The Legal Framework For The Regional Referendum In The Autonomous Region Of The Azores

Original Language Title: Regime Jurídico do Referendo Regional na Região Autónoma dos Açores

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PORTUGUESE COMMUNIST PARTY Parliamentary Group draft law No. 35/XII-1. ª ORGANIC LAW of the REGIONAL REFERENDUM SCHEME Preamble the Constitution provides since 1997, in paragraph 2 of article 232, the possibility of legislative assemblies of the autonomous regions submit proposals for regional referendum, through which the registered voters within its territory may, by decision of the President of the Republic, be called upon to comment directly binding basis, on relevant specific regional interest issues, by applying mutatis mutandis the provisions of article 115 on the nationwide referendum. Thus, alongside the national referendum as provided for in article 115 and local referendum provided for in article 240, the Constitution also provides for the possibility of referendums within each autonomous region, predicting, in subparagraph (b)) of article 164, that the definition of the respective regimes is made by law for the exclusive competence of the Assembly of the Republic, who is the form of organic law pursuant to paragraph 2 of article 166. However, contrary to what is already the case with the national referendum, regulated by organic law No. 15/98, of 3 April, and with the local referendum, regulated by organic law No. 4/2000, of 24 August, has not yet drawn up the law necessary for the regional referendums can be a reality. The aim of the parliamentary group of the CFP while taking the initiative of presenting this draft law is precisely to address this legislative gap. The Constitution assigns exclusively to legislative assemblies of the autonomous regions the power to propose regional referendums to the President of the Republic. Such option is rooted in the fact that the legislative assemblies the only Government organs of the autonomous regions to hold legislative powers. Focusing the regional referendums on matters of interest to the region, it is difficult to conceive that the embodiment of a positive response from the electorate doesn't have to translate a piece of legislation, so well understood that the referendum initiative belongs to the competent body to act in accordance with the will expressed by the electorate. It is proposed that the regional referendum whose subject matters which should be decided through the approval of regional legislative decree. In constitutional terms, the regulation proposal for the regional referendum, closely follows the scheme established for the national referendum. It is proposed that they be excluded from your framework integrated materials in the sphere of legislative competence restricted to organs of sovereignty as well as the issues and acts of budgetary, tax or financial content. The initiative to the Legislative Assembly may be taken by the Regional Government, by groups or parliamentary representations, or by groups of voters in number not less than 3,000.
2 the regional referendum subjects, such as national and local referendum, the preventive supervision of constitutionality and legality mandatory by the Constitutional Court, which must be raised by the representative of the Republic to the autonomous region concerned.
If the Constitutional Court consider the proposed referendum unconstitutional or illegal, it must be returned to the Legislative Council for possible reformulation. If the Court should decide the constitutionality and legality of the referendum proposal, this should be immediately sent to the President of the Republic since, in accordance with constitutional, it competes in the final decision on the convening of the referendum. Under this initiative, the regional referendum process will follow the procedure laid down for the national referendum, which by your time closely follows the rules applicable to electoral processes, being clear that the regime needed adaptations follow closely, as much as possible, the arrangements applicable to elections to the legislative assemblies of the autonomous regions. In these terms, under the constitutional provisions and regulations applicable, the Members of the parliamentary group of the CFP feature the following draft organic law: TITLE I scope and object of the regional referendum article 1 Scope the present organic law governs the circumstances and the terms of realization of the regional referendum provided for in article 115 and paragraph 2 of article 232 of the Constitution.
Article 2 purpose of the regional referendum, the referendum can only cover relevant issues specific regional interest which must be decided by the Legislative Assembly of the autonomous region through the adoption of regional legislative decree.
Article 3 deleted Materials Are excluded from the scope of the regional referendum: a) substances included in the sphere of legislative competence restricted to organs of sovereignty; b) substances regulated by legislative or regulatory provision with nationwide that link the autonomous regions; c) The politico-administrative amendments to the statutes of the autonomous regions; d) changes to the laws relating to the election of deputies to the legislative assemblies of the autonomous regions; and) issues and acts of budgetary, tax or financial content.

3 article 4 Acts in the process of assessment 1-The issues raised by regional legislation in the process of assessment, but definitely not yet approved, can be subject to referendum. 2-If the Legislative Assembly of the autonomous region present proposal for referendum on draft or proposal of regional legislative decree, the proceedings shall be suspended until the decision of the President of the Republic on the convening of the referendum and, in case of actual convocation, until their realization.
Article 5 Delimitation on account of matter Each referendum rests on a single issue.
Article 6 1 Formulation-No referendum can hold more than three questions. 2-the questions are formulated with objectivity, clarity and accuracy and for Yes or no answers, no suggest, directly or indirectly, the sense of the answers. 3-the questions cannot be preceded by any recitals, preambles or explanatory notes.
Article 7 time limits cannot be practiced Act of Convocation or held the referendum between the date of Convocation and conducting general elections to the organs of sovereignty, Government of the autonomous regions and local government as well as members of the European Parliament.
Article 8 Limits circumstantial 1-cannot be practiced any Act concerning the convocation or the holding of referendum on

duration of a State of siege or State of emergency, before established or after dissolved the Government organs of the autonomous regions. 2-the interim President of the Republic may decide not to convene a referendum.
TITLE II convocation of the chapter I section I Proposed referendum Proposal of the Legislative Assembly of the autonomous region 4 article 9 powers of initiative the initiative the proposed referendum of the Legislative Assembly of the autonomous region is the responsibility of the members of the groups and parliamentary representation, the Regional Government or groups of voters recorded in the autonomous region.
Article 10 Limits the initiative Members, the parliamentary groups and the groups of voters cannot present referendum initiatives involving, in the current financial year, an increase of expenditure or revenue reduction provided for in the State budget or of the autonomous region.
Article 11 Discussion and vote 1-rules of procedure of the Legislative Council of the autonomous region regulates the process of discussion and voting of projects and proposals for resolution of referendum. 2-the resolution voting in the plenary of the Legislative Assembly is part of the questions to formulate. 3-approval makes to the plurality of the votes, not counting abstentions for the clearance of the majority.
Article 12 form and publication projects and approved proposals take the form of a resolution, being published in the official journal of their autonomous region.
Division I parliamentary or Government Initiative article 13 Form the initiative when exercised by members or by groups or parliamentary representations, the initiative takes the form of a draft resolution, and, when exercised by the Government, the resolution adopted by the Council of the Regional Government.
Article 14 1 initiative-renovation projects and the proposed referendum voted no resolution on legislative session in which they are presented does not need to be renewed in the next legislative session, except term of the legislature. 2-the projects and proposals for resolution definitely rejected cannot be renewed in the same legislative session.

DIVISION II 5 popular initiative article 15 Title the referendum may result from the initiative addressed to the Legislative Assembly of the autonomous region by registered voters in the autonomous region, in number no less than 3000.
Article 16 Form 1-the popular initiative takes the written form and is addressed to the Legislative Assembly of the autonomous region, containing, in respect of all the Contracting Parties, the following elements: a) full name;
b) civil identification number.
2-the Legislative Assembly of the autonomous region can request the competent Regional public administration services, in accordance with the rules of procedure, the administrative checking by sampling, of the authenticity of the signatures and identification of subscribers of the initiative referred to in the preceding paragraph. 3-of the initiative include the clarification of the question or questions to be submitted to a referendum, familiarized by the identification of documents in the process of consideration in the Legislative Assembly. 4-When no pending Act on which can relate the popular initiative referendum must be accompanied by the presentation of draft regional legislative decree on the matter the countersign. 5-the initiative groups of voters, verified to be compliance with the constitutional provisions, legal regulations and applicable, takes the form of a draft resolution for the purpose of discussion and voting in the plenary of the Legislative Assembly of the autonomous region.
Article 17 Publication After admission, the popular initiative is published in the journal of the Legislative Assembly of the autonomous region.
Article 18 1-Representation the initiative shall include, in the initial part, the identification of agents appointed by the citizens group subscribers, in number no less than 20. 2-The representatives referred to in the preceding paragraph shall appoint an Executive Committee from among themselves for the purposes of representation and accountability provided by law.

6 article 19 1-Processing within two days the President of the Legislative Assembly of the autonomous region asks the Committee responsible on the grounds of an opinion on the matter of referendum initiative, within which you cominar. 2-Received the opinion of the Commission, the President of the Legislative Council to decide the admission of the initiative or send notify the representative of the Group of citizens to improve the text, within a maximum period of 15 days. 3-Are notified of the order of the President of the Legislative Assembly the parliamentary groups and representatives of the Group of citizens proponents. 4-once admitted, the initiative is sent to Committee. 5 ·-the Commission hear the representative of the Group of voters, for clarifications deemed necessary for understanding and formulation of the issues presented. 6-the Commission shall, within 15 days, the draft resolution incorporating the text of the referendum initiative, sending it to the President of the Legislative Assembly for scheduling. 7-the President of the Legislative Council should schedule the motion for a resolution to one of the following plenary sessions 10. 8-the popular initiative must be appreciated and put to the vote in plenary.
Article 20 Effects of the judgement and initiative vote in Plenary the approval or rejection of the draft resolution that incorporates the popular initiative.
Article 21 renewal and expiry 1-the popular initiative shall apply the provisions of article 14. 2-the popular initiative pending vote expires with the end of the parliamentary term, by restarting new deadline of appreciation under article 19.

