) paragraphs 2 and 3 shall also apply where the registration of a coalition under art. 142, para. 5.

Sending lists of the district or municipal electoral commissions after completion of registration

Art. 146. The Central Electoral Commission shall immediately upon completion of the registration of coalitions of the district sends or municipal electoral commissions:

1. a list of registered coalitions;

2. information about the changes in the composition and designation of coalitions by the procedure of art. 144, para. 4, 5, 6 and 8;

3. information about deleted coalitions.

Section IV

The registration of parties, coalitions and local coalitions in the municipal electoral commissions

Registration of parties and coalitions registered with the Central Electoral Commission

Art. 147. (1) a contestant, registered with the Central Electoral Commission shall be registered for participation in the elections for municipal councilors and mayors on the basis of an application for registration filed in the municipal electoral Committee not later than 40 days before election day. The application shall indicate for which type of option you want registration. For each type of custom application is submitted separately.

(2) the composition of a coalition, registered with the Central Electoral Commission, cannot be registered separately in the municipal election Commission or to enter individually, outside the Coalition, in which are registered with the Central Electoral Commission, in other coalitions in the territory of the municipality.

(3) the application shall be submitted by the party. The application shall be signed by the persons representing the party or coalition, or expressly authorized by them.

(4) the application shall state:

1. full or abbreviated name of the party or coalition which will be picked in the ballot;

2. the request for registration to participate in the elections with an indication of which type of selection to perform the registration;

3. address, phone number and contact person.

(5) the application shall be accompanied by:

1. a copy of the certificate of registration of the party or coalition in the Central Electoral Commission;

2. the decision to form a coalition, signed by persons representing parties, and stamped with the seals of the participating parties;

3. the power of Attorney of persons authorized to represent the party or the Coalition ahead of the municipal electoral Commission, in cases where the documents are filed by authorized persons.

(6) the municipal electoral Committee shall check the documents submitted and take a decision on the registration of the party or the coalition not later than 40 days before election day.

(7) where gaps or inconsistencies the municipal electoral Commission gives immediate instructions for removing them within three days, but no later than the closing date for registration. In the event that the incompleteness or discrepancies are not remedied within the time limit referred to in the first sentence, the municipal electoral Commission denied registration.

(8) the refusal of the municipal election Commission can be appealed to the Central Election Commission by the procedure of art. 88.

Registration of local coalitions

Art. 148. (1) the local coalitions are formed to participate in the elections for municipal councilors and mayors in only by the Central Electoral Commission registered parties and coalitions.

(2) Local coalitions register on the basis of an application for registration filed in the municipal electoral Committee not later than 40 days before election day. The application shall indicate for which type of option you want registration. For each type of custom application is submitted separately.

(3) the application shall be submitted by the local coalition. The application shall be signed by the persons representing the local coalition, or expressly authorized by them.

(4) the application shall state:

1. full or abbreviated name of the local coalition, which will be picked in the ballot;

2. the request for registration to participate in the elections with an indication of which type of selection to perform the registration;

3. address, phone number and contact person.

(5) the application of a local coalition shall apply:

1. the decision to form a local coalition, specifying who is authorized to represent it and what kind of choice is created; the decision must be signed by authorized representatives of the component parties and coalitions and stamped with the seals of the parties and coalitions participating in it; When the decision to participate in more than one type of choice in the municipal election Commission shall be submitted only one original for the municipality;

2. the specimen of signatures of individuals representing the local coalition;

3. a specimen of the stamp of the local coalition, if any;

4. powers of Attorney of persons signed the decision to form a local coalition;

5. copy of certificate of registration in the Central Electoral Commission for each party and coalition, participating in local coalition;

6. certificate of bank account in the name of the party under art. 164, para. 2, which will serve only the election campaign;

7. the names and positions of the persons who will be responsible for revenue, expenditure and accounting of local coalition associated with the election campaign.

(6) the municipal electoral Committee shall check the documents submitted and take a decision on the registration of the local coalition not later than 40 days before election day.

(7) where gaps or inconsistencies the municipal electoral Commission gives immediate instructions for removing them within three days, but no later than the closing date for registration. In the event that the incompleteness or discrepancies are not remedied within the time limit referred to in the first sentence, the municipal electoral Commission denied registration.

(8) the refusal of the municipal electoral Committee may be challenged before the Central Election Commission by the procedure of art. 88.

Changes in the composition of the regional coalition

Art. 149. (1) changes in the composition of the local coalition, which occurred after the registration in the municipal election Commission shall be carried out on application and on presentation of a decision on the changes, which must meet the conditions for the formation of local coalitions not later than 35 days before election day.

(2) in the event that the local coalition include new parties, they present no later than 35 days before election day, the documents referred to in art. 148, para. 5, item 5.

(3) in the event that one or more parties or coalitions left the local coalition, retained her registration, if there are at least two other parties or coalitions.

(4) in the event that a party or coalition, whose name or abbreviation is included in the name of the local coalition, quit the Coalition, the municipal electoral Committee with the decision made the change in the composition of the Coalition, sets and three days to change the name of the local coalition. The local coalition keeps your registration to participate in the elections, if within the prescribed time limits changed its name with the decision to change and apply the municipal election Commission. The municipal election Commission deleted in the name of the local coalition name or the abbreviation of the departed her party or coalition.

(5) changes in the composition of the local coalition, shall be recorded in the register of the municipal election Commission upon application by persons representing the Coalition, no later than 32 days before the election day.

(6) the municipal electoral committee deleted the name of the local coalition no later than 32 days before the election day a contestant that left its composition.

(7) the party or coalition that is included in the composition of the local coalition, which, after the registration of the local coalition, but no later than 40 days before election day, leaving its composition, can participate in elections independently, after recording by the procedure of art. 147.

Cancellation of the registration of political parties, coalitions and local coalitions registered in the municipal electoral Committee

Art. 150. The parties, coalitions and local coalitions registered in the municipal electoral Commission, may request cancellation of the registration for participation in the elections no later than 32 days before the election day. Cancellation shall be made at the written request of the party, coalition or local coalition, signed by the persons representing them, or as expressly authorized by them. To request the Coalition, respectively the local coalition applied for deletion decision, signed by persons representing political parties, coalitions, respectively, included in its composition, or as expressly authorized by them.

Section V

Registration of initiative Committee

The formation of initiative Committee

Art. 151. (1) the initiative Committee is formed to promote the independent candidate.

(2) the initiative Committee is formed from three to 7 constituencies with domicile or residence address – for citizens of another Member State of the European Union, to:

1. the territory of the electoral district – in the elections for MPs, Councillors and mayors;

2. the territory of the country – in the elections for members of the European Parliament of the Republic of Bulgaria.

(3) to promote candidates for President and Vice President of the initiative Committee is formed with no fewer than 21 voters domiciled on the territory of the country.

(4) any voter can participate in only one initiative Committee.

(5) the members of the initiative Committee established by decision the person to represent him.

The competent authority for registration

Art. 152. The initiative committees are recorded in:

1. the Central Electoral Commission on elections to:

a) President and Vice President of the Republic;

(b) members of the European Parliament) of the Republic of Bulgaria;

2. the district electoral commissions in elections for MPs;


3. municipal electoral commissions – in the elections for municipal councilors and mayors.

Conditions for registration

Art. 153. (1) the initiative Committee shall submit an application for registration, signed by all members of the Committee, no later than 40 days before election day.

(2) the application shall be lodged by the person representing the initiative Committee.

(3) the application shall state:

1. the names, the single civil number (personal number) and permanent address (address of residence) of voters under art. 151, para. 2 or 3;

2. the names, the single civil number (personal number) and address of the applicant, which created the initiative Committee;

3. a request for registration of the initiative Committee to participate in the elections;

4. address, phone number and contact person.

(4) the application shall be accompanied by:

1. the decision on the establishment of the initiative Committee and a decision on the determination of the person it represents;

2. notarized specimen signatures of the persons involved in the initiative Committee;

3. a declaration in a form signed by each Member of the initiative Committee, he is entitled to vote at the election;

4. the Declaration in a form signed by each Member of the Committee, that the initiative will not process the personal data provided and included in the list of supporting independent candidate individuals for purposes other than those provided for in the code;

5. the Bank document for deposit under art. 129, para. 1 – only in elections for MPs, for President and Vice President of the Republic and for members of the European Parliament of the Republic of Bulgaria;

6. certificate of bank account in the name of the person representing the initiative Committee, which will serve only the election campaign;

7. the names and positions of the persons who will be responsible for revenue, expenditure and accounting of the initiative Committee, related to the election campaign.

Examination and registration

Art. 154. (1) The Election Committee shall check the documents submitted under art. 153 and decide on the registration of the initiative Committee. In establishing the incompleteness or discrepancies, the Commission gives immediate instructions for removing them within three days, but no later than the closing date for registration.

(2) in the event that the incompleteness or discrepancies are not remedied within the time limit referred to in paragraph 1. 1, the Election Commission denied registration.

(3) the refusal of the Central Election Commission can be appealed before the Supreme Administrative Court by the procedure of art. 58.

(4) the refusal of the district or municipal electoral Committee may be challenged before the Central Election Commission by the procedure of art. 73, respectively, by the order of art. 88.

Deletion registration of initiative Committee

Art. 155. (1) the initiative Committee may request to be cancelled his registration for participation in the elections no later than 32 days before the election day. The deletion is performed upon written application of the initiative Committee to the Electoral Commission, signed by the person representing the initiative Committee.

(2) the Electoral Commission with the decision on cancellation of the registration of the resume and the initiative Committee deposit under art. 129, para. 1.

(3) the deposit referred to in art. 129, para. 1 is non-refundable within 7 days of the entry into force of the decision of the Electoral Commission under para. 2. Chapter ten

CANDIDATES

Section I

Requirements

Elevation of the candidates

Art. 156. (1) the Candidates can raise parties, coalitions and initiative committees registered for the type of selection.

(2) Candidates, raised by political parties, coalitions and initiative committees, are ranked in the lists.

The formation of lists

Art. 157. (1) every independent candidate and candidate for Mayor forms a private ticket.

(2) participate in Coalitions with general election ticket. Participating parties may not participate with private lists.

(3) parties and coalitions participating in local coalitions could not register their lists or candidates outside of these local coalitions.

(4) an independent candidate may not be included in the ticket of the party or coalition.

Ban lifted on candidates from Parties and coalitions

Art. 158. It cannot be indicated and registered as candidates on behalf of parties and coalitions servicemen of the armed forces, employees in the diplomatic service, employees of the Interior Ministry, the national intelligence service, the National Guard and the State Agency "technical operations", civil servants of the State Agency for national security, judges, prosecutors and investigators, as well as other persons who by law is prohibited membership in a political party. These citizens can participate in elections as independent candidates.

Section II

Rights and obligations of the applicants

Status

Art. 159. (1) the applicants have quality officials within the meaning of the criminal code by logging on kandidatskite lists to the announcement of the election results.

(2) where the registration of a candidate is deleted, the rights and obligations under para. 1 shall terminate as of the date of cancellation.

Integrity of the candidates

Art. 160. (1) on the day of registration until the announcement of the election results registered candidates may not be detained or held as defendants, except for a committed an indictable offence and with the permission of the Central Election Commission on the basis of a reasoned request by the Attorney General.

(2) permission is not sought for detention in flagrante delicto, as in this case, immediately notify the Central Election Commission.

(3) if the registration of a candidate be cancelled, the rights under paragraph 1. 1 shall terminate as of the date of cancellation.

(4) the provisions of para. 1 shall not apply where the registered candidates were retained or attracted such defendants prior to the date of registration.

(5) the Central Electoral Commission determines the order for the granting of the authorisation referred to in para. 1.

Leave the candidates

Art. 161. (1) a candidate who takes public service, with the exception of a candidate for City Council must use work as unpaid leave or paid annual leave for the time of registration to the announcement of the election results.

(2) a candidate for City Council, occupying public office, be sure to use a leave of absence for days during which time participated in the events of the election campaign.

(3) such leave shall count for employment or work and retirement.

(4) If a registration be cancelled, sick leave is interrupted from the day of cancellation. When the deletion is canceled, it is believed that sick leave is not interrupted.

(5) the provisions of paragraphs 1 and 2. 1 shall not apply to the Prime Minister, Deputy Prime Ministers, Ministers, MPs, the President and the Vice President of the Republic. Their credentials and continue after their registration as candidates.

(6) the provisions of paragraphs 1 and 2. 1, 3, 4 and 5 shall also apply to the candidates for the members of the European Parliament of the Republic of Bulgaria, which occupy one of the posts referred to in art. 389.

Chapter Eleven

FUNDING RELATED TO THE ELECTION CAMPAIGN

Sources of financing

Art. 162. (1) the Party, registered candidates may finance his campaign with:

1. own resources of the party;

2. the means of applicants;

3. donations from individuals.

(2) Coalition, registered candidates may finance his campaign with:

1. own resources of the parties involved in it;

2. the means of applicants;

3. donations from individuals, made of one of the parties in the Coalition, as defined under art. 164, para. 2.

(3) the initiative Committee, registered candidate may finance his campaign with:

1. the funds of the members of the initiative Committee;

2. the means of applicants;

3. donations from individuals made to the person designated under art. 164, para. 1.

Provision of bank account details

Art. 163. (1) the Central Electoral Commission in 5 days from the registration of parties and coalitions to participate in all types of elections and enterprising committees to participate in elections for President and Vice President of the Republic and for members of the European Parliament of the Republic of Bulgaria shall provide the Court of Auditors for their data bank account designed for the servicing of their election campaign, and the names and titles of the persons under art. 164. in the event of a change of faces, the coalition party or initiative Committee shall submit to the Court the names and posts of new faces within three days from making the change.

(2) the district electoral commissions within 5 days from the registration of the initiative committees to participate in the elections for the representatives of the Court of Auditors shall provide the data for their bank account, designed for the servicing of their election campaign, and the names and titles of the persons under art. 164. in the event of a change of persons initiative Committee shall submit to the Court the names and posts of new faces within three days from making the change.

(3) the municipal electoral commissions within 5 days from the registration of local coalitions and initiative committees to participate in the elections for municipal councilors and mayors shall provide the Court of Auditors for their data bank account designed for the servicing of their election campaign, and the names and titles of the persons under art. 164. in the event of a change of faces or coalition initiative Committee shall submit to the Court the names and posts of new faces within three days from making the change.

Responsible persons for the cost and revenue accounting

Art. 164. (1) Each party and the initiative Committee shall designate a person or persons to be responsible for revenue accounting and reporting costs related to their election campaign.

(2) Each Coalition determines one of the parties that participate in it, to be responsible for the revenue, expenditure and accounting of the Coalition related to the election campaign, and the person or persons referred to in paragraph 1. 1.

The total amount of financing


Art. 165. (1) the total amount of financing of each election campaign of parties, coalitions and initiative committees may not exceed:

1. in the elections for the National Assembly MPS:

a) 3 0000 0000 EUR for the party and for the Coalition;

(b) EUR 200 000). the initiative Committee;

2. in the election of MPs for the Grand National Assembly:

a) 4 0000 0000 BGN. for the party and for the Coalition;

(b) EUR 200 000). the initiative Committee;

3. in the elections for President and Vice President of the Republic and for members of the European Parliament of the Republic of Bulgaria:

a) 2 0000 0000 leva. for the party, Coalition and the initiative Committee for the elections for President and Vice President of the Republic, as well as the party and the Coalition for elections for members of the European Parliament of the Republic of Bulgaria;

(b) EUR 100 000). the initiative Committee for the election of members of the European Parliament of the Republic of Bulgaria;

4. in the elections for municipal councilors and mayors:

a) 8 0000 0000 EUR for the party and the Coalition;

(b) the maximum amount of resources) in the Al. 2, 3, 4 and 5 of the initiative Committee.

(2) a candidate for a Municipal Council may not be expended more than $ 5000. within the total amount of funding under para. 1, item 4.

(3) a candidate for mayor of the municipality, within the total amount of funding under para. 1, paragraph 4, may be expended:

1. for the municipality with a population of up to 30 000 inhabitants – up to 25 000 EUR;

2. for the municipality with a population of 60 000 inhabitants – up to 50 000 BGN.;

3. for the municipality with a population of up to 100 000 inhabitants – up to 100 000 BGN.;

4. for the municipality with a population of up to 200 000 inhabitants – up to 250 000 BGN.;

5. for the municipality with a population of up to 500 000 inhabitants – up to 500 000 BGN.;

6. for the municipality with a population of over 500 000 inhabitants – up to EUR 1 0000 0000.

(4) a candidate for mayor of the district, within the total amount of funding under para. 1, paragraph 4, may be expended:

1. for the region with a population of 25 000 inhabitants – up to 20 000 BGN.;

2. an area with a population of up to 50 000 inhabitants – up to 40 000 BGN.;

3. for the region with a population of up to 100 000 inhabitants – up to 60 000 BGN.;

4. for the region with a population of over 100 000 inhabitants – up to 60, 000.

(5) a candidate for mayor, within the total amount of funding under para. 1, paragraph 4, may be expended:

1. for the mayoralty with a population up to 1000 residents – up to 2000 EUR;

2. for the mayoralty, with a population of up to 3000 residents – up to 6000 EUR;

3. for the municipality with a population of over 3000 residents – up to 10 000 BGN.

(6) in the total amount of money that political parties, coalitions and initiative committees are entitled to money spent for each election campaign shall include all sources of art. 162.

Funding of elections in a calendar year

Art. 166. in the production of different types of elections in a calendar year, the requirements of art. 165 apply separately for each type of choice.

Funding and support for election campaign

Art. 167. (1) the donation by an individual to a party or coalition must not exceed more than 10, 000. for one calendar year.

(2) the donation by an individual of an initiative Committee and the registered candidate, respectively from it candidates may not exceed more than 10, 000.

(3) natural persons in connection with the election campaign can provide for royalty-free use of the party or coalition initiative Committee only own movable and immovable property.

(4) natural persons in connection with the election campaign may provide the party or coalition initiative Committee grants service carried out only with a personal work.

Prohibitions relating to the financing and support of the election campaign

Art. 168. (1) a party or a coalition initiative Committee in connection with the election campaign may not receive:

1. anonymous donations in any form;

2. means of legal persons and the sole traders;

3. funds from foreign individuals, with the exception of persons who are nationals of another Member State of the European Union who have electoral rights in the code;

4. the funds by religious institutions;

5. resources by foreign Governments or by foreign State-owned enterprises, foreign companies or foreign non-profit organizations.

(2) entities referred to in para. 1, item 2 – 5 may not provide in connection with the election campaign and the movable immovable property for royalty-free use, and grants services in any form.

(3) in connection with the election campaign shall be prohibited, free use of public administrative resource.

Reporting obligations

Art. 169. (1) where the total amount of the donation by a natural person exceeds a minimum wage, the grantor shall submit a declaration in a form about the origin of the donated funds.

(2) where the total amount of funds provided by the candidate or a member of the initiative Committee, exceed one minimum wage, he shall submit a declaration in a form about the origin of the funds.

(3) where, in relation to an individual election campaign provided for royalty-free use of their movable or immovable property for the election campaign, it shall submit a declaration in a form of ownership of these items.

Bank transfer and check

Art. 170. (1) the financing of the revenue and expenditure connected with the election campaign, worth over EUR 1000 shall be made by bank transfer.

(2) where the amount of donated or granted funds has over $ 1000, the Court of Auditors shall carry out a conformity check between the amount of donated or granted funds for the election campaign and the amount of the income of the person. The audit covers the period from the production of the previous elections of the same type until the day of submission of the declaration under art. 169, para. 1 or 2.

(3) to check the President of the Court of Auditors requires information from the National Revenue Agency and other competent bodies and institutions.

(4) the authorities and bodies referred to in paragraph 1. 3 are required within one month of receipt of the request to provide the necessary information to the Court of Auditors.

(5) the officials performing the verification shall have the right of direct access to the electronic database of the bodies and institutions in the Al. 3. the provision of access does not relieve the authorities and institutions under para. 3 from the obligation to submit in writing information requested by the Court of Auditors.

(6) the Court of Auditors declared the results of the verification via the register under art. 171, para. 1.

A single public registry

Art. 171. (1) the Court of Auditors establishes a uniform public register of political parties, coalitions and initiative committees registered for participation in the kind of choice that is supported by the opening of the election campaign until the next election of the same kind.

(2) the register referred to in para. 1 shall be published:

1. the circumstances under art. 17 of the law on political parties;

2. the name of the coalition and the name of the initiative Committee and the names of the persons representing them;

3. the name of the party, which is set by the Coalition to be responsible for the cost and revenue accounting, reporting her;

4. the names of the person or persons responsible for the revenue, expenditure and accounting;

5. the names of the donors, the type, the purpose, the amount or value of the donation;

6. the names of candidates and members of the initiative Committee, which provided the funds, and the amount of funds;

7. the names of natural persons, provided for free of charge use possessions or facilities for the election campaign, the period of use, the type and description of use of the property and the type of services;

8. the declarations of origin of the donated funds, declarations of origin of the applicants and the members of the committees and the declarations of the enterprising individuals to ownership of the delivered goods for use at no charge;

9. the names of the sociological agencies and advertising agencies, as well as to the agencies for the conduct of public affairs, with which the parties, coalitions and initiative committees work.

(3) the parties, coalitions and initiative committees in 5 days from the opening of the election campaign shall send the Court of Auditors, the information referred to in para. 2 in paper and electronic format for inclusion in the register.

(4) during the election campaign the parties, coalitions and initiative committees shall send the Court of Auditors within 7 days novopost″pilata information under para. 2 in paper and electronic format for inclusion in the register.

(5) After the production of the election reports are published in the register under art. 172, para. 1.

(6) the Court of Auditors, shall determine the conditions and procedures for entry in the register of information under para. 2, as well as to remove inaccuracies and incompleteness, and Announces them on its website.

Report

Art. 172. (1) within 30 days after election day, the person who represents a party or initiative Committee and the persons representing the Coalition, submitted to the Court of Auditors in paper and electronic form, statement of revenue, expenditure and commitments for payment in respect of the election campaign, accompanied by an extract from their bank account. Apply to the declarations under art. 169, para. 1 and 3.

(2) within 30 days after election day media service providers, opinion and advertising agencies, as well as agencies for carrying out public relations presented in the Court of Auditors on paper and electronic media information on the services provided to the parties, coalitions and initiative committees. The information is provided in a form approved by the Court of Auditors, and shall be published on the website.

(3) the means of the applicant or of a member of the initiative Committee for the election campaign are recorded in the statement of the party, or coalition initiative Committee under para. 1. The accounts shall apply the declaration under art. 169, para. 2.


(4) the report referred to in para. 1 shall prepare and submit a pattern for each type of choice, recognized by the Court of Auditors. A report that does not comply with the requirements concerning the form, content and manner of presentation, it is considered nepodaden. The Court of Auditors, shall determine the conditions and procedures for the removal of inaccuracies and incompleteness.

(5) the Court of Auditors publishes on its website the reports of parties, coalitions and initiative committees under para. 1 within 15 days of the expiry of the time limit for their submission.

(6) where the declared income and expenditure in connection with the election campaign are over 1000 EUR, the Court of Auditors shall audit compliance.

Examples of declarations

Art. 173. The samples of the declarations referred to in this section shall be approved by the Court of Auditors no later than 50 days before election day and are announced on the website.

Outstanding issues

Art. 174. For the outstanding questions in this section shall apply the law on political parties.

Chapter Twelve

RULES FOR THE CONDUCT OF THE ELECTION CAMPAIGN

Section I

General rules

Start of election campaign

Art. 175. The election campaign opens 30 days before election day.

Access to sources of information

Art. 176. The candidates and political parties, coalitions and initiative committees, registered candidates, have the right of equal access to sources of information which is necessary for the purpose of the election campaign.

A ban on anonymous materials

 Art. 177. it shall be prohibited to publication and broadcast of anonymous materials related to the election campaign.

Resources for media packages

Art. 178. (1) the State provides funds for media packs at a rate of 40, 000. the contestant who had signed up for election candidates for President and Vice President of the Republic and for members of the European Parliament of the Republic of Bulgaria and in all electoral districts at the election for folk who are not entitled predstaviteli and State subsidy under the law on political parties.

(2) the State provides funds for media packs at a rate of 40, 000. the initiative committees, which have registered candidates in the election for President and Vice President of the Republic, and in the amount of $ 5000. the initiative committees, which have registered candidates in the election for members of the European Parliament of the Republic of Bulgaria and in the elections for folk predstaviteli.

(3) the means of media packages under para. 1 and 2 are at the expense of the State budget and be used to pay for various forms of paid election campaign coverage by media service providers.

(4) the Central Electoral Commission shall pay various forms of paid coverage of the election campaign to run out of the funds of the party or coalition initiative Committee under para. 1 or 2.

(5) the procedure for the grant and use of the means of media packets is determined by the Central Electoral Commission in agreement with the Minister of finance.

(6) the parties, coalitions and initiative committees declared in the register under art. 171 and recorded in the report under art. 172, para. 1 the means of media packages that have paid for coverage of their candidates.

Notification of paid content

Art. 179. in the broadcast, publication and distribution of paid forms of election campaign coverage of media service providers separate them through Visual, sound or spatial resources and indicate in the appropriate manner, that the material is paid.

Information on contracts

Art. 180. (1) media service providers are required to declare on their websites information on the contracts concluded with the parties, coalitions and initiative committees registered candidates and/or any other entity in connection with the election campaign, including if the contract is concluded with the firm.

(2) the information referred to in para. 1, announced by electronic media, contains data for:

1. the party or coalition initiative Committee;

2. subject of the contract;

3. the term of the contract;

4. the programme, which will be broadcasted the agreed forms;

5. the total value in BGN without VAT.

(3) the information referred to in para. 1, proclaimed by the print media (newspapers, magazines and other periodicals) and online news services (electronic editions of newspapers, magazines, news agencies, and other electronic publications), contains data for:

1. the party or coalition initiative Committee;

2. subject of the contract;

3. the term of the contract;

4. print media and online news services, which will distribute the agreed forms;

5. the total value in BGN without VAT.

(4) the information referred to in para. 2 and 3 are published on the Internet pages of media service providers within three days from the date of signing of the contract and removed no earlier than the announcement of the election results.

Section II

Pre-election agitation

Order to conduct the drawing boards

Art. 181. (1) the citizens, political parties, coalitions and initiative committees have applicants, advocates freedom of expression and the pre-election agitation in oral and written form of pre-election meetings and media service providers.

(2) the election campaign being waged on Bulgarian language.

(3) Election meetings are public. For the line in the conduct of their meet the organisers and the authorities of the Ministry of the Interior. The meetings are organised in accordance with the law on meetings, rallies and marches.

Bans on pre-election agitation

Art. 182. (1) there shall be no pre-election agitation in State and municipal establishments, institutions, State and municipal establishments and in companies with more than 50 percent owned or municipal participation in the capital.

(2) persons of elective office in trade unions and employers ' organizations can conduct election canvassing of their jobs.

(3) it is prohibited to use the State and municipal transport for electoral agitation.

(4) there shall be no election canvassing 24 hours before election day and on election day.

And political propaganda materials

Art. 183. (1) during the election campaign, candidates, political parties, coalitions and initiative committees can prepare and distribute posters, references and other materials and political propaganda. Of any agitacionen material must be marked by what name shall be issued.

(2) any agitacionen material contains information that the buying and selling of votes is a crime, as the information occupies not less than 10 per cent of the printable area of the agitacionniâ material and is located in a separate field. In audio and audio-visual materials contain this information as clearly and understandable message.

(3) Agitacionnite materials are placed on certain places, by the Mayor of buildings, fences and storefronts – with the permission of the owner or Manager of the property.

(4) it is prohibited to use and political propaganda materials that endanger the life and health of citizens, private, municipal and State property and traffic safety, as well as of materials detrimental to morality, honour and reputation of the candidates.

(5) it is prohibited to destruction and deletion of and political propaganda material placed in the manner set out in the code line, until the end of the election day.

A ban on the placement of electoral and political propaganda material in premises and other places

Art. 184. (1) it is prohibited to the placement of the materials of the parties and political propaganda, coalitions and initiative committees in electoral units, and at a distance of less than 50 yards from the entrance of the building in which the electoral space through election day and by the end of the vote.

(2) when the sectional Election Commission found the presence of materials under para. 1, she immediately removed them – if necessary with the assistance of the mayor or Mayor's vicar and to the authorities of the Ministry of the Interior.

A ban on outside material and political propaganda campaign

Art. 185. (1) it is prohibited to putting the election and political propaganda materials outside of the election campaign.

(2) signals to set election and political propaganda materials in al. 1 shall be submitted to the Governor, the Mayor of the municipality, respectively, the area or City Hall.

(3) an order for the removal of election and political propaganda materials shall be issued forthwith by the Mayor of the municipality, district or City Hall or the regional Governor.

(4) the order shall be served on the person in whose benefit is the material.

(5) in the event that the person in whose favour the campaign material is agitacionen, not remove it within three days from the date of issuance of the order, the material is removed from the Governor, the Mayor of the municipality, district or City Hall, where necessary, may request the assistance of the Ministry of the Interior.

Remove and seizure of material and political propaganda

Art. 186. (1) the Mayor of the municipality, district or City Hall or kmetskiât vicar on the decision of the district or municipal electoral Committee and, if necessary, with the assistance of the Ministry of the Interior removes or pre-empt agitacionnite material placed or distributed in violation of the code. The removal and the seizure of such material on election day is the decision of the precinct electoral commissions.

(2) Agitacionnite material placed or distributed in violation of the code on the territory of more than one electoral district (district) or which relate to more than one electoral district (ward), are removed or seized by the Governor on the decision of the Central Electoral Commission.

(3) the parties, coalitions and initiative committees within 7 days after election day removed their material and political propaganda.

Section III

Print media and online news services

Conditions, order and prices

Art. 187. The print media and online news services provide the same conditions and prices of all political parties, coalitions and initiative committees, registered candidates who are declared on their website not later than 40 days before election day and shall be sent forthwith to the Court of Auditors and the Central Electoral Commission. Payment is made in advance.

Post a reply


Art. 188. (1) the print media and online news services, published material detrimental the rights and reputation of the applicant or of a person who represents a party, coalition or the initiative Committee shall without delay after receipt of the response to publish it. The publication of the reply it in the same place, the same size, type and format the font and without comment.

(2) the reply shall be published free of charge by the volume of the material to which it is responsible.

Section IV

Coverage of the election campaign of the public electronic media

Forms of coverage

Art. 189. (1) the election campaign reflected in the programmes of the Bulgarian national television and Bulgarian national radio in the form of videos, disputes and other forms, as agreed under the terms of paragraphs 1 and 2. 4, at a certain time for this purpose.

(2) not permitted use of the programs of the Bulgarian national television and Bulgarian national radio for the purpose of the campaign beyond the time allotted to those referred to in para. 1 forms.

(3) the Bulgarian national television and Bulgarian national radio objectively and fairly reflect the activities of candidates, registered parties, coalitions and initiative committees, while respecting their equality and importance on the basis of the rules adopted by the Central Electoral Commission.

(4) the Director General of the Bulgarian national television, Bulgarian national radio, respectively, on the basis of the rules referred to in paragraph 1. 3 offers to the authorized representatives of the parties, coalitions and initiative committees, registered candidates, agreement on the forms, the themes of the election campaign, the formats and the teams. The agreement shall be approved by the Central Election Commission no later than 31 days before the election day and sent immediately to the Court of Auditors.

Right of reply

Art. 190. When was broadcast transmission constituting the rights and reputation of the applicant or of a person who represents a party, coalition or the initiative Committee, it has the right of reply under the conditions of art. 18 of the Act on radio and television. The request to the appropriate radio or broadcaster can be made within 24 hours after the broadcast of the show. The answer is broadcast without comment.

A ban on commercial advertising

Art. 191. it is prohibited in commercial advertising to head political suggestions for the benefit or to the detriment of one or another party, or coalition initiative Committee or candidate.

Presentation of candidates

Art. 192. (1) the procedure for the submission of candidates, registered parties, coalitions and initiative committees in various forms of election campaign is determined by the Central Electoral Commission by lot. The draw takes place in presence of authorized representatives of political parties, coalitions and initiative committees and the representatives of the Bulgarian national television and the Bulgarian national radio.

(2) the Central Electoral Commission announces the prescribed order no later than 31 days before the election day.

Free videos and addresses

Art. 193. (1) the election campaign in the programmes of the Bulgarian national television and Bulgarian national radio opens and closes with clips of parties, coalitions and initiative committees with a duration of up to 40 seconds that are broadcast for free.

(2) in the election for President and Vice President of the Republic election campaign in the programmes of the Bulgarian national television and Bulgarian national radio opens and closes with references to kandidatskite couples with a duration of up to three minutes for each of them, which are not paid.

(3) in making a new choice for President and Vice President of the Republic in the cases under art. 93, para. 4 of the Constitution the candidates have the right to make calls in the programmes of the Bulgarian national television and Bulgarian national radio on the last day of the election campaign between the two rounds within 10 minutes, the order shall be determined by lot in the order determined by the Central Electoral Commission. Calls are not paid.

(4) the time of broadcast clips shall be determined by agreement between the Director-General of the Bulgarian national television, Bulgarian national radio respectively, and authorized representatives of political parties, coalitions and initiative committees.

Paid forms

Art. 194. (1) at the time of the election campaign can be used and paid forms for the purpose of popularization of parties, coalitions and initiative committees, registered candidates, canvassing and to vote for their candidates.

(2) the duration of the paid forms, timing and number of their broadcast shall be determined by agreement between the Director-General of the Bulgarian national television, Bulgarian national radio respectively, and authorized representatives of political parties, coalitions and initiative committees.

(3) audio and audio-visual materials, included in the paid forms shall be provided by authorized representatives of political parties, coalitions and initiative committees, registered candidates, or are made by teams of Bulgarian national television and Bulgarian national radio under the same conditions and prices set by their guides. The terms and rates shall be sent forthwith to the Court of Auditors and the Central Electoral Commission.

Disputes

Art. 195. (1) the Bulgarian national television and Bulgarian national radio made available to political parties, coalitions and initiative committees, registered candidates, television and radiovreme for free in a dispute previously agreed topics with a total duration not less than 240 minutes.

(2) the procedure for the involvement in the disputes shall be determined in the agreement under art. 189, para. 4. The time of participants shall be apportioned equally.

(3) in making a new choice for President and Vice President of the Republic in the cases under art. 93, para. 4 of the Constitution, in the period between the two rounds by mutual agreement in the allotted broadcasting time on the Bulgarian national television and Bulgarian national radio applicants can conduct free dispute lasting at least 60 minutes. The debate is conducted in accordance with this section.

Regional radio and tv centers

Art. 196. (1) the Programmes of regional television centres and programmes of the regional radiocentrove are used by political parties, coalitions and initiative committees, registered candidates in the election broadcasts in the manner laid down for Bulgarian national television and the Bulgarian national radio.

(2) the Bulgarian national television and Bulgarian national radio made available a total of no less than 60 minutes of broadcasting time in the programs, respectively, in broadcasts of regional radio and tv centers free disputes between representatives of political parties, coalitions and initiative committees, registered candidates.

(3) the procedure for the involvement in the disputes shall be determined by the district or municipal electoral commissions by lot no later than 31 days before the election day. The forms, the themes of the election campaign, the formats and the teams are determined by the managers of the regional radio and television centres and authorized representatives of political parties, coalitions and initiative committees, registered candidates, or in the agreement under art. 189, para. 4.

Payment of election broadcasts

Art. 197. Election broadcasts on Bulgarian national television and the Bulgarian national radio and their regional centres shall be paid by the parties, coalitions and initiative committees on tariff approved by the Council of Ministers no later than 40 days before the election day, which shall be sent without delay to the Court of Auditors and the Central Electoral Commission. Payment is made before the broadcast of the show.

Section V

Coverage of the election campaign of commercial electronic media

Commercial electronic media

Art. 198. (1) in connection with the election campaign the electronic media, with the exception of the Bulgarian national television and the Bulgarian national radio and their regional centres may use paid and free forms of coverage of the election campaign of parties, coalitions and initiative committees, registered candidates.

(2) 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.

(2) commercial electronic media under para. 1 can provide paid time for coverage of the election campaign of parties, coalitions and initiative committees, registered candidates, under the same conditions and prices.

(4) the conditions and procedures for the provision of time for coverage of the election campaign, as well as the tariffs are published on the website of the media under para. 1 not later than 40 days before election day. Payment is made in advance.

(5) the conditions, rules and tariffs under para. 4 shall be sent to the Court of Auditors and shall be supplied to the Central Electoral Commission – for electronic media with national coverage, and the district electoral committees, respectively, of the municipal electoral commissions – for electronic media with regional and local scope, no later than the opening of the election campaign.

(6) the time allowed by the media under para. 1 for paid forms of coverage of the election campaign, is not included in the restriction under art. 89, para. 1 of the law on radio and television.

Right of reply

Art. 199. where broadcast transmission constituting the rights and reputation of the applicant or of a person who represents a party, coalition or the initiative Committee, it has the right of reply under the conditions of art. 18 of the Act on radio and television. The request to the appropriate radio or broadcaster can be made within 24 hours after the broadcast of the show. The answer is broadcast without comment.

Section VI

A challenge in case of violation of rules for the conduct of the election campaign

Competent authority


Art. 200. (1) in case of violation of the procedure for the conduct of the election campaign of media service providers the parties, coalitions and initiative committees – through individuals who represent them, or by persons authorized by them may submit a complaint within 24 hours after the broadcast of the show.

(2) the complaint shall be submitted to:

1. the Central Electoral Commission for the provider with a licence or registration with a national scope, and where the infringement was committed in more than one electoral district;

2. the District Electoral Commission or municipal election Commission at the headquarters of the provider when the provider has a licence or registration with the regional or local in scope.

(3) where the appeal is submitted to the Commission, which is not competent, it shall immediately forward it to the competent Committee and inform the complainant.

(4) the competent Election Commission examines the complaint within 24 hours of receipt, and on election day, and a decision immediately.

(5) in case of violation of the procedure for the conduct of the election campaign of media service providers the competent Election Commission can take action against violators and on its own initiative.

Challenging the decision of the district or municipal electoral Committee

Art. 201. the decision of the district or municipal electoral Committee may be challenged before the Central Election Commission within 24 hours of its announcement. The Central Electoral Commission shall consider the appeal and shall take a decision within 24 hours of receipt of the decision, which is subject to appeal before the Supreme Administrative Court by the procedure of art. 58.

Chapter thirteen

SOCIOLOGICAL STUDIES

Registration of sociological agencies

Art. 202. (1) the Central Electoral Commission registered sociological agencies which will conduct polls on election day.

(2) Agencies shall be registered not later than 7 days prior to election day and be entered in a public register.

(3) the registration is done on the basis of an application, signed by the Member representing the relevant agency or expressly authorized by him/her.

(4) an application under subsection. 3 shall apply:

1. a certificate of current legal status;

2. explicit proxy by the person representing the Agency, where the documents are to be submitted by an authorised person;

3. a list containing the names, the single civil number of interviewers and the numbers of the polling stations, out of which anketiraneto will be carried out;

4. the methodology for conducting polls on election day.

Interviewers

Art. 203. (1) the Central Electoral Commission shall issue certificates of registered interviewers. The certificate shall be issued in duplicate.

(2) the Interviewers are required to wear on election day only insignia in a form approved by the Central Electoral Commission. Interviewers, who wear distinctive signs outside the established by the Central Election Commission or do not wear insignia of the cases under art. 272, removed from electoral baggage by a decision of the sectional Election Commission. The decision may be contested before the district or municipal electoral committee which shall decide without delay. The decision is not subject to appeal.

(3) identify themselves with Interviewers issued them a certificate.

Polls on election day

Art. 204. (1) the polls on election day are carried out outside the polling stations through an interview with voting constituencies, where this does not create difficulties for the electoral process.

(2) the Interviewers could not conduct polls immediately in front of the polling station.

(3) the results of the polls are announced after 19.00 p.m. on election day.

Disclosure of results of surveys or polls

Art. 205. (1) on the day of its publication in the Official Gazette of the Decree of the President on the decision of the National Assembly to schedule the type of choice, until election day, including any disclosure of the results of public opinion surveys or polls on the occasion of the election carried out by media service or otherwise, must contain information for the contracting authority and of the consultation or study for the Organization, carried out consultation or study, and sources of funding.

(2) the information referred to in para. 1 shall be full and clear, as in a printed or other textual material is in a separate field in a conspicuous place and takes up no less than 5 per cent of the total area of the material, and in audio and audio-visual material broadcast on electronic media, or in the presentation to the public – once at the beginning and once at the end of the material or presentation.

(3) the provisions of paragraphs 1 and 2. 1 and 2 shall also apply in cases where the material and political propaganda of parties, coalitions and initiative committees candidates contain or make reference to the results of public opinion surveys or polls.

(4) persons who carry out public opinion surveys or polls on the occasion of the elections and/or disclose results from them, may not invoke professional, commercial or other secret protected by the law, not to provide the information referred to in para. 1.

(5) the results of public opinion surveys on the occasion of the election may not be made public in any form 24 hours before election day by announcing the end of the election day on the territory of the country.

Chapter fourteen

VOTE

Section I

Way of voting at a polling station

Types of newsletters

Art. 206. (1) at a polling station voter can choose to vote by paper ballot or a ballot for voting machine.

(2) voting in the ballot for voting machine is the equivalent of voting with paper ballot.

(3) a voter who has chosen to cast ballot for voting machine cannot vote with a paper ballot.

(4) For voting in the ballot for voting machine shall apply the relevant rules relating to voting with paper ballot.

Mark the type of choice on the ballot

Art. 207. in the production of different types of elections at the same time the ballots is noted for any kind of choice.

Section II

Vote with paper ballots

Paper ballots

Art. 208. (1) the vote shall be carried out with the General paper ballots in a form approved by the Central Electoral Commission.

(2) the ballots under subsection. 1 are white, made from thick opaque paper, which does not allow to reveals the secret of the vote, with serial numbers and are protected with the security printing.

Printing of paper ballots

Art. 209. (1) the paper ballots are printed by the printing house of the Bulgarian National Bank, which if necessary may use other specialized printers. The printing of ballots shall be carried out in compliance with the requirements of the Ordinance on the conditions and procedures for the production and control of securities (official SG. 101 of 1994; amend., 38/1995, no. 73 of 1998, no. 8 of 2001 No. 54 of 2008 and no. 22 by 2011). The ballots are printed under the supervision of the Ministry of finance and the Central Electoral Commission.

(2) the ballots are sorted in the cob in 100 ballots. Upon detachment on the ballot and on the book must be the same number that compares to the Electoral Commission after filling out the ballot and before placing her in a box.

(3) the number of ballots printed in al. 1 in all types of elections is equal to the number of voters for the type of choice, increased by 10 per cent.

Polling boxes

Art. 210. The polling boxes, in which are placed the paper ballots are transparent and shall be sealed with paper tape, stamped with the seal of the sectional Election Commission and signed by the attending members of the Commission.

Fill the electoral box. Open

Art. 211. (1) where the electoral box filled with newsletters, on her vent is glued paper tape with the signatures of the members of the Commission, so that it cannot be used any more, and shall be sealed with the seal of the sectional Election Commission. Full box remains on the table for a vote.

(2) the Chairman shall check the second box and whether or not it is empty. The box is closed and sealed with paper tape, signed by the members present. The paper strips are stamped with the seal of the sectional Election Commission and voting continues. This circumstance shall be entered in the minutes of the sectional Election Commission.

(3) the two boxes are opened at the same time after the completion of the voting and they found ballots are counted together.

Section III

Voting machine

Method of voting

Art. 212. (1) a voter may vote at a polling station by specialized devices for voting.

(2) for the type of choice creates a common bulletin on Visual or tactile Terminal, which notes the voter register his/her vote their vote.

(3) the ballot was designed in the same way as a paper newsletter, providing an opportunity to the voters didn't vote for any party or coalition, initiative Committee. The Central Electoral Commission validated the model of the ballot.

(4) After the production of the vote is obtained from a control system receipt that is placed in a special box for engineering voting. The voters can change their vote through repeated voting machine.

System. Requirements

Art. 213. (1) the machine vote takes place using electronic means.

(2) the electronic system shall be designed, implemented and maintained in a manner that:

1. ensure the easy and understandable access to the mechanisms and procedures for the voting machine, including ease of access to voters who are blind or have low vision or difficulty in moving;

2. provides instructions for voters the necessary actions in voting machine;

3. ensure equal in volume and quality information for each party, Coalition, initiative Committee or candidate;

4. ensure the secrecy of the vote and the free expression of the will of the voters;


5. do not allow the manipulation of votes, as well as any other improper influence on the electoral process;

6. allows for easy management of user software, and in particular of the ballot;

7. consistent with the highest standard of quality and durability of the used hardware and software;

8. do not require special skills necessary in addition to the voter on the use of computer terminals;

9. ensure that each elector submits only one vote for each type of choice and that every vote counts and is stored only one time;

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

11. in the event of interruption of the electoral process due to the emergence of a compelling external circumstances stores the data and allows extension after removal of these circumstances;

12. lets summarize results and sending them electronically to the district or municipal electoral commissions and the Central Election Commission after the completion of the vote;

13. ensure the integrity and secrecy of the prehv″rlânata information through data encryption and protection of communication links;

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

15. ensuring easy maintenance of hardware and fast removal of technical malfunctions;

16. allows the observation of the electoral process by independent authorities;

17. allows audit and inspection by the authorities.

(3) the Central Electoral Commission determines the technical requirements to the control room and the programming part of the electronic system and gives mandatory instructions to the performers and the technical software.

Information. Organization. Results

Art. 214. (1) the Central Electoral Commission not later than 7 days after the type of scheduling choice opens a site on its website for the provision of information in the voting machine.

(2) the Central Electoral Commission organizes, manages and controls the order of conducting the voting machine and processing of data from it.

(3) the results of the voting machine parties, coalitions and candidates not to declare by the end of election day.

Section IV

Election day

Receipt of the election papers and materials

Art. 215. (1) on the day before election day the sectional Election Commission receives from the municipal administration and by the district or municipal electoral Committee:

1. the polling boxes, including special boxes for the engine and separate ballot boxes for the sequence numbers of the ballot;

2. COB with paper ballots for voting, sealed in the manner prescribed by the Central Electoral Commission; the first and the last manufacturer's number of ballots from the book shall be entered in the minutes for the transfer and acceptance of election papers and materials under para. (4);

3. electoral roll;

4. form a list for further entry of the attendants;

5. the form of a list of persons who have received a copy of the signed Protocol of the type of choice;

6. the list of deleted entities;

7. two forms of the Protocol (protocols) on the sectional Election Commission; the factory number of the Protocols shall be entered in the minutes for the transfer and acceptance of election papers and materials under para. (4); If there is a difference in the factory number of the individual lists of protocols, that fact must be described; the forms of the protocols are transmitted in a sealed envelope in a way that allows you to see only the number; the envelope was stamped and signed by the members of the district or municipal electoral Committee; After the completion of the election day, counting the votes and completing the draft is printed one form and only be allowed if an error is printed and the other form;

8. Forms-drafts to reflect the results of the counting of the preferences (preferences) for candidates of parties and coalitions for elections for MPs, members of the European Parliament of the Republic of Bulgaria and municipal councillors;

9. Forms of draft protocols on the sectional Election Commission;

10. seal of the sectional Election Commission;

11. Protocol for marking of the seal of the sectional Election Commission;

12. examples of declarations shall be submitted for the type of selection in accordance with the code;

13. insignia of the members of the precinct electoral commissions under art. 231;

14. equipment and supplies and other support and technical materials.

(2) on the day before election day the sectional Election Commission receives technical devices and all other election documents and materials needed for the voting machine in the order specified by the Central Electoral Commission.

(3) on the day before election day the mobile Election Commission receives from sectioned municipal administration and by the district or municipal electoral Commission electoral papers and materials under para. 1, item 1, 2, 4, 5, 7, 8, 9, 12, 13 and 14, as well as:

1. the list for voting absentee with a removable;

2. print the moving sectioned Electoral Commission;

3. Protocol of the stamp marking the moving sectioned Electoral Commission.

(4) the President of the sectional Election Commission, respectively the moving sectioned Electoral Commission appointed by the district or municipal electoral Committee member and Mayor of the municipality, district or City Council or designated by him with an official from the municipal administration signed a protocol for the transmission and reception of the electoral roll on the list for voting absentee with a removable, and Protocol for the transmission and reception of the election papers and materials under para. 1, item 1, 2, 4 – 14, Al respectively. 1, item 1, 2, 4, 5, 7, 8, 9, 12, 13 and 14 and para. 3, item 2 and 3. In the event of default of the Chairman of the sectional Election Commission, according to the Electoral Commission, the mobile section election papers and materials are received and the minutes shall be signed by the Vice-President of the Commission. The minutes shall be drawn up and signed in triplicate, one for the sectional Election Commission, district or municipal electoral Committee and the municipality (area – in the cities with regional Division).

(5) the seal of the sectional Election Commission under para. 1, item 10, respectively, the seal of the Election Commission in mobile Al sectioned. 3, item 2, shall be forwarded in a sealed envelope, which shall be signed by the persons referred to in para. 4 at the time of its receipt and opens at the opening of the polling day in the section. After the vote, the seal is placed and closed in an envelope which shall be signed by the Chairman and the Secretary of the Commission.

(6) after the signing of the protocols, the responsibility for safeguarding the election papers and materials brings the sectional Election Commission President, respectively, of the mobile sectioned Electoral Commission.

Receipt of papers and materials from masters of vessels

Art. 216. the masters of vessels under the Bulgarian flag, leaving the country until the beginning of the election day, receive the electoral papers and materials under art. 215, para. 1 of the District Election Commission in the place of residence of the ship to the 19.00 hours before election day.

Receipt of papers and materials

Art. 217. the President and the Secretary of the Election Commission sectioned out of the country receiving election materials and under art. 215, para. 1 by the head of the diplomatic mission or consular post or from the authorized official thereof.

Elections and voting booths

Art. 218. (1) before the electoral space put samples of ballots for the vote.

(2) in the electoral unit is put for voting booths to ensure the secrecy of the vote. The booths must ensure the vote of voters who are blind or have low vision or with difficulties in movement.

(3) in front of the electoral unit and in the voting booths shall be placed on the dashboard, which in large letters indicated voters may express their vote only with the sign "x" or "V", placed with a pen, writing with a blue color. The amount and type of the Board shall be determined by the Central Electoral Commission.

(4) in the election for MPs, members of the European Parliament of the Republic of Bulgaria and for municipal councillors to the electoral unit and in the voting booths shall be placed on the dashboard with the same size, type and format the font are inscribed the names and numbers of candidates on lists of parties and coalitions. The names of nationals of another Member State of the European Union, which are not Bulgarian citizens, but are registered as candidates for members of the European Parliament of the Republic of Bulgaria or for municipal councillors, are written in the Cyrillic alphabet in the manner in which they are listed in the application for participation in the elections according to the identity card or passport. Before the name of each candidate on the ticket of the party or coalition shall be placed square with the serial number of the applicant in the leaves, which is registered by the Electoral Commission.

(5) after the completion of the preparations for the vote, the room is locked and sealed with paper tape, signed by the members present of the sectional Election Commission.

(6) the election premises are guarded on the outside by the officials of the Ministry of the Interior.

Section V

Election baggage. Beginning and end of the election day

Voting in polling stations

Art. 219. The vote shall be carried out at the polling stations designed for this purpose in the electoral rooms where there are booths for voting.

Beginning and end of voting

Art. 220. (1) the voters vote from 6.00 pm to 19.00 p.m. outside the country election day starts at 6.00 pm local time and end at 19.00 p.m. local time. When I am in front of 19.00 electoral baggage has not voting constituencies, the President and the Secretary of the sectional Election Commission shall establish their number and identity.


(2) Neglasuvalite voters passed documents to the Commission, and the identity of the voters who are nationals of another Member State of the European Union, and the certificate of residence. Only those voters are allowed to vote after 19.00 p.m. but no later than 20.00 h.

Persons who are not allowed in electoral unit

Art. 221. (1) the electoral parties are not allowed in the room with the behavior, insults, morality as well as persons bearing objects, dangerous to life and health of citizens.

(2) the electoral space gunmen are not allowed, except in the cases of art. 222, para. 4.

Violations of the electoral process

Art. 222. (1) the sectional Election Commission may suspend voting when there are significant violations of the electoral process. After their removal the vote continues.

(2) the decision to suspend the vote shall be notified forthwith to the Central Electoral Commission by the district or municipal electoral Committee.

(3) the circumstances referred to in paragraph 1. 1 and 2 shall be recorded in the minutes of the sectional Election Commission.

(4) if necessary to restore order and the decision of the sectional Election Commission Chairman may seek the cooperation of the mayor or Mayor's vicar and to the authorities of the Ministry of the Interior. These circumstances shall be recorded in the minutes of the sectional Election Commission.

Section VI

Disable voting

A ban on the distribution of electoral papers and materials

Art. 223. it shall be prohibited to the preliminary round of election papers and materials.

A ban on the exportation of electoral papers and materials

Art. 224. (1) it is prohibited to export of polling boxes, ballots and voter lists outside the electoral baggage after their adoption by the sectional Election Commission on election day, during the voting and the counting of the votes and preferences (preferences).

(2) Moving sectional electoral commissions can export outside the premises under art. 8, al. 3 papers and voting materials with mobile polling boxes.

(3) it is prohibited to export of newsletters from voters outside the electoral unit.

A ban on the ballot outside the electoral unit

Art. 225. it shall be prohibited to vote outside the electoral Chamber, except in the cases under art. 237.

Prohibition of the presence

Art. 226. It shall not be permitted other than voting at the moment voters, at a distance of less than three metres from the voting booth with the voter.

Prohibition on the use of reproducing equipment

Art. 227. (1) it is prohibited to use mobile phones, cameras or other reproducing technique in order to capture the way of voting.

(2) in case of violation of the prohibition under para. 1, the Commission shall without delay declare the ballot invalid, and notes that fact on the ballot and in the "remarks" box of the electoral roll. Voters are not allowed to vote.

(3) a ballot under para. 2 count invalid, destroying is marked "Invalid under art. 227 "and entered on a separate line in the report of the sectional Election Commission.

Ban for showing the way to the vote

Art. 228. (1) it is prohibited to after filling out the ballot and before putting in her electoral voter ballot box to fold out in a manner allowing to see how you vote.

(2) in case of violation of the prohibition under para. 1, the Commission shall without delay declare the ballot invalid, and notes that fact on the ballot and in the "remarks" box of the electoral roll. Voters are not allowed to vote.

(3) a ballot under para. 2 count invalid, destroying is marked "Invalid under art. 228 "and entered on a separate line in the report of the sectional Election Commission.

Section VII

Election day. Vote

Detection of election day

Art. 229. (1) the Electoral Unit is printed and election day shall be opened by the Chairman of the Electoral Commission in the sectional 6.00 p.m. If more than half of the members of the Commission. In the absence of a quorum shall be notified to the district or municipal electoral Committee. If the PM 6.00 appeared more than half of the members of the Commission, but it did not appear the President, electoral baggage unsealed and election day shall be initiated by the Vice President, that circumstance shall be entered in the minutes of the sectional Election Commission.

(2) where in an hour not pass enough members of the sectional Election Commission, district or municipal election Commission shall appoint the required number of members members of the place of neâvilite members.

(3) where the President of the sectional Election Commission is absent, the district or municipal election Commission shall appoint the Vice-President as Chair and member of the sectional Election Commission Deputy Chairman. When absent the Vice-President or the Secretary of the sectional Election Commission, district or municipal election Commission shall appoint a member of the sectional Election Commission Deputy Chairman or Secretary.

(4) where the President, Vice-President and Secretary of the sectional Election Commission are absent, district or municipal electoral Committee shall appoint a Chairman, a Vice-Chairman and a Secretary from among the members and reserve members.

(5) in the cases referred to in para. 3 and 4 district or municipal electoral Committee complies with the requirement of art. 61, para. 3, according to art. 76, para. 3.

(6) the Central Electoral Commission on a proposal from the district or municipal election Commission, as well as at the suggestion of the Mayor of the municipality or mayoralty, may authorise voting in some sections to start at 5.00 p.m.

Action at the opening

Art. 230. (1) immediately before the opening of the election day ballots have to be printed.

(2) in the opening of polling day in the electoral areas may present candidates, observers and representatives of political parties, coalitions and initiative committees pursuant to art. 117, para. 6 and art. 124, para. 1 observers – in compliance with the requirement of art. 114, para. 2, representatives of the media and voters.

(3) the President of the sectional Election Commission verified the presence of election papers and materials under art. 215, para. 1 the electoral box, including voting machine, and if it is empty. After checking the box is closed and sealed with paper tape, signed by the present members of the Commission, and shall be sealed with the seal of the Commission.

(4) the President of the sectional Election Commission and determined by a decision of the Commission article when a polling day marked in a unique way the stamp of the sectional Election Commission, stamp the election papers. The marking shall be drawn up, signed by the members of the Commission, which contains not less than three prints of the selected print job.

(5) after the completion of the actions referred to in para. 1, 3 and 4 the President of the sectional Election Commission announces election day for outdoor.

Insignia of the members of the precinct electoral commissions

Art. 231. the members of the precinct electoral commissions are required to wear distinguishing marks on election day, in a form approved by the Central Electoral Commission. The distinguishing signs are printed by the Central Electoral Commission.

Persons entitled to be present in electoral unit

Art. 232. (1) at the time of the vote in electoral unit may attend only advocates and representatives of political parties, coalitions and initiative committees pursuant to art. 117, para. 6 and art. 124, para. 1 observers – in compliance with the requirement of art. 114, para. 2, and representatives of the mass media.

(2) the persons referred to in para. 1 have no right to interfere with the vote.

A vote of persons engaged in the production of election

Art. 233. Persons engaged in the production of the election as members of the Election Committee sectioned or guard of the section, may exercise their right to vote after entering the additional page of the electoral roll, if you have the right to vote in the choice and upon presentation of the Declaration in a form that I have not voted and will not vote elsewhere. The Declaration applies to the electoral roll and is an integral part of it.

Section VIII

Vote of voters who are blind or have low vision or with difficulties in movement

Announcement of measures

Art. 234. (1) the district or municipal electoral Committee not later than 7 days before the election day shall disclose appropriately through mass media measures allowing voters who are blind or have low vision or difficulty in moving to vote on election day.

(2) in the notice referred to in paragraph 1. 1 indicate the phone and address, on which you may make requests for help on election day.

Vote

Art. 235. (1) the voters with visual impairments or disabilities movement rate in a defined under art. 10, para. 1 section.

(2) a voter under para. 1 shall certify your identity with identity document to the sectional Election Commission.

(3) Voter under para. 1 can vote and chosen by him an appropriate section.

(4) the Elector under paragraph 1. 1 shall be entered in the additional page of the electoral roll in the section, after you 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. The additional page of the electoral roll shall be entered all data of the voter.

Voting with an escort

Art. 236. (1) where the voter is impaired or with difficulties in movement, which 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.


(2) the names and the uniform civil number of attendants shall be entered in the "remarks" box of the electoral roll against the name of a voter by a member of the Commission. Companion data shall be entered in the list and for further entry of the attendants, and then the attendant shall be signed. This list shall be signed by the President and the Secretary.

(3) where the injury does not allow the voter to sign, in the signature of a member of the Commission notes "voted" and signed. This fact is noted in the "remarks" box and in the Protocol of the sectional Election Commission.

(4) the Illiteracy is not grounds for a vote with an escort.

(5) a person may not be a companion of more than two voters.

(6) a member of the Commission, a representative of the party or coalition initiative Committee, advocate or observer may not be alone.

Section IX

Mobile voting absentee

Receipt of the documents. Marking seal

Art. 237. (1) a voter with a permanent disability that does not allow him to exercise the electoral law in electoral unit and has submitted an application under art. 37, para. 1 or 2, is visited on election day by moving the Election Committee sectioned.

(2) the members of the Electoral Commission, the mobile sectioned serving mobile polling box and have at least four, received by the President of the Commission the list referred to in art. 37, para. 4 empty sealed absentee, which in large letters indicated voters may express their vote only with the sign "x" or "V", placed with a pen, writing with a blue color, the cob with newsletters and print. The number of votes equal to the number of electors entered on the list for voting absentee with a removable, increased by 10 per cent.

(3) the seal on the ballot with a removable absentee is marked which shall be drawn up giving at least the three prints of selected print and shall be signed by all members of the mobile sectioned Electoral Commission.

Vote

Art. 238. (1) when visiting the home of the voter, the members of the Electoral Commission put the mobile section mobile polling box in an accessible and conspicuous place in his home. The data of the ID of the voter be reconciled with those of the list and in the list fit the single civil number (serial number), the type and number of the identity document, respectively the number of certificate of residence and date of registration referred to in it. The document of identity, respectively, and the residence of a national of another Member State of the European Union, remains in the members of the Commission to the laying of the signature of the voter on the list.

(2) when the vote in the room with the voter cannot attend other individuals, including members of the sectional Election Commission, serving mobile, unless the absentee voter is unable to perform the necessary actions alone and having a chaperone. The names and uniform civil number (serial number) of the companion, as well as the reason for the vote with an escort shall be entered in the "remarks" box of the list against the name of a voter by the Member of the Commission. Companion data shall be entered in the list and for further entry of the attendants, and then the attendant shall be signed. The list shall be signed by the members of the Electoral Commission, the mobile sectioned serving mobile polling box. The requirements of art. 116, para. 2, art. 120, para. 3, art. 126, para. 3 and art. 236, para. 3-6 shall apply to vote absentee with a removable.

(3) After registration of the voter list data obtained from members of the Commission writing pen with a blue color, and the newsletter from the book of ballots, which broke off from the book at the time of the broadcast. Ballot shall be sealed with the seal of the Commission at the time of its receipt by the voter. In elections for municipal councilors and mayors voter gets a ballot for each type of choice.

(4) the Voter shall vote by placing a mark "x" or "V" in the box with the number of the selected ticket, which expresses the his vote. In elections for MPs, members of the European Parliament of the Republic of Bulgaria and of the voters, if desired, put the sign "x" or "V" in the box with the number that is registered with the selected candidate from him of the party or coalition that shows the its preferences (preference) for the candidate.

(5) the Voter folds the ballot in a way that prevents visible sign of a good party, coalition or initiative Committee. Folded ballot is submitted to the members of the Commission, which verified whether the number corresponds to the number on the ballot on the book. In accordance with the seal stamp ballot again the Commission and break off the sequence with the number of the ballot, which is placed in a separate box. Voters folded in the newsletter launches the electoral box, signature on the electoral roll and received back their documents. In the "remarks" box of the list the members of the Commission entered hours of the vote.

Service of mobile polling box

Art. 239. (1) the members of the Electoral Commission, the mobile sectioned serving mobile absentee voters, attending to their homes from the list until the list, but not later than the 19.00 h., by providing them transportation and security. If the voter is not found at the address in the "remarks" box of the list against the voter's name shall be noted this fact and shall be signed by the members of the Electoral Commission, the mobile sectioned serving box.

(2) after the completion of the mobile voting absentee on her opening stick paper tape, on which shall be indicated the time of the final vote, which may not be later than 20.00 p.m. Paper tape shall be signed by the members of the Electoral Commission, the mobile sectioned serving box, and shall be sealed with the seal of the Commission. Mobile absentee returns to the room under art. 8, al. 3.

(3) For the outstanding issues the rules for voting in the sectioned Electoral Commission.

Section X

Vote with a certificate to vote at another location

Vote

Art. 240. (1) the voters with a certificate to vote at another place entered by the sectional Election Commission in their place of residence on election day in the additional page of the electoral roll. Certificate to vote at another location is transmitted to the Commission, which checks the data in it. The certificate applies to the electoral roll and is an integral part of it.

(2) a voter with a certificate to vote at another location can vote and in the section on its permanent address (address of residence). The Commission entered in the additional page of the electoral roll, to which it is applied and the certificate of vote somewhere else.

(3) the additional page of the electoral roll under para. 1 and 2 shall be entered all data of the voter.

Section XI

Vote for school pupils and students

Vote

Art. 241. (1) in the election for MPs, for President and Vice President of the Republic and for members of the European Parliament of the Republic of Bulgaria voter who is a student or student-full-time training, may vote at the polling station at the choice of the place where the train when it is different from the settlement by a permanent address, on presentation of:

1. identity document;

2. the duly certified by the educational establishment based in the locality for the school year school license or for the relevant semester student's book;

3. a declaration in a form that is not a vote and not vote elsewhere.

(2) the voters – a student or student shall be entered in the additional page of the electoral roll. The additional page of the electoral roll and be entered all data of the voter.

(3) the Declaration referred to in paragraph 1. 1, item 3 applies to the electoral roll and is an integral part of it.

(4) the student or student's license remains in the sectional Election Commission together with the ID of the voter-student or student.

(5) After the application of the signature of the voter on the electoral roll in school or student license fits the date of the election and noted that the student or the student's vote. The booklet shall be signed by the Chairman or Secretary and one member of the sectional Election Commission proposed by various parties and coalitions, and then returned to the voter with his identity document.

Exemption from school

Art. 242. Electors who are students in the production of elections for municipal councilors and mayors in the locality in which they have the right to vote, shall be exempt from the training sessions one day before, during the election day and the day after.

PART TWO

TYPES OF ELECTIONS

Chapter fifteen.

ELECTIONS FOR THE NATIONAL ASSEMBLY DEPUTIES AND THE GRAND NATIONAL ASSEMBLY

Section I

Franchise. Principles

Right to choose

Art. 243. The right to elect MPs have Bulgarian nationals who satisfy the conditions set out in art. 42, para. 1 of the Constitution.

The right to be elected

Art. 244. The right to be elected MPs have the Bulgarian nationals who satisfy the conditions set out in art. 65, para. 1 of the Constitution.

Applicable provisions

Art. 245. For the election of MPs are subject to the provisions of this chapter and the relevant provisions of part one.

Section II

Electoral system. Powers of the Central Electoral Commission. Distribution of mandates

Proportional electoral system

Art. 246. (1) the election of MPs are produced by proportional election system with multiple-mandate electoral districts registered lists of:

1. Parties and coalitions;

2. the initiative committees.


(2) in the vote for the ticket of the party or coalition voters can mark one preference (preference) to the candidate in the kandidatskata list, thus expressed its preferences (preference) on the order of candidates on the list kandidatskata, for which the vote.

Powers of the Central Electoral Commission in this chapter

Art. 247. The Central Electoral Commission:

1. determines the number of mandates in multi-mandate electoral districts on the basis of a single rate of representation for the whole country depending on the number of population according to data provided by the National Statistics Institute on the basis of the results of the last census of the population;

2. Notes and declared invalid the registration of applicants who do not meet the requirements of art. 254, para. 1 or 4;

3. deleted the registration when it is established that the applicant does not comply with the conditions under art. 65, para. 1 of the Constitution, as well as when the subscription to support independent candidate does not meet the requirements of art. 257, para. 1;

4. announce the result of the election and issue certificates of elected MPs;

5. published in the Official Gazette the election results immediately after their announcement;

6. in case of early termination of powers of the mp declared mp next candidate in the list.

Distribution of mandates

Art. 248. the determination of the results of the vote in elections for the National Assembly MPs, as well as for the Grand National Assembly and the allocation of mandates on lists is carried out in accordance with the methodology in annex 1.

Section III

Electoral areas. Number of mandates

The establishment of electoral districts

Art. 249. (1) For production of the elections throughout the country is divided into 31 multiple-mandate electoral districts, including three in the Sofia region-city and two in the Plovdiv region. The remaining electoral districts coincide with the boundaries of the areas.

(2) the names, boundaries and the numbering of the electoral districts shall be determined by the President of the Republic not later than 56 days before election day.

Determining the number of mandates

Art. 250. (1) the Central Electoral Commission determines the number of mandates for each multi-seat electoral district in accordance with art. 247, paragraph 1 no later than 55 days prior to polling day, using the method of the largest remnant.

(2) the number of mandates in multi-seat electoral district may not be less than 4.

Section IV

Registration and completion in the polling lists

Entry in the lists

Art. 251. In the polling lists shall be entered all Bulgarian nationals who fulfil the conditions laid down in art. 42, para. 1 of the Constitution.

Request for registration and complete in lists

Art. 252. (1) a Bulgarian citizen who lives outside the Republic of Bulgaria, but was in the country on election day, may vote at its permanent address.

(2) where a person referred to in paragraph 1. 1 has been removed from the electoral roll, it fits in the list under art. 39 the submission of lists of precinct electoral commissions upon presentation of the Declaration in a form that will not vote elsewhere.

(3) When the request is made on election day, the person shall participate in the list of the sectional Election Commission by the procedure of art. 40.

Section V

Kandidatskite registration lists

Lists

Art. 253. (1) the parties, coalitions and initiative committees ranked candidates in lists in multiple-mandate electoral districts. Candidates of parties and coalitions shall be entered in the register of kandidatskite lists and register with nomerđ, under which are arranged in kandidatskata leaves.

(2) participate in Coalitions with general election ticket in each multi-seat electoral district.

(3) the number of candidates in one ticket may not exceed the number of mandates in the swept mnogomandatniâ electoral district.

Rules for registration

Art. 254. (1) a candidate for Member of Parliament can be nominated for the registration of only one party or coalition most about two multiple-mandate electoral district.

(2) where a candidate for mp be registered by more than one party, or coalition initiative Committee, actual is the first during registration.

(3) where a candidate for mp be registered in more than two multiple-mandate electoral district, the first two are actual during registrations.

(4) except in the cases referred to in paragraph 1. 1, independent candidate for Member of Parliament can be nominated for registration only by an initiative Committee and only in one multi-seat electoral district.

(5) except in the cases referred to in paragraph 1. 1, when an independent candidate for Parliament be registered in more than one electoral district, is the first real time registration.

(6) the district electoral committees shall notify the Central Election Commission registered candidates not later than 24 hours after the expiry of the time limit for registration.