CHAPTER II preventive Supervision of constitutionality and legality section I entry for the Constitutional Court article 22 7 Initiative In eight days after the publication of the resolution of the Legislative Council, the representative of the Republic shall submit to the Constitutional Court the proposal for referendum, for the purposes of preventive supervision of constitutionality and legality.
Article 23 deadline for monitoring and assessing the Constitutional Court shall carry out the supervision and assessment within 25 days.
Article 24 the Effects 1 decision the Constitutional Court verify the unconstitutionality or illegality of the referendum proposal, the representative of the Republic return the proposal to the Legislative Council of the autonomous region. 2-the Legislative Assembly of the autonomous region can review and reformulate your

proposal, purged of unconstitutionality or illegality. 3-within eight days after the publication of the proposed referendum that has been recast, the representative of the Republic submits to the Constitutional Court for reconsideration of the constitutionality and legality of preventive. 4-within eight days from the date of notice of the decision of the Constitutional Court, the President of the Legislative Assembly of the autonomous region must communicate it to the representatives of the citizens group subscribers of popular initiative referendum.
SECTION II preventive surveillance process article 25 application for supervision and assessment 1-the application for supervision of the constitutionality and legality of the regional referendum proposal is accompanied by a corresponding resolution of the Legislative Assembly of the autonomous region and the rest of the elements of the statement that the representative of the Republic is convenient. 2-Booked by the Secretary and registered in the corresponding book, the request is immediately conclusion to the President of the Constitutional Court. 3-is a day the deadline for the President of the Constitutional Court to admit the application, check any procedural irregularity and notify the representative of the Republic to meet within two days.
Article 26-1 Distribution the distribution is made within a day as of the date of acceptance of the application.

8 2-the process is immediately conclusion the rapporteur, in order to, within five days, drawing up a memorandum containing the wording of the questions on which the Constitutional Court is due to pronounce and the solution to them is proposing, with indication of reasons for summary. 3-Distributed the process, are delivered copies of the request to all the judges, similarly if proceeding with the memorandum as soon as received by the Secretary.
Article 27 the formation of 1-decision With the delivery to the President of the Constitutional Court of the copy of the memo is the conclusion to the register in the agenda of the plenary session to be held within eight days from the date of receipt of the request. 2-the decision should not be given earlier than two days on the delivery of copies of the memorandum to all judges. 3-Complete the discussion, and a decision by the Constitutional Court, is the conclusion the rapporteur or, in the case of this be beaten, the judge should replace it, for judgment within five days and your subsequent signature.
Article 28 Publicity of the decision decision, the President of the Constitutional Court shall forward it immediately to the representative of the Republic and send it for publication in the first series of the Diário da República, the next day.
Article 29 Submission to the President of the Republic the Republic Representative sends the President of the Republic the decision of the Constitutional Court to check the constitutionality and legality of the proposal.
CHAPTER III article 30 Decision deadline for the decision the President of the Republic shall decide on the convocation of the referendum within 20 days after receipt of the decision of the Constitutional Court to check the constitutionality and legality of the proposal.
Article 31-1 Convocation the convocation of the referendum takes the form of a decree.
-Decree 9 2 integrates the questions formulated in the proposal and the date of the referendum, which takes place between the 40th and the 180th day following the publication of the Decree. 3-except as provided in paragraph 1 of article 8 or of dissolution of the Legislative Assembly of the autonomous region the referendum date, once selected, cannot be changed.
Article 32 refusal of referendum 1-If the President of the Republic to take the decision not to call the referendum, communicates to the Legislative Assembly of the autonomous region, in reasoned message stating the sense of denial. 2-in the case of referendum on popular initiative the President of the Legislative Assembly of the autonomous region shall communicate to the representative of the Group of voters the sense and the Foundation of a presidential decision. 3-the Legislative Assembly referendum proposal refused by the President of the Republic cannot be renewed in the same legislative session.
TITLE III implementation of the referendum Law Chapter I General principles article 33 participation may be called upon to pronounce directly through regional referendum citizens registered in the electoral register of the autonomous region.

CHAPTER II for the referendum Campaign section I General provisions article 34 1 objectives and initiative-the campaign for the referendum is the justification and clarification of the issues submitted to referendum and in the promotion of the corresponding options, with respect for the rules of the democratic constitutional State. 2-the campaign is undertaken by legally constituted political parties and citizens groups established in accordance with the present law to declare you wish to take a position on the questions referred to the electorate.

10 article 35 Parties and coalitions to the 30th day before the referendum, the legally constituted parties make delivery to the National Commission on Elections of the Declaration referred to in paragraph 2 of the preceding article.
Article 36 groups of voters-1 until the 30th day before the referendum, can voters, in not less than 3000 number, constitute group, having finally participation in clarification of the issues submitted to referendum. 2-every citizen cannot integrate more than one group. 3-the form required for your Constitution is identical to the popular initiative pursuant to articles 16 and 18. 4-control of the regularity of the procedure and corresponding registration is the responsibility of the National Commission of elections. 5-the groups of voters be represented, for all purposes of this Act, in accordance with article 18.
Article 37 principle of freedom 1-the parties and groups of voters regularly constituted develop freely his campaign, which is open to free participation of all. 2-campaign activities provided for in this law do not exclude any other arising from the exercise of rights, freedoms and guarantees provided by the Constitution and by law.
Article 38 liability 1-The parties are civilly liable under the law for the losses directly resulting from campaign activities that have promoted. 2-the same principle governed, mutatis mutandis, the citizen groups, represented by the entities referred to in article 18.
Article 39 principle of equality

Parties and groups of voters involved citizens are entitled to equal opportunities and treatment, in order to carry out freely and at best their campaign activities.

11 article 40 neutrality and impartiality of public bodies 1-the organs of the State, the autonomous regions and local authorities, of other legal persons governed by public law, public capital companies or mixed economy and utilities companies, goods in the public domain or public works, as well as, in that capacity, their holders, cannot intervene directly or indirectly in campaign for referendum , or practice acts which, somehow, promote or undermine a position to the detriment or advantage of another or others. 2-The employees and agents of the entities referred to in the preceding paragraph shall observe, in the performance of their duties, strict neutrality in the light of the various positions, as well as to the various parties and groups of voters. 3-is prohibited the display of symbols, abbreviations, stickers or other elements of propaganda by employees and agents of the entities referred to in paragraph 1 during the performance of their duties.
Article 41 access to specific media 1-the free pursuit of campaign activities implies access to specific resources. 2-is free for the parties and for groups of voters involved the use, under the terms established in this law, informational publications, emissions of public and private stations radio and regional television, and buildings or areas. 3-the parties that there are no declared wish to participate in the clarification of the matter to a referendum have no right of access to specific media campaign.
Article 42 Beginning and end of the campaign the campaign for referendum period starts in the 12 day before and ending at 24:00 of the day of the referendum Jer.
SECTION II Propaganda article 43 freedom of the press during the campaign for the referendum cannot be moved any procedure not applied any sanction the journalists or the companies that exploit social media for acts linked to the same campaign, without prejudice to the responsibility in their, which can only be effected after the day of the referendum.

Article 44 12 freedom of Assembly and demonstration 1-between campaign for referendum, and the supporting documents, the freedom of Assembly is governed by the provisions of the law, with the specialties given in the following paragraphs. 2-the notice referred to in paragraph 2 of article 2 of Decree-Law No. 406/74, of 29 August, is made by the competent body of the party or parties interested in the case of meetings, rallies, demonstrations or parades in public places or open to the public. 3-The processions and parades can be on any day and time, respecting only the limits imposed by the freedom of work and traffic and the maintenance of public order, as well as those of the rest of the citizens. 4-auto the paragraph 2 of article 5 of Decree-Law No. 406/74, of 29 August, is sent, per copy, the President of the National Electoral Commission and, as appropriate, to the competent organs of the party or parties concerned. 5-change order of tracks or parades is given by the competent authority, in writing, to the competent body of the party or parties concerned and communicated to the National Electoral Commission. 6-the presence of law enforcement officers in meetings organised by any political party can only be requested by its competent bodies, getting the organiser responsible for maintaining order when you don't make such a request. 7-the limit to which refers article 11 of Decree-Law No. 406/74, of 29 August, is extended up to 2 hours. 8-the recourse provided for in paragraph 1 of article 14 of Decree-Law No. 406/74, of 29 August, is lodged within a day to the Constitutional Court. 9-the principles contained in this article shall apply, mutatis mutandis, to the groups of voters.
Article 45 1 soundtrack Propaganda propaganda is not sound or communication authorization administrative authorities. 2-Notwithstanding the provisions of paragraph 7 of the previous article, sound advertising is not permitted before the 8 hours or after 23 hours.
Article 46 1-graphical Advertisement posting posters does not need permission or communication administrative authorities. 2-posting is not permitted for posters, nor the completion of registration or national monuments, murals in temples and religious buildings, Headquarters buildings of 13 State, organs of the autonomous regions and local authorities or where will operate polling stations, on road signs or road signs and boards in the interior of public buildings or offices except, as these plants for the gathering of officials and agents. 3-it is prohibited to display posters in historic centers legally recognized. 4-is also not allowed, in any circumstances, posting of signs or inscriptions with glues or paints persisted.
Article 47 fixed additional graphics 1 Propaganda-The Parish Councils establish, until three days before the start of the referendum campaign, special spaces in places intended for the display of posters, photographs, newspapers, murals manifests and warnings. 2-the minimum number of these locations is determined on the basis of registered voters, in the following terms: a) to 250 voters-a;
b) Between 250 and 1000 voters-two;
c) Between 1000 and 2000 voters-three;
d) over 2500 voters, for each tranche of 2500 voters-a.
3-The Special spaces reserved in the places provided for in the preceding paragraphs are as many parties and groups of voters regularly constituted.
Article 48 commercial advertising from the publication of the decree to call the referendum is banned political propaganda made, directly or indirectly, through any means of commercial advertising in the media or outside of them.
SECTION III Division I campaign specific Media periodicals article 49 public informational Publications informational journalistic nature publications belonging to public entities or of them dependent on the matter always fall campaign for regional referendum and ensure equal treatment of parties and groups of voters

actors.