Documents and registration

Art. 255. (1) the registration of the kandidatskite lists is carried out by the district electoral commissions on presentation of:

1. the proposal of the party or coalition with the names, the single civil number and permanent address of the candidates; the proposal shall be signed by the persons representing the party or coalition, or expressly authorized by them;

2. proposal of the initiative Committee of names, the single civil number and permanent address of the applicant; the proposal shall be signed by the person representing the initiative Committee;

3. applications from applicants that they agree to be registered by them predložilata party, or coalition initiative Committee;

4. Declaration on the pattern of each candidate that satisfies the conditions under art. 65, para. 1 of the Constitution;

5. Declaration on the pattern of each candidate that satisfies the conditions under art. 254, para. 1 or 4;

6. power of Attorney of persons authorized to represent the party or the Coalition ahead of the Election Commission, in cases where the documents are filed by authorized persons.

(2) the registration of the kandidatskite lists in the district electoral committees shall take place no later than 32 days before the election day.

(3) the documents referred to in para. 1 is entered in a separate register with a serial number. The sequence of receipt of the documents determines the order of entry in the register of the District Election Commission.

Fact of registration

Art. 256. (1) the Central Electoral Commission ascertains and declares void registrations effected in breach of art. 254, para. 1 or 4. Decisions shall be notified without delay and shall notify the District Electoral Commission and relevant candidates, political parties, coalitions and initiative committees.

(2) the decisions referred to in paragraph 1. 1 can be appealed before the Supreme Administrative Court by the procedure of art. 58.

List of voters supporting the registration of an independent candidate

Art. 257. (1) an independent candidate shall be recorded when his candidacy is supported by at least one percent, but not more than 1000 voters, with domicile in the territory of the electoral district.

(2) a voter who supports participation in the elections as an independent candidate, certified it with your signature to the Member of the initiative Committee. Specifies the single voter names, civil ID number and permanent address. Each voter may participate in only one subscription. The list shall be transmitted electronically in a structured, such as contains the names, the single civil number and permanent address of voters passed a handwritten signature, in the order in which they are entered in the list.

(3) the Member of the initiative Committee under para. 2 process and provide personal data in compliance with the requirements of the data protection act and shall be responsible as an administrator within the meaning of art. 3, al. 2 of the law on the protection of personal data.

(4) the list shall be transmitted to the District Election Commission together with the documents referred to in art. 255, para. 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 no later than 32 days before the election day.

Conditions for registration. Refusal of registration

Art. 258. (1) the District Electoral Commission shall check whether they meet the requirements of this section and shall decide on the registration of the kandidatskite lists.

(2) in establishing the incompleteness or discrepancies District Election Commission gives immediate instructions and deadline for their removal. In the event that the incompleteness or discrepancies are not remedied within the prescribed period, the District Election Commission denied registration.

(3) the refusal under para. 2 may be challenged before the Central Election Commission by the procedure of art. 73.

(4) in case of refusal of registration or invalidity of the registration of the candidate from the list of the party or coalition party or coalition could not later than 30 days prior to election day to propose a new candidate registration.

(5) When any of the registered candidates in the ticket of the party or coalition dies or go into permanent inability to participate in the elections, the party or coalition may propose another candidate not later than 7 days prior to election day. When one of the candidates on the ticket of the registered party or coalition abandon the party or coalition may propose another candidate not later than 30 days before election day. The new candidate on 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.

Check lists. Ex officio cancellation of the registration

Art. 259. (1) the lists referred to in art. 257, para. 2 in structured electronic form shall be transmitted immediately by the District Electoral Commission of the relevant territorial unit of the Directorate General for civil registration and administrative service at the Ministry of regional development.

(2) the territorial unit of the General Directorate for civil registration and administrative service at the Ministry of regional development carried out not later than 28 days before election day.


(3) the inspection of the outcome of the territorial unit of the General Directorate for civil registration and administrative service at the Ministry of regional development be drawn up in two copies, one of which provides the District Electoral Commission. Verification data is stored within 6 months from production of the election.

(4) the District Electoral Commission shall establish the result for lists under art. 257, para. 2 on the basis of the work carried out by the territorial unit of the General Directorate for civil registration and administrative service at the Ministry of regional development check. At the request of the District Election Commission initiative Committee shall provide in writing the data from the record in the Al. 3 and the score for the lists presented by the initiative Committee under art. 257, para. 2.

(5) where a regional or Central Electoral Commission found that independent candidate is not supported by the required number of voters, his registration shall be deleted with the decision, which shall be immediately sent to the initiative Committee. When the decision was taken by the Central Election Commission, it shall immediately forward it to the regional Election Commission, which shall immediately forward it to the initiative Committee.

(6) the decision of the District Election Commission under para. 5 may be challenged before the Central Election Commission by the procedure of art. 73.

(7) the decision of the Central Election Commission under para. 5 may be appealed before the Supreme Administrative Court by the procedure of art. 58.

Reference in the list under art. 257, para. 2

Art. 260. The District Election Commission allows each elector – Bulgarian citizen may consult in the list under art. 257, para. 2 the personal identification number, including a toll free phone number.

Section VI

Statement of vote

Content

Art. 261. (1) a ballot for voting is common and the front side contains:

1. the name and number of the electoral district;

2. full and/or abbreviated name of the party or coalition, referred to in the application for registration, or the name "initiative Committee" as the abbreviation for the party is written with "PP", and for the coalition – with "CP";

3. check box to place the sign "X" or "V", reflecting the will of the voter, in which is displayed the number of the party or coalition initiative Committee;

4. check boxes with inscribed in them sequence numbers, the number of which corresponds to the number of mandates swept in the relevant electoral district, for putting the sign "X" or "V", reflecting the preference (preference) of the voter for the candidate of the ticket of the party or coalition; the number indicated in each individual check box means the serial number with which the applicant is registered in the ticket of the party or coalition.

(2) the lines of individual parties, coalitions and initiative committees are separated from each other with thick black horizontal line.

(3) the name of the electoral district number shall appear on the top line on the ballot. The requisites under para. 1, 2 and 3 shall appear on the left side of the ballot in succession from left to right of a single horizontal row for each party or coalition initiative Committee. After the names of independent candidates shall bear the name "independent". In the ballot for voting outside the country name and the number of the electoral district shall be replaced with the text "ballot for voting outside the country".

(4) the attribute under para. 1, item 4 is displayed on the right side of the ballot.

(5) on the back of the ballot shall be given two locations for placement of the stamp of the sectioned Electoral Commission.

(6) the out of country vote only with the ballot for parties and coalitions, which does not contain the attribute under para. 1, item 4.

Lot down the number on the ballot

Art. 262. (1) the sequence numbers in the ballot of a contestant shall be 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 specified sequence number is the same for the whole country and for voting outside the country. The result of the draw shall be declared by the Central Election Commission with decision by the procedure of art. 57, al. 2.

(2) the numbers of enterprising committees follow the numbers in the ballot of the parties and coalitions according to the order of registration of the independent candidate from the Election Commission.

(3) in the ballot does not appear and the number does not leave a blank line for the party or coalition which is not registered in the corresponding election ticket area.

(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 initiative committees that have not registered lists, not determined number and do not leave a blank line in the ballot.

Section VII

Vote

Identification of the voter

Art. 263. (1) a Voter shall certify your identity to the President or a member of the Commission, established by her decision before the opening of the polling day, with personal ID card or passport (green) for the country – only to voters who have not changed their personal documents subject to § 9A of the transitional and concluding provisions of the law on Bulgarian identification documents. In cases where the personal (green) passport or ID card is expired, damaged, destroyed, lost or stolen or in process of issue, voters are allowed to vote if presented a certificate for the issuance of personal documents.

(2) a voter who voted outside the country, certifying your identity with a passport, or military ID card pursuant to art. 13, para. 1, item 1 and 2 of the law on Bulgarian identification documents. In the event that the period of validity of the document of identity of the voter has expired, he shall be allowed to vote if present certification issued by the diplomatic mission or consular post of the Republic of Bulgaria that has submitted an application for the issue of a new identity document.

(3) Voters, voting on vessels under the Bulgarian flag, verify your identity, as follows:

1. passengers – passport or ID card;

2. the members of the crew, with the seaman's passport.

(4) pupils and students except your document of identity in the cases under art. 241 provide the sectional Election Commission and pupil or student license.

The entry of the data of the voter on the electoral roll

Art. 264. (1) the Chairman or designated by a decision of the Commission article compares the data from the document to the voter's identity, respectively of the certificate referred to in art. 263, para. 1, second sentence or para. 2, with those of the electoral roll (the list) and entered on the electoral roll (the list) the uniform civil number and the type and number of the identity document, respectively the number of the certificate referred to in art. 263, para. 1, second sentence or para. 2, and allow the voter to vote.

(2) where a difference in any of the names on the voter list, and according to the ID, respectively, the certificate referred to in art. 263, para. 1, second sentence or para. 2 in the overlapping of permanent address, the names of the voter identity document, respectively of the certificate referred to in art. 263, para. 1, second sentence or para. 2 shall be entered in the "remarks" box of the electoral roll.

(3) a certificate of identity or Document under art. 263, para. 1, second sentence or para. 2 remains in the Chairman, respectively in the sectional Election Commission members, to the application of the signature of the voter on the electoral roll (the list).

(4) if the voter is not inscribed on the electoral roll (the list), but has the right to vote, all of its data shall be entered in the additional page of the electoral roll, and then the voters allowed to vote.

(5) where a voter has voted with the certificate referred to in art. 263, para. 1, second sentence or para. 2, the Chairman, respectively, of the sectional Election Commission member, noted on the certificate that the person has voted, the date of the vote and the number of the polling station.

Production of voting with paper ballot

Art. 265. (1) after being admitted to vote, voter gets a ballot paper by a member of the sectional Election Commission, who broke off from the book with the ballots immediately before transmission and stamping it with the seal of the Commission. With the resulting voter newsletter goes into the booth to vote.

(2) in the cockpit may have only one voter.

(3) the Voter shall vote by:

1. place in the box with the number of the selected ticket sign "x" or "V", which expresses the his vote;

2. If desired, place it in the box with the number that is registered with the selected candidate from him from the selected list of party or coalition, the sign "x" or "V", which shows the his preferences (preference) to the applicant;

3. fold the ballot in a way that makes it impossible to see the sign for the party, or coalition initiative Committee or preferences (preference);

4. out of the cab and the Fed folded newsletter of Member of the Commission.

(4) the Member of the Commission compares the number on the ballot corresponds to the number on the packet, and in accordance with the seal stamping the ballot again the Commission and broke off the sequence with the number of the ballot, which is placed in a separate box.

(5) in case of discrepancy the ballot shall be declared invalid and that fact shall be noted on the ballot and in the "remarks" box of the electoral roll. Voters are not allowed to vote.

(6) After repeated stamping of ballot voter voter puts into her box, signature on the electoral roll, received back the documents, including the certificate referred to in art. 263, para. 1, second sentence or para. 2, and left the room.

Bans on entry in the ballot of special characters


Art. 266. (1) the entry in the ballot of special characters, such as letters, numbers, or other characters, making the votes invalid.

(2) it shall be prohibited on the book to fit special characters, such as letters, numbers, or other characters.

Actions under the misspelled newsletter

Art. 267. (1) a voter who made a mistake in the placement of the sign expressing his vote can return the folded ballot misspelled the sectional Election Commission and receive a new ballot for a vote of the same kind. This right is granted to the voter only once.

(2) the ballot under para. 1 without expands, is destroyed with the inscription "misspelled", stamped with the seal of the sectional Election Commission and signed by the President and the Secretary and member of the sectional Election Commission proposed by various parties and coalitions. Incorrect ballots shall be described in the Protocol of the sectional Election Commission.

Production of voting ballot for voting machine

Art. 268. (1) a voter voting machine after it is admitted to vote, gains access to the device for the vote.

(2) the Voter shall vote with magnetic card, the device shows the newsletter which is identical to the paper ballot. Voters may not vote for any party or coalition, initiative Committee.

(3) the Voter marked their vote for the ticket and if desired, expresses its preferences (preference) for selected candidate ticket of the party or coalition. Voters can only once to change your selections before confirming him.

(4) the voice of the voter, after confirming the choice is recorded and stored in electronic absentee, which does not permit the disclosure of the identity of the voter and the method of voting. Voter receives a message for completion of voting, print receipt with control vote reflected that is placed in a special box for engineering voting.

(5) after receipt in the box voter returns the magnetic card, signature on the electoral roll, gets back his papers and left the room. In the "remarks" box of the electoral roll record that voter was voting machine.

(6) after the completion of voting information for the choice becomes unavailable for the next voter, as is deleted and the method of voting.

Compelling external circumstances for voting machine

Art. 269. In cases where, due to external circumstances compelling engineering vote turns out to be impossible, the sectional Election Commission shall immediately notify the District Electoral Commission and the Central Electoral Commission. The vote continues with paper ballots.

Section VIII

Counting the votes

Actions before opening the electoral box

Art. 270. (1) after the end of election day, the President of the sectional Election Commission declared the vote over.

(2) the unused and incorrect ballots are counted before the opening of the electoral box, packaged separately, sealed with paper tape and removed from the counting table. The blocks with the numbers of ballots and the recording of voting machine receipts shall be packed separately and be sealed with paper tape. Paper tape is stamped with the seal of the Commission and shall be signed by the members of the Commission.

Reporting on voting machine

Art. 271. (1) after the close of the voting the sectional Election Commission reported results from engineering the vote at a polling station in accordance with the provisions of this section by order, determined by the Central Electoral Commission under art. 57, al. 1, item 29.

(2) where the results of the vote the number of machine voters electors is equal to the number of confirmed votes by machine vote.

Persons entitled to be present in electoral unit

Art. 272. In opening the polling boxes and in establishing the results of votes in electoral unit may present candidates, observers and representatives of political parties, coalitions and initiative committees pursuant to art. 117, para. 6 and art. 124, para. 1 observers – in compliance with the requirement of art. 114, para. 2, one registered anket′or of registered representatives conducted by agency and of the mass media, by providing them direct visibility in the recount.

Protocol of the sectional Election Commission

Art. 273. (1) the sectional Election Commission sets out the results of the vote with paper ballots and voting by machine and enter them in the Protocol.

(2) the Protocol of the sectional Election Commission is in three identical copies and is made of three-layered carbonless paper. The Protocol is protected by a security printing, determined by a decision of the Central Electoral Commission. The Protocol contains the names of the parties, coalitions and initiative committees as registered for participation in the elections. The names are printed in the Protocol according to the serial number on the ballot of the party, Coalition and the initiative Committee.

(3) any copy of the Protocol is of two sheets with separate pages. The first sheet general data shall be entered in the section about the vote and the votes for parties, coalitions and initiative committees. On the second worksheet fit the preferences (preferences) for candidates of parties and coalitions.

(4) Before the completion of the Protocol shall be drawn up draft of two sheets, which in form and content is the same with him.

Incorrect Protocol

Art. 274. (1) If, on completion in one form of the Protocol be mistake, the sectional Election Commission wiping out version of the Protocol with the inscription "wrong" and the minutes shall be signed by all members of the sectional Election Commission. The sectional Election Commission returned to the District Election Commission over Protocol when transmitting Protocol with the results of the vote, as the number of the version of the protocol analysers with the number of the Protocol listed in the Protocol on the transmission and acceptance of election papers under art. 215, para. 4. When in either the form of the Protocol be mistake, destroyed records are returned to the District Election Commission after verification of factory numbers with the numbers of the protocols listed in the transmission and adoption of the election papers under art. 215, para. 4.

(2) in the cases referred to in para. 1 the sectional Election Commission gets a new Protocol. This circumstance is described in the Protocol for transmission and reception, in which shall be entered the number of the new Protocol. The transmission and acceptance will be signed by all members of the sectional Election Commission.

Entry of data in the minutes before opening the electoral box

Art. 275. (1) before the opening of the electoral box at protocol sequence is entered:

1. data for the polling station, including the names of the members of the Commission and of the other persons present;

2. the time of the opening of election day and the closing of the vote;

3. the number of voters, according to the electoral list;

4. the number of voters entered in the additional page of the electoral roll;

5. the number of registered lists;

6. the number of voters voters according to their signatures on the electoral roll;

7. the number of voters, voting machine according to the markings in the "remarks" box of the electoral roll;

8. the number of ballots declared invalid under art. 227;

9. the number of ballots declared invalid under art. 228;

10. the number of ballots declared invalid under art. 265, para. 5;

11. the number of incorrect ballots;

12. the number of unused ballots;

13. the number of ballots received by the order of art. 215;

14. the number of destroyed by the sectional Election Commission newsletters;

15. the number of certificates and the declarations under art. 241, para. 1, item 3;

16. the number of certificates under art. 40.

(2) the data in the record in the Al. 1, item 3 – 16 are recorded in words and numbers.

Removal of belongings before opening the electoral box

Art. 276. (1) before the opening of the electoral box from the table removed all items with the exception of drafts.

(2) only one article on the decision of the Commission shall have access to the ballots under the supervision and control of the other members.

Open the electoral box

Art. 277. (1) the electoral box is opened, the ballots are removed one by one, they are placed face down and counted.

(2) when the vote was included in the second election box, it opens with the first box.

(3) Newsletters of the pivoting absentee shall be deducted on the table in the space of art. 8, al. 3 and counting the votes, including the drawing up of the Protocol shall be made under this section.

Effective and ineffective voice

Art. 278. (1) where the results of the vote a ballot match the one voice that might be effective or ineffective.

(2) the voice is valid if:

1. the ballot is on the model for the relevant electoral division;

2. no ballot listed special characters, such as letters, numbers, or other characters;

3. the ballot contains two stamps of the sectioned Electoral Commission;

4. only in one of the check boxes for voting for the party, coalition or independent candidate has placed a sign "x" or "V" with a pen, writing with a blue color, for a ticket, which expresses the vote of the voter; the voice is realy kandidatskata for leaf, although not noted preference (preference) for the candidate from the list of the party or coalition which has voted;

5. only in one of the check boxes for the vote for party or coalition has placed a sign "x" or "V" with a pen, writing with a blue color, although it was noted more than one preference (preference), marked with the sign "x" or "V" with a pen, writing with blue – it is assumed that the ballot does not contain preference (preference), and the voice is considered filed only for the selected ticket;


6. only in one of the check boxes for the vote for party or coalition has placed a sign "x" or "V" with a pen, writing with a blue color, for a ticket, and noted only one preference (preference), marked with the sign "x" or "V" with a pen, writing with a blue color;

7. the pasted from voter sign "x" or "V" with a pen, writing with a blue color, goes beyond the box on the ticket, but does not go into the box to another list;

8. in the ballot there are deviations due to defects and errors in manufacturing, or when on it has a mechanical damages or smudges.

(3) the voice is invalid when:

1. the ballot is not the model for the relevant electoral division;

2. the ballot has listed special characters, such as letters, numbers, or other characters;

3. the ballot does not contain two stamps of the sectioned Electoral Commission;

4. the ballot is not marked with an "x" or "V" with a pen, writing with a blue color, the vote of the voter;

5. the ballot is not marked the vote of the voter;

6. the ballot is marked with a sign vote "x" or "V" or with another character with a pen, writing with blue or other color, for two or more lists or marked with "x" or "V", which affects more than one check box on the ballot and can not be established unequivocally the will of the voter;

7. in the ballot are marked preferences (preferences) with a character other than "x" or "V", and with a pen that writes with a blue color.

(4) the Voter has the right to a preference (preference) for the selected candidate in the ticket of the party or coalition. Preference (preference) is counted only when noted with an "x" or "V", with a pen, writing with a blue color, and when the sign "x" or "V" in the box with the number with which the applicant is registered, go beyond the outline, without prejudice to any other check boxes.

(5) where the voter is not a noted preference (preference) for the selected candidate in the ticket, respecting the preference (preference) for the applicant indicated first in the list, except in the cases under art. 261, para. 6.

(6) the number of voters voters with paper ballots is equal to the number of ballots found in boxes of polling.

Stacking the ballots

Art. 279. (1) after opening the electoral box and taking them out the ballots are sorted the piles, as follows:

1. pile of ballots, which are not in the established pattern for the relevant electoral division;

2. stack of ballots entered in them with special characters, such as letters, numbers, or other characters;

3. stack of ballots in the form in which it is celebrated the vote of the voter;

4. stack of ballots in the established pattern:

the vote marked a) with an "x" or "V" or with another character with a pen, writing with blue or other color, for two or more lists or marked with "x" or "V", which affects more than one check box on the ballot and can not be established unequivocally the will of the voter;

(b)) with marked preferences (preferences) with a character other than "x" or "V", and with a chemical that does not write the colour blue;

in) in which is not marked with an "x" or "V" with a pen, writing with a blue color, the vote of the voter, or

(d)) that do not contain two numbers stamps of the sectioned Electoral Commission; These newsletters are destroyed with the inscription "destroyed" on each ballot;

5. stack of ballots in the established pattern:

the vote marked a) with an "x" or "V" with a pen, writing with a blue color, for a ticket without preferences (preference) or with one or more than one preference (preference);

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

(2) Newsletters are read one by one to count the preferences (preferences), including under art. 278, para. 5 candidates of parties and coalitions.

(3) where the validity or invalidity of any voice be challenged after a Commission decision, the case is described in the Protocol. The Protocol applies to the Protocol of the sectional Election Commission, such as the back of the ballot shall contain the number of the decision, the grounds for invalidity and shall be signed by the Chairman and the Secretary.

The total number of actual and declared invalid votes

Art. 280. (1) the sectional Election Commission counts the number of votes cast in the ballot paper cast and preferences (preferences).

(2) the number of votes declared invalid is equal to the sum of the number of ballots under art. 279, para. 1, item 1 – 4.

(3) the number of actual votes equal to the number of ballots under art. 279, para. 1, item 5.

(4) the number of preferences (preferences) to the candidate of the party or coalition is equal to the total number of endorsements with the sign "x" or "V" with a pen, writing with a blue color in the box with the number with which the applicant is registered in the kandidatskata list, including under art. 278, para. 5.

Entry of data in the report

Art. 281. (1) after the opening of the box and the counting of the electoral votes on the first worksheet in the Protocol of the sectional Election Commission consistently fit:

1. the number of voter ballots found in boxes;

2. the number of votes declared invalid by lists;

3. the number of actual votes;

4. the number of votes cast for each ticket;

5. the number of applications, objections, appeals and decisions taken on them.

(2) on the second sheet in the record fits the total number of preferences (preferences) for each candidate of the party and the coalition.

(3) data from engineering the vote be added according to the data from the Protocol of the sectional Election Commission under para. 1 and 2.

(4) data from the vote with paper ballots and voting by machine are summed, the total number of voters voters with paper ballots and mechanical voters electors is equal to the total number of ballots found in boxes of polling and the number of confirmed votes by machine vote.

(5) the data referred to in para. 1 shall be entered in the minutes in words and numbers.

The signing of the Protocol. Repair

Art. 282. (1) the Protocol of the sectional Election Commission after compiling shall be signed by all members of the Commission. After the signing, the President Announces the results of the vote on political parties, coalitions and independent candidates, as well as the number of preferences (preferences) for each candidate of the party and the coalition.

(2) amendments to the Protocol on its conclusion could be made before the announcement of the results of the vote. The amendment signed by all members of the Commission, as the side to write a "correction". Obvious factual errors can be corrected and after the announcement of the result.

(3) the Commissioner may refuse to sign the Protocol. A member who does not agree with the stated in the Protocol it signed with the dissenting opinion, stating what the particular opinion. The reasons shall be set out in writing on a separate sheet and apply as an integral part of the Protocol.

(4) where the Commissioner is prevented for good reasons to sign the Protocol, it shall be noted, indicating the reasons.

(5) Nepodpisvaneto of the Member of the Commission does not make it invalid.

(6) the sectional Election Commission placed prominently in front of the building, which houses a copy of the signed Protocol, stamped on each page with the seal of the Commission and signed by the President, the Vice-President and the Registrar.

Obtain a copy of the Protocol

Art. 283. members of the sectional Election Commission, applicants, advocates, representatives of political parties, coalitions and initiative committees and observers, upon request, receive a copy of the signed Protocol, stamped on each page with the seal of the Commission and signed by the President, the Vice-President and the Registrar before his surrender in the District Electoral Commission. The signed Protocol is copied at a polling station. The names and number of the single, civil person received the copy shall be entered by the sectional Election Commission in a list of persons who have received a copy of the signed Protocol, then the person is signed. The list and shall be signed by the President and the Secretary.

Packing of electoral papers and materials

Art. 284. After the counting of votes and election materials packed and sealed with paper tape. Paper tape is stamped with the seal of the Commission and shall be signed by the members of the Commission.

Transmission of the record of the sectional Election Commission and recording technical device in the District Election Commission

Art. 285. (1) the President or the Vice-President, the Secretary and member of the sectional Election Commission proposed by various parties and coalitions, handed over to the District Election Commission copies of the Protocol intended for the Regional Electoral Commission and for the Central Election Commission, recording technical device from the engine and from the machine vote printout with data from the engine. It runs and the second form of the Protocol of the sectional Election Commission obtained by the procedure of art. 215, para. 1, item 7, by the number compares with the number of the Protocol listed in the Protocol on the transmission and acceptance of election papers and materials.

(2) the Protocol of the sectional Election Commission shall be forwarded to the District Election Commission nerazplasten.

Results of the voting outside the country

Art. 286. (1) the President of the sectional Election Commission out of the country, and when he is absent – Secretary, and when you are absent and the President, and the Secretary – determined by decision of the Commission, the person shall immediately forward the results of the vote in the Central Election Commission via a scanned copy of the Protocol of the sectional Election Commission and from the list for voting outside the country.


(2) Election papers and voting materials from outside the country are transmitted from the precinct electoral commissions outside the country of the head of the diplomatic mission or consular post or a representative authorized by him. Electoral papers and materials shall be sent by diplomatic bag first, but no later than 14 days after election day to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs for transmission to the Central Electoral Commission, where it is stored until the next election.

(3) the results of the vote of the vessels under the Bulgarian flag shall be transmitted without delay by means of radio communication of parahodstvata (Protocol-Grammys), and through them – of the District Election Commission. The results must contain all numeric data, described in the Protocol of the sectional Election Commission. Electoral papers and materials shall be sent to the district administration at the place of residence of the vessel and kept until the next election.

Section IX

Determination of election results by the Electoral Commission

The acceptance and checking of protocols of precinct electoral commissions and other papers and materials

Art. 287. (1) the District Electoral Commission shall accept and verify the protocols of precinct electoral commissions.

(2) upon adoption of the minutes of the sectional Election Commission District Election Commission compares its production number with the number entered in the transmission and adoption of the election papers and materials under art. 215, para. 4 or in the Protocol referred to in art. 274, para. 2.

(3) where a District Election Commission finds a discrepancy between the factory and the resulting numbers rendered Protocol of the sectional Election Commission or major non-conformity in the data entered in the record data that cannot be resolved by the sectional Election Commission, the sectional Election Commission together with the District Electoral Commission shall carry out a new census of the votes after the adoption of the minutes of all the electoral committees sectional.

(4) the members of the sectional Election Commission under art. 285, para. 1 track the accuracy of the data input by the data of the District Election Commission.

(5) where a District Election Commission finds obvious factual errors in the Protocol, they shall be recorded therein, and shall be signed by the members of the sectional Election Commission under art. 285, para. 1.

(6) upon adoption of the minutes the Electoral Commission issued a signed receipt that contains numeric data from the Protocol. After returning to the area of the section members of the sectional Election Commission under art. 285, para. 1 put the receipt to the copy of the minutes referred to in art. 282, para. 6.

(7) following the adoption of the minutes of the District Election Committee ballots, the book with vouchers with the numbers, instance of the Protocol intended for the municipal administration, and other papers and materials transmitted by members of the sectional Election Commission under art. 285, para. 1 the municipal administration of Commission appointed by order of the Mayor of the municipality. In the composition of the Commission included officials from the municipal administration.

(8) newsletters of the Protocol instance, intended for the municipal administration, and other papers and materials are stored until the next election. The premises in which they are stored shall be determined by the Governor and shall be sealed with paper tape, stamped with a seal that is placed on a unique character, and signed by the members of the Commission. The model of print, store the ballots, the copies of the Protocol intended for the municipal administration, and other papers and materials and access to the premises shall be determined by a decision of the Central Electoral Commission.

Transfer of data from your technical device

Art. 288. (1) the members of the sectional Election Commission under art. 285, para. 1 tracked the transfer of data from your technical device of engineering calculation of the voting station in the District Electoral Commission.

(2) the data from the recording device shall be cross-checked with the technical data of the machine vote in the minutes of the sectional Election Commission.

Reporting on the results of the vote in the electoral district

Art. 289. (1) on the basis of the data of the protocols of precinct electoral commissions District Electoral Commission shall take into account the results of the vote in the electoral district and shall draw up a report.

(2) the votes of the vessels to which the polling station is formed, are added by decision of the District Election Committee to vote for the lists of the electoral district.

Determination of selected independent candidates

Art. 290. (1) the District Electoral Commission shall determine the selected independent candidates in the region using the regional electoral quota on the basis of actual votes cast there.

(2) an independent candidate shall be considered elected if he received the electoral quota of votes cast in the electoral district. The votes of independent candidates did not participate in the subsequent allocation of mandates.

Protocol of the District Election Commission

Art. 291. (1) the data of the vote shall be recorded in the minutes of the District Election Commission on political parties, coalitions and initiative committees.

(2) the Protocol of the District Election Commission in two identical copies and is made of two ply carbonless paper. The Protocol is protected by a security printing, determined by a decision of the Central Electoral Commission. Before the completion of the Protocol shall be drawn up draft, which in form and content is the same with him.

(3) any copy of the Protocol is of two sheets with separate pages.

(4) the Protocol of the District Electoral Commission shall contain the names of political parties, coalitions and initiative committees as registered for participation in the elections. The names are printed in the Protocol according to the serial number on the ballot.

Entry of data in the report

Art. 292. (1) the Protocol of the District Election Commission consistently fit the number of precinct election commissions in the electoral district, the number of the precinct electoral commissions, presented voting protocols, data under art. 275, para. 1 and under art. 281.

(2) the data referred to in para. 1 shall be entered in the minutes in words and numbers.

Signature of the Protocol

Art. 293. (1) the Protocol of the District Election Commission shall be signed by all members of the Commission. After the signing of the Protocol, the President shall announce the results of the vote on the lists, as well as the number of preferences (preferences) for each candidate of the party and the coalition.

(2) the Commissioner may refuse to sign the Protocol. A member who does not agree with the stated in the Protocol it signed with the dissenting opinion, stating what the particular opinion. The reasons shall be set out in writing on a separate sheet and apply as an integral part of the Protocol.

(3) when the Commissioner is unable for good reasons to sign the Protocol, it shall be noted, indicating the reasons.

(4) Nepodpisvaneto of the Member of the Commission does not make it invalid.

(5) where an obvious factual error in the Protocol can be carried out repairs. The amendment signed by all members of the Commission, as the side to write a "correction".

(6) the District Electoral Commission shall immediately after the signing of the Protocol, send it to the Central Electoral Commission in electronic form, signed with a digital signature.

(7) the District Electoral Commission placed prominently in front of the building, which houses a copy of the signed Protocol, stamped on each page with the seal of the Commission and signed by the President, the Vice-President and the Registrar.

Obtain a copy of the Protocol

Art. 294. the members of the District Electoral Commission, applicants, advocates, representatives of political parties, coalitions and initiative committees and observers, upon request, receive a copy of the signed a protocol under art. 291, stamped on each page with the seal of the Commission and signed by the President, the Vice-President and the Registrar before his surrender in the Central Electoral Commission. The signed Protocol shall be copied to the District Election Commission. The names and number of the single, civil person received the copy shall be entered by the District Election Commission in a list of persons who have received a copy of the signed Protocol, the model approved by the Central Electoral Commission, after which he was signed. The list and shall be signed by the President and the Secretary.

Create a database

Art. 295. The District Election Commission creates a database through computer processing of protocols of precinct electoral commissions in the electoral district and by Protocol-Grammys by vessels under the Bulgarian flag.

Transmission of the record, recording devices and other technical papers on Central Electoral Commission

Art. 296. (1) the President or the Vice-President, the Secretary and a member of the District Election Commission, proposed by various parties and coalitions, handed over to the Central Electoral Commission copies of the minutes of the District Election Commission, copies of the protocols of precinct electoral commissions, designed for the Central Election Commission, copies of receipts under art. 287, para. 6 and recording devices of technical engineering vote no later than 48 hours after receipt of the final Protocol of Election Commission sectioned in the area. The minutes of the district electoral commissions shall be communicated to the Central Electoral Commission nerazplasteni.

(2) the District Electoral Commission shall transmit to the Central Electoral Commission and:

1. a copy of the computer printout of the data for the record and the decision of the District Election Commission, a list of the protocols of precinct electoral commissions with the codes of their receipts and the computer proposal for a Protocol and decision of District Election Commission, submitted by the calculation point;

2. two pieces of technical media with numeric data from the processing of protocols of precinct electoral commissions.


(3) After examination of the documents referred to in paragraph 1. 1 and 2, the Central Electoral Commission shall issue a receipt to the District Election Commission and signed a Protocol on the transmission and reception between the representatives of the Central Electoral Commission and the District Electoral Commission in two identical copies.

(4) Election papers and materials of the District Election Commission, with the exception of those intended for the Central Election Commission, and copies of the protocols of precinct electoral commissions, intended for District Electoral Commission shall be forwarded to the district administration in whose territory is situated the Commission.

(5) the election papers and materials shall be kept by the district administrations until the next election.

Section X

Determination of election results by the Central Electoral Commission

Determination of mandates

Art. 297. (1) the total number of seats for each party, and the Coalition is determined by the Central Election Commission on the basis of votes cast for the party or coalition in the country and actual votes out of the country by the method of Hare-Niimajer on the methodology in accordance with Annex 1.

(2) the right to participate in the allocation of mandates at the national level have the contestant received no less than 4 percent of the actual votes in the country and outside the country.

(3) the number of mandates to be distributed among parties and coalitions in the Al. 2, is equal to the number of MPs in the National Assembly, reduced by the number of selected independent candidates.

(4) the number of mandates of the contestant in multi-mandate electoral districts is determined by the method of Hare-Niimajer on the methodology in accordance with Annex 1.

Determination of selected candidates according to the obtained valid preferences (preferences) and placement in the leaves

Art. 298. (1) the determination of candidates selected by each ticket of the party or coalition shall be effected according to the number of received valid preferences (preferences) under art. 278, para. 4 and 5 and placement of candidates on the ballot in the methodology in accordance with Annex 1.

(2) Preferences (preferences) for individual candidates are valid if the number of votes received for the applicant, is not less than 7 percent of the votes cast for the list kandidatskata.

(3) Applicants under para. 2 are ranked according to the number of its preferences (preferences), starting with the candidate receiving the highest number of valid preferences (preferences). These candidates are removed from kandidatskata leaves of the party or coalition to form a list in list kandidatskata. other candidates retain their original stacking the leaves and form a list b.

(4) where, in the list and there are two or more candidates with the same number of preferences (preferences), their order in the list is determined by the Central Electoral Commission by lot, held in the presence of the candidates and representatives of the party or coalition.

(5) when no candidates with valid preferences (preferences), candidates are selected in the order in which they are arranged in kandidatskata leaves.

(6) where the number of candidates with valid preferences (preferences) is less than the number of mandates to the party or coalition, all selected candidates from list a Remaining party. mandates or the Coalition will be filled with candidates from list b in the order of their arrangement.

(7) where the number of candidates with valid preferences (preferences) is greater than the number of mandates to the party or coalition, the first selected candidates from a list in the order of their arrangement until the completion of all mandates.

(8) where the number of candidates with valid preferences (preferences) is equal to the number of mandates to the party or coalition, all candidates are selected from a list.

Consequences of choosing a candidate in two multiple-mandate electoral district

Art. 299. (1) where an applicant is selected in two multiple-mandate electoral districts, it is required at the latest within one day of becoming aware in writing in the Central Electoral Commission which leaves wishes to remain selected.

(2) in the event that the applicant does not file a written request within the period under paragraph 1. 1, the Central Electoral Commission declared him elected as the Member of Parliament from the electoral district in which the first is registered for mp.

(3) in the cases referred to in para. 1 the Central Electoral Commission declared elected first-line candidate in unselected leaves from which the candidate for mp quit.

Announcement of the results of the vote

Art. 300. (1) the Central Electoral Commission declared the votes received and the distribution of mandates between parties and coalitions not later than 4 days after election day.

(2) the Central Electoral Commission announced the names of the MPs elected not later than 7 days after election day.

Database

Art. 301. (1) the Central Electoral Commission creates a database through computer processing of protocols of precinct electoral commissions of the country, figures from the voting machine and scanned copies of the protocols of precinct electoral commissions outside of the country.

(2) the Central Electoral Commission shall be carried out on data from re-entry protocols of precinct electoral commissions under para. 1. Carry out the computer-comparing the data from the protocols of precinct electoral commissions and the data from the engine, introduced in the voting district electoral committees and the Central Election Commission, and have size differences.

(3) in the Central Electoral Commission shall carry out the introduction and reintroduction of the scanned copies of the protocols of results of voting outside the country. The resulting votes for individual lists are added to the resulting votes for the list by country.

(4) in case of differences, as well as in establishing the obvious factual errors, the Central Electoral Commission shall take a decision on the definitive numeric data in each case and update the database.

(5) the results of the election shall be determined according to the updated database.

(6) where differences or errors in al. 4 are likely to change the outcome of the election, the Central Electoral Commission shall communicate them to the interested parties, coalitions and initiative committees.

(7) the statement of the Central Electoral Commission shall be published according to the updated database.

(8) the updated database of the Central Electoral Commission of the technical medium shall be provided to the President of the Republic, the President of the National Assembly, the Council of Ministers, of parties, coalitions and initiative committees, registered candidates, sociological Agency, libraries, universities, the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences and other organizations.

(9) the database under para. 8 cannot be changed without the permission of the Central Electoral Commission.

Section XI

Actions for early termination of the powers

Announcement of the elected candidate in the early termination of the powers. Vacancy

Art. 302. (1) upon premature termination of the powers of the Member of the Central Electoral Commission declared mp next in the candidate list.

(2) where a member of Parliament, elected with the ticket of the party or coalition is elected as Secretary, he shall be replaced by the next candidate on the ballot for the time during which perform the functions of a Minister.

(3) When there are no more candidates on the ballot, the site remained unoccupied until the end of the authority of the National Assembly.

(4) where an applicant has received a valid preferences (preferences) under the conditions of art. 298, para. 2, but has not been declared elected, in the cases referred to in para. 1 or 2 he takes the place of the national representative whose powers are terminated or interrupted.

(5) upon premature termination of the powers of the Member of Parliament, elected as an independent candidate, outside the cases referred to in para. 2 his place remains vacant until the end of the authority of the National Assembly.

Early termination of powers of the Member of the Grand National Assembly

Art. 303. (1) the authority of the Parliament of the Grand National Assembly is terminated early when: 1. submission of resignation in front of the Grand National Assembly;

2. the entry into force of the sentence, which was imposed a custodial sentence for an intentional crime, or when the execution of the punishment of imprisonment is not delayed;

3. establishment of neizbiraemost or incompatibility;

4. death.

(2) in the cases referred to in para. 1, item 1 and 2, the decision shall be adopted by the Grand National Assembly, and in the cases referred to in para. 1, item 3 – by the Constitutional Court.

Section XII

Contesting the election results

Competent authority

Art. 304. Disputes concerning the legality of the election of MPs and the choice of the Member shall be decided by the Constitutional Court.

Right of contestation

Art. 305. (1) the candidates for MPs, political parties, coalitions and the person who represents the initiative Committee, registered candidates in the election, could challenge the legality of the election of MPs and the choice of mp to an authority under art. 150 al. 1 of the Constitution within 7 days from the announcement of the decision with the election results by the Central Electoral Commission.

(2) within 15 days of the announcement of the decision with the election results by the Central Election Commission the authority under art. 150, para. 1 of the Constitution on the basis of the dispute be taken under paragraph 1. 1 or on its own initiative may refer to the Constitutional Court with a request to rule on the legality of the election of MPs or the choice of mp.

Examination of the application

Art. 306. (1) the request shall be considered under the conditions and pursuant to the law on the Constitutional Court and the rules for the organisation of its activities.

(2) the Constitutional Court shall examine the request and shall take a decision within two months of its receipt. The request does not stop the execution of the decision of the Central Electoral Commission.


(3) the decision of the Constitutional Court on the illegality of the election of MPs or the choice of mp shall be sent to the National Assembly, the Central Electoral Commission and the interested parties.

(4) upon the Declaration of illegality of the election for MPs produced a new choice for National Assembly no later than two months from the issuance of the decision on para. 3.

(5) in challenging the wrongfulness of the choice of mp and the identification of significant violations that have influenced the final result, the Central Electoral Committee on methodology in accordance with Annex 1 to the decision sets out the results of the election, declaring the distribution of mandates and the names of the elected MPs. The decision of the Central Electoral Commission shall not be subject to appeal.

Chapter sixteen

ELECTIONS FOR PRESIDENT AND VICE PRESIDENT OF THE REPUBLIC

Section I

Franchise. Principles

Right to choose

Art. 307. The right to elect a President and Vice President of the Republic are Bulgarian citizens, who meet the conditions of art. 42, para. 1 of the Constitution.

The right to be elected

Art. 308. The right to stand as a candidate for President and Vice President of the Republic are Bulgarian citizens, who meet the conditions of art. 93, para. 2 of the Constitution.

Applicable provisions

Art. 309. The election for President and Vice President of the Republic shall apply the provisions of this chapter and the relevant provisions of part one and of sections VII, VIII and IX of the fifteenth chapter.

Section II

Electoral system. Powers of the Central Electoral Commission. Methodology

Elective system

Art. 310. (1) the election for President and Vice President of the Republic are produced simultaneously in the majority electoral system with registered national lists of:

1. Parties and coalitions;

2. the initiative committees.

(2) the President and Vice President are elected by a ticket.

Powers of the Central Electoral Commission in this chapter

Art. 311. The Central Electoral Commission:

1. Notes and declared invalid the registration of applicants who do not meet the requirements of art. 317, para. 1;

2. deleted the registration when it is established that the applicants did not meet the conditions under art. 93, para. 2 of the Constitution, as well as when the subscription in support of independent candidates did not meet the requirements of art. 320, para. 1;

3. Announces the results of the election and the date for the production of a new choice, if there is no selected candidate according to art. 93, para. 3 of the Constitution;

4. Announces the names of the candidates, which will produce the new choice, not later than 48 hours from the announcement of the election day closed;

5. Announces the election results and the names of the elected President and Vice President of the Republic, published them in the "Official Gazette" immediately after their announcement and issue certificates of the President and Vice President of the Republic.

Methodology

Art. 312. Determination of the results of the vote for President and Vice President of the Republic shall be carried out in accordance with the methodology in annex 2.

Section III

Electoral districts

The establishment of electoral districts

Art. 313. (1) for the production of the election for President and Vice President of the Republic throughout the country, including sections outside the country, represents a single electoral district election.

(2) For organizational and technical preparation of the elections throughout the country is divided into regions which coincide with electoral districts under art. 249, para. 1 in the last elections for MPs.

Section IV

Electoral lists

Entry in the lists

Art. 314. In the polling lists shall be entered all Bulgarian nationals who fulfil the conditions laid down in art. 42, para. 1 of the Constitution.

The request for entry on the list

Art. 315. (1) a Bulgarian citizen who lives outside the Republic of Bulgaria, but was in the country on election day, may vote at its permanent address.

(2) where a person referred to in paragraph 1. 1 has been removed from the electoral roll, it fits in the list under art. 39 the submission of lists of precinct electoral commissions upon presentation of the Declaration in a form that will not vote elsewhere.

(3) When the request is made on election day, the person shall participate in the list of the sectional Election Commission by the procedure of art. 40.

Section V

Kandidatskite registration lists

Lists

Art. 316. The parties, coalitions and initiative committees ranked candidates in total national ticket.

Rules for registration

Art. 317. (1) the candidates for President and Vice President of the Republic may be offered for registration only by one party, or coalition initiative Committee.

(2) where the candidates be registered by more than one party, or coalition initiative Committee, actual is the first during registration.

Documents and registration

Art. 318. (1) the registration of the kandidatskite lists is carried out by the Central Election Commission upon presentation of:

1. the proposal of the party or coalition with the names, the single civil number and permanent address of the candidates; the proposal shall be signed by the persons representing the party or coalition, or expressly authorized by them;

2. proposal of the initiative Committee of names, the single civil number and permanent address of the candidates; the proposal shall be signed by the person representing the initiative Committee;

3. Declaration on the pattern by each of the applicants, that 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;

4. Declaration on the pattern of the candidates, that they satisfy the conditions under art. 317, para. 1;

5. applications from applicants that they agree to be registered by them predložilata party, or coalition initiative Committee;

6. power of Attorney of persons authorized to represent the party or the Coalition before the Central Election Commission, in cases where the documents are filed by authorized persons.

(2) candidates for President and Vice President of the Republic shall be registered by the Central Election Commission no later than 32 days before the election day.

(3) the documents referred to in para. 1 is entered in a separate register with a serial number. The sequence of receipt of the documents determines the order of entry in the register of the Central Electoral Commission.

Fact of registration

Art. 319. (1) the Central Electoral Commission ascertains and declares void registrations effected in breach of art. 317, para. 1. the judgment shall be declared immediately and notify the appropriate candidates, parties, coalitions and initiative committees.

(2) the decision of the Central Election Commission declaring the nullity of the registration of applicants under para. 1 may be appealed before the Supreme Administrative Court by the procedure of art. 58.

List of voters supporting the registration of an independent candidate

Art. 320. (1) independent candidates for President and Vice President of the Republic shall be recorded when their application is supported by at least 2500 voters.

(2) a voter who supports participation in the election of independent candidates, certified with your signature in front of a member of the initiative Committee. The voters shall indicate the name and uniform civil number. Each voter may participate in only one subscription. The list shall be transmitted electronically in a structured, contains the names and uniform civil number of voters passed a handwritten signature, in the order in which they are entered in the list.

(3) the Member of the initiative Committee under para. 2 process and provide personal data in compliance with the requirements of the data protection act and shall be responsible as an administrator within the meaning of art. 3, al. 2 of the law on the protection of personal data.

(4) the list shall be forwarded to the Central Election Commission together with the documents referred to in art. 318, para. 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 no later than 32 days before the election day.

Conditions for registration. Refusal of registration

Art. 321. (1) the Central Electoral Commission shall check whether they meet the requirements of this section and shall decide on the registration of the kandidatskite lists.

(2) in establishing the incompleteness or discrepancies, the Central Electoral Commission gives immediate instructions and deadline for their removal. In the event that the incompleteness or discrepancies are not remedied within the prescribed period, the Central Election Commission denied registration.

(3) the refusal under para. 2 may be appealed before the Supreme Administrative Court by the procedure of art. 58.

(4) in case of refusal of registration or invalidity of the registration of the candidate from the list of the party or coalition party or coalition could not later than 30 days prior to election day to propose a new candidate registration.

(5) When any of the registered candidates in the ticket of the party or coalition dies or go into permanent inability to participate in the elections, the party or coalition may propose another candidate not later than 7 days prior to election day. When one of the candidates on the ticket of the registered party or coalition abandon the party or coalition may propose another candidate not later than 30 days before election day.

(6) in the cases referred to in para. 4 or 5 when the party or the Coalition did not propose another candidate, Central Electoral Commission denied registration, registration of kandidatskata accordingly deleted list.

Check lists. Ex officio cancellation of registration

Art. 322. (1) the lists referred to in art. 320, para. 2 in structured electronic form shall be transmitted immediately by the Central Electoral Commission of the Directorate General for civil registration and administrative service at the Ministry of regional development.

(2) the Directorate General for civil registration and administrative service at the Ministry of regional development carried out not later than 28 days before election day.


(3) the inspection of the outcome of the General Directorate for civil registration and administrative service at the Ministry of regional development be drawn up in two copies, one of which provides the Central Electoral Commission. Verification data is stored within 6 months from production of the election.

(4) the Central Electoral Commission establishes a result for lists under art. 320, para. 2 on the basis of the work carried out by the General Directorate for civil registration and administrative service at the Ministry of regional development check. The initiative Committee at the request of the Central Electoral Commission shall provide in writing the data from the record in the Al. 3 and the score for the lists presented by the initiative Committee under art. 320, para. 2.

(5) when the Central Election Commission found that independent candidates are not supported by the required number of voters, their registration is deleted by a decision shall immediately be forwarded to the initiative Committee.

(6) the decision of the Central Election Commission under para. 5 may be appealed before the Supreme Administrative Court by the procedure of art. 58.

Reference in the list under art. 320, para. 2

Art. 323. The Central Electoral Commission allows each voter to consult in the list under art. 320, para. 2 the personal identification number, including a toll free phone number.

Publication of papers

Art. 324. The Central Electoral Commission published in the Official Gazette no later than 30 days before election day, kandidatskite lists, specifying their names, date of birth, political parties, coalitions or initiative committees which offer them.

Section VI

Statement of vote

Content

Art. 325. (1) a ballot for voting is common and the front side contains:

1. the name and number of the area under art. 313, para. (2);

2. full or abbreviated name of the party or coalition, referred to in the application for registration, or the name of the initiative Committee, as the abbreviation for the party is written with "PP" for the coalition – with "CP", and for the initiative Committee – with "IK";

3. check box to place the sign "X" or "V", reflecting the will of the voter, in which is displayed the number of the party or coalition initiative Committee;

4. the names of candidates for President and Vice President of the names inscribed on separate lines in the ticket.

(2) the lines of individual parties, coalitions and inciativni committees are separated from each other by a blank line and thick black horizontal line.

(3) the name and number of the area under art. 313, para. 2 shall appear on the top line on the ballot. The requisites under para. 1, 2, 3 and 4 are displayed sequentially from left to right of a single horizontal row for each party or coalition initiative Committee. After the names of independent candidates shall bear the name "independent". In the ballot for voting outside the country name and the area is replaced with the text "ballot for voting outside the country".

(4) on the back of the ballot shall be given two locations for placement of the stamp of the sectioned Electoral Commission.

(5) the out of country vote with ballots for political parties, coalitions and initiative committees which contain the requisites under para. 1, 2, 3 and 4.

Lot down the number on the ballot

Art. 326. (1) the sequence numbers in the ballot of parties, coalitions and initiative committees shall be determined by the Central Electoral Commission by lot, held in the presence of representatives of political parties, coalitions and initiative committees no later than 31 days before the election day. The draw of the draw shall be made public and you can attend and registered candidates, observers and representatives of mass media. The specified sequence number is the same for the whole country and for voting outside the country. The result of the draw shall be declared by the Central Election Commission with decision by the procedure of art. 57, al. 2.

(2) the parties, coalitions and initiative committees 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.

Section VII

Vote

Implementation of section VII of chapter fifteen.

Art. 327. For voting on election day shall apply the relevant provisions of section VII of the fifteenth chapter and the provisions of this section.

Production of voting with paper ballot

Art. 328. (1) after being admitted to vote, voter gets a ballot paper by a member of the sectional Election Commission, who broke off from the book with the ballots immediately before transmission and stamping it with the seal of the Commission. With the resulting voter newsletter goes into the booth to vote.

(2) in the cockpit may have only one voter.

(3) the Voter shall vote by:

1. place in the box with the number of the selected ticket sign "x" or "V", which expresses the his vote;

2. fold the ballot in a way that makes it impossible to see the sign for the party, or coalition initiative Committee;

3. out of the cab and the Fed folded newsletter of Member of the Commission.

(4) the Member of the Commission compares the number on the ballot corresponds to the number on the packet, and in accordance with the seal stamping the ballot again the Commission and broke off the sequence with the number of the ballot, which is placed in a separate box.

(5) in case of discrepancy the ballot shall be declared invalid and that fact shall be noted on the ballot and in the "remarks" box of the electoral roll. Voters are not allowed to vote.

(6) after repeated stamping of ballot voter voter puts into her box, signature on the electoral roll, received back the documents, including the certificate referred to in art. 263, para. 1, second sentence or para. 2, and left the room.

(7) entry on the ballot of the special characters, such as letters, numbers, or other characters, making the votes invalid.

(8) it shall be prohibited on the book to fit special characters, such as letters, numbers, or other characters.

Voting machine

Art. 329. in the machine vote voter voted, noting the vote for his ticket.

Section VIII

Counting the votes

Application of section VIII of chapter fifteen.

Art. 330. For the counting of the votes shall apply the relevant provisions of section VIII of the fifteenth chapter and the provisions of this section.

Protocol of the sectional Election Commission

Art. 331. Each instance of the Protocol is of a piece with separate pages.

Effective and ineffective voice

Art. 332. (1) where the results of the vote a ballot match the one voice that might be effective or ineffective.

(2) the voice is valid if:

1. the ballot is in the established pattern for the area under art. 313, para. (2);

2. no ballot listed special characters, such as letters, numbers, or other characters;

3. the ballot contains two stamps of the sectioned Electoral Commission;

4. only in one of the check boxes for the vote there are marked with "x" or "V" with a pen, writing with a blue color, for a ticket, which expresses the vote of the voter;

5. from the voter sign "x" or "V" with a pen, writing with a blue color, goes beyond the box on the ticket, but does not go into the box to another list;

6. in the ballot there are deviations due to defects and errors in manufacturing, or when on it has a mechanical damages or smudges.

(3) the voice is invalid when:

1. the ballot is not the model for the area under art. 313, para. (2);

2. the ballot has listed special characters, such as letters, numbers, or other characters;

3. the ballot does not contain two stamps of the sectioned Electoral Commission;

4. the ballot is not marked with an "x" or "V" with a pen, writing with a blue color, the vote of the voter;

5. the ballot is not marked the vote of the voter;

6. the ballot is marked with a sign vote "x" or "V" or with another character with a pen, writing with blue or other color, for two or more lists or marked with "x" or "V", which affects more than one check box on the ballot and unable to establish clearly the will of the voter.

Stacking the ballots

Art. 333. (1) after opening the electoral box and taking them out the ballots are sorted the piles, as follows:

1. pile of ballots, which are not in the established pattern for the region concerned under art. 313, para. (2);

2. stack of ballots entered in them with special characters, such as letters, numbers, or other characters;

3. stack of ballots in the form in which it is not marked with an "x" or "V" with a pen, writing with a blue color, the vote of the voter;

4. stack of ballots in the form in which it is celebrated the vote of the voter;

5. stack of ballots in the established pattern:

the vote marked a) with an "x" or "V" or with another character with a pen, writing with blue or other color, for two or more lists or marked with "x" or "V", which affects more than one check box on the ballot and unable to establish clearly the will of the voter, or

(b)) that do not contain two numbers stamps of the sectioned Electoral Commission; These newsletters are destroyed with the inscription "destroyed" on each ballot;

6. stack of ballots in the established pattern:

the vote marked a) with an "x" or "V" with a pen, writing with a blue color, for a ticket;

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

(2) where the validity or invalidity of any voice be challenged after a Commission decision, the case is described in the Protocol. The Protocol applies to the Protocol of the sectional Election Commission, such as the back of the ballot shall contain the number of the decision, the grounds for invalidity and shall be signed by the Chairman and the Secretary.

The total number of actual and declared invalid votes


Art. 334. (1) the sectional Election Commission counts the number of votes cast in the ballot paper cast.

(2) the number of votes declared invalid is equal to the sum of the number of ballots under art. 333, para. 1, item 1 – 5.

(3) the number of actual votes equal to the number of ballots under art. 333, para. 1, item 6.

Entry of data in the report

Art. 335. (1) after the opening of the box and the counting of the electoral votes in the Protocol of the sectional Election Commission consistently fit:

1. the number of voter ballots found in boxes;

2. the number of votes declared invalid by lists;

3. the number of actual votes;

4. the number of votes cast for each ticket;

5. the number of applications, objections, appeals and decisions taken on them.

(2) data from the engine be added separately to the voting data from the Protocol of the sectional Election Commission under para. 1.

(3) the data of the vote with paper ballots and voting by machine are summed, the total number of voters voters with paper ballots and mechanical voters electors is equal to the total number of ballots found in boxes of polling and the number of confirmed votes by machine vote.

(4) the data referred to in para. 1 shall be entered in the minutes in words and numbers.

Signature of the Protocol

Art. 336. the Protocol of the sectional Election Commission after compiling shall be signed by all members of the Commission. After the signing, the President Announces the results of the vote on political parties, coalitions and independent candidates.

Sending the results of voting outside the country

Art. 337. The electoral and voting materials to vessels under the Bulgarian flag shall be forwarded to the Central Election Commission and stored until the next election.

Section IX

Determination of election results by the Electoral Commission

Application of section IX of chapter fifteen.

Art. 338. To determine the results of the elections of the District Electoral Commission shall apply the relevant provisions of section IX of the fifteenth chapter and the provisions of this section.

Reporting on the results of the vote

Art. 339. (1) on the basis of the data of the protocols of precinct electoral commissions the District Electoral Commission shall take into account the results of the voting in the area of art. 313, para. 2 and draw up a protocol.

(2) the votes of the vessels to which the polling station is formed, add the referral decision of the Electoral Commission to vote for lists of area under art. 313, para. 2.

Entry of data in the report

Art. 340. (1) the Protocol of the District Election Commission consistently fit the number of precinct electoral commissions in the area of art. 313, para. 2, the number of the precinct electoral commissions, presented voting protocols, data under art. 275, para. 1 and art. 281.

(2) the data referred to in para. 1 shall be entered in the minutes in words and numbers.

Create a database

Art. 341. The District Election Commission creates a database through computer processing of protocols of precinct electoral commissions in the area of art. 313, para. 2 and Protocol-Grammys by vessels under the Bulgarian flag.

Section X

Determination of election results by the Central Electoral Commission

Announcement of election results

Art. 342. (1) the Central Electoral Commission announces the results of the election for President and Vice President of the Republic immediately after their determination, but no later than 48 hours from the announcement of the election day closed.

(2) where none of the candidates is elected, the Central Electoral Commission shall lay down the first two candidates on the lists, received the most actual votes, and produces a new selection within the time limit under art. 93, para. 4 of the Constitution.

(3) the election campaign under para. 2 starting from the determination of candidates and continues until 24 hours before election day.

Refusal from participation in the new selection

Art. 343. (1) When one of the candidates for President and Vice President of the Republic, received the most actual votes, abandon within 24 hours from the announcement of the results of the elections to participate in a new choice in the selection of the next candidates participate in a number of actual cast list, determined by the Central Electoral Commission.

(2) in the event of the death or serious illness of one of the candidates from the lists, received the most actual votes, Central Electoral Commission postponed the election and schedule a new election not later than 14 days after the date of the second choice. Within three days from the date of the decision of the Central Electoral Commission, the party or coalition can register a new applicant pursuant to section V of this chapter.

Announcement of final results

Art. 344. (1) the final results of the election for President and Vice President of the Republic shall be announced by the Central Electoral Commission within three days after election day and shall be published in the Official Gazette no later than seven days after election day.

(2) the announcement of the results is done in lists for all candidates. When a new selection is made, and announced the results of the first selection.

Taking the oath

Art. 345. Newly selected President and Vice President take oath under art. 76, para. 2 of the Constitution three days prior to the expiration of the powers of the President and Vice President. They enter into Office on the day of the expiration of the powers of the President and Vice President.

Database

Art. 346. (1) the Central Electoral Commission creates a database through computer processing of protocols of precinct electoral commissions of the country, figures from the voting machine and scanned copies of the protocols of precinct electoral commissions outside of the country.

(2) the Central Electoral Commission shall be carried out on data from re-entry protocols of precinct electoral commissions under para. 1. Carry out the computer-comparing the data from the protocols of precinct electoral commissions and the data from the engine, introduced in the voting district electoral committees and the Central Election Commission, and have size differences.

(3) in the Central Electoral Commission shall carry out the introduction and reintroduction of the scanned copies of the protocols of results of voting outside the country. The resulting votes for individual lists are added to the resulting votes for the list by country.

(4) in case of differences, as well as in establishing the obvious factual errors, the Central Electoral Commission shall take a decision on the definitive numeric data in each case and update the database.

(5) the results of the election shall be determined according to the updated database.

(6) where differences or errors in al. 4 are likely to change the outcome of the election, the Central Electoral Commission shall communicate them to the interested candidates, parties, coalitions and initiative committees.

(7) the statement of the Central Electoral Commission shall be published according to the updated database.

(8) the updated database of the Central Electoral Commission of the technical medium shall be provided to the President of the Republic, the President of the National Assembly, the Council of Ministers, of parties, coalitions and initiative committees, registered candidates, sociological Agency, libraries, universities, the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences and other organizations.

(9) the database under para. 8 cannot be changed without the permission of the Central Electoral Commission.

Section XI

Contesting the election results

Competent authority

Art. 347. Disputes concerning the legality of the election of a President and Vice President of the Republic shall be decided by the Constitutional Court.

Right of contestation

Art. 348. (1) the candidates for President and Vice President of the Republic, political parties, coalitions and the person who represents the initiative Committee, registered candidates can challenge the legality of the election of a President and Vice President to an authority under art. 150, para. 1 of the Constitution within 7 days from the announcement of the decision with the election results by the Central Electoral Commission.

(2) within 15 days of the announcement of the decision with the election results by the Central Election Commission the authority under art. 150, para. 1 of the Constitution on the basis of the dispute be taken under paragraph 1. 1 or on its own initiative may refer to the Constitutional Court with a request to rule on the legality of the election of a President and Vice President of the Republic.

Examination of the application

Art. 349. (1) the request shall be considered under the conditions and pursuant to the law on the Constitutional Court and the rules for the organisation of its activities.

(2) the request does not stop the execution of the decision of the Central Electoral Commission.

(3) the decision on the illegality of the election of a President and Vice President of the Republic shall be sent to the National Assembly, the Central Electoral Commission and stakeholders.

(4) upon the Declaration of illegality of the election of a President and Vice President of the Republic produced new choice no later than two months from the issuance of the decision on para. 3.

Chapter Seventeen

ELECTIONS FOR MEMBERS OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF BULGARIA

Section I

Franchise. Principles

Right to choose

Art. 350. (1) the right to elect members of the European Parliament of the Republic of Bulgaria are Bulgarian citizens, who have reached the age of 18 years on election day including, they lived for at least three months in the Republic of Bulgaria or in another Member State of the European Union, are not placed under interdiction, and does not serve a prison sentence.


(2) the right to elect members of the European Parliament of the Republic of Bulgaria have all nationals of another Member State of the European Union who have reached the age of 18 years on election day including, are not placed under interdiction, does not serve a prison sentence, have the status of prolonged or permanent residents in the Republic of Bulgaria, have lived for at least three months in the Republic of Bulgaria or in another Member State of the European Union , and are not deprived of the right to vote in the Member State of which they are nationals.

The right to be elected

Art. 351. (1) the right to be elected as members of the European Parliament of the Republic of Bulgaria are Bulgarian citizens, who have reached the age of 21 years on election day including, are not placed under interdiction, does not serve a prison sentence, have a permanent address in the Republic of Bulgaria and lived for at least six months in the Republic of Bulgaria or in another Member State of the European Union.

(2) the right to be elected as members of the European Parliament of the Republic of Bulgaria have all citizens of a Member State of the European Union who have reached the age of 21 years on election day including, are not placed under interdiction, does not serve a prison sentence, are not deprived of the right to stand as a candidate in the Member State of which they are nationals, have the status of prolonged or permanent residents in the Republic of Bulgaria and lived for at least six months in the Republic of Bulgaria or in another Member State of the European Union.

Applicable provisions

Art. 352. For the election of members of the European Parliament of the Republic of Bulgaria shall apply the provisions of this chapter and the relevant provisions of part one and of sections VII, VIII and IX of the fifteenth chapter.

Section II

Electoral system. Powers of the Central Electoral Commission. Distribution of mandates

Proportional electoral system

Art. 353. (1) the election of members of the European Parliament of the Republic of Bulgaria are produced by proportional election system with national lists of:

1. Parties and coalitions;

2. the initiative committees.

(2) in the vote for the ticket of the party or coalition voters can mark one preference (preference) to the candidate in the kandidatskata list, thus expressed its preferences (preference) on the order of candidates on the list kandidatskata, for which the vote.

Powers of the Central Electoral Commission other than those referred to in art. 57

Art. 354. The Central Electoral Commission:

1. send without delay to the competent authorities of the Member States of the European Union, list of citizens of those countries which are listed in part II of the electoral roll, as well as an extract from the register under art. 365. 3 for citizens who are registered as candidates;

2. at the request of the competent authorities of the Member States of the European Union, carried out the verification of the circumstances referred to in the declarations of the Bulgarian citizens, submitted in the State concerned, and shall forward the information within 5 working days of receipt of the request;

3. Notes and declared invalid the registration of applicants who do not meet the requirements of art. 364, para. 1 or 3;

4. deleted the registration:

a) where it is established that the applicant does not comply with the conditions under art. 351, para. 1 or 2;

(b)) when the subscription to support independent candidate does not meet the requirements of art. 367, para. 1;

c) in the cases under art. 368, para. 5;

5. organized and conducted through the mass media or in some other appropriate way awareness campaign concerning the conditions under which nationals of another Member State of the European Union can vote and be elected as members of the European Parliament of the Republic of Bulgaria; the explanatory campaign begins not later than 15 days before the expiry of the relevant deadline, by which derive rights and obligations for nationals of another Member State of the European Union, in connection with the election;

6. Announces the election results and issued certificates to the elected members of the European Parliament of the Republic of Bulgaria;

7. published in the Official Gazette the election results immediately after their announcement;

8. provide information on the results of the elections of the President of the Republic, the President of the National Assembly and the Prime Minister.

Distribution of mandates

Art. 355. The determination of the results of votes and the distribution of mandates on lists is carried out in accordance with the methodology in annex 3.

Section III

Electoral districts

The establishment of electoral districts

Art. 356. (1) for the production of election for members of the European Parliament of the Republic of Bulgaria throughout the country, including sections outside the country, represents a multi-seat electoral district.

(2) For organizational and technical preparation of the elections throughout the country is divided into regions which coincide with electoral districts under art. 249, para. 1 in the last elections for MPs.

Section IV

Electoral lists

Drawing up of the lists

Art. 357. (1) part I of the polling lists shall be drawn up at the permanent address of the citizens of the Republic of Bulgaria.

(2) part II of the electoral lists shall be drawn up by the requested by the citizens of another Member State of the European Union, addresses of residence in the Republic of Bulgaria.

Order to compile part I and II of the polling lists

Art. 358. (1) in part I of the lists fit all Bulgarian nationals who fulfil the conditions laid down in art. 350, para. 1.

(2) part II of the electoral lists shall be drawn up on the basis of votes under art. 359 declarations by nationals of another Member State of the European Union. In part II of the lists are entered in alphabetical order the names of voters, the data for their citizenship and address of residence in the Republic of Bulgaria. Columns for recording personal number, number of the identity card or passport and the number of the certificate of residence and date of registration stated therein, remain empty and do not fill out and separates the "remarks" box.

Declaration of a citizen from another Member State

Art. 359. (1) a national of another Member State of the European Union, which satisfies the conditions laid down in art. 350, para. 2 and wish to be entered on the electoral list, submit a declaration in a form in the municipal administration at the address of residence in the Republic of Bulgaria no later than 40 days before election day, in which he declares:

1. citizenship and address of residence in the Republic of Bulgaria;

2. the place or the area in which his name has been entered for the last time in a Member State of the European Union;

3. it will exercise its right to vote only in the Republic of Bulgaria;

4. it is not deprived of the right to vote in the Member State of which he is a national;

5. the particulars of the identity card or passport and a personal number;

6. the date from which the resident in the Republic of Bulgaria or in another Member State of the European Union.

(2) a national of another Member State of the European Union, which has filed a declaration under paragraph 1. 1 and has been included on the electoral roll part II, in the next elections for members of the European Parliament of the Republic of Bulgaria shall be entered ex officio in the part II of the electoral roll, without being obliged to submit any new declaration. New declaration under para. 1 shall be made only in the event of a change in any of the declared circumstances.

(3) the declarations referred to in para. 1 shall be kept for the next elections for the members of the European Parliament of the Republic of Bulgaria by the municipal administration.

Deletion from the electoral lists. Registration or previous again on the electoral roll

Art. 360. (1) The voter lists are deleted the names of citizens who have a current address on the date of drawing up the electoral lists in a non-Member State of the European Union.

(2) the persons referred to in para. 1 shall be entered on the electoral roll again if requested by the authorities under art. 23, para. 1 to show the lists of precinct electoral commissions or added, reconfigure on election day by the sectional Election Commission upon presentation of an identity document, a decision under art. 39 or certificate referred to in art. 40 and a declaration in a form that:

1. have lived for at least three months in the Republic of Bulgaria or in another Member State of the European Union;

2. I have voted at the same election for members of the European Parliament – in cases where the request is made after the election period, fixed by the Council of the European Union, has begun;

3. will not vote anywhere else in the same elections for members of the European Parliament.

Registration or previous entries in lists of Bulgarian citizens, who live in another Member State of the European Union

Art. 361. (1) a Bulgarian citizen who resides in another Member State of the European Union, but it is in the country on polling day, may vote at its permanent address.

(2) where a person referred to in paragraph 1. 1 has been removed from the electoral roll, it fits on the list at his request by the authorities under art. 23, para. 1 to show the lists of precinct electoral commissions or participate on election day – of the sectional Election Commission, upon presentation of an identity document, a decision under art. 39 or certificate referred to in art. 40 and a declaration in a form that:

1. has lived continuously for at least three months in another Member State of the European Union;

2. is not voted at the same election for members of the European Parliament – in cases where the request is made after the election period, fixed by the Council of the European Union, has begun;

3. I'm not going to vote elsewhere in the same elections for members of the European Parliament.

Send a copy of part II. The inspection


Art. 362. (1) the bodies referred to in article 1. 23, para. 1 not later than 30 days before the election day shall forward a copy of part II of the electoral lists to the Central Election Commission, which shall inform the competent authorities of the Member States included in the electoral lists of their citizens. A list of the names of voters in the relevant language, as shown in the identity card or passport.

(2) examination of the circumstances under art. 350 is carried out by the Ministry of the Interior and the Ministry of Justice at the request of the authorities under art. 23, para. 1. For nationals of another Member State of the European Union, the request shall be accompanied by a copy of the declarations under art. 359.