14 Article 50 1 cooperatives and private informational Publications-informative publications belonging to private or cooperative entities wishing to enter the field concerning the regional referendum campaign communicate this fact to the National Commission of elections until three days before the start of the campaign and are required to ensure journalistic even-handed treatment parties and groups of voters. 2-publications that do not proceed to this communication are not required to enter the field concerning the campaign, except to be submitted by the National Electoral Commission, and also the right to compensation provided for in article 172.
Article 51 doctrinal Publications the provisions in paragraph 1 of the preceding article shall not apply to doctrinal publications owned political party, political association or to groups of voters, since it expressly appears from its header.
DIVISION II radio and television article 52 radio stations and 1 television-radio and television stations are required to give equal treatment to the parties and groups of voters. 2-the parties and groups of voters have the right antenna actors in radio and regional television, in accordance with the following articles.
Article 53 free broadcasting time during the referendum campaign, the radio and television stations allow parties and groups of voters the following broadcasting time:) in the autonomous region of the Azores: i) RTP Azores: from Monday to Friday-15 minutes between 19 and 22 hours;
On Saturdays and Sundays-30 minutes, between the 19 and 22 hours;
II) the antenna 1 Azores, 60 minutes a day, of which 20 minutes between 7 and 12 hours, 20 minutes between 12 and 19 hours and 20 minutes between 19 and 24 hours;
III) private stations of regional broadcasting, 60 minutes a day, of which 20 minutes between 7 and 12 hours and 40 minutes between 19 and 24 hours.
(b)) in the autonomous region of Madeira: i) the RTP Madeira: Monday to Friday-15 minutes between 19 and 22 hours;
On Saturdays and Sundays-30 minutes, between the 19 and 22 hours;

15 ii) wood-1 antenna 60 minutes a day, of which 20 minutes between 7 and 12 hours, 20 minutes between 12 and 19 hours and 20 minutes between 19 and 24 hours; III) private stations of regional broadcasting, 60 minutes a day, of which 20 minutes between 7 and 12 hours and 40 minutes between 19 and 24 hours.
Article 54 private local Stations 1-private broadcasting stations locally who want to enter the field concerning the referendum campaign communicate this fact to the National Commission of elections until 15 days before the start of the campaign. 2-The broadcasting time are 15 minutes a day between 7 and 8 hours and between 19 and 21 hours. 3-the seasons not to make the communication referred to in paragraph 1 are not required to enter the field concerning the referendum campaign, except to be submitted by the National Electoral Commission.
Article 55 Duty on airtime-1 Until 10 days before the start of campaigning for a referendum, radio and television stations indicate the National Commission of elections schedule for emissions.
2-radio and television stations record and archive the register of emissions corresponding to the exercise of the right of antenna.
Article 56 Criterion of distribution of broadcasting time The broadcasting time are distributed equally by the parties involved and by groups of citizens legally constituted voters for this purpose pursuant to paragraph 2 of article 34.
Article 57 Giveaway of broadcasting time 1-the allocation of broadcasting time on radio and television is made by draw until three days before the start of the campaign, by the National Commission on elections, which communicates, within the same period, the result of the distribution to broadcasters. 2-for the purposes of the preceding paragraph, the National Electoral Commission organises, in accordance with the provisions of article 56, as many emission series how many parties and groups of voters that they have the right. 3-for the drawing referred to in this article are summoned representatives of parties and groups of voters. 4-the use in common or the exchange of broadcasting time.


16 Article 58 suspension of the right to 1-antenna suspended the exercise of the right of the antenna: a) Use expressions or images that may constitute the crime of defamation or slander, offence to democratic institutions, call for insurrection or disorder or incitement to hatred, violence or war; b) make commercial advertising;
c) advertises wrongly diverted the purpose for which it was awarded the right to antenna. 2-the suspension is graduated between one day and the number of days that the campaign still lasts, depending on the seriousness of the fault and your degree of frequency, and encompasses the exercise of the right of antenna in all radio and television stations, even if the fact that the determined has been found only in one of them. 3-the suspension is independent of the civil or criminal liability.
Article 59 procedure for suspension of the exercise of the right of 1 antenna-the suspension of the exercise of the right of antenna is required to the Constitutional Court by the public prosecutor, on his own initiative or at the request of the National Commission of elections or of any other party or group of citizens involved. 2-the competent organ of the political party or the representative of the Group of citizens whose right to antenna has been the subject of a request for suspension is immediately notified by telegraph to challenge, willing, within 24 hours. 3-the constitutional court order to radio stations or tv emissions records that may be needed, which are immediately available. 4-the Constitutional Court decides within one day and, in the case of ordering the suspension of the right of antenna, notifies the decision soon to radio and television stations for immediate compliance.
DIVISION III other campaign-specific article 60 Places and public buildings 1-the use of public places referred to in article 9 of Decree-Law No. 406/74, of 29 August, is distributed in accordance with the criteria set out in article 56 of this

law, by parties and groups of voters. 2-The municipalities shall ensure the transfer of use, for the purposes of a referendum campaign, of public buildings and areas belonging to other legal persons governed by public law, by spreading, according to the same criteria, your use by parties and groups of voters.
17 article 61 theatres 1-the owners of concert halls or other normal grounds comprising public access policies to be used in campaign for referendum declare that fact to the Town Hall of the respective area until 10 days before the start of the campaign, indicating the dates and times in the rooms or enclosures can be used for that purpose. 2-in the absence of a declaration, and in case of proven need, the City Council can order the rooms and the grounds which it considers necessary for the campaign, without prejudice to your normal activity or already scheduled for the same. 3-time advertisement, pursuant to paragraphs 1 and 2, shall be divided in accordance with the criteria set out in article 56 of this law, by the parties and groups of voters claiming actors, until 15 days before the start of the campaign, be it interested. 4-up to three days before the start of the campaign the City Council, representatives of the political parties ears involved, indicating the days and hours that you have been assigned, with respect for the principle of equality.
Article 62 costs of use of theatres 1-the owners of concert halls, or those who explore, indicate the price you charge for your use, which may not exceed the net revenue corresponding to half of the capacity of their room in a normal show. 2-the price referred to in the preceding paragraph and the other conditions of use are uniform for all parties and groups of voters.
Article 63 1-use allocation the allocation of use of places and public buildings, theatres and other venues of normal public access is made by the City Council, by means of a lottery where there is competition and it is not possible to agreement between the parties concerned. 2-for the drawing referred to in this article are summoned representatives of political parties and groups of voters. 3-the parties concerned may agree on pooling or exchange of sites whose use has been assigned to them.
Article 64 1-Rental from the date of publication of the decree convening the referendum and until 20 days after your completion, tenants of buildings can, by any means, including sub-leasing by the surplus value of the rent, consign them to the preparation and carrying out of the respective campaign 18, irrespective of the end of the lease and regardless of whether the relevant contract provides otherwise. 2-The tenants, the political parties and groups of voters are jointly and severally liable for damage caused from the use referred to in the preceding paragraph.
Article 65 1 phone Installation-political parties and groups of voters are entitled to free installation of a telephone for every municipality in carrying out campaign activities. 2-installation of telephones can be requested from the date of convening the referendum and must be made within five days of the request.
SECTION IV campaign finance article 66 general principle 1-the financing of the campaigns shall be conditional, mutatis mutandis, the principles and rules applicable to election campaigns for the legislative assemblies of the autonomous regions under the law of financing political parties and election campaigns. 2-groups of voters are subject to the regime of political parties with the necessary adaptations.
CHAPTER III organization of the voting process polling stations section I DIVISION I Organization of polling stations article 67 context of polling stations 1-each parish corresponds to a polling station. 2-The polling stations of the parishes with a number of electors significantly greater than 1000 are divided into polling stations, so that the number of registered voters of each does not exceed roughly that number.
Article 68 determination of polling stations 1-until the 30th day before the referendum, the Mayor determines the unfolding in polling stations, when necessary, the polling station of each parish, communicating it immediately to the corresponding Parish Council.
19 2-the decision of the Mayor appeal to the representative of the Republic or a member of the regional government with electoral competence, in accordance with the provisions of the electoral law for the Legislative Assembly of the region. 3-the appeal is lodged within two days after the posting of the notice, by the President of the junta de freguesia or by 10 voters outside the polling station in question, and is decided in the same period, and the decision is immediately notified to the applicant. 4-the decision of the Delegate of the Republic or of a member of the regional government with electoral authority, appeal, appeal within one day, to the Constitutional Court, which decides in plenary on equal term.

Article 69 1-operating The Local polling stations meet the day marked for the regional refendo, at 8:00 in the morning, throughout the region, in public buildings, schools or offices preference of city councils or Parish Councils which offer the necessary conditions of access and security. 2-in the absence of appropriate public buildings are required to effect private buildings.
Article 70 determining the places of operation 1-the President of the City Council to determine the locations of assemblies and of the polling stations, communicating them to the corresponding Parish Councils until the 25th day before the referendum. 2-to the 23rd day before the referendum the Parish Councils announce, by posting notices in places of the local style of functioning of the assemblies and of the polling stations.
Article 71 Ad of the day, time and place 1-until the 15th day before the referendum, the Mayor announced, by notice posted in places, the day, the hour and the locations in which meet the polling stations. 2-The edicts reportedly also the entry number in the register of electors for each polling station.
Article 72

Elements of 1-table work Until three days before the day of the Referendum Commission shall recenseadora regional extraction of two certified copies of the notebooks of census, entrusting them to the Parish Council.
20 2-until two days before the referendum the Mayor sends to the President of the Parish Council ballot papers, one for the minutes of the electoral operations, with term of opening for him and signed with all sheets for he initialled as well as printed matter and other elements of work required. 3-the Parish Council provides for delivery to the President of the Bureau of each polling station of the elements referred to in the preceding paragraphs until 1 hour before the opening of the Assembly.
DIVISION II Table of polling stations article 73 1-composition and Function In each House or polling station there is a table, that promotes and directs the operations of the regional referendum. 2-the table is composed of a President, a Vice-President, a Secretary and two tellers.
Article 74 The Designation of members of the assemblies or polling stations are chosen by agreement between the representatives of the parties that have made the declaration provided for in paragraph 2 of article 34 and the voters regularly constituted groups or, in the absence of agreement, by lot.
Article 75 designation requirements of the members of the tables 1-members of each table are designated from among the voters their polling station. 2-cannot be appointed members of the voters who don't know how to read and write Portuguese.
Article 76 Incompatibilities cannot be designated as members of Parliament or polling station: a) the President of the Republic, the deputies to Parliament and the legislative assemblies of the autonomous regions, members of the Government and Regional Governments, the representatives of the Republic and the members of the executive bodies of local authorities; b) judges of any court and prosecutors.