Section V

Kandidatskite registration lists

Lists

Art. 363. The parties, coalitions and initiative committees ranked candidates in total national ticket. Candidates of parties and coalitions shall be entered in the register of kandidatskite lists and register with nomerđ, under which are arranged in kandidatskata leaves.

Rules for registration

Art. 364. (1) every candidate has the right to run in the elections only in one Member State of the European Union.

(2) the number of candidates in one ticket may not exceed the number of members of the European Parliament of the Republic of Bulgaria.

(3) a candidate for Member of the European Parliament of the Republic of Bulgaria can be offered for registration only by one party, or coalition initiative Committee.

(4) where an applicant be registered by more than one party, or coalition initiative Committee, actual is the first during registration.

Documents and registration

Art. 365. (1) the registration of the kandidatskite lists is carried out by the Central Election Commission upon presentation of:

1. the proposal of the party or coalition with the names, the single civil number and permanent address (address of residence) of candidates; the proposal shall be signed by the persons representing the party or coalition, or expressly authorized by them;

2. proposal of the initiative Committee of names, the single civil number and permanent address (address of residence) of the applicant; the proposal shall be signed by the person representing the initiative Committee;

3. applications from applicants that they agree to be registered by them predložilata party, or coalition initiative Committee;

4. Declaration on the pattern of each candidate that satisfies the conditions under art. 351, para. 1 or 2, which indicates a permanent IP address and personal identification number;

5. Declaration on the pattern of each candidate that satisfies the conditions under art. 364, para. 1 or 3;

6. the applicant-national of a Member State of the European Union, who is not a Bulgarian citizen, shall submit a declaration in a form in which he declares:

a) nationality, date and place of birth;

(b) the address of residence) in the Republic of Bulgaria;

It's not in) placed under interdiction;

(d)) that does not stand as a candidate in elections to the European Parliament the same in another Member State of the European Union;

e) locality or constituency in the Member State of which he is a citizen, in the polls for the last time his name has been entered;

is the address in the Member State), which is the citizen, who has registered for the last time;

(g)) the data from the identity card or passport and a personal number;

(h)) that is not deprived of the right to stand as a candidate in the Member State of which he is a citizen, with an act subject to judicial review;

7. authorisation of persons authorized to represent the party or the Coalition before the Central Election Commission, in cases where the documents are filed by authorized persons.

(2) the registration of the kandidatskite lists shall take place no later than 32 days before the election day.

(3) the documents referred to in para. 1 is entered in a separate register with a serial number. The sequence of receipt of the documents determines the order of entry in the register of the Central Electoral Commission.

(4) the Central Electoral Commission shall send an extract from the register under para. 3 for candidates for members of the European Parliament of the Republic of Bulgaria, who are nationals of a Member State of the European Union but not of the Bulgarian citizens, the competent authorities of the Member States of the European Union. In the event that within 5 working days of receipt of the extract from the register under para. 3 the competent authority of the Member State of the European Union, does not respond, the Central Electoral Commission shall register the applicant, if it meets the conditions set out in art. 351, para. 2 and presented the documents referred to in para. 1.

(5) the Ministry of the Interior and the Ministry of Justice at the request of the Central Election Commission carry out a check of the circumstances under art. 351.

Fact of registration

Art. 366. (1) the Central Electoral Commission ascertains and declares void registrations effected in breach of art. 364, para. 1 or 3. The decision shall be notified without delay and shall notify the respective candidates, parties, coalitions and initiative committees.

(2) the decision of the Central Election Commission declaring the nullity of the registration of applicants under para. 1 may be appealed before the Supreme Administrative Court by the procedure of art. 58.

List of voters supporting the registration of an independent candidate

Art. 367. (1) an independent candidate for Member of the European Parliament of the Republic of Bulgaria shall be recorded, when his candidacy was supported by at least 2500 voters.

(2) a voter who supports participation in the elections as an independent candidate, certified it with your signature to the Member of the initiative Committee. Voter – Bulgarian citizen, state the names and uniform civil number, and nationals of another Member State of the European Union having the status of permanent or prolonged staying – names, personal number, number of the identity card or passport, the number on the certificate of residence and date of registration referred to in it. Each voter may participate in only one subscription. The list shall be transmitted electronically in a structured, contains the names and uniform civil number (personal number) of voters passed a handwritten signature, in the order in which they are entered in the list.

(3) the Member of the initiative Committee under para. 2 process and provide personal data in compliance with the requirements of the data protection act and shall be responsible as an administrator within the meaning of art. 3, al. 2 of the law on the protection of personal data.

(4) the list shall be forwarded to the Central Election Commission together with the documents referred to in art. 365. 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6 not later than 32 days before the election day.

Conditions for registration. Refusal of registration

Art. 368. (1) the Central Electoral Commission shall check whether they meet the requirements of this section and shall decide on the registration of the kandidatskite lists.

(2) in establishing the incompleteness or discrepancies, the Central Electoral Commission gives immediate instructions and deadline for their removal. In the event that the incompleteness or discrepancies are not remedied within the prescribed period, the Central Election Commission denied registration.

(3) the refusal under para. 2 may be appealed before the Supreme Administrative Court by the procedure of art. 58.

(4) in case of refusal of registration or invalidity of the registration of the candidate from the list of the party or coalition party or coalition could not later than 30 days prior to election day to propose a new candidate registration.

(5) When any of the registered candidates in the ticket of the party or coalition dies or go into permanent inability to participate in the elections, the party or coalition may propose another candidate not later than 7 days prior to election day. When one of the candidates on the ticket of the registered party or coalition abandon the party or coalition may propose another candidate not later than 30 days before election day. The new candidate on 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.

Check lists. Ex officio cancellation of registration

Art. 369. (1) the lists referred to in art. 367, para. 2 in structured electronic form shall be transmitted immediately by the Central Electoral Commission of the Directorate General for civil registration and administrative service at the Ministry of regional development.

(2) the Directorate General for civil registration and administrative service at the Ministry of regional development carried out not later than 28 days before election day.

(3) the inspection of the outcome of the General Directorate for civil registration and administrative service at the Ministry of regional development be drawn up in two copies, one of which provides the Central Electoral Commission. Verification data is stored within 6 months from production of the election.

(4) the Central Electoral Commission establishes a result for lists under art. 367, para. 2 on the basis of the work carried out by the General Directorate for civil registration and administrative service at the Ministry of regional development check. The initiative Committee at the request of the Central Electoral Commission shall provide in writing the data from the record in the Al. 3 and the score for the lists presented by the initiative Committee under art. 367, para. 2.

(5) when the Central Election Commission found that independent candidate is not supported by the required number of voters, his registration shall be deleted with the decision, which shall be immediately sent to the initiative Committee.

(6) the decision of the Central Election Commission under para. 5 may be appealed before the Supreme Administrative Court by the procedure of art. 58.

Reference in the list under art. 367, para. 2


Art. 370. The Central Electoral Commission allows each elector – Bulgarian citizen or a national of another Member State of the European Union, having the status of a permanent resident, or prolonged can consult in the list under art. 367, para. 2 the personal identification number or individual number, including a toll-free phone number.

Section VI

Statement of vote

Content

Art. 371. (1) a ballot for voting is common and the front side contains:

1. the name and number of the area under art. 356, para. (2);

2. full or abbreviated name of the party or coalition, referred to in the application for registration, or the name "initiative Committee" as the abbreviation for the party is written with "PP", and for the coalition – with "CP";

3. check box to place the sign "X" or "V", reflecting the will of the voter, in which is displayed the number of the party or coalition initiative Committee;

4. check boxes with inscribed in them sequence numbers, the number of which corresponds to the number of members of the European Parliament of the Republic of Bulgaria, to place the sign "X" or "V", reflecting the preference (preference) of the voter for the candidate of the ticket of the party or coalition; the number indicated in each individual check box means the serial number with which the applicant is registered in the ticket of the party or coalition.

(2) the lines of individual parties, coalitions and initiative committees are separated from each other with thick black horizontal line.

(3) the name and number of the area under art. 356, para. 2 shall appear on the top line on the ballot. The requisites under para. 1, 2 and 3 shall appear on the left side of the ballot sequentially from left to the right of a single horizontal row for each party or coalition initiative Committee. After the names of independent candidates shall bear the name "independent". In the ballot for voting outside the country name and the area is replaced with the text "ballot for voting outside the country".

(4) the attribute under para. 1, item 4 is displayed on the right side of the ballot.

(5) on the back of the ballot shall be given two locations for placement of the stamp of the sectioned Electoral Commission.

(6) out of the country cast ballots for political parties, coalitions and initiative committees which contain the requisites under para. 1, 2, 3 and 4.

Lot down the number on the ballot

Art. 372. (1) the sequence numbers in the ballot of parties, coalitions and initiative committees shall be determined by the Central Electoral Commission by lot, held in the presence of representatives of political parties, coalitions and initiative committees no later than 31 days before the election day. The draw of the draw shall be made public and you can attend and registered candidates, observers and representatives of mass media. The specified sequence number is the same for the whole country and for voting outside the country. The result of the draw shall be declared by the Central Election Commission with decision by the procedure of art. 57, al. 2.

(2) the parties, coalitions and initiative committees 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.

Section VII

Vote

Implementation of section VII of chapter fifteen.

Art. 373. For voting on election day shall apply the relevant provisions of section VII of the fifteenth chapter and the provisions of this section.

Identification of the voter, a citizen of another Member State of the European Union

Art. 374. Voter, a citizen of another Member State of the European Union, certifies your identity with ID card or passport and the certificate of residence.

A statement from the Bulgarian citizen living in another Member State of the European Union

Art. 375. Bulgarian citizen who resides in another Member State of the European Union when it voted in the diplomatic mission or consular post of the Republic of Bulgaria or in the place of art. 14, item 2 – 4, submit a declaration in a form that is not a vote and not vote to another location in the same elections for members of the European Parliament.

The entry of the data of the voter, a citizen of another Member State of the European Union on the electoral roll

Art. 376. (1) a Voter, a citizen of another Member State of the European Union, shall be permitted to vote after the entry on the electoral roll of his personal number, of his personal card or passport and the number of the certificate of residence and date of registration referred to in it. Voter shall submit a declaration in a form that is not voted at the same election for members of the European Parliament.

(2) when a difference is found in any of the names on the voter, a citizen of another Member State of the European Union, and according to the identity card or passport, certificate of residence, respectively, with overlapping address residence data of the identity card or passport, certificate of residence, respectively, are recorded in the "remarks" box of the electoral roll.

(3) the certificate of residence of a national of another Member State of the European Union, remains on the President, according to members of the sectional Election Commission, to the application of the signature of the voter on the electoral roll (the list).

(4) after passing the signature on the electoral roll voter receives certificate for residence.

Voting by a national of another Member State of the European Union

Art. 377. Voter, a citizen of another Member State of the European Union vote, noting the their vote for the ticket and if desired, expresses its preferences (preference) for selected candidate ticket of the party or coalition.

Section VIII

Counting the votes

Application of section VIII of chapter fifteen.

Art. 378. For the counting of the votes shall apply the relevant provisions of section VIII of the fifteenth chapter, with the exception of art. 278, para. 5, and the provisions of this section.

Data entry in the Protocol according to parts I and II of the electoral roll before opening the electoral box

Art. 379. Before opening the electoral box fits in the Protocol and the number of voters according to parts I and II of the electoral roll. The data are recorded in words and numbers.

Sending the results of voting outside the country

Art. 380. The electoral and voting materials to vessels under the Bulgarian flag shall be forwarded to the Central Election Commission and stored until the next election.

Section IX

Determination of election results by the Electoral Commission

Application of section IX of chapter fifteen.

Art. 381. For determining the results of the elections of the District Electoral Commission shall apply the relevant provisions of section IX of the fifteenth chapter and the provisions of this section.

Reporting on the results of the vote

Art. 382. (1) on the basis of the data of the protocols of precinct electoral commissions the District Electoral Commission shall take into account the results of the voting in the area of art. 356, para. 2 and draw up a protocol.

(2) the votes of the vessels to which the polling station is formed, add the referral decision of the Electoral Commission to vote for lists of area under art. 356, para. 2.

Entry of data in the report

Art. 383. (1) the Protocol of the District Election Commission consistently fit the number of precinct electoral commissions in the area of art. 356, para. 2, the number of the precinct electoral commissions, presented voting protocols, data under art. 275, para. 1, art. 281 and art. 379.

(2) the data referred to in para. 1 shall be entered in the minutes in words and numbers.

Create a database

Art. 384. The District Election Commission creates a database through computer processing of protocols of precinct electoral commissions in the area of art. 356, para. 2 and Protocol-Grammys by vessels under the Bulgarian flag.

Section X

Determination of election results by the Central Electoral Commission

Determination of mandates

Art. 385. (1) the number of members of the European Parliament of the Republic of Bulgaria shall be determined in accordance with the procedure laid down in article 11. 14 (2) of the Treaty on European Union.

(2) the total number of seats for each party, and the Coalition is determined by the Central Election Commission on the basis of votes cast for the party or coalition in the country and actual votes out of the country by the method of Hare-Niimajer on the methodology in accordance with annex 3.

(3) the right to participate in the allocation of mandates have parties, coalitions and independent candidates, received actual votes not less than national electoral quota.

(4) the number of mandates to be distributed among parties and coalitions in the Al. 3, is equal to the number of members of the European Parliament of the Republic of Bulgaria, with the decreased number of selected independent candidates.

Determination of selected candidates according to the obtained valid preferences (preferences) and placement in the leaves

Art. 386. (1) the determination of candidates selected by each ticket of the party or coalition shall be effected according to the number of received valid preferences (preferences) and the ranking of the candidates on the ballot in the methodology in accordance with annex 3.

(2) Preferences (preferences) for individual candidates are valid if the number of votes received for the applicant, is not less than 5 percent of the votes cast for the list kandidatskata.

(3) Applicants under para. 2 are ranked according to the number of its preferences (preferences), starting with the candidate receiving the highest number of valid preferences (preferences). These candidates are removed from kandidatskata leaves of the party or coalition to form a list in list kandidatskata. other candidates retain their original stacking the leaves and form a list b.


(4) where, in the list and there are two or more candidates with the same number of preferences (preferences), their order in the list is determined by the Central Electoral Commission by lot, held in the presence of the candidates and representatives of the party or coalition.

(5) when no candidates with valid preferences (preferences), candidates are selected in the order in which they are arranged in kandidatskata leaves.

(6) where the number of candidates with valid preferences (preferences) is less than the number of mandates to the party or coalition, all selected candidates from list a Remaining party. mandates or the Coalition will be filled with candidates from list b in the order of their arrangement.

(7) where the number of candidates with valid preferences (preferences) is greater than the number of mandates to the party or coalition, the first selected candidates from a list in the order of their arrangement until the completion of all mandates.

(8) where the number of candidates with valid preferences (preferences) is equal to the number of mandates to the party or coalition, all candidates are selected from a list.

Announcement of the results of the vote

Art. 387. (1) the Central Electoral Commission declared the votes received and the distribution of mandates between parties and coalitions in the election for members of the European Parliament of the Republic of Bulgaria no later than three days after election day.

(2) the Central Electoral Commission announced the names of the selected members of the European Parliament of the Republic of Bulgaria no later than 5 days after election day.

(3) the results of the vote are announced after the close of election day in all the Member States of the European Union, within the framework of the electoral period to be determined by the Council of the European Union.

Notice of the President of the European Parliament

Art. 388. In reporting and the official announcement of the election results, the President of the National Assembly shall notify the President of the European Parliament for selected members of the European Parliament of the Republic of Bulgaria.

Incompatibility

Art. 389. It cannot be a member of the European Parliament, a person who:

1. is a member of national Parliament;

2. is a member of the Government of a Member State of the European Union;

3. is a member of the European Commission;

4. judge, Advocate-General or Registrar of the Court of Justice of the European Union;

5. is a member of the Executive Board of the European Central Bank;

6. is a member of the Court of Auditors of the European Union;

7. is the European Ombudsman;

8. is a member of the European economic and Social Committee of the European Union and of the European Atomic Energy Community;

9. is a member of the Committee of the regions;

10. is a member of committees or other bodies established on the basis of the treaties establishing the European Community and the European Atomic Energy Community, in order to manage the funds of the European Union or for the implementation of permanent administrative duties;

11. is a member of the Board of Directors, the Management Committee or officer of the European Investment Bank;

12. is an employee or working in the institutions of the European Union or in the specialised bodies attached to them or to the European Central Bank;

13. perform another service or activity which is incompatible with the position of Member of Parliament.

Database

Art. 390. (1) the Central Electoral Commission creates a database through computer processing of protocols of precinct electoral commissions of the country, figures from the voting machine and scanned copies of the protocols of precinct electoral commissions outside of the country.

(2) the Central Electoral Commission shall be carried out on data from re-entry protocols of precinct electoral commissions under para. 1. Carry out the computer-comparing the data from the protocols of precinct electoral commissions and the data from the engine, introduced in the voting district electoral committees and the Central Election Commission, and have size differences.

(3) in the Central Electoral Commission shall carry out the introduction and reintroduction of the scanned copies of the protocols of results of voting outside the country. The resulting votes for individual lists and preferences (preferences) for candidates of each list are added to the resulting votes for the list and preferences (preferences) for individual candidates from the party.

(4) in case of differences, as well as in establishing the obvious factual errors the Central Electoral Commission shall take a decision on the definitive numeric data in each case and update the database.

(5) the results of the election shall be determined according to the updated database.

(6) where differences or errors in al. 4 are likely to change the outcome of the election, the Central Electoral Commission shall communicate them to the interested candidates, parties, coalitions and initiative committees.

(7) the statement of the Central Electoral Commission shall be published according to the updated database.

(8) the updated database of the Central Electoral Commission of the technical medium shall be provided to the President of the Republic, the President of the National Assembly, the Council of Ministers, of parties, coalitions and initiative committees, registered candidates, sociological Agency, libraries, universities, the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences and other organizations.

(9) the database under para. 8 cannot be changed without the permission of the Central Electoral Commission.

Section XI

Early termination of powers of Attorney

Early termination of powers of the Member of the European Parliament

Art. 391. The credentials of a member of the European Parliament of the Republic of Bulgaria shall be terminated early by resignation, before the European Parliament in the event of the death, in establishing the neizbiraemost or incompatibility under art. 389.

Actions of the Central Electoral Commission

Art. 392. (1) upon premature termination of the powers of a member of the European Parliament of the Republic of Bulgaria, elected from the leaves of the party or coalition, the Central Election Commission declared the next candidate in the list article.

(2) when there are no more candidates on the ballot, the site remained unoccupied until the end of the mandate of the European Parliament.

(3) where the applicant has received a valid preferences (preferences) under the conditions of art. 386. 2, but has not been declared elected, in the cases referred to in para. 1 he takes the place of members of the European Parliament of the Republic of Bulgaria, whose powers have been suspended.

(4) upon premature termination of the powers of a member of the European Parliament of the Republic of Bulgaria, elected as an independent candidate, his place is occupied by the candidate of the party or coalition, represented in the European Parliament with the largest untapped residue. In identical residues, the applicant shall be determined by lot.

Section XII

Contesting the election results

Competent authority

Art. 393. Disputes concerning the legality of the election of a member of the European Parliament of the Republic of Bulgaria shall be decided by the Constitutional Court.

Right of contestation

Art. 394. (1) the candidates for the members of the European Parliament of the Republic of Bulgaria, the parties, coalitions and the person who represents the initiative Committee, registered candidates in the election, could challenge the legality of the election of a member of the European Parliament of the Republic of Bulgaria to an authority under art. 150, para. 1 of the Constitution within 7 days from the announcement of the decision with the election results by the Central Electoral Commission.

(2) within 15 days of the announcement of the decision with the election results by the Central Election Commission the authority under art. 150, para. 1 of the Constitution on the basis of the dispute be taken under paragraph 1. 1 or on its own initiative may refer to the Constitutional Court with a request to rule on the legality of the election of a member of the European Parliament of the Republic of Bulgaria.

Examination of the application

Art. 395. (1) the request under art. 394. 2 be regarded under the conditions and pursuant to the law on the Constitutional Court and the rules for the organisation of its activities.

(2) the Constitutional Court shall examine the request and shall take a decision within two months of its receipt. The request does not stop the execution of the decision of the Central Electoral Commission.

(3) the decision on the illegality of the election of a member of the European Parliament of the Republic of Bulgaria shall be sent to the National Assembly, the Central Electoral Commission and stakeholders.

(4) in challenging the wrongfulness of the election of a member of the European Parliament of the Republic of Bulgaria and the identification of significant violations that have influenced the final result, the Central Electoral Committee on methodology in accordance with annex 3 to the decision sets out the results of the election, declaring the distribution of mandates and the names of the selected members of the European Parliament of the Republic of Bulgaria. The decision of the Central Electoral Commission shall not be subject to appeal.

Chapter eighteen

ELECTIONS FOR MUNICIPAL COUNCILORS AND MAYORS

Section I

Franchise

Right to choose

Art. 396. (1) the right to elect municipal councillors and mayors are Bulgarian citizens, who have reached the age of 18 years on election day including, are not placed under interdiction, does not serve a prison sentence and have lived for at least six months in the appropriate location.

(2) every citizen of a Member State of the European Union, who is not a Bulgarian citizen has the right to elect municipal councillors and mayors, if under the age of 18 years on election day including is not placed under interdiction, not serving a prison sentence, have the status of a prolonged or permanent resident in the Republic of Bulgaria, has lived for at least six months in the appropriate location and is not deprived of the right to vote in the Member State of which is a citizen.

The right to be elected


Art. 397. (1) the right to be elected to municipal councillors and mayors are Bulgarian citizens, who have reached the age of 18 years on election day including, are not placed under interdiction, does not serve a prison sentence and have lived for at least six months in the appropriate location.

(2) the right to be elected to the Municipal Council there are also every citizen of a Member State of the European Union, who is not a Bulgarian citizen over the age of 18 years is toward election day including is not placed under interdiction, not serving a prison sentence, have the status of a prolonged or permanent resident in the Republic of Bulgaria, has lived for at least six months in the appropriate location and is not deprived of the right to stand as a candidate in the Member State of which is a citizen.

Applicable provisions

Art. 398. For the election of municipal councillors and mayors shall apply the provisions of this chapter and the relevant provisions of part one and of section VII of the fifteenth chapter.

Section II

Electoral systems. Powers of the Central Electoral Commission. Methodology

Proportional electoral system for municipal councillors

Art. 399. (1) the elections for municipal councilors are produced by proportional election system with multiple-mandate electoral districts registered lists of:

1. Parties and coalitions;

2. the initiative committees.

(2) in the vote for the ticket of the party or coalition voters can mark one preference (preference) to the candidate in the kandidatskata list, thus expressed its preferences (preference) on the order of candidates on the list kandidatskata, for which the vote.

(3) in the distribution of mandates involved parties, coalitions and independent candidates, received actual votes less than the municipal electoral quota.

Electoral system of mayors

Art. 400. The elections for the mayors are produced in majority electoral system with single-mandate electoral districts registered lists of:

1. Parties and coalitions;

2. the initiative committees.

The right to vote

Art. 401. (1) Each voter shall have one vote for mayor of municipality and one vote for a ticket for municipal councillors.

(2) in cities with metropolitan counties and voters are entitled to one vote for mayor.

(3) in the municipalities have the right of voters and one vote for mayor, if it produces such a choice.

Powers of the Central Electoral Commission in this chapter

Art. 402. The Central Electoral Commission:

1. exercise control over the registration of political parties, coalitions and initiative committees, candidates in the municipal election Commission;

2. Notes and declared invalid the registration of applicants who do not meet the requirements of art. 413, para. 1 – 4;

3. organize and conduct through mass media or in some other appropriate way awareness campaign concerning the conditions under which nationals of another Member State of the European Union, can elect municipal councillors and mayors and stand for municipal councillors; the explanatory campaign begins not later than 15 days before the expiry of the relevant deadline, by which derive rights and obligations for nationals of another Member State of the European Union, in connection with the election;

 4. at the request of the competent authorities of the Member States of the European Union, carried out the verification of the circumstances referred to in the declarations of the Bulgarian citizens, submitted in the State concerned, and shall forward the information within 5 working days of receipt of the request;

5. the offers of the President of the Republic to schedule within 14 days of receipt of the proposal elections for municipal councilors or mayors:

a) in the cases under art. 465, items 1, 2, 4, 5 and 6;

(b)) in the early termination of powers Mayor.

Methodology

Art. 403. the results of the voting and the distribution of mandates on lists is carried out according to the methodology in no 4 and no 5.

Section III

Electoral areas. Number of mandates

The establishment of electoral districts

Art. 404. (1) For production of elections for municipal councilors the municipality represents one multi-seat electoral district.

(2) to produce an election for mayor of the municipality, district or City Hall of the municipality territory, area or town hall represents a single electoral district election.

Determining the number of mandates

Art. 405. the number of mandates that are distributed under the proportional electoral system between parties and coalitions, received the votes of not less than the municipal electoral quota shall be equal to the number of members of the Municipal Council, reduced by the number of selected independent candidates.

Section IV

Electoral lists

Drawing up of the lists

Art. 406. (1) part I of the polling lists shall be drawn up at the permanent address of the citizens of the Republic of Bulgaria.

(2) part II of the electoral lists shall be drawn up by the requested by the citizens of another Member State of the European Union, addresses of residence in the Republic of Bulgaria.

Order to compose parts I and II of the polling lists

Art. 407. (1) in part I of the lists fit all Bulgarian nationals who fulfil the conditions laid down in art. 396, para. 1.

(2) part II of the electoral lists shall be drawn up on the basis of votes under art. 408 declarations by nationals of another Member State of the European Union. In part II of the lists are entered in alphabetical order the names of voters, the data on the nationality of another Member State of the European Union, and the address of the residence in the territory of the village. Columns for recording personal number, number of the identity card or passport and the number of the certificate of residence and date of registration stated therein, remain empty and do not fill out and separates the "remarks" box.

Declaration of a citizen from another Member State

Art. 408. (1) a national of another Member State of the European Union, which satisfies the conditions laid down in art. 396, para. 2 and wish to be entered on the electoral list, submit a declaration in a form in the municipal administration at the address of the residence in the territory of the corresponding location no later than 40 days before election day, in which he declares:

1. citizenship;

2. the address of the residence in the last six months prior to election day on the territory of the municipality or City Hall;

3. the particulars of the identity card or passport and a personal number.

(2) a national of another Member State of the European Union, which has filed a declaration under paragraph 1. 1 and has been included on the electoral roll part II, in the next elections for municipal councilors and mayors shall be entered ex officio in the part II of the electoral roll, without being obliged to submit any new declaration. New declaration under para. 1 shall be made only in the event of a change in any of the declared circumstances.

(3) the declarations referred to in para. 1 shall be kept for the next elections for municipal councilors and mayors from the municipal administration.

Deletion of polling lists

Art. 409. The electoral lists are deleted the names of citizens who have a current address for the past six months before the date of manufacture of the elections outside the Republic of Bulgaria.

 Send a copy of part II. The inspection

Art. 410. (1) the bodies referred to in article 1. 23, para. 1 not later than 30 days before the election day shall forward a copy of part II of the electoral lists to the Central Election Commission.

(2) examination of the circumstances under art. 396 is carried out by the Ministry of the Interior and the Ministry of Justice at the request of the authorities under art. 23, para. 1. For nationals of another Member State of the European Union, the request shall be accompanied by a copy of the declarations under art. 408.

Entry in the list in the second round

Art. 411. in the production of a second round of elections for mayor in the polling lists shall be entered the names of citizens who in the period between the two rounds have gained suffrage.

Section V

Kandidatskite registration lists

Lists

Art. 412. (1) the parties, coalitions and initiative committees ranked candidates in single-mandate on lists and multiple-mandate electoral districts. Candidates for the municipal advisers of the parties and coalitions shall be entered in the register of kandidatskite lists and register with nomerđ, under which are arranged in kandidatskata leaves.

(2) participate in Coalitions with general election ticket in each multi-seat single electoral electoral district.

(3) the number of candidates in one ticket for municipal councillors of the parties or coalitions may not exceed the number of members of the Municipal Council.

Fact of registration

Art. 413. (1) a candidate for a Municipal Council may be offered for registration only by one party, or coalition initiative Committee and in only one electoral district.

(2) a candidate for mayor can be offered for registration only by one party, or coalition initiative Committee and in only one electoral district. Candidate for mayor of the municipality cannot be a candidate for mayor or mayor of the district.

(3) candidate for mayor of initiative Committee cannot be a candidate for a municipal councillor from the party or coalition, a candidate for a municipal councillor from the initiative Committee cannot be a candidate for mayor of the party or coalition.

(4) a candidate for mayor of the party or coalition could be a candidate for the Municipal Council only from the same party or coalition. If elected Mayor, he will be removed from the kandidatskata list.

(5) where a candidate for City Council or mayor be registered by more than one party, or coalition initiative Committee or in more than one electoral district or in violation of requirements of para. 3 or 4 real is the first during registration.

(6) violation of the requirements under paragraph 1. 1-4 leads to the invalidation of the registration, and when it is discovered after production of the election – to the invalidity of the choice, if the candidate is elected.


(7) the Central Electoral Commission ascertains and declares void registrations effected in breach of para. 1, 2, 3, or 4. The decision shall be notified without delay and shall notify the municipal electoral Committee and their respective candidates, political parties, coalitions and initiative committees.

(8) the decision of the Central Election Commission declaring the nullity of the registration of applicants under para. 7 may be appealed before the Supreme Administrative Court by the procedure of art. 58.

Documents and registration

Art. 414. (1) the registration of the kandidatskite lists is carried out by the municipal election Commission upon presentation of:

1. the proposal of the party or coalition with the names, the single civil number and permanent address current address – or address of residence of candidates; the proposal shall be signed by the persons representing the party or coalition, or expressly authorized by them;

2. proposal of the initiative Committee of names, the single civil number and permanent address current address – the address or residence of the applicant; the proposal shall be signed by the person representing the initiative Committee;

3. an application from any candidate that is willing to be registered by him predložilata party, or coalition initiative Committee;

4. Declaration by the applicant form for mayor or City Council, that meets the conditions of art. 397, para. 1 or 2;

5. Declaration by the applicant form that satisfies the conditions under art. 413, para. 1, 2, 3 and 4;

6. the applicant for municipal councillor – a national of another Member State of the European Union, who is not a Bulgarian citizen, a declaration in a form in which he declares:

a) citizenship and address of residence in the locality;

(b)) that is not placed under interdiction;

in data from) the identity card or passport and a personal number;

7. the applicant under item 6 shall submit a certificate from the competent authorities of the Member State of which he is a national is not deprived of the right to be elected and that these authorities are not known to exist such a deprivation of rights; in the event that the applicant is unable to provide the attestation, the statement under item 6 declares that he is not deprived of the right to stand as a candidate in the Member State of which he is a national;

8. power of Attorney of persons authorized to represent the party or the Coalition ahead of the municipal electoral Commission, in cases where the documents are filed by authorized persons.

(2) the municipal electoral Committee shall examine ex officio and notes data from personal identity card or passport of the applicant country, the single civil number (personal number), standing and this address (residence address) and the date of the address register.

(3) the registration of the kandidatskite lists in the municipal electoral commissions shall take place no later than 32 days before the election day.

(4) the documents referred to in para. 1 is entered in a separate register with a serial number. The sequence of receipt of the documents determines the order of entry in the register of the municipal election Commission.

(5) the municipal electoral Committee shall verify the requested by the applicant-national of another Member State of the European Union, address of residence through the Ministry of the Interior.

(6) checking the circumstances under art. 397 is carried out by the Ministry of the Interior and the Ministry of Justice at the request of the Central Election Commission.

(7) the municipal electoral Committee shall send without delay to the Central Electoral Commission an extract from the register under para. 4 for candidates for municipal councillors, who are nationals of another Member State of the European Union but are not Bulgarian citizens.

Restriction on registration of lists or candidates

Art. 415. The parties or coalitions involved in the composition of the local coalitions for a certain type of choice, cannot register their own lists or candidates for the same kind of choice.

List of voters supporting the registration of an independent candidate

Art. 416. (1) the right to designate and register an independent candidate for Councillor or mayor shall have:

1. municipal councillor in municipalities with population:

a) up to 10 000 inhabitants – at least 100 electors of the municipality;

(b)) up to 20 000 inhabitants, at least 200 electors of the municipality;

in) to 50 000 inhabitants – at least 250 electors of the municipality;

d) up to 100 000 inhabitants – at least 500 voters by the municipality;

e) over 100 000 inhabitants – a minimum of 1000 electors of the municipality;

2. Mayor of municipality with population:

a) up to 10 000 inhabitants, at least 200 electors of the municipality;

(b)) up to 20 000 inhabitants, at least 400 electors of the municipality;

in) to 50 000 inhabitants – at least 500 voters by the municipality;

d) up to 100 000 inhabitants – a minimum of 1000 electors of the municipality;

e) over 100 000 inhabitants – at least 2,000 voters by the municipality;

3. for Mayor – one-fifth of the voters of the Town Hall, but not more than 500;

4. the Mayor of the area – one-fifth of the voters of the region, but not more than 500;

(2) a voter who supports participation in the elections as an independent candidate for Councillor or mayor shall certify this by signing in front of a member of the initiative Committee. Bulgarian voters citizens indicate the names, its permanent address in the municipality, according to the town hall or the area your single civil number, and nationals of another Member State of the European Union having the status of permanent or prolonged staying at home – names, personal number, number of the identity card or passport, the number on the certificate of residence and date of registration referred to in it, and the address of the residence in the municipality , town hall or area. Each voter may participate in only one subscription. The list shall be transmitted electronically in a structured, such as contains the names, uniform civil number (personal number) and permanent address (address of residence) of voters passed a handwritten signature, in the order in which they are entered in the list.

(3) the Member of the initiative Committee under para. 2 process and provide personal data in compliance with the requirements of the data protection act and shall be responsible as an administrator within the meaning of art. 3, al. 2 of the law on the protection of personal data.

(4) the list shall be forwarded to the municipal election Commission together with the documents referred to in art. 414, para. 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 and 7 not later than 32 days before the election day.

Conditions for registration. Refusal of registration

Art. 417. (1) the municipal election Commission shall check whether they meet the requirements of this section and shall decide on the registration of the kandidatskite lists.

(2) in establishing the incompleteness or discrepancies, the municipal electoral Commission gives immediate instructions and deadline for their removal. In the event that the incompleteness or discrepancies are not remedied within the prescribed period, the municipal electoral Commission denied registration.

(3) the refusal under para. 2 may be challenged before the Central Election Commission by the procedure of art. 88.

(4) in case of refusal of registration or invalidity of the registration of the candidate from the list of the party or coalition party or coalition could not later than 30 days prior to election day to propose a new candidate registration.

(5) When any of the registered candidates in the ticket of the party or coalition dies or go into permanent inability to participate in the elections, the party or coalition may propose another candidate not later than 7 days prior to election day. When one of the candidates on the ticket of the registered party or coalition abandon the party or coalition may propose another candidate not later than 30 days before election day. The new candidate on 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.

Check lists. Ex officio cancellation of registration

Art. 418. (1) the lists referred to in art. 416, para. 2 in structured electronic form shall be transmitted immediately by the municipal electoral Commission of the relevant territorial unit of the Directorate General for civil registration and administrative service at the Ministry of regional development.

(2) the corresponding territorial unit of the Directorate General for civil registration and administrative service at the Ministry of regional development carried out not later than 28 days before election day.

(3) the inspection of the outcome of the relevant territorial unit of the Directorate General for civil registration and administrative service at the Ministry of regional development be drawn up in two copies, one of which provides the municipal election Commission. Verification data is stored within 6 months from production of the election.

(4) the municipal electoral Committee shall establish the result for lists under art. 416, para. 2 on the basis of the work carried out by the corresponding territorial unit of the Directorate General for civil registration and administrative service at the Ministry of regional development check. At the request of the initiative Committee Municipal Election Commission shall provide in writing the data from the record in the Al. 3 and the score for the lists presented by the initiative Committee under art. 416, para. 2.

(5) where the municipal electoral Commission found that independent candidate is not supported by the required number of voters, his registration shall be deleted with the decision, which shall be immediately sent to the initiative Committee.

(6) the decision of the municipal election Commission under para. 5 may be challenged before the Central Election Commission by the procedure of art. 88.

Reference in the list under art. 416, para. 2

Art. 419. The municipal electoral Commission ensures every voter – Bulgarian citizen or a national of another Member State of the European Union, having the status of a permanent resident, or prolonged can consult in the list under art. 416, para. 2 the personal identification number or individual number, including a toll-free phone number.

Section VI

Ballots for voting

Types of newsletters


Art. 420. (1) the vote shall be carried out with General bulletins:

1. municipal councillors;

2. the Mayor of the municipality;

3. the Mayor of the district;

4. If the Mayor is produced.

(2) different types of newsletters are of different sizes.

Newsletter for advisors

Art. 421. (1) the ballot voting for municipal councilors on the front side contains:

1. the name of the municipality and the number of the electoral district;

2. the name "ballot for municipal councillors";

3. full or abbreviated name of the party or coalition, referred to in the application for registration, or the name "initiative Committee" as the abbreviation for the party is written with "PP", and for the coalition – with "CP";

4. check box to place the sign "x" or "V", reflecting the will of the voter, in which is displayed the number of the party or coalition initiative Committee;

5. check boxes with inscribed in them sequence numbers, the number of which corresponds to the number of members of the Municipal Council, to place the sign "X" or "V", reflecting the preference (preference) of the voter for the candidate of the ticket of the party or coalition; the number indicated in each individual check box means the serial number with which the applicant is registered in the ticket of the party or coalition.

(2) the lines of individual parties, coalitions and initiative committees are separated from each other with thick black horizontal line.

(3) the name of the municipality and of the electoral district number shall appear at the top of the ballot over the name "ballot for municipal councillors. The requisites under para. 1, item 3 and 4 appear in the left side of the ballot sequentially from left to the right of a single horizontal row for each party, coalition or independent candidate. After the names of the independent candidate shall bear the name "independent".

(4) the attribute under para. 1, item 5 is displayed on the right side of the ballot.

(5) on the back of the ballot shall be given two locations for placement of the stamp of the sectioned Electoral Commission.

Ballot for mayor

Art. 422. (1) a ballot to vote for Mayor on the front side contains:

1. the name of the municipality, district or City Hall and the number of the respective electoral district;

2. the name "ballot for mayor of municipality", "ballot for mayor" or "ballot for mayor of the district;

3. full or abbreviated name of the party or coalition, referred to in the application for registration, or the name of the initiative Committee, as the abbreviation for the party is written with "PP" for the coalition – with "CP", and for the initiative Committee – with "IK";

4. check box to place the sign "x" or "V", reflecting the will of the voter, in which is displayed the number of party, coalition or independent candidate;

5. the names of the candidates for mayor;

6. a blank line between the names of the candidates.

(2) the lines of individual parties, coalitions and initiative committees are separated from each other by a blank line and thick black horizontal line.

(3) the name of the municipality and of the electoral district number shall appear at the top of the ballot over the name "ballot for mayor of municipality", "ballot for mayor of the district" or "ballot for mayor". The requisites under para. 1, item 3, 4 and 5 are displayed sequentially from left to right of a single horizontal row for each party, coalition or independent candidate. After the names of the independent candidate shall bear the name "independent".

(4) on the back of the ballot shall be given two locations for placement of the stamp of the sectioned Electoral Commission.

Lot number in newsletters

Art. 423. (1) the serial numbers on the ballots of parties, coalitions and initiative committees shall be determined by lot by the municipal electoral Commission, held in the presence of representatives of political parties, coalitions and initiative committees, registered candidates, no later than 31 days before the election day. The draw of the draw shall be made public and you can attend and registered candidates, observers and representatives of mass media. In the case of 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 candidates are registered on the territory of the municipality.

(2) the result of the draw at al. 1 shall be declared by a decision of the municipal electoral Commission by the procedure of art. 87, para. 2.

(3) in the ballot does not appear and the number does not leave a blank line for the party or coalition which is not registered in the corresponding election ticket area.

(4) political parties, coalitions and initiative committees that have not registered lists for all kinds of elections in the territory of the municipality, shall not take part in the draw and not determined number and do not leave a blank line in the ballot.

Section VII

Vote

Implementation of section VII of chapter fifteen.

Art. 424. For voting on election day shall apply the relevant provisions of section VII of the fifteenth chapter and the provisions of this section.

Identification of the voter, a citizen of another Member State of the European Union

Art. 425. Voter, a citizen of another Member State of the European Union, certifies your identity with ID card or passport and the certificate of residence.

The entry of the data of the voter, a citizen of another Member State of the European Union on the electoral roll

Art. 426. (1) a Voter, a citizen of another Member State of the European Union, shall be permitted to vote after the entry on the electoral roll of his personal number, the number of his identity card or passport and the number of the certificate of residence and date of registration referred to in it.

(2) where a difference in any of the names on the voter, a citizen of another Member State of the European Union, and in accordance with the identity card or passport, certificate of residence, respectively, with overlapping address residence data of the identity card or passport, certificate of residence, respectively, are recorded in the "remarks" box of the electoral roll.

(3) the certificate of residence of a national of another Member State of the European Union, remains in the Chairman, respectively in the sectional Election Commission members to the application of the signature of the voter on the electoral roll (the list).

Production of the vote with paper ballots

Art. 427. (1) after being admitted to the vote, the voter receives a paper ballot for every type of choice by a member of the sectional Election Commission, who broke off from the book with the ballots immediately before transmission and stamping it with the seal of the Commission. With the resulting voter ballots goes into the booth to vote.

(2) in the cockpit may have only one voter.

(3) Voter vote for municipal councillors, such as:

1. place in the box with the number of the selected ticket sign "x" or "V", which expresses the his vote;

2. If desired, place it in the box with the number that is registered with the selected candidate from him from the selected list of party or coalition, the sign "x" or "V", which shows the his preferences (preference) to the applicant;

3. fold the ballot in a way that makes it impossible to see the sign for the party, or coalition initiative Committee or preferences (preference);

4. out of the cab and the Fed folded newsletter of Member of the Commission.

(4) the Voter shall vote for mayor, as:

1. place in the box with the number of the selected ticket sign "x" or "V", which expresses the his vote;

2. fold the ballot in a way that makes it impossible to see the sign for the party, or coalition initiative Committee;

3. out of the cab and the Fed folded newsletter of Member of the Commission.

(5) the Member of the Commission compares the number on the ballot corresponds to the number on the packet, and in accordance with the seal stamping the ballot again the Commission and broke off the sequence with the number of the ballot, which is placed in a separate box.

(6) in case of discrepancy the ballot shall be declared invalid and that fact shall be noted on the ballot and in the "remarks" box of the electoral roll. Voters are not allowed to vote.

(7) After repeated stamping of ballot voter voter puts into her box, signature on the electoral roll, received back the documents, including the certificate referred to in art. 263, para. 1, second sentence or para. 2 and the certificate of residence of a national of another Member State of the European Union, and leaves the premises.

(8) the entry in the ballot of special characters, such as letters, numbers, or other characters makes the votes invalid.

(9) it shall be prohibited on the book to fit special characters, such as letters, numbers, or other characters.

Voting machine

Art. 428. in the machine vote voter vote for municipal councilors and mayors, noting the their vote.

Section VIII

Counting the votes

Actions before opening the electoral box

Art. 429. (1) after the end of election day, the President of the sectional Election Commission declared the vote over.

(2) the unused and incorrect ballots are counted before the opening of the electoral box, packaged separately, sealed with paper tape and removed from the counting table. The blocks with the numbers of ballots and the recording of voting machine receipts shall be packed separately and be sealed with paper tape. Paper tape is stamped with the seal of the Commission and shall be signed by the members of the Commission.

Reporting on voting machine

Art. 430. (1) after the close of the voting the sectional Election Commission reported results from engineering the vote at a polling station in accordance with the provisions of this section by order, determined by the Central Electoral Commission under art. 57, al. 1, item 29.

(2) where the results of the vote the number of machine voters electors is equal to the number of confirmed votes by machine vote.


Persons entitled to be present in electoral unit

Art. 431. In opening the polling boxes and in establishing the results of votes in electoral unit may present candidates, observers and representatives of political parties, coalitions and initiative committees pursuant to art. 117, para. 6 and art. 124, para. 1 observers – in compliance with the requirement of art. 114, para. 2, one registered anket′or of registered representatives conducted by agency and of the mass media, by providing them direct visibility in the recount.

Protocols of the sectional Election Commission

Art. 432. (1) the sectional Election Commission sets out the results of the vote with paper ballots and voting by machine and enter them in the records.

(2) the sectional Election Commission shall draw up the following protocols for reporting the results of the vote:

1. for the election of municipal councillors;

2. for the election of the Mayor of the municipality;

3. for the election of the Mayor of the district;

4. for the election of the Mayor, if you produce such a choice.

(3) any protocol to the sectional Election Commission is in three identical copies and is made of three-layered carbonless paper. The Protocol is protected by a security printing, determined by a decision of the Central Electoral Commission. The Protocol contains the names of the parties, coalitions and initiative committees as registered for participation in the elections. The names are printed in the Protocol according to the serial number on the ballot of the party, Coalition and the initiative Committee.

(4) each copy of the protocols referred to in para. 2, item 2, 3 and 4 is of a piece with separate pages.

(5) Every copy of the Protocol referred to in paragraph 1. 2, item 1 is two sheets with separate pages. The first sheet general data shall be entered in the section about the vote and the votes for parties, coalitions and independent candidates. On the second worksheet fit the preferences (preferences) for each candidate of the party and the coalition.

(6) Before completing the protocols referred to in para. 2 draft is drawn up, which in form and content is the same with them.

Incorrect Protocol

Art. 433. (1) If, on completion in one form of the Protocol be mistake, the sectional Election Commission wiping out version of the Protocol with the inscription "wrong" and the minutes shall be signed by all members of the sectional Election Commission. The sectional Election Commission returns to the municipal election Commission over Protocol when transmitting Protocol with the results of the vote, as the number of the version of the protocol analysers with the number of the Protocol listed in the Protocol on the transmission and acceptance of election papers under art. 215, para. 4. When in either the form of the Protocol be mistake, destroyed records are returned to the municipal election Commission after verification of factory numbers with the numbers of the protocols listed in the transmission and adoption of the election papers under art. 215, para. 4.

(2) in the cases referred to in para. 1 the sectional Election Commission gets a new Protocol. This circumstance is described in the Protocol for transmission and reception, in which shall be entered the number of the new Protocol. The transmission and acceptance will be signed by all members of the sectional Election Commission.

Entry of data in the minutes before opening the electoral box

Art. 434. (1) before the opening of the electoral box at protocol sequence is entered:

1. data for the polling station, including the names of the members of the Commission and of the other persons present;

2. the time of the opening of election day and the closing of the vote;

3. the number of voters, according to the electoral list;

4. the number of voters entered in the additional page of the electoral roll;

5. the number of registered lists;

6. the number of voters voters according to their signatures on the electoral roll;

7. the number of voters, voting machine according to the markings in the "remarks" box of the electoral roll;

8. the number of ballots declared invalid under art. 227;

9. the number of ballots declared invalid under art. 228;

10. the number of ballots declared invalid under art. 427, para. 6;

11. the number of incorrect ballots;

12. the number of unused ballots;

13. the number of ballots received by the order of art. 215;

14. the number of destroyed by the sectional Election Commission newsletters;

15. the number of certificates under art. 40.

(2) the data in the record in the Al. 1, item 3-15 are recorded in words and numbers.

Removal of belongings before opening the electoral box

Art. 435. (1) before the opening of the electoral box from the table removed all items with the exception of drafts.

(2) only one article on the decision of the Commission shall have access to the ballots under the supervision and control of the other members.

Open the electoral box

Art. 436. (1) the electoral box is opened, the ballots are removed one by one, they are placed face down and counted.

(2) when the vote was included in the second election box, it opens with the first box.

(3) Newsletters of the pivoting absentee shall be deducted on the table in the space of art. 8, al. 3 and counting the votes, including the drawing up of the Protocol shall be made under this section.

Effective and ineffective voice

Art. 437. (1) where the results of the vote a ballot match the one voice that might be effective or ineffective.

(2) the voice is valid if:

1. the ballot is on the model for the relevant electoral division;

2. no ballot listed special characters, such as letters, numbers, or other characters;

3. the ballot contains two pieces of seal of the sectioned Electoral Commission;

4. in the ballot for municipal councillors in one of the check boxes for voting for the party, coalition or independent candidate has placed a sign "x" or "V" with a pen, writing with a blue color, for a ticket, which expresses the vote of the voter; the voice is realy kandidatskata for leaf, although not noted preference (preference) for the candidate from the list of the party or coalition which has voted;

5. in the ballot for municipal councillors in one of the check boxes for the vote for party or coalition has placed a sign "x" or "V" with a pen, writing with a blue color, although it was noted more than one preference (preference), marked with the sign "x" or "V" with a pen, writing with blue – it is assumed that the ballot does not contain preference (preference), and the voice is considered filed only for the selected ticket;

6. in the ballot for municipal councillors in one of the check boxes for the vote for party or coalition has placed a sign "x" or "V" with a pen, writing with a blue color, for a ticket, and noted only one preference (preference), marked with the sign "x" or "V" with a pen, writing with a blue color;

7. the pasted from voter sign "x" or "V" with a pen, writing with a blue color, goes beyond the box on the ticket, but does not go into the box to another list;

8. in the ballot there are deviations due to defects and errors in manufacturing, or when on it has a mechanical damages or smudges.

(3) the voice is invalid when:

1. the ballot is not the model for the relevant electoral division;

2. the ballot has listed special characters, such as letters, numbers, or other characters;

3. the ballot contains two stamps of the sectioned Electoral Commission;

4. the ballot is not marked with an "x" or "V" with a pen, writing with a blue color, the vote of the voter;

5. the ballot is not marked the vote of the voter;

6. the ballot is marked with a sign vote "x" or "V" or with another character with a pen, writing with blue or other color, for two or more lists or marked with "x" or "V", which affects more than one check box on the ballot and can not be established unequivocally the will of the voter;

7. in the ballot for municipal councilors are marked preferences (preferences) with a character other than "x" or "V", and with a pen that writes with a blue color.

(4) the Voter has the right to a preference (preference) a candidate for councillor in selected ticket of the party or coalition. Preference (preference) is counted only when noted with an "x" or "V", with a pen, writing with a blue color, and when the sign "x" or "V" in the box with the number with which the applicant is registered, go beyond the outline, without prejudice to any other check boxes.

(5) where the voter is not a noted preference (preference) for the selected candidate in the ticket, respecting the preference (preference) for the applicant indicated first in the leaves.

(6) the number of voters voters with paper ballots is equal to the number of ballots found in boxes of polling.

Stacking the ballots

Art. 438. (1) after opening the box and taking them out the electoral ballots for each type of choice are arranged in stacks, as follows:

1. pile of ballots, which are not in the established pattern for the relevant electoral division;

2. stack of ballots entered in them with special characters, such as letters, numbers, or other characters; in elections for municipal councilors and with marked preferences (preferences) with a character other than "x" or "V", and with a chemical that does not write the colour blue;

3. stack of ballots in the form in which it is not marked with an "x" or "V" with a pen, writing with a blue color, the vote of the voter;

4. stack of ballots in the form in which it is celebrated the vote of the voter;

5. stack of ballots in the established pattern:

the vote marked a) with an "x" or "V" or with another character with a pen, writing with blue or other color, for two or more lists or marked with "x" or "V", which affects more than one check box on the ballot and can not be established unequivocally the will of the voter;


(b)) with marked preferences (preferences) for a candidate for municipal councillor with a character other than "x" or "V", and with a chemical that does not write the colour blue;

in) in which is not marked with an "x" or "V" with a pen, writing with a blue color, the vote of the voter, or

(d)) that do not contain two pieces of seal the sectioned Electoral Commission; These newsletters are destroyed with the inscription "destroyed" on each ballot;

6. stack of ballots in the established pattern:

the vote marked a) with an "x" or "V" with a pen, writing with a blue color, for a ticket for municipal councillors, without preferences (preference) or with one or more than one preference (preference);

(b)) with a vote with a sign marked "x" or "V" with a pen, writing with a blue color, for a ticket for mayor;

in two pieces) containing the seal of the sectioned Electoral Commission.

(2) Newsletters are read one by one to count the preferences (preferences), including under art. 437, para. 5 candidates for the municipal councillors of parties and coalitions.

(3) where the validity or invalidity of any voice be challenged after a Commission decision, the case is described in the Protocol. The Protocol applies to the Protocol of the sectional Election Commission, such as the back of the ballot shall contain the number of the decision, the grounds for invalidity and shall be signed by the Chairman and the Secretary.

The total number of actual and declared invalid votes

Art. 439. (1) the sectional Election Commission counts the number of votes cast in the ballot paper cast for each type of choice and preferences (preferences) for candidates for municipal councillors of parties and coalitions.

(2) the number of votes declared invalid for municipal councillors is equal to the sum of the number of ballots under art. 438, para. 1, item 1 – 5.

(3) the number of votes declared invalid for mayor is equal to the sum of the number of ballots under art. 438, para. 1, item 1 – 4 and item 5, "a", "c" and "d".

(4) the number of actual votes for municipal councillors is equal to the number of ballots under art. 438, para. 1, item 6, the letters "a" and "b".

(5) the number of actual votes for mayor is equal to the number of ballots under art. 438, para. 1, item 6, the letters "b" and "c".

(6) the number of preferences (preferences) for a candidate for Councillor of the party or coalition is equal to the total number of endorsements with the sign "x" or "V" with a pen, writing with a blue color in the box with the number with which the applicant is registered in the kandidatskata list, including those of art. 437, para. 5.

Entry of data in the report

Art. 440. (1) after the opening of the box and the counting of the electoral votes on the first sheet in the record for each type of choice of the sectional Election Commission consistently fit:

1. the number of voter ballots found in boxes;

2. the number of votes declared invalid by lists;

3. the number of actual votes;

4. the number of votes cast for each ticket;

5. the number of applications, objections, appeals and decisions taken on them.

(2) on the second worksheet in the Protocol for the election of municipal councillors are entered, the total number of preferences (preferences) for each candidate for Councillor of the party and the coalition.

(3) the data from the engine be added separately to the voting data from the records of the sectional Election Commission under para. 1 and 2.

(4) data from the vote with paper ballots and voting by machine are summed, the total number of voters voters with paper ballots and mechanical voters electors is equal to the total number of ballots found in boxes of polling and the number of confirmed votes by machine vote.

(5) the data referred to in para. 1 shall be entered in the minutes in words and numbers.

The signing of the Protocol. Repair

Art. 441. (1) the Protocol of the sectional Election Commission for each type of choice after drawing it up shall be signed by all members of the Commission. After signing, the President shall announce the results of the vote for each type of choice for parties, coalitions and independent candidates, as well as the number of preferences (preferences) for each candidate for Councillor of the party or coalition.

(2) amendments to the Protocol on its conclusion could be made before the announcement of the results of the vote. The amendment signed by all members of the Commission, as the side to write a "correction". Obvious factual errors can be corrected and after the announcement of the result.

(3) the Commissioner may refuse to sign the Protocol for the type of selection. A member who does not agree with the stated in the Protocol it signed with the dissenting opinion, stating what the particular opinion. The reasons shall be set out in writing on a separate sheet and apply as an integral part of the Protocol.

(4) where the Commissioner is prevented for good reasons to sign the Protocol, it shall be noted, indicating the reasons.

(5) Nepodpisvaneto of the Member of the Commission does not make it invalid.

(6) the sectional Election Commission placed prominently in front of the building, which houses a copy of the signed Protocol for each type of option, stamped on each page with the seal of the Commission and signed by the President, the Vice-President and the Registrar.

Obtain a copy of the Protocol

Art. 442. the members of the sectional Election Commission, applicants, advocates, representatives of political parties, coalitions and initiative committees and observers, upon request, receive a copy of the signed protocols for each type of option, stamped on each page with the seal of the Commission and signed by the President, the Vice-President and the Registrar before the transfer in the municipal election Commission. The signed minutes are copied into the polling station. The names and the single civil number the copies shall be entered by the sectional Election Commission in a list of persons who have received a copy of the signed protocols, then the person is signed. The list and shall be signed by the President and the Secretary.

Packing of electoral papers and materials

Art. 443. After the counting of votes and election materials packed and sealed with paper tape. Paper tape is stamped with the seal of the Commission and shall be signed by the members of the Commission.

Transmission of the record of the sectional Election Commission and recording technical device in the municipal electoral Committee

Art. 444. (1) the President or the Vice-President, the Secretary and member of the sectional Election Commission proposed by various parties and coalitions of the municipal election Commission shall transmit copies of the protocols for each type of option, intended for the municipal electoral Committee and for the Central Election Commission, recording technical device from the engine and from the machine vote printout with data from the engine. It runs and the second form of the Protocol of the sectional Election Commission obtained by the procedure of art. 215, para. 1, item 7, by the number compares with the number of the Protocol listed in the Protocol on the transmission and acceptance of election papers and materials.

(2) the minutes of the sectional Election Commission for each type of choice are transmitted in the municipal election Commission nerazplasteni.

Section Ix

Determination of election results by the municipal electoral Commission

The acceptance and checking of protocols of precinct electoral commissions and other papers and materials

Art. 445. (1) the County Electoral Committee shall adopt and verify the protocols for each type of choice of the precinct electoral commissions.

(2) upon acceptance of the protocols of the sectional Election Commission municipal electoral Committee compares the factory numbers with the numbers entered in the transmission and adoption of the election papers and materials under art. 215, para. 4 or in the Protocol referred to in art. 433, para. 2.

(3) where the municipal electoral Commission finds a discrepancy between the factory and the resulting numbers rendered Protocol of the sectional Election Commission for the type of selection or major non-conformity in the data entered in the record data that cannot be resolved by the sectional Election Commission, the sectional Election Commission together with the municipal election Commission shall carry out a new census of the votes after the adoption of the minutes of all the electoral committees sectional.

(4) the members of the sectional Election Commission under art. 444. 1 track the accuracy of the input data of the protocols in the calculation of the municipal election Commission.

(5) where the municipal electoral Commission finds obvious factual errors in the minutes, they shall be recorded and shall be signed by the members of the sectional Election Commission under art. 444. 1.

(6) upon acceptance of the protocols the municipal election Commission shall issue a signed receipt that contains numerical data of the protocols. After returning to the area of the section members of the sectional Election Commission under art. 444. 1 put the copy of the receipt to the relevant protocol under art. 441. 6.

(7) following the adoption of the minutes of the municipal electoral Committee ballots, the book with vouchers with the numbers, instance of the protocols designed for the municipal administration, and other papers and materials transmitted by members of the sectional Election Commission under art. 444. 1 the municipal administration of Commission appointed by order of the Mayor of the municipality. In the composition of the Commission included officials from the municipal administration.


(8) Newsletters, copies of the protocols, intended for the municipal administration, and other papers and materials are stored until the next general election. The premises in which they are stored shall be determined by the Mayor of the municipality and shall be sealed with paper tape, stamped with a seal that is placed on a unique character, and signed by the members of the Commission. The model of print, store the ballots, of specimens of the protocols, intended for the municipal administration, and other papers and materials and access to the premises shall be determined by a decision of the Central Electoral Commission.

Transfer of data from your technical device

Art. 446. (1) the members of the sectional Election Commission under art. 444. 1 tracked the transfer of data from your technical device of engineering calculation of the voting station in the municipal election Commission.

(2) the data from the recording device shall be cross-checked with the technical data of the machine vote in the minutes of the sectional Election Commission.

Reporting on the results of the vote in the electoral district

Art. 447. On the basis of the data of the protocols of precinct electoral commissions the municipal election Commission shall take into account the results of the vote in the electoral district and shall draw up the protocols for each type of choice.

Determination of selected independent candidates

Art. 448. (1) the municipal electoral Commission determines the selected independent candidates in the electoral district with the use of municipal electoral quota on the basis of actual votes cast there.

(2) an independent candidate shall be considered elected if he received the municipal electoral quota of votes cast in the electoral district. The votes of independent candidates did not participate in the subsequent allocation of mandates.

Minutes of the municipal electoral Commission

Art. 449. (1) the data of the vote shall be recorded in the minutes of the municipal electoral Committee:

1. for the election of municipal councillors;

2. for the election of the Mayor of the municipality;

3. to choose the Mayor of the district;

4. choice of the Mayor; If cities have more than one selection in each municipality shall be drawn up in a separate protocol.

(2) the minutes of the municipal electoral Commission are in two identical copies are made of two ply carbonless paper. The protocols are protected with security printing, determined by a decision of the Central Electoral Commission. Before completing the protocols drawn up drafts, which in form and content are on par with them.

(3) any copy of the protocols referred to in para. 1, 2, 3 and 4 are on one sheet, and of the Protocol on al. 1, item 1 is two sheets with separate pages. The first copy shall be handed over to the Central Electoral Commission. The second specimen, together with electoral papers in the municipality and is stored until the next general election.

(4) the minutes of the municipal election Commission shall contain the names of political parties, coalitions and initiative committees as registered for participation in the elections. The names are printed in the minutes according to the serial number on the ballot.

Entering data in records

Art. 450. (1) in the minutes of the municipal electoral Commission for each type of choice consecutively shall be entered:

1. the number of the precinct electoral commissions in the municipality;

2. the number of the precinct electoral commissions, presented voting protocols;

3. the number of voters according to parts I and II of the electoral roll;

4. the number of voters entered in the additional page of the electoral roll;

5. registered lists for municipal councillors, mayors, respectively;

6. the number of voters voters according to the efforts made in parts I and II of the electoral roll signatures;

7. electoral ballots found in boxes;

8. the total number of actual ballots cast in the election for mayor;

9. the actual ballots cast for each candidate for mayor;

10. the actual ballots cast for the ticket for municipal councillors;

11. ballots declared invalid;

12. the number of ballots declared invalid under art. 227;

13. the number of ballots declared invalid under art. 228;

14. the number of ballots declared invalid under art. 427, para. 6;

15. the number of incorrect ballots;

16. the number of certificates under art. 40;

17. applications, objections, appeals and decisions taken on them;

18. data from engineering a vote recorded in the minutes of the precinct electoral commissions.

(2) on the second worksheet in the Protocol for the election of municipal councillors are entered, the total number of preferences (preferences) for each candidate for Councillor of the party and the coalition.

(3) the data of the vote with paper ballots and voting by machine are summed, the total number of voters voters with paper ballots and mechanical voters electors is equal to the total number of ballots found in boxes of polling and the number of confirmed votes by machine vote.

(4) data shall be entered in the minutes in words and numbers.

The signing of the protocols

Art. 451. (1) the minutes of the municipal election Commission shall be signed by all members of the Commission.

(2) the Commissioner may refuse to sign the protocols of the municipal election Commission. A member who does not agree with the stated in the Protocol it signed with the dissenting opinion, stating what the particular opinion. The reasons shall be set out in writing on a separate sheet and apply as an integral part of the Protocol.

(3) when the Commissioner is unable for good reasons to sign the protocols, this is noted, and the reasons.

(4) Nepodpisvaneto the Protocol by a member of the Commission does not make it invalid.

(5) where an obvious factual error in the Protocol can be carried out. The amendment signed by all members of the Commission, as the side to write a "correction".

Determination of the results of the vote for mayor

Art. 452. (1) the determination of the results of the vote for mayors is carried out in accordance with the methodology in annex 4.

(2) the municipal electoral Commission announces the results of the vote for mayors in parties, coalitions and independent candidates and issues certificates of the elected mayors.

(3) the elected mayor is the candidate received more than half of the actual votes.

(4) where in the first round, none of the candidates for mayor is not elected, the second round of elections produced no later than 7 days from the date of production of the first round in a non-working day.

(5) If, in the electoral district were registered more than two candidates and none was selected in the second round in the election may participate only the first two, received most of the actual votes. If three or more candidates received the most, but a tie, they all are allowed to participate in the second round. If a candidate received the most votes, then it is followed by two or more applicants with an equal number of votes, they shall be allowed to participate in the second round.

(6) in the second round of elections is considered elected for the candidate who has received the most actual votes. In the event of an equality of votes there is no elected Mayor and the President of the Republic on the proposal of the Central Electoral Commission schedule a new election for mayor.

(7) When the second round have been allowed to cast two candidates and between the two rounds, one of them dies, produces a new choice.

(8) When the second round have been allowed to cast two candidates and between the two rounds, one of them quit within 24 hours from the announcement of the results of the first round, the second round involved the next candidate, received the most actual votes.

Determination of the results of the vote for City Council

Art. 453. (1) the determination of the results of the vote for Municipal Councillors shall be carried out at the methodology in accordance with Annex No.5.

(2) the results of the vote in the election by proportional system shall be determined by the method of Hare-Niimajer.

(3) the right to participate in the allocation of mandates have parties, coalitions and independent candidates, received the votes of not less than the municipal electoral quota.

(4) the number of mandates to be distributed among parties and coalitions in the Al. 3, is equal to the number of members of the Municipal Council, reduced by the number of selected independent candidates.

(5) the municipal electoral Commission announces the results of the elections for municipal councilors in parties, coalitions and independent candidates, as well as the number of preferences (preferences) for each candidate for Councillor of the party or coalition and issue certificates of elected municipal councillors.

Determination of selected candidates for municipal councillors according to valid received preferences (preferences) and placement in the leaves

Art. 454. (1) the definition of the selected candidates for municipal councillors from each ticket of the party or coalition shall be effected according to the number of received valid preferences (preferences) under art. 437, para. 4 and 5 and placement of candidates on the ballot in the methodology in accordance with Annex No.5.

(2) Preferences (preferences) for individual candidates are valid if the number of votes received for the applicant, is not less than 7 per cent of the municipal electoral quota.

(3) Applicants under para. 2 are ranked according to the number of its preferences (preferences), starting with the candidate receiving the highest number of valid preferences (preferences). These candidates are removed from kandidatskata leaves of the party or coalition to form a list in list kandidatskata. other candidates retain their original stacking the leaves and form a list b.

(4) where, in the list and there are two or more candidates with the same number of preferences (preferences), their order in the list is determined by the municipal electoral Commission by lot, held in the presence of the candidates and representatives of the party or coalition.

(5) when no candidates with valid preferences (preferences), candidates are selected in the order in which they are arranged in kandidatskata leaves.


(6) where the number of candidates with valid preferences (preferences) is less than the number of mandates to the party or coalition, all selected candidates from list a Remaining party. mandates or the Coalition will be filled with candidates from list b in the order of their arrangement.

(7) where the number of candidates with valid preferences (preferences) is greater than the number of mandates to the party or coalition, the first selected candidates from a list in the order of their arrangement until the completion of all mandates.

(8) where the number of candidates with valid preferences (preferences) is equal to the number of mandates to the party or coalition, all candidates are selected from a list.

Obtaining a copy of the records

Art. 455. (1) the municipal electoral Commission placed prominently in front of the building, which houses a copy of the signed protocols under art. 449, para. 1, stamped on each page with the seal of the Commission and signed by the President, the Vice-President and the Registrar.

(2) the members of the municipal election Commission, applicants, advocates, representatives of political parties, coalitions and initiative committees and observers, upon request, receive a copy of the signed protocols under art. 449, para. 1, stamped on each page with the seal of the Commission and signed by the President, the Vice-President and the Registrar, before their transmission to the Central Electoral Commission. The signed minutes are copied to the municipal election Commission. The names and the single civil number the copies shall be entered by the municipal electoral Commission, in a list of persons who have received a copy of the signed Protocol of the type of choice, in a form approved by the Central Electoral Commission, after which he was signed. The list and shall be signed by the President and the Secretary.

Create a database

Art. 456. The municipal electoral Committee creates a database through computer processing of protocols of precinct electoral commissions in the electoral district.

Transmission protocols, recording devices and other technical papers on Central Electoral Commission

Art. 457. (1) the President or the Vice-President, the Secretary and member of the municipal electoral Commission, proposed by various parties and coalitions, handed over to the Central Electoral Commission copies of the protocols of the municipal electoral Commission, copies of the protocols of precinct electoral commissions, designed for the Central Election Commission, copies of receipts under art. 445. 6 and recording devices of technical engineering vote no later than 48 hours after receipt of the final Protocol of Election Commission sectioned in the area. The minutes of the municipal electoral commissions shall be communicated to the Central Electoral Commission nerazplasteni.

(2) the municipal electoral Committee passed in the Central Electoral Commission and:

1. a copy of the computer printout of data protocols and the decision of the municipal electoral Commission for each type of option, a list of the protocols of precinct electoral commissions with the codes of their receipts and the computer proposal for a Protocol and decision of the municipal electoral Commission for each type of option provided by the calculation point;

2. two pieces of technical media with numeric data from the processing of protocols of precinct electoral commissions.

(3) After examination of the documents referred to in paragraph 1. 1 and 2, the Central Electoral Commission shall issue a receipt to the municipal election Commission and signed a Protocol on the transmission and reception between the representatives of the Central Electoral Commission and the municipal election Commission in two identical copies.

(4) Election papers and materials of the municipal electoral Commission, with the exception of those intended for the Central Election Commission, and copies of the protocols of precinct electoral commissions, designed for the municipal election Commission shall be forwarded to the municipal administration, in whose territory is situated the Commission.

(5) the election papers and materials kept by municipal administrations until the next general election.

Section X

Actions for early termination of the powers

Announcement of the elected candidate in the early termination of the powers. Vacancy

Art. 458. (1) where the authority of the municipal councillor are terminated early, the municipal electoral Commission declared the next wizard in the candidate list.

(2) where the number of candidates is exhausted, the site remained unoccupied until the end of the mandate.

(3) the provisions of paragraphs 1 and 2. 1 and 2 shall also apply in cases where the powers of the City Council are terminated early, when at the end of the term remains less than one year.

(4) upon premature termination of the authority of the municipal councillor, elected as an independent candidate, his place remains vacant until the end of the authority of the City Council.

(5) where the applicant has received a valid preferences (preferences) under the conditions of art. 454, para. 2, but has not been declared elected, in the cases referred to in para. 1 he takes the place of the municipal councillor, whose powers have been suspended.

Section Xi

Appeal of the election results

Appeal to the Administrative Court

Art. 459. (1) every candidate for City Council or mayor, political parties, coalitions and the person who represents the initiative Committee, registered candidates for the type of selection may appeal against the decision of the municipal election Commission to determine the results of elections to the administrative court within 7 days from the announcement of the decision.