21 article 77 1-designation process in the 18th day before the referendum, for 21 hours, the representatives of the parties and groups of voters, duly accredited, meet to choose the members of the tables of the assemblies or polling stations in the parish, at the headquarters of the respective Board. 2-If the meeting if we don't reach agreement, the representative from each party or group of voters intervener proposes to the President of the City Council, until the 15th day before the referendum, two voters for each seat still vacant, for that they make the choice through lottery to take place within 24 hours in the building of the Town Hall and in the presence of the representatives who wish to attend. 3-having not been submitted proposals pursuant to paragraph 1, the mayor shall designate by lot from among the Assembly voters or polling station, members of tables whose places are still unfilled.
Article 78 1 Complaint-the names of the members of the tables, designated by the representatives of the parties or groups of voters or by drawing lots, are published by notice posted within two days in front of the headquarters of the Parish Council, and any voter complain against the designation before the judge of the District Court within the same period, on the grounds of infringement of requirements established in this law. 2-the judge decides the complaint within one day and, if the answer comes immediately, report it to the Mayor.
Article 79 naming Charter Until five days before the referendum, the Mayor of the municipality plowing of Charter appointing members of the tables of the assemblies or polling stations and appointments to their Parish Councils and the representative of the Republic or a member of the Regional Government with electoral competence, in accordance with the provisions of the electoral law for the Legislative Assembly of the region.
Article 80 mandatory Exercise of the function 1-the exercise of the function of Member of Parliament table or polling station is required. 2-Are supporting causes of impediment: the) over the age of 65 years;
b) illness or physical impossibility is proven by the municipal health delegate;
c) change of residence to the area of another municipality, proven by the junta de freguesia of new residence;
d) Absence of the island in which habitually resides, duly proven;
and) Absence abroad, duly proven;

22 f) Exercise of professional activity of urgent character, duly proven by the hierarchical superior. 3-invocation of causes justification is made, where the voter can make up to three days before the referendum, before the Mayor. 4-in the case referred to in the preceding paragraph the mayor shall immediately replace, naming another voter belonging to the polling station article 81 professional activity waiver members of the tables of the assemblies or polling stations shall enjoy the right to exemption from work on the day of the referendum and regional following, without prejudice to rights and benefits , including the right to retribution, and to this end prove the performance of their functions.
Article 82 establishment of 1 table-the table of meetings or polling stations cannot constitute before the time scheduled for the vote or in different location than has been announced, under penalty of nullity of all acts that practice. 2-set up the table, is posted outside the building in which it is assembled the House or polling station a notice signed by the Chairman, containing the names and numbers of registration in the register of citizens that make up the table, as well as the number of registered voters in this House or polling station.
Article 83 1 Replacements-If 1 hour after the scheduled time for the opening of the Assembly or polling station has not been possible to constitute the Bureau for not attending your function essential to the members, the Chairman of the Parish Council, with the agreement of the majority of the delegates present, designates the replacements of members absent from voters belonging to this House or polling station. 2, although the table, check the absence of one of its members, the President replaced it by any voter belonging to the House or polling station, with the agreement of the majority of the remaining members of the Bureau and of the delegates of parties and groups of citizens who are present. 3-Replaced the absentees are off their appointments, and their names are

communicated by the Chairman of the Board to the Mayor.
Article 84 of 1 table-the table, once established, cannot be modified, except in cases of force majeure.
23 2-amendment of the table and its reasons is given publicity through public notice posted immediately outside the building where work the Assembly or polling station.
Article 85 Quorum For voting operations is mandatory the presence of most of the members of the Bureau, including the President or the Vice President.
DIVISION III Delegates of parties and groups of voters article 86 right of nomination of delegates 1-each party that has made the Declaration referred to in paragraph 2 of article 34 and each group of citizens was involved in regional referendum shall have the right to designate a delegate and one alternate for each actual house or polling station. 2-the delegates may be appointed to a house or polling station different from those in which they are registered as voters. 3-lack of designation or appearance of any delegate shall not affect the regularity of transactions.
Article 87 1 designation process-to the fifth day before the referendum, the parties and groups of voters indicate in writing to the Mayor delegates corresponding to various meetings or polling stations and present for signature and authentication, their credentials. 2-The credence, model annex to this law, are included in the name, the registration number in the census, the number and date of the ID of the delegate, the party or group that represents and the Assembly or polling station for which it is designated.
Article 88 powers of delegates 1-delegates of parties and groups of voters have the following powers: a) Occupy the places closest to the meetings or polling station, so that they can monitor all voting operations;
b) Consult at all times copies of voter registration notebooks used by the Bureau of the Assembly or polling station; c) be heard and informed about all the issues raised during the functioning of the Assembly or polling station, either at the stage of voting either in qualifying; d) Present, orally or in writing, complaints, protests or contraprotestos relating to voting operations;

24 and) Sign the minutes and initial, seal and sealing all documents relating to the voting operations; f) Obtain certificates of vote and clearance operations. 2-the delegates of parties and groups of voters cannot be designated to replace members of absentees.
Article 89 immunities and rights 1-the delegates cannot be held during operation of the Assembly or polling station except for crimes punishable with imprisonment exceeding three years and in flagrante delicto. 2-the delegates enjoy the article Law 81.
SECTION II article 90 ballot papers fundamental characteristics 1-ballot papers are printed on plain paper and not transparent. 2-The ballot papers are of rectangular shape, with the appropriate size to fit in them, printed in easily legible font, the questions submitted to the electorate.
Article 91 integral elements 1-on each ballot are laid out, one below the other, the questions submitted to the electorate. 2-on the line corresponding to the last line of each question contained two pictures, one surmounted by the inscription of the word "Yes" and the other by the inscription of the word ' no ', for the purposes of the voter mark the answer you prefer.
Article 92 color of ballot papers ballot papers are white.
Article 93 Composition and printing the composition and printing of ballot papers are burden in the region, through the Representative of the Republic or of a member of the Regional Government with electoral competence, in accordance with the provisions of the electoral law for the Legislative Assembly of the region.

25 article 94 sending ballot papers to the municipalities of the Republic or representative member of the Regional Government with electoral jurisdiction, in accordance with the provisions of the electoral law for the Legislative Assembly of the region, refers to each President of City Council ballot papers so that it complies with the provisions of paragraph 2 of article 72.
Article 95 distribution of ballot papers 1-competes to the President carry out the distribution of ballot papers for polling stations. 2-each polling station are shipped in sealed, sealed envelopes and ballot papers in equal number to the corresponding voters over 10%. 3-the Mayor is accountable to the representative of the Republic or a member of the Regional Government with electoral competence, in accordance with the provisions of the electoral law for the Legislative Assembly of the region, the ballot papers received.
Article 96 Refund of unused ballot papers or cancelled the day after the referendum the President of each polling station returns to the Mayor the unused ballot papers and ballot papers unused or spoiled by voters.

CHAPTER IV section I Voting referendum Date Article 97 referendum Day 1-a referendum is held on the same day throughout the region, without prejudice to the provisions of article 113. 2-the referendum can only be held on Sunday or national holiday day or autonomous.
SECTION II exercise of the right of suffrage Article 98 Right and civic duty 1-suffrage is a right and a civic duty.
26 2-those responsible for the services and businesses which have to remain active on the day of the referendum to facilitate officials and layoff workers long enough so they can vote.
Article 99 Uniqueness the voter only votes once.
Article 100 of the Site the right to suffrage suffrage is exercised in polling station corresponding to the place where the elector is registered to vote.
Article 101 exercise 1 suffrage Requirements-so that the elector is admitted to vote has to be registered in the Census and your identity to be recognized by the Bureau of the Assembly or polling station. 2-registration in the voter registration implies the presumption of the right to participation.
Article 102 1 Personalty-the right to suffrage is exercised in person by the voter. 2-is not allowed any form of representation or delegation.
Article 103 Presencialidade the right to suffrage is exercised in person at polling station voter, except the

provisions on how to exercise the vote early.
Article 104 the Secret vote 1-no one can under any pretext, be obliged to reveal the meaning of your vote. 2-inside the polling station and beyond, to the distance of 500 meters, nobody can reveal in what sense voted or will vote.
Article 105 opening of public services on the day of referendum, during the period of operation of the polling stations, open the services: 27 a) The Parish Councils for the purpose of voter information about your registration number on the voter registration; b) health centres or similar sites, for the purpose of paragraph 2 of Article 118a.
Voting Process SECTION III Division I operation of polling stations article 106 1-Opening of the Assembly the Assembly or polling station opens at 8 hours a day marked for the referendum after the table. 2-the President declared open the Assembly or polling station, charge posting the notices referred to in paragraph 2 of article 82, shall, with the remaining members of the Bureau and the delegates of parties and groups of voters, the magazine of the Chamber and of the Bureau working documents and displays the urn before voters so everyone can make sure it is empty.
Article 107 Impossibility of opening of polling place cannot be open to house or polling station in the following cases: a) impossibility of Constitution of the Bureau;
b) Occurrence, in the parish of serious civil disturbance on the day scheduled for the referendum;
c) Occurrence, in the parish, serious calamity on the day scheduled for the referendum or in the three previous days.
Article 108 irregularities and your 1-supply checking irregularities surmountable, the Bureau shall supply your. 2-it is not possible to supply your within the 2 hours following the opening of the Assembly or polling station, is this declared closed.


Article 109 continuity of operations the Assembly or polling station works without interruption until completed all operations of voting and tabulation, without prejudice to the provisions of the following article.


28 article 110 Interruption 1 operations-the operations are terminated, under penalty of nullity of the votes, in the following cases: a) Occurrence, in the parish of serious civil disturbance that affects the genuineness of the suffrage Act; b) Occurrence, in house or polling station in any of the disturbances referred to in paragraphs 2 and 3 of article 127; c) Occurrence, in the parish, serious calamity. 2-only operations are resumed after the President finds conditions so they can proceed. 3-Determines the closure of the Assembly or polling station and the invalidation of the vote the interruption of this for more than 3 hours. 4-Determines also the invalidation of the vote to your interruption when the operations have not been resumed until your normal closing time, unless they have already voted all registered voters.
Article 111 the presence of non-voters is prohibited the presence in the Chamber or section of vote of no voters and voters who may not vote, except to representatives of parties or groups of voters involved in the referendum or of media professionals, duly identified and in the performance of their duties.
Article 112 closure of vote 1-admission of voters at the polling station or make up to 19 hours. 2-after this time can only vote on the electors present. 3-the President declared closed the vote as soon as all registered voters have voted or, after 19 hours, as soon as I have voted all constituents present in the House or polling station.
Article 113 1-vote postponed in the cases provided for in article 107, paragraph 2 of article 108 and in paragraphs 3 and 4 of article 110 shall apply, by its order, the following rules: a) holding a re-vote on the same day of the following week;
b) realization of the final clearance without taking into account the missing vote, if revealed impossible the realization of vote referred to in the preceding paragraph.
29 2-the ultimate impossibility of carrying out the vote or postpone your compete to the representative of the Republic or a member of the Regional Government with electoral competence, in accordance with the provisions of the electoral law for the Legislative Assembly of the region.

DIVISION II General Mode of voting Article 114 Vote of the elements of the table and of the delegates in the absence of any irregularity, vote immediately the President and the vowels of the table, as well as the delegates of parties and groups of voters, since they are included in the inventory of the polling station.
Article 115 Votes anticipated 1-After having voted the elements of the table, the President shall open and release the urn of votes in advance, when available. 2-For the purposes of the preceding paragraph, the table checks whether the voter is properly registered and initiate the corresponding discharge in the census, by heading in column a that intended and on the line corresponding to the name of the voter. 3-Made the discharge, the President opens the envelopes referred to in article 119 and remove them the ballot paper, which introduces on the URN.
Article 116 order of vote of the remaining voters 1-the remaining voters vote in the order of arrival at the polling station, with the line up. 2-members of the tables and the delegates of parties in other polling stations exercising your right to vote as soon as they report, since displaying the respective permit or credential.

Article 117 way votes each voter 1-Each elector, presenting himself before the table, indicates the number of registration in the Census and the name and give him the identity card or the citizen card, if any. 2-in the absence of identity card or of the citizen card, voter identification is made by means of any other official document containing updated photography, through two voters attesting, under rules of engagement, to your identity or by unanimous recognition of the members of the Bureau.
30 3-Identified the elector, the President says aloud your entry number in register and your name and, after verified registration, give him a ballot paper. 4-then voters headed to City Hall to vote set in house or polling station and

There, alone, points out in relation to each question submitted to the electorate the square surmounted by the word «Yes» or the square surmounted by the word ' no ', or not says no, and fold the bulletin on four. 5-coming back to the table, the voter gives the ballot the President that the deposits in the URN, while the discharge vote tellers, initialing the notebooks of census in column a that intended and on the line corresponding to the name of the voter. 6-If, inadvertently, the elector may damage the newsletter, asks the President, returning him the first. 7-in the case referred to in the preceding paragraph, the President writes in the bulletin returned the ' useless ', heading it and saves to the effect of article 96. º.

DIVISION III special modes of SUDIVISÃO vote I Vote the disabled article 118 requirements and mode of exercise 1-the voters affected by illness or physical disability that check table notorious can't practice the acts described in the preceding article, votes accompanied by another elector for you chosen, to ensure the fidelity of expression of your vote and that is bound to absolute secrecy. 2-If the table deciding that there's no notoriety of disease or disability, requires that it be shown in the Act of voting certificate from the impossibility of the practice of the acts described in the preceding article issued by the doctor who exercises powers of the health authority in the area of the municipality and authenticated with the stamp of the respective service.
SUBDIVISION II Vote anticipated Article 119 who provided l-can vote in advance: a) the military on the day of referendum are unable to travel to the polling station by urgent imperative of performance of their duties; b) forces and services agents who perform internal security functions, in accordance with the law, as well as firefighters and civil protection officers, which are analogous to that provided for in the preceding paragraph;

31 c) aeronautical and maritime workers who, by virtue of your professional activity, are embedded or displaced on the day presumably referendum; d) voters who for reasons of study or vocational training are registered or enrolled in an educational establishment located outside the island where they are recorded; and) voters who due to illness are admitted or presumably admitted to hospital and unable to move the House or polling station; f) voters who are arrested;
g) members representing officially national teams, organized by sports federations with sports and public utility status are displaced abroad, in sporting competitions on the day of referendum; h) all voters not covered by the above that, by virtue of the representation of any legal person of public, private or cooperative, representative organizations of workers or of representative organisations of economic activities, and other voters who, for imperative due their professional functions, are unable to travel to the polling station on the day of the referendum. 2-Can I still vote in advance educational institutions students enrolled in establishments located in the autonomous region or island other than those for which they are enrolled on voter registration. 3-Can also vote in advance the following voters shifted abroad: a) the military, militarized and civil agents integrated into peacekeeping operations, military-technical cooperation or equivalent; b) doctors, nurses and other integrated citizens on humanitarian missions, as such recognized by the respective regional government; c) researchers and scholars in universities or equivalent, as such recognized by the competent Ministry; d) students enrolled in educational institutions or to attend under exchange programmes; and members of delegations) officers of the State or the autonomous region;
f) voters patients undergoing treatment abroad, as well as their escorts.
4-Can I still vote in advance the voters or treated as spouses, relatives or the like that live with voters mentioned in the preceding paragraph. 5-are only considered the votes received at the headquarters of the Borough Council corresponding to the polling station where the elector should vote until the day before the referendum.
Article 120 mode of exercise of the right to vote in advance for professional reasons 1-Any voter who is subject to the conditions laid down in (a)), b), c), g) and (h)) of paragraph 1 of the preceding article may apply to the Mayor of the municipality in whose area is 32 registered, between the 10th and the 5th day prior to the referendum expressing your desire to exercise the right to vote in advance. 2-a voter identifies himself by identically to that provided for in paragraphs 1 and 2 of article 117 and makes evidence of preventing invoked via document signed by your immediate superior, by the employer or another to prove sufficiently the existence of the impediment to the normal exercise of the right to vote. 3-the Mayor gives the elector a ballot paper and two envelopes. 4-one of the envelopes, white in color, is intended to receive the ballot paper and the other blue, to contain the previous envelope and the documentary evidence referred to in paragraph 2. 5-the voter fills in the bulletin in conditions that ensure the secrecy of vote, fold it in four and introduces it in the white envelope, which closes properly. 6-then the white envelope is introduced in the blue envelope together with such documentary evidence, being the blue envelope closed, sealed and signed on the reverse side, legibly by the Mayor and by the voter. 7-the Mayor gives the voter receipt proving the exercise of voting rights, model annex to this law, containing the your name, place of residence, number of the identity card or the card of the citizen, and polling station to which it belongs, as well as its entry number in register, the document signed by the Mayor and authenticated with the stamp or seal of the White City. 8-the mayor shall draw up a record of the transactions, it expressly mentioning the name, registration number and the parish where the elector if

is registered by sending a copy of the same to the House of discharge. 9-the Mayor sends, by secure mail, the blue envelope to the Bureau of the Assembly or polling station in which should exercise the right to vote, in the care of the respective Parish Council, until the 4th day before the referendum. 10-the Parish Council refers the votes received to the Chairman of the polling station until the time provided for in paragraph 1 of article 106. 11-the parties and groups of voters involved in the campaign for the referendum may appoint, in general terms, delegates to supervise the operations referred to in paragraphs 1 to 8.
Article 121 mode of exercise of voting rights by students 1-Any voter who is subject to the conditions laid down in point (d)) of article 1 article 119 may request, by electronic means or by post, to the Mayor of the municipality in which registered, until the 20th day before the referendum, the documentation necessary for the exercise of voting rights by sending copies of your citizen card or ID card and card or birth certificate, voter proof of estoppel invoked.

33 2-the documentary evidence of the impediment of the voter is a statement issued by the Directorate of educational institution attesting to your admission or frequency. 3-the Mayor sends, by registered mail with acknowledgement of receipt, by the 17th day before the referendum: a) to the elector, the documentation necessary for the exercise of voting rights, accompanied by the documents sent by the elector; (b)) to the Mayor of the municipality where they are voters in accordance with the conditions laid down in paragraph 1, the nominal relationship of those voters. 4-the parties and groups of voters involved in the campaign for the referendum may appoint, under the general terms until the 14th day before the referendum, delegates to supervise the operations referred to in the preceding paragraphs. 5-the student vote will take place in the Town Hall of the municipality in which it is situate its educational establishment, on the 9th day before the referendum, between 9 and 19 hours, under the responsibility of the mayor or alderman appointed by him, in compliance with the provisions of paragraphs 3, 4, 5, 6 7 and 8 of the previous article. 6-the Mayor sends, by mail, the blue envelope in the polling station where the elector should exercise the right to vote, in the care of the respective Parish Council, until the seventh day before the referendum. 7-the Parish Council receiving the votes received refers to the Chairman of the polling station until the time provided for in paragraph 1 of article 106.
Article 122 patients exercise Mode and arrested 1-Any voter who is subject to the conditions laid down in paragraph 1(e)) and f) of paragraph 1 of article 119 may request, by electronic means or by post, to the Mayor of the municipality in which registered, until the 20th day before the referendum, the documentation necessary for the exercise of voting rights by sending copies of your citizen card or ID card and card or birth certificate, voter proof of estoppel invoked, passed by the attending physician and confirmed by hospital direction or document issued by the director of the correctional facility, as appropriate. 2-the President of the Chamber referred to in the preceding paragraph send by registered mail with acknowledgement of receipt, to the 17 day before the referendum: a) to the elector, the documentation necessary for the exercise of voting rights, accompanied by the documents sent by the elector; (b)) to the Mayor of the municipality where they are voters in accordance with the conditions laid down in paragraph 1, the nominal relationship of those voters and an indication of the prison or hospitals covered. 3-the Mayor of the municipality where is the hospital or prison in which the elector is admitted notifies up to 16 days prior to the referendum 34, parties and groups of voters involved in the campaign for the referendum, for achievement of the purposes set out in paragraph 11 of article 120, giving knowledge of which the establishments where the early vote. 4-the appointment of delegates from Parties and representatives of the groups of voters should be transmitted to the speaker of the House until the 14th day before the referendum. 5-Between the 10th and the 13th day preceding the referendum the Mayor in which is situated the establishment or prison hospital with voters under the conditions of paragraph 1, on pre-announced date and time to the relevant director and of Justice, travels at the same establishment in order to be complied with, with the necessary adjustments dictated by the constraints of the hospital or prison regimes , the provisions of paragraphs 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 and 9 of article 120. 6-the President of the Chamber may exceptionally be made to replace, for the effect of diligence referred to in the preceding paragraph, by any Councillor of municipality, duly accredited. 7-the Parish Council receiving the votes received fulfils the provisions of paragraph 10 of article 120.
123 mode of exercise of the right to vote in advance by voters displaced abroad 1-Any voter who is subject to the conditions laid down in paragraphs 3 and 4 of article 119, may exercise the right of suffrage between the 12th day and the 10th day preceding the day of the referendum, with the diplomatic or consular representations in the external delegations of the ministries and Portuguese institutions previously defined by the representative of the Republic or by a member of the Regional Government competence in electoral matters, in accordance with the provisions of the electoral law for the Legislative Assembly of the region, in coordination with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, in accordance with article 119, and the intervention of the Mayor of the competence of the designated diplomatic official, whose job is it to refer the electoral correspondence through more strenuous to the Parish Council. 2-in the case of electors referred to in (a)) and (b)) of paragraph 2 of article 119, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, recognizing the impossibility of your travel to the places referred to in the preceding paragraph, means a diplomatic official, making the collection of