(2) the appeal shall be lodged by the municipal election Commission in duplicate. The complaint must be written in the Bulgarian language and contains the names and addresses, telephone, fax or e-mail address.

(3) the County Electoral Committee shall forward the complaint and file to the administrative court within three days from the date of receipt, together with the decision being challenged.

(4) the appeal does not have suspensive effect, unless the court orders otherwise.

(5) the Court schedule a public hearing within 7 days from receipt of the complaint.

(6) the deadlines for service under the administrative code shall not apply.

(7) the Court shall decide on the legality of the decision of the municipal electoral Committee within 14 days from receipt of the complaint in court.

(8) the decision of the Court under paragraph 1. 7 may be contested by an appeal in cassation within 7 days of its announcement.

(9) the Supreme Administrative Court shall decide on the appeal within 14 days of its receipt at the Court.

(10) the Court may confirm the decision of the municipal electoral Committee or declare the election invalid. When the Court finds a result different from that reflected in the report of the municipal electoral Commission – due to a clerical error or a technical error in calculation, revoke the decision and return the papers of the municipal election Commission announcing the actual results.

(11) the proceedings before the Administrative Court and the Supreme Administrative Court ends within two months from the filing of the complaint.

Action of effective solutions

Art. 460. Effective decisions of the Administrative Court and the Supreme Administrative Court are not subject to cancellation.

Competent authority when suspended enforcement of a decision or declared invalid result

Art. 461. When the Court stopped the execution of the decision or the result of the election is declared invalid, the Mayor whose term of authority is expired, when he was not registered as a candidate, and in other cases – temporary acting Mayor, continues to carry out its functions until the swearing-in of newly elected mayor.

Consequences of invalidity

Art. 462. (1) where a court has declared the result of the elections invalid in terms of the Mayor, produces a new choice.

(2) where the Court has declared the result of the elections invalid in respect of candidate for Councillor, erected by the party or coalition, his place is occupied by the next candidate on the ballot. When there are no more candidates on the ballot, the site remained unoccupied until the end of the mandate.

(3) where the Court has declared the result of the elections invalid in respect of independent candidate for City Council, the site remained unoccupied until the end of the mandate.

Section XII

Partial and new elections

Reasons for scheduling of partial elections

Art. 463. (1) upon premature termination of the powers of the mayor be scheduled by-election. Partial Mayor election be scheduled only in the settlements, which, at the date of termination of the powers of the mayor shall meet the requirements of art. 16 item 1 of the law on administrative-territorial unit of the Republic of Bulgaria.

(2) in 7-days term from the early termination of the powers of the Mayor the municipal election Commission shall adopt a decision and notify the Central Election Commission for this circumstance.

(3) the decision of the municipal election Commission shall be forwarded to the Central Electoral Commission within three days from the date of its adoption along with the document establishing the grounds for early termination of the powers of the Mayor.

(4) within 7 days of receipt of the decision of the municipal election Commission Central Electoral Commission proposes the President of the Republic to schedule a by-election for mayor.

(5) the President of the Republic within 14 days from the proposal to the Central Election Commission schedule the by-election for Mayor no later than 40 days before election day.

(6) in the cases referred to in para. 1, when the end of the term remains less than one year, not be scheduled by-election.

Rules for the production of election

Art. 464. in the manufacture of partial elections for mayor of the code shall apply with the following exceptions:


1. the work carried out in the Central Electoral Commission registration of parties and coalitions to participate in the general election for municipal councilors and mayors retains its action; to be able to participate in the by-election, a contestant shall submit an application in the Central Election Commission not later than 35 days before election day; the application shall be accompanied by a certificate from the Court of Auditors under art. 133, para. 3, item 6 and art. 140, para. 3, paragraph 1, point (d) and a certificate of current legal status of the parties from the Sofia City Court under art. 133, para. 3, paragraph 1 and article. 140, para. 3, paragraph 1, subparagraph (a); When one or more parties leave the Coalition, it keeps your registration if there are at least two other parties; the parties out of the Coalition, can participate in elections independently;

2. Parties and coalitions, changed the persons authorised to represent them, or signed up other changes in the statute or decision of the coalition regarding the elections, shall notify these changes to the Central Electoral Commission and presented the measures provided for in art. 133, para. 3, items 1, 2, 7, 8 and 9 or in art. 140, para. 3, items 1, 2, 3, 7 – 9 documents within the time limit referred to in paragraph 1;

3. non-registered for participation in the general election for municipal councilors and mayors, parties and coalitions are registered in the Central Election Commission not later than 35 days before election day; the application shall be accompanied by the documents referred to in art. 133, para. 3 or art. 140, para. 3;

4. the registration of parties and coalitions under item 3 or art. 469, para. 4 to participate in partial or a new choice, produced after the general election of municipal councillors and mayors, keeps the action for each partial or a new choice; for admission to participate in any subsequent by-elections shall apply the requirements of paragraphs 1, 2 and 5-13;

5. Parties and coalitions will take part in the by-election shall be registered in the municipal election Commission not later than 30 days before election day;

6. applicants shall be registered in the municipal election Commission no later than 25 days before the election day and shall be announced not later than 20 days before election day;

7. the polling shall be brought not later than 35 days before election day;

8. electoral lists shall be announced not later than 20 days before election day;

9. the municipal election Commission shall appoint a precinct electoral commissions not later than 25 days prior to election day at the suggestion of the Mayor of the municipality, made by the order of art. 89-92, not later than 27 days before polling day;

10. the election campaign opens 20 days before election day;

11. the costs of organizational and technical preparation and provision of the by-election, including equipment and supplies, shall be borne by the municipal budget;

12. the emoluments of members of the municipal election Commission and members of the precinct electoral commissions shall be determined by the procedure of art. 57, al. 1, item 7;

13. the time limits provided for in the code, relating to the preparation and production of election, shall apply mutatis mutandis to the time limits referred to in paragraphs 1 to 12.

Reason to produce new elections

Art. 465. New elections are produced:

1. where the production of election for mayor in the second round there are no elected Mayor;

2. in the cases under art. 452, para. 7;

3. when creating a new municipality;

4. when creating a new town hall;

5. when the election for municipal councilors or mayors was declared invalid;

6. where in the municipalities or cities after the completion of the administrative-territorial changes of relevant species come to change under the terms of the law on administrative-territorial unit of the Republic of Bulgaria.

Scheduling new elections

Art. 466. (1) within 14 days of learning the circumstances under art. 465, items 1, 2, 4, 5 and 6 Central Electoral Commission proposes the President of the Republic to schedule new elections.

(2) the President of the Republic within 14 days of the offer under paragraph 1. 1 schedule new elections for municipal councilors or mayors.

Elections under the new municipality or mayoralty

Art. 467. (1) when creating a new municipality of the President of the Republic schedule new elections for municipal councilors and the Mayor of the municipality within 14 days from its publication in the Official Gazette of the decree for the creation of the new municipality.

(2) the municipalities or cities, from whose territories are creating new administrative-territorial units of the respective type, retain its existence. They do not produce new elections for municipal councilors or mayors by the end of the current term.

(3) when creating a new municipality or municipality have the right to choose the Bulgarian citizens and nationals of another Member State of the European Union, which satisfy the conditions under art. 396, para. 1 or 2 and have a directory listing on a permanent or current address (address of residence) of the territory included in the newly established municipality or mayoralty, to date six months before election day.

(4) when creating a new municipality or mayoralty, the right to be elected are Bulgarian citizens and nationals of another Member State of the European Union – in the elections for municipal councilors who fulfil the conditions under art. 397, para. 1 or 2 and have a directory listing on a permanent or current address (address of residence) of the territory included in the newly established municipality or mayoralty, to date six months before election day.

Production of the new elections

Art. 468. the new choices are made in the normal manner in accordance with the provisions of the code.

Registration for new elections

Art. 469. (1) the work carried out in the Central Electoral Commission registration of parties and coalitions to participate in the general election for municipal councilors and mayors keeps the action.

(2) in order to be able to participate in new elections, parties and coalitions shall submit an application to the Central Election Commission. The application shall be accompanied by a certificate from the Court of Auditors under art. 133, para. 3, item 6 and a certificate of the current legal status of the parties under art. 133, para. 3, item 1 of the Sofia City Court.

(3) Parties or coalitions, changed the persons authorised to represent them or made other changes to the statute or decision of the coalition regarding the election, inform the Central Election Commission and submitted the measures provided for in art. 133, para. 3 or in art. 140, para. 3 documents.

(4) non-registered for participation in the general election for municipal councilors and mayors, parties and coalitions are registered in the Central Electoral Commission under the conditions and by the order of registration for participation in the general election.

(5) the registration of parties and coalitions in the Al. 4 or under art. 464, item 3 to participate in the partial or a new choice, produced after the general election of municipal councillors and mayors, keeps the action for each partial or a new choice. For admission to participate in each new selection shall apply the requirements of para. 1 – 3 and 6.

(6) parties and coalitions who will participate in the new elections shall be registered in the municipal election Commission.

PART THREE

ADMINISTRATIVE PENAL PROVISIONS

Failure to publish the conditions and procedures for the production of the elections outside the country

Art. 470. An official who fails to comply with an obligation under art. 20, is punishable by a fine of 1000 to 5000 EUR

Failure to publish the lists of persons stated that they will vote outside the country, and on electoral lists

Art. 471. (1) an official who fails to comply with an obligation under art. 32, is punishable by a fine of 1000 to 5000 EUR

(2) an official who fails to comply with an obligation under art. 42, para. 2, is punishable by a fine of 1000 to 5000 EUR

Violation of requirement to remove agitacionen material

Art. 472. (1) upon failure of art. 186, para. 3 the person who represents the party or the initiative Committee, or to the persons who constitute the Coalition, having a fine of 1000 to 5000 EUR

(2) the acts to which the infringement is established under para. 1 shall be drawn up by officials authorized by the Mayor of the municipality.

(3) the penal provisions shall be issued by the Mayor of the municipality.

Violation of the ban on the placement of agitacionen material outside of the election campaign

Art. 473. (1) A person who contravenes the prohibition under art. 185, having a fine or penalty payment in the amount of 1000 to 3000 BGN.

(2) when the offence under para. 1 was committed reactivation, fine or pecuniary penalty in size from 3000 to 10 000 BGN.

(3) the acts for which the infringement is established under para. 1 shall be drawn up by officials authorised by the Governor or by the Mayor of the municipality.

(4) the penal provisions shall be issued by the Governor or by the Mayor of the municipality.

Violation of the ban on free use of public administrative resource

Art. 474. (1) who violates the prohibition under art. 168, para. 3, 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 BGN.

During consultations and sociological studies

Art. 475. (1) A person who contravenes the provisions of art. 204, para. 3 or art. 205, having a fine or penalty payment in the amount of 2000 to 5000 EUR

(2) when the offence under para. 1 was committed reactivation, fine or pecuniary penalty in size from 5000 to 10 000 LEVs.

Violation of the total amount of funding, the prohibitions related to financing, funding and the requirement to be carried out by bank transfer

Art. 476. in violation of the total amount of funding under art. 165, of the prohibitions referred to in art. 168, as well as in violation of the requirement of art. 170, para. 1, of the person or the persons under art. 164 is imposed a fine of 3000 up to 15 000 LV.

Violation of requirements for financing and supporting the campaign

Art. 477. on receipt of a donation by a natural person over the size allowed under art. 167, para. 1 or 2 or on receipt of the goods or services in violation of art. 167, para. 3 or 4 of the person or the persons under art. 164 shall be imposed a fine of 2,000 to 10,000 BGN.

Violation of the requirements for the submission of information in the single public registry


Art. 478. when filing information under art. 171, para. 2 and 4 for the single entry in a public register of the person representing the party or the initiative Committee, or to the persons who constitute the Coalition, having a fine of 3000 to 10 000 BGN.

Violation of the requirement for the submission of the statement of revenue, expenditure and commitments for payment in connection with election campaign

Art. 479. For failure to submit a report under art. 172, para. 1 and 3 of the person who represents the party or the initiative Committee, or to the persons who constitute the Coalition, having a fine of 2,000 to 10,000 BGN.

Violation of prohibitions on pre-election agitation

Art. 480. (1) Who contravenes the prohibitions under art. 182, para. 1-3, is punished with a fine of 300 to 1000 EUR

(2) conducting pre-election canvassing in violation of art. 182, para. 4 shall be punishable by a fine from 2000 to 5000 EUR

(3) When the offence under para. 1 was committed reactivation, the penalty is an amount of 1000 to 3000 BGN.

(4) where the infringement under para. 2 is carried out, the fine is in the amount of 5000 to 15 000 LV.

Violation of the ban on the movement of electoral papers and materials

Art. 481. (1) Which gave a polling boxes, electoral lists and ballot papers outside electoral baggage after their adoption by the sectional Election Commission to count the votes and preferences (preferences), is punishable by a fine from 2000 to 5000 EUR

(2) when the offence under para. 1 was committed by an official, the penalty is from 5000 to 15 000 LV.

Violation of the ban on the guardian

Art. 482. (1) Who contravenes the provisions of art. 116, para. 2, art. 120, para. 3, art. 126, para. 3 or of art. 236, para. 6, be fined 1000 pounds.

(2) an official who allowed a person to be a companion of more than two voters, be fined $ 1000.

Act as an advocate with a revoked certificate

Art. 483. A person with a revoked certificate is legitimized as an advocate, be fined 1000 pounds.

Violation of the requirement for the notification of information on contracts concluded by media service providers

Art. 484. (1) The media service provider who fails to comply with an obligation under art. 180, a penalty payment in the amount of 2000 to 5000 EUR

(2) when the offence under para. 1 was committed reactivation, the proprietary sanction is in size from 5000 to 10 000 LEVs.

Violation of requirement to publish a response

Art. 485. (1) a person who fails to comply with the requirements of art. 188, a penalty payment in the amount of 2000 to 5000 EUR

(2) when the offence under para. 1 was committed reactivation, the proprietary sanction is in size from 5000 to 10 000 LEVs.

Abuse of the right of an escort

Art. 486. a person who was an escort of more than two voters, be fined $ 2,000.

Violation of the ban on the display of the mode of voting and the use of reproducing equipment

Art. 487. Who violates the provisions of art. 227 or art. 228, be fined $ 1000.

Violation of requirement to carry the insignia of the members of the precinct electoral commissions

Art. 488. A member of the sectioned Electoral Commission who violates the requirement of art. 231, be fined 100 pounds.

Non-conformity of the factory numbers in protocols

Art. 489. An official who surrendered in district or municipal electoral Committee Protocol, whose manufacturer's number does not match the number entered in the transmission and adoption of the election papers and materials under art. 215, para. 4 or in the Protocol referred to in art. 274, para. 2 or art. 433, para. 2, be fined $ 2,000.

Nepodpisvane Protocol

Art. 490. (1) a member of the Electoral Committee sectioned who refuses to sign the minutes of the Commission under art. 282, para. 3 or art. 441. 3, be fined $ 1000.

(2) a member of the District Council or municipal electoral Committee, which refuses to sign the Protocol to the Commission under art. 293, para. 2 or art. 451, para. 2, be fined $ 2,000.

Refusal to provide a copy

Art. 491. (1) the Chairman, Vice-Chairman or the Secretary of the Election Commission who sectioned refuses to provide a copy of the signed a protocol under art. 283 or art. 442 or refuses to sign the copy, is punishable by a fine of 500 to 2000 BGN.

(2) the Chairman, Vice-Chairman or the Secretary of the district, respectively municipal electoral Committee who refuse to provide a copy of the signed Protocol (protocols) under art. 294 or art. 455, para. 2 or refuses to sign the copy, is punishable by a fine of 800 to 3000 BGN.

Failure to publish the protocols

Art. 492. President of the District Council or municipal election Commission, which is not published on the Internet site of the Commission the protocols scanned precinct electoral commissions, as well as scanned protocols of the district or municipal electoral Committee is punishable by a fine of 800 to 3000 BGN.

Don't send a scanned copy of the Protocol

Art. 493. Official under art. 286, para. 1, which did not send a scanned copy of the Protocol of the sectional Election Commission and from the list for voting outside the country be fined 1000 pounds.

Violation of requirement to detachment of the ballot from the book with the ballots immediately before transmission

Art. 494. (1) a member of the sectioned Electoral Commission who violates the requirement of art. 265, para. 1, art. 328, para. 1 or art. 427, para. 1 shall be fined $ 200.

(2) a member of the sectioned Electoral Commission who violates the requirement of art. 265, para. 4, art. 328, para. 4 or art. 427, para. 5, is punishable by a fine of 200 to 2,000 BGN.

Other disorders

Art. 495. A person who contravenes a provision of the code, except in the cases under art. 470-494, fine, penalty, respectively, from 200 to 2000 BGN.

Establishment of offences and the imposition of penalties by the District Governor

Art. 496. (1) the acts establishing the offences under art. 470, 471, 474, 475, art. 480 – 495 shall be drawn up by a decision of the Electoral Commission in accordance with its powers within three days from the date of receipt of the complaint or the signal for the infringement. The Electoral Commission in accordance with its powers may be drawn up for the establishment of infringements in the first sentence, and on its own initiative.

(2) the acts establishing the infringements referred to in paragraph 1. 1 shall be drawn up by the Presidents of the:

1. the Central Electoral Commission for breaches under art. 495 and art. 480 – in cases where the Commission exercises control under the code, under art. 471, 470, 484, 485, art. 490. 2, art. 491, para. 2, art. 492 and art. 493;

2. the district or municipal electoral commissions for violations under art. 495 and art. 480 – in cases where the commissions exercise control under the code, art. 474, 475, art. 481-483, art. 486-489, art. 490. 1, art. 491, para. 1 and art. 494.

(3) the penal provisions shall be issued by the District Governors of provision of infringement within three days from the date of receipt of the file. If the Act is against the Governor, criminal Decree is issued by the Council of Ministers designated by the Minister.

Establishment of offences and the imposition of penalties by the President of the Court of Auditors

Art. 497. (1) the acts establishing the offences under art. 476-479 shall be drawn up by officials authorised by the President of the Court of Auditors.

(2) the penal provisions shall be issued by the President of the Court of Auditors.

Implementation of the law for the administrative offences and sanctions

Art. 498. The establishment of the offences, the drawing up of the acts, the issue and the appeal of the penal provisions shall be carried out in accordance with the law for the administrative offences and sanctions.

ADDITIONAL PROVISIONS

§ 1. Within the meaning of the code:

1. "the last 5 years Lived in the country" is a Bulgarian citizen who actually and permanently reside in the territory of the country in more than half of each of the five years preceding the date of the election. To live in the country and is considered the stay outside the Republic of Bulgaria for the time in which Bulgarian citizen was sent there by the Bulgarian State.

2. "Lived for at least three months in the Republic of Bulgaria or in another Member State of the European Union" is:

a) Bulgarian citizen who has address permanent address registration and a current address on the territory of the Republic of Bulgaria or in another Member State of the European Union;

(b)) a citizen of a Member State of the European Union, which has the address of residence in the territory of the Republic of Bulgaria or of another Member State of the European Union,

at least 60 days from the last three months as of the date of the making of the election.

To live in the country and is considered the stay outside the Republic of Bulgaria for the time in which Bulgarian citizen was sent there by the Bulgarian State.

3. "Lived for at least six months in the Republic of Bulgaria or in another Member State of the European Union" is:

a) Bulgarian citizen who has address permanent address registration and a current address on the territory of the Republic of Bulgaria or in another Member State of the European Union;

(b)) a citizen of a Member State of the European Union, which has the address of residence in the territory of the Republic of Bulgaria or of another Member State of the European Union at least six months at the date of manufacture of the election.

To live in the country and is considered the stay outside the Republic of Bulgaria for the time in which Bulgarian citizen was sent there by the Bulgarian State.

4. "Lived for at least six months in the settlement" within the meaning of art. 396 is:

a) Bulgarian citizen who has a directory listing on a permanent and current address within the territory of the municipality or City Hall;

b) Bulgarian citizen who has permanent and current address in different communes or municipalities on the territory of the Republic of Bulgaria;

in) citizen of another Member State of the European Union, which has the address of residence in the territory of the municipality or town hall,


to date six months before the date of manufacture of the election, as was done which corresponded address registration after this date have the right to vote at your previous address, where they are included in the electoral lists.

5. "Lived for at least six months in the settlement" within the meaning of art. 397 is:

a) Bulgarian citizen who has a directory listing on a permanent and current address within the territory of the municipality or City Hall;

b) Bulgarian citizen who has permanent and current address in different communes or municipalities on the territory of the Republic of Bulgaria;

in) citizen of another Member State of the European Union, which has the address of residence in the territory of the municipality or mayoralty, to date six months before the date of making of the election.

6. "residence address" is the address to which the person is registered in their stay in the Republic of Bulgaria or in another Member State of the European Union.

7. "status of long-term and permanent residence" is a status gained under the conditions and pursuant to the law on the entry, residence and departure of the Republic of Bulgaria of the citizens of the European Union and members of their families.

8. "identity document" means:

a) ID card;

b) personal (green) passport – only for nationals who have not changed their personal documents subject to § 9A of the transitional and concluding provisions of the law on Bulgarian identification documents;

c) passport (foreign) citizen, located on election day outside the Republic of Bulgaria;

(d) passport of seaman) citizen, on election day the vessel under the Bulgarian flag;

e) military map of military serviceman, located on election day outside the Republic of Bulgaria.

9. "the Coalition's election Association of political parties registered with the Central Electoral Commission, to participate in certain types of elections.

10. "parliamentary" are parties and coalitions that participated in the last elections for MPs and have parliamentary group in the National Assembly at the time of scheduling the type of choice.

11. "prominently" has a place on the territory of the polling station, outside the premises of the municipal administration, which is public and is protected from the weather and intrusions in order to preserve their physical.

12. "National electoral quota" is the quotient by dividing the total number of actual votes nationally in the number of members of the European Parliament of the Republic of Bulgaria. When the quotient is not an integer, the national electoral quota is the closest to this private greater integer.

13. "District electoral quota" is the quotient by dividing the total number of actual votes cast in the electoral district of mnogomandatniâ, the number of designated this area mandates. When the quotient is not an integer, the electoral quota is the closest to this private greater integer.

14. municipal electoral quota "is the quotient by dividing the total number of actual votes cast for municipal councillors in the municipality, the number of members of the Municipal Council. When the quotient is not an integer, the municipal electoral quota is the nearest larger whole number.

15. "media service" is the creation and dissemination of information and content intended for a significant portion of the audience and with a clear impact on it, regardless of the means and the technology used for the transmission. Media services are:

a) print media – newspapers, magazines, and other periodicals;

(b)) the media, distributed via electronic communications networks, such as:

AA) public and commercial electronic media – licensed or registered public or commercial providers of audiovisual media services or radio services;

BB) online news services-electronic editions of newspapers, magazines, news agencies, and other electronic publications.

Media services are not social networks – Facebook, Twitter and the like, and personal blogs.

16. "media service provider" means a natural person – sole proprietorship, or a legal person who has editorial responsibility for the choice of the contents of the media service and determines the manner in which it is organised. Editorial responsibility is the exercise of effective control on the contents, the programming arrangements and the catalogue of services provided.

17. "Pre-election agitation" is a call for support or for the nepodkrepa candidate, party, Coalition, or initiative Committee for participation in the elections. The name and symbols of the party and the Coalition, placed on objects that do not contain a call for support, are not considered canvassing within the meaning of the code.

18. "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 enterprises.

19. "Re" is the infringement committed within three months of the entry into force of the Decree, which was imposed a penalty for the same offence.

§ 2. The provisions of the code of the coalitions also apply to local coalitions in the election for municipal councilors and mayors.

§ 3. (1) the provisions of the public procurement Act for time limits for carrying out the procedures do not apply on the technique, consumables, machines for engineering voting, computerized processing of data and the issue of the bulletin with the results of the elections, as well as for the production, supply and storage of electoral materials and papers.

(2) in the carrying out of public contracts, in the cases referred to in para. 1 solutions for detection of and procedures for the determination of the artist can be appealed before the Supreme Administrative Court within three days from the date of publication, from receipt of the decision. An appeal shall not have suspensive effect. The Supreme Administrative Court decides within three days from receipt of the appeal by a decision which is not subject to appeal.

§ 4. In the production of all types of elections, the provision of art. 76, para. 3 of the law on the Ministry of the Interior shall not apply.

§ 5. In production simultaneously in two or more types of elections, except in the cases when it is producing only elections for municipal councilors and mayors, the provisions of the code shall apply with the following exceptions:

1. where the production of elections for municipal councilors and mayors at the same time as elections for MPs, for President and Vice President of the Republic or for members of the European Parliament of the Republic of Bulgaria voter that is included in the electoral lists for the individual types of elections in different localities and not asking for a vote on the current address to vote on all kinds of elections in the same location shall submit an application form to the authority under art. 23, para. 1 by a permanent address (address of residence) that, in the production of all types of elections wishes to vote in the place where it is included in the electoral lists for the election of municipal councillors and mayors; the application shall be lodged not later than 14 days before election day; the authority referred to in art. 23, para. 1 shall issue a certificate to vote at a designated location in one instance; the certificate shall indicate the place for which it is issued; the authority referred to in art. 23, para. 1 transmit information on issued certificates of civil registration and administrative service at the Ministry of regional development not later than 12 days before polling day for the automated deletion of a voter from the electoral roll by a permanent address (address of residence); for outstanding questions apply art. 34, 35 and 240;

2. the production of both elections for MPs or for the President and Vice President of the Republic or for members of the European Parliament of the Republic of Bulgaria shall be appointed a General District Election Commission for each electoral district (district);

3. in the production of elections for municipal councilors and mayors at the same time as elections for President and Vice President of the Republic or for members of the European Parliament of the Republic of Bulgaria, the authorities under art. 74 carry out the powers of the authorities under art. 59, such as:

a) in up to 150 polling stations on the territory of the municipality appointed 15 members, with over 150 polling stations — 23 articles for cities with regional division – 31 members, and Sofia Municipality – 39 articles;

(b)) the Central Electoral Commission determines the remuneration for members of the precinct electoral commissions in the country in double the amount of remuneration referred to in art. 97, para. (2);

4. voter receives his ballot and voting is allowed to vote only after the data from the document for identity check with the data from the voter lists for each type of choice that is produced, and once in each of the electoral lists fit single his civic number (serial number) and the type and number of the document for identity (ID card or passport);

5. in the production of both the election for President and Vice President of the Republic or for MPs or members of the European Parliament of the Republic of Bulgaria:


a) where election for President and Vice President of the Republic with elections for MPs or members of the European Parliament of the Republic of Bulgaria, the Central Electoral Commission first held lot to determine the numbers of parties, coalitions and initiative committees in the ballot for the elections for President and Vice President of the Republic; Parties and coalitions that are registered with the same name and lineup for the elections for President and Vice President of the Republic and for representatives or as members of the European Parliament of the Republic of Bulgaria, for the election of MPs or members of the European Parliament of the Republic of Bulgaria shall be assigned the same number on the ballot, determined by the draw for the elections for President and Vice President of the Republic;

(b)) when the election for members of the European Parliament of the Republic of Bulgaria and the elections for MPs in the Central Electoral Commission first conducted the draw down the numbers in the ballot for the election of members of the European Parliament of the Republic of Bulgaria; Parties and coalitions that are registered with the same name and lineup for the election of members of the European Parliament of the Republic of Bulgaria and the elections for MPs, for the election of MPs receive the same number on the ballot, determined by the draw for the election of members of the European Parliament of the Republic of Bulgaria;

in the cases referred to in points) beyond "a" and "b" is held to determine the lot numbers in the ballot for the election of members of the European Parliament of the Republic of Bulgaria or in the ballot for the election of MPs between parties and coalitions that have not participated in the draw on the letters "a" or "b"; the numbers in the ballot of parties, coalitions and initiative committees follow the numbers in the ballot of parties, coalitions and initiative committees determined by coin toss in letters "a" or "b";

6. in the case of elections for municipal councilors and mayors are produced simultaneously with the elections for President and Vice President of the Republic:

Parties and coalitions) that are registered with the same name and composition of the Central Electoral Commission and the municipal electoral commissions receive for the elections for municipal councilors and mayors, the same number on the ballot, which is determined by the draw, held in the Central Electoral Commission for the elections for President and Vice President of the Republic, as these parties and coalitions are not participating in the draw in the municipal electoral commissions on the letter "b";

(b)) the numbers in the ballot of parties and coalitions that have been registered with a different name and composition of the Central Electoral Commission and the municipal electoral commissions for election of municipal councillors and mayors shall be determined by drawing lots held in the municipal electoral commissions; the numbers in the ballot of parties, coalitions and initiative committees follow the numbers in the ballot of parties, coalitions and initiative committees as determined by the draw, held in the Central Electoral Commission referred to in (a);

7. when the elections for municipal councilors and mayors are produced simultaneously with the elections for MPs or members of the European Parliament of the Republic of Bulgaria, the numbers on the ballots for the election shall be determined in accordance with item 6;

8. the ballots for individual types of elections on the reverse (back) are a different color of printing security determined by the Central Electoral Commission;

9. election ballots for the relevant species are placed in separate polling boxes;

10. kandidatskite lists for municipal councilors and mayors of the same party or coalition can be represented by an advocate at a polling station on election day for all produced election;

11. following the establishment of the first draft for one type of choice to open the polling boxes for other kind of choice; the choice of which is made up the draft, to be filled in after the check in the polling boxes for other kind of choice if I put newsletters and for this kind of choice; in the production of elections for municipal councilors and mayors at the same time as elections for President and Vice President of the Republic or for members of the European Parliament of the Republic of Bulgaria first open polling boxes and settled the outcome of the vote for President and Vice President of the Republic, according to members of the European Parliament of the Republic of Bulgaria;

12. the district or municipal electoral Committee shall determine the timetable for the adoption of the election papers and materials of the precinct electoral commissions;

13. electoral materials packaged and placed in bags that are a different color for each type of choice; the type and amount of the bags shall be determined by a decision of the Central Electoral Commission; electoral papers and materials for individual types of elections are kept in separate rooms.

§ 6. (1) the selected candidates for MPs, the President of the Republic, Vice President of the Republic, members of the European Parliament of the Republic of Bulgaria or mayors working in State or municipal institutions or enterprises, companies with more than 50 percent owned or municipal participation in the capital or budgetary organisations, are entitled after the termination of their credentials to take up his former position, and, in the case When it is closed – another equivalent post at the same or with their consent in another State or municipal establishment or undertaking or a trading company with more than 50 percent owned or municipal participation in the capital or financial organization.

(2) when the previous position of the selected candidate was occupied by another person, the relationship with that person is terminated without prior notice.

(3) the provisions of paragraphs 1 and 2. 1 and 2 shall not apply where the selected candidates have held another elective or mandatna position.

(4) the mandate of the selected candidates for members of the European Parliament of the Republic of Bulgaria, which occupy another elective office shall be suspended 7 days before the date of the opening of the first sitting of the European Parliament.

§ 7. (1) the members of the European Parliament of the Republic of Bulgaria in the execution of his powers have the right of access to State and local authorities and organisations.

(2) the State and local authorities and their administrations are required to assist the members of the European Parliament of the Republic of Bulgaria and to provide them with on-demand information and documents in connection with the performance of their powers.

§ 8. This code implements the requirements of:

1. Directive 93/109/EC of 6 December 1993 laying down detailed arrangements for the exercise of the right to vote and to stand as a candidate in elections to the European Parliament for citizens of the Union residing in a Member State of which they are not nationals.

2. Directive 94/80/EC of 19 December 1994 laying down detailed arrangements for the exercise of the right to vote and to stand as a candidate in municipal elections by citizens of the Union residing in a Member State of which they are not nationals.

3. directive 13/1/EC of the Council of 20 December 2012, amending Directive 93/109/EC in respect of certain of the conditions and procedures for the exercise of the right of citizens of the Union residing in a Member State of which they are not nationals to stand as a candidate in elections to the European Parliament (OJ L 26/27 from 26 January 2013).

TRANSITIONAL AND FINAL PROVISIONS

§ 9. This code supersedes:

1. The electoral code (promulgated, SG. 9 of 2011; Decision No. 4 of the Constitutional Court by 2011 – 36 PCs by 2011; amend., SG. 45 by 2011, issue 17 and 66 by 2013).

2. The law on the election of the Grand National Assembly (promulgated, SG. 28 of Corr 1990;., no. 29 of 1990; amend., no. 24 of 2001 No. 45 of 2002 and no. 39 by 2011).

§ 10. (1) to produce the election for President and Vice President of the Republic in 2016, with the exception of the general election for municipal councilors and mayors in 2015, engineering the vote provided for in the code, is experimental and is produced in up to 500 polling stations. Sections for engineering voting shall be determined by the Central Election Commission not later than 5 days from the date of a relevant choice.

(2) the Central Electoral Commission shall adopt rules for the production of experimental machine vote under para. 1, as well as for the synthesis of the results thereof.

(3) in the experimental machine vote under para. 1 can participate every voter, whether voted at the same election with a paper ballot. Article 206, para. 3 does not apply. The experimental machine ballot is carried out by the procedure of art. 268. In the electoral roll under art. 268, para. 5 in the "remarks" box is marked voters participated in an experimental machine voted.

(4) in the experimental machine vote under para. 1 the provisions of the Code concerning the reporting of the results do not apply. The results of the experimental machine vote under para. 1 shall be made available to the district or municipal electoral Committee, which shall forward it to the Central Electoral Commission.

(5) the results of the experimental machine vote shall not be taken into account in determining the outcome of the elections.

§ 11. When production of the election for President and Vice President of the Republic in 2016 and to produce general elections for municipal councilors and mayors in 2015, voting machine is produced in up to 500 polling stations. Sections for engineering voting shall be determined by the Central Election Commission not later than 5 days from the date of a relevant choice.

§ 12. Within 15 days of the entry into force of the code, the National Assembly chooses the President, respectively appointed new members of the Central Electoral Commission. The term of Office of the incumbent upon the entry into force of the code, members of the Central Electoral Commission shall terminate with the inauguration of new members.


§ 13. The Central Electoral Commission not later than 55 days before the production of election for members of the European Parliament of the Republic of Bulgaria in 2014:

1. adopts the rules of procedure under art. 48, para. 3;

2. a public Council under art. 55 and the training unit under art. 56;

3. determine the terms and conditions for voting machine;

4. establishes the models of the electoral papers for election as members of the European Parliament of the Republic of Bulgaria in 2014 and have them published in the Official Gazette;

5. in agreement with the Council of Ministers shall lay down the conditions and procedures for the development, delivery and storage of electoral materials, including papers and for the storage of technical devices for engineering voting.

§ 14. The Central Electoral Commission within four months of the entry into force of the Code establishes the models of the electoral papers for each type of option, beyond those for the election of members of the European Parliament of the Republic of Bulgaria in 2014, and have them published in the Official Gazette.

§ 15. Partial elections, for which at the date of entry into force of the code, has promulgated the Decree of the President of the Republic for their timetabling shall be manufactured in accordance with the electoral code.