correspondence relating to the Referendum Act, the period referred to above. 3-the operations referred to in the preceding paragraphs may be audited by the delegates of parties and representatives of the groups of voters involved in the campaign for the referendum that name until the 16th day before the referendum.

SECTION IV Guarantees freedom of 35 suffrage Article 124 Questions, complaints, protests and contraprotestos 1-in addition to the delegates of parties and groups of voters involved in the campaign for the referendum, any voter belonging to a polling station may raise questions and submit written complaints, protests and contraprotestos relating to operations of the same House and instruct them with the documents. 2-the Bureau can not refuse to receive complaints, protests and the contraprotestos and must rubricá them and apensá them to the minutes. 3-complaints, protests and the contraprotestos must be the subject of a decision by the Bureau, which can make it in the end if you understand that this does not affect the normal progress of the vote. 4-All the deliberations of the Bureau shall be taken by an absolute majority of the members present and reasoned, having the President a casting vote.
Article 125 polling police 1-the President of the Bureau, assisted by the vowels, ensure freedom of voters, maintain order and in General regulate the police of the Assembly, by adopting the necessary measures. 2-are not allowed in the polling place voters that are manifestly under the influence of alcohol or drugs, or with any weapon or instrument which may as such be used.
Article 126 prohibition of advertising 1-is prohibited any propaganda inside the polling stations, and beyond to the distance of 500 meters. 2-For propaganda means also the display of symbols, abbreviations, signs, badges or stickers of any parties, voters or groups representing positions taken before the referendum.

Article 127 ban on the presence of security forces and where you can attend 1-where to meet the polling stations and within a radius of 100 metres is prohibited the presence of security forces, except as provided in the following paragraphs. 2-when it is necessary to put an end to some turmoil or prevent any aggression or violence inside the building of the polling station or in your vicinity, and in case of disobedience to his orders, can the Chairman of the Board, queried this, request the presence of security forces, citing the minutes of operations the reasons and the period of their presence.
36 3-When the security forces Commander checks for the existence of strong indications that if the members of the Bureau of physical or mental coercion that prevents the President from making the request, you can get introduced to this on their own initiative, but must withdraw as soon as by the President or by the substitute such is determined. 4-When the understand necessary, the Commander of the security force can visit, unarmed and for a maximum of ten minutes, the polling station in order to establish contact with the Chairman of the Board or to replace.
Article 128 obligations of professional social media social media professionals in the exercise of their functions to move the polling stations cannot: a) Harvest images or closing of vote in a way that might compromise the secrecy of voting; b) Obtain, within the polling station or in your outside, even at a distance of 500 meters, other elements of story that also may compromise the secrecy of voting; c) Disturbing the Act of voting.

Article 129 dissemination and publication of news and reports the news, images or other elements of reporting harvested in the polling stations, including the results of the partial discharge may only be disseminated or published after the close of all polling stations.

Clearance Clearance section I, chapter V, article 130 partial preliminary Operation Closed the vote, the President of the polling station shall count the ballot papers which have not been used, as well as the cancelled by voters and closed them with the required specification in superscript which closes and seals for the purpose of article 96.
Article 131 of the voters and Count of ballot papers 1-preliminary operation is complete, the President sends to count the number of voters by discharges carried out in terms of census. 2-then send open the URN in order to check the number of ballot papers received, and at the end of the count, introduce them in it.
37 3-In case of divergence between the number of votes counted and the ballot papers counted prevails, for purposes of clearance, the second of these numbers. 4-the number of ballot papers counted is given immediately made public by announcement that the President reads out loud and send post outside the polling station.
Article 132 the vote count 1-one of the tellers unfolds the ballots, one by one, and says out loud what the response to each of the questions submitted to the electorate. 2-the other one scrutineer notes in a white sheet or, preferably, within a framework clearly visible, and separately, the response assigned to each question, the blank votes and spoilt ballot papers. 3-at the same time, the ballot papers are examined and displayed by the President, who, with the help of one of the vowels, the groups in separate lots corresponding to the votes validly cast, the blank votes and spoilt ballot papers. 4-once you have completed the operations provided for in the preceding paragraphs, the President shall rebuttal of each of the newsletters lots separated and the verification of the requirements set out in paragraph 2.

Article 133 valid votes Excepcionados the votes referred to in the following articles, consider valid votes in which the voter there is marked correctly answers to one or more of the questions.
Article 134 Vote blank blank vote shall be deemed to be the corresponding to a ballot that does not contain any signal.
135.3 null Vote 1-vote invalid, regarding any of the questions, the corresponding to the bulletin: a) In which it has been pointed out more than a square corresponding to the same question; (b)) in which there is doubt as to the square marked;
(c)) In which it has been done any cutting, drawing or erasure;
d) in which any written word.

38 2-not considered null vote the ballot in which the cross, although not perfectly

designed or exceeding the bounds of the square, mark clearly the will of the voter. 3-it is considered as null vote early vote when the overwritten with the ballot does not arrive to your destination in accordance with articles 120 to 123 or is received in superscript that is not properly closed.
Article 136 delegates ' Rights of parties and groups of voters-1 after the operations provided for in articles 131 and 132, the delegates of parties and groups of voters have the right to examine lots of separate bulletins, as well as the corresponding records, no change to your composition and, if they have concerns or objections in respect of the count or the qualification given the vote of any newsletter , have the right to request clarifications or submit complaints or protests to the President. 2-If the complaint or the protest is not answered by the table, the ballot papers claimed or protested are separated, noted on the back with details of the qualification given by the Bureau and the subject of the complaint or protest and initialled by the Chairman of the Board and by the delegate of the party or group of citizens. 3-the complaint or the protest not met do not prevent the ballot count for partial discharge effect.
137 Notice of partial clearance the clearance is immediately published by notice posted on the door of the building of the polling station in which discriminate against the number of affirmative or negative answers to each question, the number of blank votes and spoilt ballot papers.
Article 138 for the purpose of provisional ballot Communication 1-the Presidents of the tables of the polling stations they shall forthwith communicate to the Parish Council or to the entity designated for this purpose by the representative of the Republic or by a member of the Regional Government with electoral competence, in accordance with the provisions of the electoral law for the Legislative Assembly of the region, the elements contained in the notice referred to in the preceding paragraph. 2-the entity to whom the communication is made hones the results of the referendum in parish and communicate them immediately to the representative of the Republic or a member of the regional government with electoral competence, according to the electoral law of the respective region. 3-the representative of the Republic or a member of the regional government with electoral competence, passes the results according to the provisions of the electoral law for the Legislative Assembly of the region.

39 article 139 fate of ballot papers spoilt ballot papers or subject of complaint or protest ballot papers spoilt ballot papers or about which there has been complaint or protest from initialled, sent to the House of General clearance with the documents concerning them.
Article 140 fate of remaining 1 bulletins-the remaining ballot papers, properly packaged and sealed, are entrusted to the custody of the judge of the district. 2-the deadline for the filing of litigation resources, or decided these, the judge definitely promotes the destruction of ballot papers.

Article 141 Minutes of voting operations and discharge 1-it is the Secretary of the Bureau undertake the drafting of the minutes of the voting and clearance operations. 2-the minutes shall contain: a) the numbers of registration in the Census and the names of the members of the Bureau and of the delegates of parties and groups of voters involved; b) the location of the polling station and the opening and closing time;
c) resolutions passed by The table during operations;
d) the total number of registered voters, the voters and not voters;
and) the numbers of registration in the register of the electors who voted in advance;
f) the number of affirmative or negative answers obtained for each question;
g) the number of blank responses to each question;
h) the number of votes entirely blank and spoilt ballot papers;
I) the number of ballot papers on which there are focused claim or protest;
j) the differences of count, if they existed, referred to in paragraph 3 of article 131 with precise indication of the differences noted;
l) the number of complaints, protests and contraprotestos attached to the minutes;
m) Any other occurrence that the table judge duty to mention.
Article 142 clearance is sent to the House in the 24 hours following the vote, the Chairmen of polling stations deliver personally against receipt, or refer for secure mail, the minutes, the notebooks and other documents relating to the referendum on the President of the Assembly of discharge.


SECTION II General Clearance 40 Article 143 general qualification qualifying Assembly General of the results of the referendum for a House to be in the autonomous region where the regional referendum building designated for this purpose by the representative of the Republic or by a member of the regional government with electoral competence, in accordance with the provisions of the electoral law for the Legislative Assembly of the region.
Article 144 the Composition of Assembly General clearance: a) the judge President of the Court circle of Angra or the judge of the first civil court Judgment in the area of Funchal, depending on the region to which concerns the referendum, who chairs, with a casting vote;
b) Two lawyers appointed by the President;
c) Two math teachers in the autonomous region, designated leccionem by the representative of the Republic or by a member of the Regional Government with electoral competence, in accordance with the provisions of the electoral law for the Legislative Assembly of the region;
d) Nine Presidents of polling place designated by the representative of the Republic or by a member of the Regional Government with electoral competence, in accordance with the provisions of the electoral law for the Legislative Assembly of the region;
and A court clerk, who) Secretary without vote, appointed by the President.
Article 145 rights of parties and voters groups representatives of parties and groups of voters involved in the campaign for the referendum has the right to attend, without vote, in the work of the General qualifying meetings, as well as to present complaints, protests or contraprotestos.

Article 146 of the Constitution Assembly General 1 clearance-clearance General Assembly should be established to the Jer of the day of the referendum. 2-the Constitution of the Assembly gives the President immediately your public knowledge through public notice the post outside the Court building where should work.
147 members ' Statute of the General qualifying meetings 1-applies to citizens as part of their general assemblies article 89.

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2-citizens as part of their general assemblies shall enjoy, during the period of its operation, the right provided for in article 81, since proven exercise of functions through document signed by the President of the Assembly.
Article 148 General qualification qualifying content General:) in the verification of the total number of registered voters;
b) On verification of the total numbers of voters and non-voters in the area concerned the establishment, with their respective percentages in relation to the total number of registrants; c) On verification of the total numbers of blank votes, spoilt ballot papers and votes validly cast, with their respective percentages in relation to the total number of voters; d) On verification of the total numbers of affirmative and negative responses to the questions submitted to the electorate, with their respective percentages in relation to the total number of votes validly cast; and the number of verification) answers blank for each question, with the corresponding percentages in relation to the total number of its voters.
Article 149 carrying out operations 1-clearance General Assembly starts operations at 9 hours the second day after the referendum. 2-In case of postponement or a declaration of invalidity of the vote in any polling station, the Assembly general qualifying meets on the second day following the vote to complete clearance operations.

Article 150 elements of General 1-clearance clearance is usually done on the basis of the minutes of the operations of the polling stations, in terms of Census and in other documents that go with them. 2-If the elements are missing from any polling station, the General qualifying starts on the basis already received, and the President appoints new meeting within 48 hours, to complete the work, taking the necessary measures so that in the meantime the lack is repaired. 3-the General clearance can be based provisionally in electronic or fax communications transmitted by chairpersons of city councils.


42 article 151 Review of the results of the partial discharge 1-at the beginning of its work clearance General Assembly decides on ballot papers in respect of which there has been complaint or protest and checks the ballot papers considered null, reapreciando-the second criterion uniform. 2-depending on the result of the operations provided for in the preceding paragraph the Assembly fixes, where appropriate, the establishment of the respective polling station.

Article 152 the proclamation and publication of results 1-the proclamation and publication of the results are up to 12 day subsequent to the vote. 2-The General qualifying results are proclaimed by the President and then published by means of a notice posted outside the building where the Assembly.

Article 153 Minutes general qualifying 1-General clearance is immediately recorded minutes of appearing in the results of their operations, the complaints, protests and the contraprotestos submitted under articles 124 and 136, as well as the decisions on them have fallen. 2-in the two days following that on which the conclusion the General clearance, the President sends the mail safe, two copies of the minutes to the National Electoral Commission.
Article 154 1 documentation target-the notebooks of Census and other documentation to present general qualifying, as well as the minutes of this, are entrusted to the custody and responsibility of the Court in whose headquarters that has worked. 2-Over the period of appeal litigation or determined the resources that have been presented, the court proceeds to destroy all documents, with the exception of minutes of polling stations and of the minutes of the assemblies for discharge.
Article 155 certificates or photocopies of the Act general qualifying parties and groups of voters involved in the campaign for the referendum are issued by the clerk of the Court, within three days, since that request, certificates or copies of the minutes of discharge.

43 Article 156 Map the results of referendum 1-the National Commission of elections draws up an official map with the results of the regional referendum covering: the) total number of registered voters;
b) total numbers of voters and non-voters, with their respective percentages in relation to the total number of registrants;
c) total numbers of votes validly cast, of blank votes and spoilt ballot papers, with their respective percentages in relation to the total number of voters;
d) total number of affirmative and negative responses to each question submitted to the electorate, with their respective percentages in relation to the total number of votes validly cast; e) total number of blank responses for each question, with their respective percentages in relation to the total number of voters. 2-the National Electoral Commission publishes the map on the first series of the Diário da República, in the eight days following the receipt of the minutes of discharge.
SECTION III Discharge in the case of postponement or invalidity of voting Article 157 1-clearance Special Rules in the case of postponement of any vote in accordance with article 113, the General clearance is carried out not taking into account the missing assemblies. 2-in the case referred to in the preceding paragraph, the Assembly General gathers qualifying the day after the vote to complete the clearance. 3-the proclamation and publication pursuant to article 152 in the last meeting of the day of discharge. 4-the preceding paragraphs shall apply in the event of a declaration of invalidity of any vote.
CHAPTER VI Disputes the vote and of Article 158 1-litigation resource Assumptions of irregularities during the vote and partial or general clearance can be enjoyed on appeal, since they have been the subject of complaint or protest lodged in writing at the time in which they have determined. 2-irregularities during the vote or partial discharge can only appeal litigation if you have previously been brought before the House beautiful feature of general qualifying, on the second day after the referendum.

44 Article 159 legitimacy of decision on complaint, objection or contraprotesto may have recourse, besides its presenter, the delegates or representatives of political parties and groups of voters involved in the campaign for the referendum.


Article 160 the competent court and the appeal litigation is filed, on the day following the posting of the notice containing the results of the clearance, before the Constitutional Court.

Article 161 1 Process-the petition of appeal specifying the reasons of fact and law and is accompanied by all the evidence. 2-the interposition and grounds can be made electronically or by fax, without prejudice to later send all the evidence. 3-the representatives of the other parties and groups of voters involved in the campaign for the referendum are immediately notified to respond, trying to, within a day. 4-the constitutional court decide in plenary within two days from the end of the period laid down in the preceding paragraph shall notify immediately the decision the National Elections Commission and the representative of the Republic or a member of the Regional Government with electoral competence as the provisions of the electoral law for the Legislative Assembly of the region. 5-is applicable to litigation of voting and the provisions of the Code of Civil procedure regarding the declarative process, with any necessary adaptations.
Article 162 effects of decision 1-the vote in any polling station just null when it is judged have checked illegalities that may influence the overall result of the referendum. 2-Declared the invalidity of voting in one or more polling stations, the corresponding operations are repeated on the second Sunday after the decision.

CHAPTER VII public expenditure relating to the referendum Article 45 163 public expenditure expenditure relating to public burdens resulting from the referendum, acts of organization and implementation of the voting process, as well as the dissemination of these related elements.
Article 164 1-Central and regional Expenses expenses are central and regional. 2-regional expenditure, those carried out by organs of the autonomous regions or by any other body at regional level. 3-Central, the expenditure carried out by the National Commission of elections, by the Directorate-General of internal administration or other central government services in the performance of their duties.
Article 165 overtime work on the implementation of the referendum to be carried out by employees or agents of the Regional Public Administration in addition to their normal period of work are remunerated in accordance with the applicable law, as overtime work.
Article 166 tasks if they are assigned tasks the entity linked to Public Administration, its remuneration takes place to the extent of work done in accordance with law.
Article 167 payment of regional and local expenditure, within the competences of the municipalities, are met by funds subject to entry in the budget of the respective autonomous regions.
Article 168 1 travel expenses-the movement carried out by individuals not linked to Public Administration in the performance of tasks for which have been legally designated as part of the implementation of the referendum shall be subject to the applicable legal regime in this area, to civil servants. 2-payment to achieve, by way of allowances, the movements referred to in the preceding paragraph is carried out based on the established for the category of high-level technicien in public administration.

46 Article 169 1 funds transfer – the Regional Government reimbursement, the costs referred to in article 167, by transfer of funds from the region's budget to the municipalities. 2-the amounts to be transferred for each municipality are calculated according to the following formula: amount to transfer = V + a x + b x F where V is the minimum amount in euro, by municipality, and the number of voters by municipality, (F) the number of parishes by municipality and weightings a and b, respectively, in euro per voter and in euros per parish. 3-the values V, a and b are set by regional legislative decree. 4 – the amount assigned to each municipality is assigned to the parishes of their area according to identical to that set out in paragraph 2, replacing the reference to the municipality by reference to the parish and this by polling place, but the municipalities can book for you up to 30% of the amount. 5-the amount provided for in the preceding paragraph shall be transferred to the municipalities until 20 days before the start of the campaign for the referendum and to the parishes within 10 days from the date on which it has been made available to the said municipality.
170 article 1-legal formalisms waiver On realization of expenditure relating to the implementation of referendum is excused the precedence of formalities which are incompatible with the time limits and the nature of the work to be carried out and which are not purely. 2-the exemption referred to in the preceding paragraph for effective order of the entity responsible for the management of the budget for which the expense must be supported.

Article 171 duodecimal Regime to carry out expenditure by appropriations bill intended to support public charges with gross weight of referendum is not subject to the regime duodecimal.
Article 172 cost of using the State compensates, in accordance with the provisions of the electoral laws to the legislative assemblies of the autonomous regions: a) The informational publications;
b) public and private stations of radio and television for the use referred to in article 41.