§ 16. In the law on administrative-territorial unit of the Republic of Bulgaria (promulgated, SG. 63 of 1995; Decision No. 8 of the Constitutional Court of the 1996 – 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 by 2011, and St. 66 by 2013) the following modifications are made:

1. In art. 16, item 1 the words "350 people" are replaced by "100 men".

2. In § 4, item 1 of the additional provisions, the words "4 months" are replaced by "three-month".

§ 17. (1) the settlements, which, at the date of the promulgation of the Decree of the President of the Republic 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, acquire the status of municipality and election for mayors of municipalities at the same time with the production of general elections for municipal councilors and mayors.

(2) the Mayoral deputies in the settlements, which, at the date of entry into force of the code comply with the requirements of art. 16 item 1 of the law on administrative-territorial unit of the Republic of Bulgaria shall continue to perform his duties until the swearing-in of newly elected mayor.

(3) upon premature termination of the authority of the deputy mayoral under para. 2 the municipality Mayor could appoint a new mayoral intendant.

§ 18. 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; PCs. 38 by 2012, PCs. 15 by 2013 and St. 1 by 2014) make the following changes and additions:

1. In art. 4, al. 1 the words "4 months" are replaced by "three-month".

2. In art. 30, para. 8 the words "by the parties" shall be deleted and the words "art. 267 "are replaced by" article. 459.

3. In art. 38:

(a)) in the Al. 2, after the words "the mayors of" insert "and" and the words "by law" shall be replaced by "Electoral Code";

(b)) in the Al. 5 after the word "municipality" was added "for the Mayor of the region".

4. Article 39 (a) is repealed.

5. In art. 42:

(a)) in the Al. 1:

AA) in the text before point 1, the words "the communes or municipalities" shall be deleted;

BB) in paragraph 6, after the word "Parish" is added "area";

(b)) in the Al. 3 the words "art. 267 "are replaced by" article. 459 ";

in) in the Al. 4:

AA) in the first sentence, the words "of the municipality or the City Hall" and the words "of the municipality, respectively, acting Mayor of the City Council" shall be deleted;

BB) in the second sentence, after the word "Parish" is added "or mayor of the area," and finally "be added to the municipality, respectively, of area";

BB) in third sentence, after the word "Parish" is added "or mayor of the area";

(d)) in the Al. 5:

AA) in the first sentence, the words "of the municipality or to the Mayor" are deleted;

BB) in the second sentence, after the words "elect a mayor of the municipality" is added "Mayor";

(e)) in the Al. 6:

AA) in the first sentence, after the word "municipality" is added "Mayor of the area," and after the word "Parish" is added "Mayor";

BB) in the second sentence, after the word "Parish" is added "or mayor of the area";

f) in para. 7, after the word "municipality" is added "Mayor of the district;

(g)) in the Al. 8, after the word "municipality" is added "Mayor of the region".

6. article 42A shall be repealed.

7. In art. 46 and the words "art. 4, al. 5 ' shall be replaced by "art. 397, para. 1. "

§ 19. (1) the mayors of the areas selected by the municipal councils will continue to perform his duties until the general election of municipal councillors and mayors.

(2) upon premature termination of the authority of the Mayor of the region to produce general elections for municipal councilors and mayors and the swearing-in of the newly elected Mayor of the district shall be subject to the provisions of the repealed art. 39A and art. 42 (a) of the law on local self-government and local administration.

§ 20. In the radio and Television Act (promulgated, SG. 138 of 1998; Decision of the Constitutional Court No. 10 of 1999 – No. 60 of 1999; amend., SG. 81 (1999), 79/2000, no. 96 and 112 of 2001 No. 77 and 120 of 2002, no. 99 and 114 from 2003, no. 99 and 115 of 2004. , PC. 88, 93 and 105 by 2005, issue. 21, 34, 70, 80, 105 and 108, 2006, issue. 10, 41, 53, and 113 in 2007, PCs. 110. Since 2008, PCs. 14, 37, 42 and 99 from 2009, PCs. 12, 47, 97, 99 and 101 of 2010, PC. 28, 99 and 105 of 2011, issue. 38 and 102 by 2012 PCs. 15, 17 and 27 of 2013; Decision No. 8 of the Constitutional Court by 2013 – St. 91 by 2013; amend., SG. 109 by 2013) make the following changes and additions:

1. In art. 13 al. 4 is repealed.

2. In art. 32, para. 1 creating a t. 22:

"22. manufactures specialized monitoring the activity of media service providers at the production of election campaign, which provides the Central Electoral Commission; the volume and the parameters of the specialized monitoring shall be determined by agreement between the Council for electronic media and the Central Electoral Commission, concluded before the opening of the election campaign, regardless of the territorial scope of the programs. "

§ 21. 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 of the 2013) following amendments and supplements shall be made :

1. In art. 15, para. 1, after the words "logs in" add "public" and the second sentence: "the publicity of the register is provided by the website of the Court in compliance with the requirements of the law on the protection of personal data."

2. In art. 29, para. 2, item 2, the words "EUR 1000" shall be replaced by "a minimum wage".

3. Article 43 shall be amended as follows:

"Art. 43. (1) a political party that does not submit within financial statement under art. 34, para. 1 a declaration under art. 34, para. 4, penalty payment in the amount of 5000 to 10 000 LEVs.

(2) a political party that does not create a public registry or not entered in the public register circumstances under art. 29, para. 2, penalty payment in the amount of 1000 to 5000 LEVs. "

4. an art. 43A:

"Art. 43. (1) upon violation of the requirements of art. 22, art. 23, para. 2, art. 24 and article. 29, para. 1 the person under art. 30, para. 1, and if this is not specified, the person who represents the political party shall be imposed a fine in the amount from 1000 up to 5000 EUR

(2) failure of the obligation under art. 28 and of the person referred to in art. 30, para. 1, and if this is not specified, the person who represents a political party, having a fine of 100 to 500 EUR

(3) upon failure to comply with the obligations under art. 30, para. 1 and 2 of the person who represents the political party shall be imposed a fine in the amount of 200 to 500 EUR

(4) in the event of a repeated offence under subsection. 1 and 2 have a fine double the size. "

5. In art. 44 para. 1 shall be amended as follows:

(1) the acts establishing the offences under art. 43 and 43A shall be drawn up by officials authorised by the President of the Court of Auditors. "

6. § 1 of the supplementary provision creates a new item 6:

"6." again "is the infringement committed within one year of the entry into force of the decree by which the offender was punished for the same offence."

§ 22. In the direct participation of citizens in the State power and local self-government (official SG. 44 of 2009; amend., SG. 100 by 2010, issue 9 of 2011 No. 42 by 2012, 20 and 66 by 2013) is made the following changes and additions:

1. In art. 13:

(a)) in the Al. 1 creating the second sentence: "the subscription is imported and in structured electronic form, contains the data of the citizens, passed a handwritten signature, in the order in which they are entered in the subscription.";

(b)) in the Al. 2, the first sentence after the word "subscription" is added "in structured electronic form".

2. In art. 29:

(a)) in the Al. 1 creating the second sentence: "the subscription is imported and in structured electronic form, contains the data of the citizens, passed a handwritten signature, in the order in which they are entered in the subscription.";

(b)) in the Al. 2, the first sentence after the word "subscription" is added "in structured electronic form of territorial unit" and the word "which" shall be replaced by "which".

3. In art. 51:

(a)) in the Al. 1 creating the second sentence: "the subscription is imported and in structured electronic form, contains the data of the citizens, passed a handwritten signature, in the order in which they are entered in the subscription.";


(b)) in the Al. 3, first sentence, after the word "subscription" is added "in structured electronic form", after the word "development" insert "or her territorial unit in the field" and the words "carrying out" are replaced by "who carried out".

4. In art. 57, al. 5:

a new sentence be inserted) second: "Subscription is imported and in structured electronic form, contains the data of the citizens, passed a handwritten signature, in the order in which they are entered in the subscription.";

(b) the second sentence) becomes the third sentence after the word "subscription" is added "in structured electronic form of territorial unit" and the word "which" shall be replaced by "that";

in the third sentence) becomes the fourth sentence.

5. Everywhere in the law the words "urn", "urn", and "urn" are replaced with "box", "cans" and "box".

§ 23. Subscriptions under the direct participation of citizens in the State power and local self-government that are initiated prior to the entry into force of the code, shall be submitted in the previous row.

§ 24. In the Ministry of Internal Affairs (official SG 17 06; amend., SG. 30, 102 and 105 of 2006, issue 11, 31, 41, 46, 57, 64 and 109 (2007), no. 28, 43, 69, 94 and 98 in 2008, issue 27, 42, 74, 82 and 93 from 2009/2010 88, no. 9 , 23, 47, 48 and 81 from 2011, issue. 38 and 44 by 2012 PCs. 15, 52, 66, 68 and 70 in 2013) in art. 212, para. 1, item 9, the words "article. 104, para. 1 – 3 "shall be replaced by" art. 161, para. 1-3.

§ 25. In the Administration Act (promulgated, SG. 130 of 1998; Decision of the Constitutional Court No. 2 of 1999 – issue 8 of 1999; amend., SG. 67 of 1999 No. 64 and 81 of 2000, 99 and 101/2001, no. 95 of 2003 No. 19 of 2005, no. 24, 30, 69 and 102 in 2006. , PC. 46 and 78 in 2007, PCs. 43 and 94 since 2008, PCs. 35 and 42 by 2009, PCs. 24 and 97 from 2010, PC. 69 by 2011, issue. 15 and 82 by 2012 PCs. 15 and 17 from 2013) in art. 19, para. 6 so 6 is repealed.

§ 26. 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 2013) in art. 195 the following modifications are made:

1. In paragraph 8. 1, item 2, the words "with the exception of a member of the Central Electoral Commission" shall be deleted.

2. paragraph 2 is replaced by the following:

"(2) the judges of administrative courts, the judges of the Supreme Administrative Court, prosecutors and investigators cannot be members of district, municipal and electoral sectional committees to produce elections for MPs, members of the European Parliament of the Republic of Bulgaria, for the President and Vice President of the Republic and to municipal councillors and mayors."

§ 27. The Bulgarian News Agency (official SG. 99 by 2011; Decision of the Constitutional Court No. 11 by 2012 – the No. 78 by 2012; amend., SG. 15 of 2013) in art. 5, al. 2, item 3, the words "according to the law on the election of the Grand National Assembly" shall be deleted.

§ 28. In the Penal Code (official SG. 26 of 1968; Corr. 29/1968; amend., SG. 92, 1969, no. 26 and 27 of 1973, no. 89 of 1974, no. 95 of 1975, no. 3 of 1977, 54/1978, no. 89 of 1979, no. 28 of 1982; Corr, 31/1982; amend. , PC. 44 of 1984, PCs. 41 and 79 since 1985; Corr, PCs. 80 of 1985; amend., SG. 89 of 1986; Corr, PCs. 90 of 1986; amend., SG. 37, 91 and 99 of 1989, PCs. 10, 31 and 81 of 1990, St. 1 and 86 of 1991; Corr, PCs. 90 of 1991; amend., SG. 105 of 1991, PCs. 54 of 1992, issue. 10 since 1993, PCs. 50 of 1995; Decision No 19 of the Constitutional Court from 1995 – PCs. 97 of 1995; amend., SG. 102 of 1995, PCs. 107 of 1996, PCs. 62 and 85 of 1997; Decision No 19 of the Constitutional Court from 1997 – PCs. 120 of 1997; amend., SG. 83, 85, 132, 133 and 153 of 1998, PCs. 7, 51 and 81 of 1999, issue. 21 and 51 by 2000; Decision of the Constitutional Court No. 14 of 2000 – PCs. 98 by 2000; amend., SG. 41 and 101 of the 2001 PCs. 45 and 92 by 2002, PCs. 26 and 103 of 2004, PCs. 24, 43, 76, 86 and 88 of 2005, St. 59, 75 and 102 in 2006, PCs. 38, 64, 57, 85, 89 and 94 in 2007, PCs. 19, 67 and 102 by 2008, PCs. 12, 23, 27, 32, 47, 80, 93 and 102 of 2009, PCs. 26 and 32 from 2010, PC. 33 and 60 by 2011, issue. 19, 20 and 60 by 2012 PCs. 17, 61 and 84 by 2013) make the following changes and additions:

1. In art. 167:

(a)) in the Al. 1, after the word "selected" is added "or to vote in a referendum or to participate in the subscription for the production of referendum";

(b)) in the Al. 2, after the word "coalition" there shall be added "or to vote in a referendum in a certain way";

in) in the Al. 3, after the word "coalition" there shall be added "or to vote in a referendum in a certain way";

(d)) in the Al. 4 after the word "coalition" there shall be added "or to vote in a referendum in a certain way";

(e)) a new para. 5:

"(5) When the Act under para. 1-4 was committed by an official in or on the occasion of the performance of his official duties, the penalty is imprisonment of one to six years. ";

Al is current). 5 it al. 6 and in her words "para. 2, 3 and 4 "shall be replaced by" para. 2, 3, 4 and 5 ';

(g)) the current al. 6 it al. 7.

2. In art. 167 (a) after the word "applicant" shall be inserted "or to vote in a referendum in a certain way."

3. In art. 168:

(a)) in the Al. 1, after the word "right" is added "or vote on referendum";

(b)) in the Al. 2, after the word "choice" is added "or vote twice or more in a referendum".

4. an art. 168A:

"Art. 168. (1) in violation of the established rules printed ballots for voting, shall be punished with imprisonment of up to three years and to a fine of one thousand to three thousand euro.

(2) the punishment under para. 1 be punished and who holds the law or distribute ballots for voting. "

5. In art. 169 after the word "elections" is added "or referendum."

§ 29. Constitutional Court Act (promulgated, SG. 67 of 1991; amend., no. 25 of 2001 No. 45 of 2002, no. 114 of 2003. Decision 1 of the Constitutional Court since 2006 – 23/06; amend., SG. 50 by 2012) made the following changes and additions:

1. In art. 12, al. 1:

a) a new item 10:

"10. pronounced in disputes about the legality of the election of a member of the European Parliament of the Republic of Bulgaria;

(b)) the current item 10 and 11 shall become item 11 and 12.

2. In art. 17, al. 4, the words "and national representative" are replaced by "mp and member of the European Parliament of the Republic of Bulgaria".

3. In art. 21:

a) a new para. 5:

"(5) the Constitutional Court shall decide on the legality of the election of MPs and the choice of the Member of Parliament and the election of a member of the European Parliament of the Republic of Bulgaria within two months of receipt of the request. ';

(b)) the current al. 5 it al. 6.

4. In art. 22, para. 5, the words "and national representative" are replaced by "mp and member of the European Parliament of the Republic of Bulgaria".

§ 30. This code shall enter into force on the day of its publication in the Official Gazette.

Annex No 1 to art. 248

METHODOLOGY

to determine the results of the vote and allocation of mandates in elections for MPs

I General

1.1. The methodology determines the calculation procedures that are allocated mandates for MPs in the electoral districts where elections for MPs to National Assembly (NA) and the Grand National Assembly (GREAT NATIONAL ASSEMBLY).

1.2. The methodology determines the calculation procedures, in which 240 are allocated mandates respectively 400 mandate for the GREAT NATIONAL ASSEMBLY between independent candidates and parties and coalitions in multi-mandate electoral districts.

1.3. the final allocation of mandates for MPs is carried out by the Central Election Commission (CEC).

II. Determination of the number of mandates in multi-mandate electoral districts

2.1. the number of mandates in multi-mandate electoral districts (peace) is determined on the basis of a single rate of representation for the whole country depending on the number of population in each PEACE according to data provided by the National Statistics Institute on the basis of the results of the last census.

2.2. the number of mandates in peace may not be less than 4, 6 for the GREAT NATIONAL ASSEMBLY respectively.

2.3. To determine the number of mandates in peace, the method of Hare-Niimajer.

2.4. the number of the population of the country according to data provided by the National Statistics Institute on the basis of the results of the last census of the population is divided into 240, 400 respectively for GREAT NATIONAL ASSEMBLY and the fixed single rate of representation for the country.

2.5. the number of the population from any PEACE is divided into the single rate of representation for the country.

2.6. any PEACE initially gets so mandates, as is all part of the private in item 2.5.

2.7. The remaining mandates up to 240, 400, respectively, for the GREAT NATIONAL ASSEMBLY are allocated on PEACE with the largest remainders (the fraction of the private under item 2.5).

2.8. First gets complementary PEACE mandate with the highest residue, second gets additional term PEACE with the next largest residue, etc. until the mandates.

2.9. When the procedure in item 2.8 cannot continue due to the presence of residues, whose number is greater than the number of remaining undistributed mandates, these mandates shall be allocated by drawing lots by the CEC. The date and time of the toss shall be determined by the CEC. In the draw of the draw may be present representatives of political parties, coalitions and initiative committees, observers and representatives of mass media.

2.10. The preliminary number of mandates for any PEACE is the sum of the initial mandates received in item 2.6 plus up to one additional term in item 2.8 and 2.9. If all the preliminary PEACE issue mandates shall be not less than 4, 6 for the GREAT NATIONAL ASSEMBLY respectively, the so-called 2.15.


2.11. If in a number of preliminary PEACE terms is less than 4, 6 for the GREAT NATIONAL ASSEMBLY respectively, in this PEACE be allocated additional mandates, so that this region can get 4 6, respectively. This PEACE did not participate in further distribution of mandates.

2.12. The number 240, 400, respectively, for the GREAT NATIONAL ASSEMBLY shall be reduced by the number of the PEACE referred to in paragraph 2.11, multiplied by 4, 6 for the GREAT NATIONAL ASSEMBLY respectively.

2.13. the number of the population referred to in paragraph 2.4 shall be reduced by the amount of population in PEACE under item 2.11.

2.14. The number of mandates under item 2.12 is distributed similarly between PEACE, with the exception of those referred to in item 2.11 pursuant to procedures from 2.2 to 2.15 t, as in item 2.4 the population shall be replaced with the number in item 2.13, including 2.4 and 2.7 number 240, 400, respectively, for the GREAT NATIONAL ASSEMBLY is replaced by the number under item 2.12.

2.15. the final number of mandates for any peace is the result of the calculation pursuant to paragraph 2.6 – 2.14.

III. Determination of the mandates of the independent candidates in multi-mandate electoral districts

3.1. If there is a registered action committees to promote independent candidates in the electoral district of PEACE committees, define regional electoral quota. The district electoral quota is equal to the quotient of the Division of the total number of actual votes cast, the number of designated this area mandates referred to in paragraph 2.15.

3.2. If there are independent candidate registered with the peace that had received actual votes less than the electoral quota in item 3.1, it shall be deemed to be elected and received a mandate in the PEACE.

3.3. The term under item 3.2 shall be deducted from the prescribed number of mandates for the PEACE in item 2.15 and did not participate in the subsequent allocation of mandates by proportional system in multi-mandate electoral districts.

IV. Establishment of mandates by proportional system in multi-mandate electoral districts

4.1. the number of mandates to be proportional distribution in 31 peace is equal to the difference of all 240 mandate, 400 respectively for GREAT NATIONAL ASSEMBLY and the number of mandates obtained by independent candidates under item 3.2.

4.2. Number of proportional mandates for any peace is equal to the number of mandates referred to in paragraph 2.15, reduced by the number of mandates obtained by independent candidates under item 3.2.

4.3. The Central Electoral Commission performs calculations on the distribution of all the proportional mandates under this section for lists of parties and coalitions in peace.

4.4. the distribution of mandates for each party, and the Coalition on a national level – the first step:

4.4.1. the amount is calculated from the actual votes cast in the country and abroad;

4.4.2. calculate the 4% of the amount referred to in paragraph 4.4.1;

4.4.3. the assignment of proportional mandates under item 4.2 only involved parties and coalitions, received actual votes not less than the number referred to in item 4.4.2;

4.4.4. in further distribution of mandates only the votes of the parties and coalitions in item 4.4.3;

4.4.5. the mandates referred to in paragraph 4.2 of the country shall be allocated between the parties and coalitions in item 4.4.3 according to their actual voices using the Hare-Niimajer;

4.4.6. the amount of the actual votes for all parties and coalitions under item 4.4.4 is divided by the number of mandates under item 4.2 (Hare quota);

4.4.7. the resulting actual votes for each party and coalition under item 4.4.3 is divisible by the number under item 4.4.5;

4.4.8. each party, and the coalition under item 4.4.3 receive initial mandate so as the whole part of the under item 4.4.7;

4.4.9. the remaining mandates to those specified in 4.2 shall be allocated between the parties and coalitions in item 4.4.3 in order of reducing the fraction (residue) of the under item 4.4.7;

4.4.10. first gets complementary mandate party or coalition with the largest remnant, the second receives an additional mandate party or coalition with the next largest residue, etc. until the mandates;

4.4.11. If the procedure under item 4.4.10 come to two or more equal balance, and the number of undistributed mandates is smaller than their number, allocation of remaining mandates being carried out on the lot between parties or coalitions with equal residues; the date and time of the toss shall be determined by the CEC; in the draw of the draw may be present representatives of political parties, coalitions and initiative committees, observers and representatives of mass media;

4.4.12. the final number of proportional mandates at the national level for each party, and the Coalition is equal to the number of mandates obtained under item plus one additional 4.4.8 the term under item 4.4.10 and t. 4.4.11.

4.5. the distribution of mandates in multi-mandate electoral districts between the winning parties or coalitions mandates – step two: 4.5.1. The Central Electoral Commission performs calculations on the distribution of mandates under item 4.2 in all 31 PEACE between parties and coalitions, received mandates under item 4.4.12;

4.5.2. the votes cast abroad for a contestant did not participate in the allocation of mandates in peace;

4.5.3. for any PEACE is calculated the amount of the actual votes from all sections for each party and coalition under item 4.4.3;

4.5.4. for any PEACE is calculated the amount of the actual voices of parties and coalitions in item 4.4.3;

4.5.5. the mandates under item 4.2 for every PEACE individually is allocated according to the results of a contestant actual voices in the region by the method of Hare-Niimajer;

4.5.6. the amount referred to in paragraph 4.5.4 for any PEACE is divided by the number of mandates obtained under item 4.2 (Hare quota);

4.5.7. the resulting actual votes for the party or the coalition under item 4.4.3 at any PEACE is divisible by the number referred to in paragraph 4.5.6;

4.5.8. initially, the party or coalition in any PEACE gets so mandate, as is the whole part of the in the t. 4.5.7;

4.5.9. remaining terms to the number of mandates under item 4.2 for every PEACE shall be allocated in the order of reduction of the fraction (residue) of the referred to in paragraph 4.5.7;

4.5.10. the first extra term in any PEACE is allocated to that party or coalition in item 4.4.3, which has the largest surplus under item 4.5.7, the second additional term shall be allocated to the party or coalition in item 4.4.3 with the next largest residue, etc. until all mandates for each peace;

4.5.11. If the procedure under item 4.5.10 come to two or more equal balance, and the number of undistributed mandates is smaller than their number, allocation of remaining mandates is carried out between the parties and coalitions of parties under item 4.4.3 with equal residues, using towed already by CEC lot down the numbers of parties and coalitions and given in the order of smallest number;

4.5.12. determine a preliminary number of mandates (Basic) for parties and coalitions under item 4.4.3 at any peace that is equal to the number of mandates allocated initially in peace under item 4.5.8;

4.5.13. identify residues (the fraction) under item 4.5.7 for each party and coalition under item 4.4.3 for every PEACE by remnants of a contestant in item 4.4.3 beneficiaries additional mandates under item 4.5.11 4.5.10 and in any peace;

4.5.14. determine in advance the distribution of mandates for each PEACE of parties and coalitions under item 4.4.3 as an amount in item 4.5.8, and 4.5.10 4.5.11.

4.6. Redistribution of the number of mandates obtained in advance by the parties and coalitions in multi-mandate electoral districts and the allocation of mandates for MPs in multi-mandate electoral districts – third step:

4.6.1. summed separately in advance obtained mandates under item 4.5.14 for each party or coalition in item 4.4.3;

4.6.2. If all the parties and coalitions in item 4.4.3 receive so the mandate as they are defined under paragraph 4.4.12, crossed the so-called 4.6.9;

4.6.3. If a party or a coalition under item 4.4.3 has received more than her determined mandates under item 4.4.12 received, but no additional mandates and accordingly tagged residues marked up all debris for that party or coalition in all PEACE, where she has received mandates, without this PEACE, which are excluded from participation in the redistribution under item 4.6.8;

4.6.4. If a party or a coalition under item 4.4.3 has received less than determined its mandates under item 4.4.12, but all her non-residues are marked in all PEACE, they are demarkirat in all these peace without PEACE, which are excluded from participation in the redistribution under item 4.6.8;

4.6.5. determine the smallest surplus under item 4.5.13 for parties and coalitions in item 4.4.3, received more than their assigned mandates under item 4.4.12 PEACE only in those where there is a marked residue as additional mandates on Hare-Niimajer or after the redistribution of mandates on 4.6.1. procedures to 4.6.8 and are not excluded from participation in the redistribution under item 4.6.8;

* 4.6.6. If residues laid down in item 4.6.5 are two or more, the rest in peace to the party or coalition with the smallest number when withdrawals lot for numbering of parties and coalitions;

4.6.7. If within the time limit set out under item 4.6.5 or t. MIR * 4.6.6 no unsatisfied with the term residues, this PEACE did not participate more in the redistribution and moves to the t. 4.6.5;

4.6.8. in peace, where a certain smallest surplus under item 4.6.5 or * 4.6.6 takes place redistribution of additional mandates under item 4.5.11 4.5.10 and so, as the resulting term is taken away from owning it in the party or coalition that peace, the balance resets her and not be used in subsequent calculations, the total number of mandates under item 4.5.14 for that party or coalition shall be reduced by one and gives a mandate to the party or coalition in the same PEACE , which has the largest following unsatisfied with the term remnant in this peace; This residue is highlighted, and the total number of mandates nationwide for that party or coalition under item 4.5.14 increases by one; goes to the item 4.6.2;


4.6.9. final allocation of proportional mandates the parties and coalitions in item 4.4.3 in multi-mandate electoral districts is the final result of the calculation procedures under item 4.5.12 t. 4.6.1 to 4.6.8.

V the customisation of the mandates. lists

5.1. where the number of mandates for a party or coalition is greater than the number of candidates in the kandidatskata list, shall be received as mandate, as is the number of candidates on the ballot.

5.2. Selected candidates from each ticket of the party or coalition with earned x set term according to the number of received valid preferences (preferences) under art. 278, para. 4 and 5 and placement of candidates on the ballot.

5.3. User Preferences (preferences) for a candidate from the ticket are valid if the number of votes received, is not less than 7 percent of the votes cast for the list kandidatskata.

5.4. When no candidates under item 5.3, the arrangement in kandidatskata leaves.

5.5. When there are candidates in 5.3, they are ranked according to the number of its preferences (preferences), starting with the candidate receiving the highest number of valid preferences (preferences). These candidates are removed from kandidatskata leaves of the party or coalition to form a list a equal number of preferences, the order shall be determined by lot. Rest in kandidatskata leaves candidates retain their original stacking the leaves and form a list b.

5.6. the first selected candidates from the lists x 5.4 or 5.5.

5.7. the lists referred to in paragraph 5.4 or 5.5 are retained for replacement in case of interruption or termination of the mandate of the elected candidate.

VI. Outstanding issues

6.1. The outstanding issues the Central Electoral Commission shall adopt a decision.

Annex 2 to the art. 312

METHODOLOGY

to determine the results of the vote in the election for President and Vice President of the Republic

1. for each ticket for President and Vice President of the Republic, erected by the party or coalition initiative Committee, is calculated the amount of votes cast in the country and outside the country.

2. kandidatskata is selected, the couple received more than half of the valid votes, if you participated in the vote more than half the voters.

3. If there is no selected leaves, the Central Election Commission (CEC) is setting up a new selection within 7 days from the day of first choice.

3.1. The new choice involved the two lists, received the most votes.

3.2. If more than two lists have received the most, but a tie, they all are allowed to participate in the new selection.

3.3. If a ticket has received the most votes, then it is followed by two or more lists with an equal number of votes, they shall be allowed to participate in the new selection.

3.4. If the new option are admitted two lists before choosing a candidate for President or Vice President on one leaf dies or becomes ill, CEC suspends selection and schedule a new election not later than 14 days from the date of the pending election. Within three days from the date of the decision of the party or CEC initiative Committee may register a new candidate.

3.5. If the new option are admitted two lists before the new election candidate from one of them withdraws from participation within 24 hours after the announcement of the results of the works in the new selection choice on the decision of the CEC participates in number of votes next ticket. If there is no subsequent lists, the National Assembly fixed new choice for President and Vice President of the Republic.

4. in the new selection is selected works kandidatskata couple that received the most votes.

5. If the new choice two or more lists get most, but a tie, no selected doctoral couple.

Annex 3 to the art. 355

METHODOLOGY

to determine the results of the vote and allocation of mandates in elections for members of the European Parliament of the Republic of Bulgaria

I General

1.1. The methodology used method of Hare-Niimajer (MX) for the allocation of mandates in elections for members of the European Parliament of the Republic of Bulgaria.

1.2. the Vote in the country in separate areas – in multi-mandate electoral districts territory with (peace) in the last election produced MPs, and abroad.

1.3. The mandates shall be distributed between the lists of parties and coalitions and independent candidates.

1.4. The mandates for the lists are kandidatskite they're personifying through preferential voting.

II. Conditions for the election of an independent candidate

2.1. An independent candidate was elected, if he has received the votes of not less than the number of all valid votes is divided by the number of members of the European Parliament of the Republic of Bulgaria, on the date of election. For 2014, the number is 17.

III. Conditions for the participation of the party and coalition

3.1. In the allocation of mandates involved lists, received the votes of not less than the number referred to in item 2.1.

IV. Allocation of mandates on lists

4.1. Between the kandidatskite lists under item 3.1 shall be allocated in terms of the number of meter MX-n where m equals is reduced by the number of selected under item 2.1 independent candidates. Kandidatskata list is filled, when distributed as mandates, as is the number of candidates in her.

4.2. each ticket gets the decimal number equal to mandates, number m, multiplied by the number of votes for the leaves and divided by the sum of the votes of all the lists referred to in paragraph 3.1. Fractional term is the sum of all the part (nonnegative integer) and the remainder (a nonnegative integer less than 1).

4.3. each ticket gets a number of mandates, equal to the whole part of floating-point mandates plus up to one additional term depending on the size of the balance.

4.4. If for all lists the number of allocated under item 4.1 mandates is less than or equal to the number of candidates in them, the procedure ends.

4.5. If a ticket under item 4.1, are assigned more mandates than there are candidates in it, it finally gets so mandates, as is the number of such applicants and then turns off. Excluded are and zap″lnenite lists. If all the lists are excluded, the procedure ends.

V the customisation of mandates. more lists

5.1. The mandates referred to in section IV are they're personifying through preferential voting.

5.2. Selected candidates from each ticket of the party or coalition with earned x set term according to the number of received valid preferences (preferences) and the ranking of the candidates on the ballot.

5.3. User Preferences (preferences) for a candidate from the ticket are valid if the number of votes received, is not less than 5 percent of the votes cast for the list kandidatskata.

5.4. When no candidates under item 5.3, the arrangement in kandidatskata leaves.

5.5. When there are candidates in 5.3, they are ranked according to the number of its preferences (preferences), starting with the candidate receiving the highest number of valid preferences (preferences). These candidates are removed from kandidatskata leaves of the party or coalition to form a list a equal number of preferences, the order shall be determined by lot. Rest in kandidatskata leaves candidates retain their original stacking the leaves and form a list b.

5.6. the first selected candidates from the lists x 5.4 or 5.5.

5.7. the lists referred to in paragraph 5.4 or 5.5 are retained for substitution in the event of termination of the term of Office of the elected candidate.

VI. Outstanding issues

6.1. The outstanding issues the Central Electoral Commission shall adopt a decision.

Annex 4 to the art. 452, para. 1

METHODOLOGY

to determine the results of the vote for mayors

1. The methodology determines the outcome of the elections for mayor of the municipality, district or town hall.

2. for each candidate for mayor is calculated the amount of votes cast in the electoral district.

3. the candidate is selected, received more than half of the valid votes in the area.

4. If a candidate is not selected, the municipal electoral Committee (OIC) convened a second round within 7 days from the day of first choice.

4.1. In the second round both candidates involved, received the most votes.

4.2. If more than two candidates received the most, but a tie, they all are allowed to participate in the second round.

4.3. If a candidate has received the most votes, then it is followed by two or more applicants with an equal number of votes, they all are allowed to participate in the second round.

5. The second round is elected the candidate who has received the most votes.

6. If the second ballot two or more candidates receive the most, but a tie, the candidate is not selected.

Annex No. 5 to art. 453, para. 1

METHODOLOGY

to determine the results of the vote and allocation of mandates in elections for municipal councilors

I General

1.1. The methodology used method of Hare-Niimajer (MX) for the allocation of mandates in elections for municipal councilors.

1.2. the Vote shall be on the territory of the municipalities.

1.3. The mandates shall be distributed between the lists of parties and coalitions and independent candidates.

1.4. The mandates for the lists are kandidatskite they're personifying through preferential voting.

II. Independent candidates

2.1. An independent candidate was elected, if it has received a number of votes not less than the number of actual votes in the municipality divided by the number of municipal councillors in the City Council.

III. Participation of parties and coalitions

3.1. In the allocation of mandates involved a contestant, received the votes of not less than the votes required for the election of an independent candidate under section II.

IV. Allocation of mandates of parties and coalitions

4.1. In the allocation of mandates cast lists, received the votes of not less than the votes required for the election of an independent candidate under item 2.1.

4.2. Between the kandidatskite lists the 4.1 m are allocated to the number of mandates, where m is the number of Aldermen, reduced by the number of selected under item 2.1 independent candidates.


4.3. each ticket gets the number of mandates in MX.

4.4. When the number of mandates for a ticket in 4.3 is greater than the number of candidates on the ballot, she gets so mandates, as are the candidates in it.

4.5. The mandates referred to in paragraph 4.3 and 4.4 are they're personifying through preferential voting.

V. Customisation of mandates

5.1. The selected candidates from each ticket of the party or coalition with earned x set term according to the number of received valid preferences (preferences) under art. 437, para. 4 and 5 and placement of candidates on the ballot.

5.2. Preferences (preferences) for a candidate from the ticket are valid if the number of votes received, is not less than 7 per cent of the municipal electoral quota.

5.3. When no candidates in 5.2, the arrangement in kandidatskata leaves.

5.4. When there are candidates in 5.2, they are ranked according to the number of its preferences (preferences), starting with the candidate receiving the highest number of valid preferences (preferences). These candidates are removed from kandidatskata leaves of the party or coalition to form a list a equal number of preferences, the order shall be determined by lot. Rest in kandidatskata leaves candidates retain their original stacking the leaves and form a list b.

5.5. selected candidates are listed first in x 5.3 or 5.4.

5.6. The lists referred to in 5.3 or 5.4 preserved when you replace in case of interruption or termination of the mandate of the elected candidate.

VI. Outstanding issues

6.1. The outstanding issues the Central Electoral Commission shall adopt a decision.

The law together with the annexes thereto was adopted by the 42nd National Assembly on 21 February 2014 and on 4 March 2014 and is stamped with the official seal of the National Assembly.

President of the National Assembly: Mihail Mikov

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