47 Article 173 Exemptions are exempt from any fees or charges, or any tax:) Any requirements, including the legal proceedings concerning the gross weight of referendum; b) The notarial acknowledgements in documents for the purposes of a referendum;
c) the proxies for use in forensic claims and resources provided for in this law, and the same specify the intended purpose;
d) all documents intended to instruct any complaints, protests or contraprotestos before the polling stations or intermediate clearance or General, as well as any claims or resources provided by law; and the certificates relating to discharge).
CHAPTER VIII concerning the Illicit referendum section I General principles article 174 aggravating circumstances Constitute aggravating circumstances of the referendum: the relative illicit) Influence the infringement on the outcome of the vote;
b) Be the offence committed by an agent with intervention in acts of referendum;

c) Be the infringement committed by Commission member recenseadora;
d) Be the offence committed by a member of polling station;
and) Be the offence committed by a member of Assembly of discharge;
f) Be a breach committed by a representative or delegate of political party or group of citizens.
SECTION II penal Illicit Division I General provisions Article 175 Punishment of trying to attempt is always punished.
Article 176 accessory Penalty of suspension of political rights for crimes relating to the referendum can match, in addition to the penalties specifically provided for in this law, hanging accessory penalty of six months to five years, of the rights embodied in articles 49, 50, 52, paragraph 3, 124, paragraph 1, and 207 of the Constitution, aware of the fact that gravity concrete.


48 Article 177 accessory Penalty of dismissal to commit crimes relating to the referendum by a public official in the performance of their duties can match, regardless of the extent of the penalty, the penalty of dismissal accessory, where crime has been practiced with blatant and serious abuse of functions or with manifest and serious breach of the duties attached to them , the gravity of concrete fact.
Article 178 of the Constitution Law as Any political party or group of citizens can become Assistant in criminal proceedings concerning regional referendum.
DIVISION II Crimes related to the campaign for referendum article 179 breach of duty of neutrality and impartiality Who, in the performance of their duties, infringe the duties of neutrality or impartiality laid down in article 40, shall be punished with imprisonment up to two years or a fine up to 240 days.
Article 180 misuse of title, abbreviation or symbol Who, during the referendum campaign, with the intention of harming or insulting, using title, abbreviation or symbol of any party, coalition or group of citizens is punished with imprisonment up to one year or a fine penalty up to 120 days.
Article 181 Violations of freedom of Assembly and demonstration 1-Who, through violence or participation in a riot, disorder or vozearia, severely disrupting the meeting, rally, demonstration or parade of propaganda is punishable by imprisonment up to one year or a fine penalty up to 120 days. 2-Who, similarly, prevent or the pursuit of meeting, rally, demonstration or parade is punished with imprisonment up to two years or a fine up to 240 days.
Article 182 article publicity material damage 1-Who steal, steal, destroy, tear, deface or in any way to disable or render illegible in whole or in part, or publicity material put him over any other material is punishable by up to one year imprisonment or a fine penalty up to 120 days.
49 2-are not punished the facts as referred to in the preceding paragraph if the material has been posted at home or in establishment of the agent, without consent or clearly outdated matter contains.

Article 183 matching Deviation the Postmaster who misguide, retains or don't deliver the recipient circular, posters or other means of propaganda is punished with imprisonment from six months to three years or a fine of 60 to 360 days.
Article 184.º Propaganda on the day of referendum 1-Who on the day of the referendum does propaganda by any means is punishable by a fine of € 50 to € 250. 2-Who on the day of referendum do advertisement on polling station or in their vicinity up to 500 meters is punished with imprisonment up to six months or a fine of not less than 60 days.
DIVISION III Crimes related to the Organization of the voting procedure article 185 misuse of ballot papers Who subtract, retains or prevent the distribution of ballot papers or any kind of help so that they do not get to your destination in the legally established time is punished with imprisonment from six months to three years or a fine of not less than 60 days.
DIVISION IV-related Crimes and to establish suffrage Article 186 Fraud in referendum act Who, in the course of the implementation of referendum: a) If present fraudulently voting taking the identity of the registered voter;
b) Vote in more than one polling station, or more than once in the same house or in more than one ballot, or act in any way which leads to a false clearance of the ballot; c) falsifying the clearance, the publication or the minutes of the official outcome of the vote;
is punished with imprisonment up to two years or with fine penalty up to 240 days.

Article 187 § Violation of secrecy of vote Who, on polling station or in their vicinity up to 500 meters: 50 the) Use of coercion or fraudulent fireworks of any kind or if your power over the elector for the revelation of this vote is punished with imprisonment up to one year or with fine penalty up to 120 days; b) Reveal how voted or will vote is punishable by a fine of € 50 to € 250.
c) Der others knowledge of the vote of an elector is punished with a fine of € 50 to € 250.
Article 188 admission or exclusion of voting members of polling station that contribute in order to be admitted to vote who is not entitled to vote or to exercise in this House, as well as those that contribute to the exclusion of those who have, are punished with imprisonment up to two years or with fine penalty up to 240 days.
Article 189-facilitation exercise suffrage Not responsible for services or companies operating on the day of the referendum who refuse to officials or layoff workers long enough so they can vote are punished with imprisonment of up to one year or with fine penalty up to 120 days.
Article 180 Impediment of suffrage for abuse of authority the authority abuse, on the day of the referendum, under any pretext, do get out of your domicile or retains his electors out so you can't vote is punished with imprisonment up to two years or with fine penalty up to 240 days.
Article 191 of the functions invested citizen Abuse of public power, the employee or agent of the State or of other public legal person and the Minister of any cult that use abuse of functions or position to embarrass or induce electors to vote or not to vote in a certain sense are punished with imprisonment up to two years or with fine penalty up to 240 days.
Article 192 Coercion of voters Who, through violence, threat of violence or serious harm, embarrass elector to vote, stop voting or forcing him to vote in a certain sense is punished with imprisonment

up to five years, if more severe penalty you don't fit under any other statutory provision.

Article 193 Coercion on the job Who apply or threaten to apply to a citizen any sanction at work, in particular the dismissal, or prevent or threaten to prevent to get a job in order to vote or to vote or why voted for sense, or even because he participated or not 51 participated in the campaign for the referendum, is punished with imprisonment up to two years or with fine penalty up to 240 days without prejudice to the invalidity of the sanction and readmission in employment if the automatic dismissal has come to achieve. Article 194 voter fraud and corruption 1-Who, by fraudulent Fireworks take voter to vote, stop to vote, take the vote in some sense or buying or selling votes is punished with imprisonment up to one year or with fine penalty up to 120 days. 2-in the same penalties it incurs the accepting of benefit from voter transaction of your vote.
Article 195 Not assumption, don't exercise or abandonment of functions in polling place or establishment Who is designated to be part of the table of polling station or as a member of the House of General clearance and without justification does not assume, don't exercise or abandon those duties, is punished with imprisonment up to one year or with fine penalty up to 120 days.
Article 196.º does not display the URN the Chair of polling station that does not display the urn before the voters is punished with imprisonment up to one year or with fine penalty up to 120 days.
Article 197 Date unfaithful one who accompany the Act of voting elector affected by illness or physical disability notorious and not guarantee with fidelity the expression or the secrecy of vote is punished with imprisonment up to one year or with fine penalty up to 120 days.
Article 198a Introduction bulletin on the urn or fraudulent diversion of the urn or ballot Who fraudulently introduce ballot in ballot box before or after the beginning of the vote, getting hold of the urn with the ballot papers of her collected but not yet established or getting hold of one or more ballot papers at any time, since the opening of the polling station until the General clearance of the referendum , is punished with imprisonment up to three years or with fine penalty up to 360 days.

Article 199.º Fraud committed by a member of the Bureau of the Assembly to vote the Member of the Bureau of polling that apuser or allow if to affix discharge note voter who didn't vote or didn't the apuser in voter who has voted, which make reading infidel of ballot or answer to any question, that decrease or add 52 vote an answer during the clearance or that in any way distort the truth of the referendum
is punished with imprisonment up to two years or with fine penalty up to 240 days.

Article 200th obstruction of supervision Who prevent the entry or the exit polling place or establishment of any delegate or group of citizens party intervener in campaigning for a referendum, or by any way trying to oppose the exercising the powers conferred by this Act, is punishable by imprisonment up to one year or with fine penalty up to 120 days.
Article 201 refuses to receive complaints, protests or contraprotestos the Chair of polling station or for discharge that illegitimately refused to receive complaint, objection or contraprotesto is punished with imprisonment up to two years or with fine penalty up to 240 days.
Article 202 Disturbance or impediment of the polling station or for discharge 1-Who, through violence or participating in a riot, disorder or vozearia, prevent or disrupt severely the conduct, operation or establishment of polling station results or clearance is punished with imprisonment up to three years or with fine penalty. 2-Who to go armed into polling station or discharge, not belonging to public force duly authorised, is punished with imprisonment up to one year or with fine penalty up to 120 days.
Article 203 undue Presence in polling place or establishment Who during voting operations or for discharge if you introduce into their house without having the right to do so and refuses to leave, after commanded to do so by the President, is punished with imprisonment up to one year or with fine penalty up to 120 days.
Article 204 no-show security force Security Force Commander that unjustifiably fails to fulfil the obligations arising from article 127 is punishable by imprisonment up to one year or with fine penalty up to 120 days.
Article 205 falsification of newsletters, reports or documents relating to a referendum Who intentionally alter, hide, replace, destroy or delete, by any way, ballot, minutes of polling station or for discharge or any document relating to the operations of 53 referendum is punished with imprisonment up to two years or with fine penalty up to 240 days.
Article 206 Bypass early voting mail that corrupt employee, retains or don't deliver the Parish Council vote anticipated in the cases provided for in this law, is punished with imprisonment up to two years or with fine penalty up to 240 days.

Article 207 Fake certificate of illness or physical disability the doctor to attest falsely illness or physical disability is punished with imprisonment up to two years or a fine up to 240 days.
Article 208 Aggravation the penalties referred to in articles of this section are compounded of one third in its minimum and maximum limits if the agent has intervention in acts of referendum, is a member of recenseadora Committee, section or polling or Assembly of discharge is delegated to political party or group of citizens to the Commission, section or house or if the offence to influence the result of the vote on SECTION III of mere social ordering Illicit Division I General provisions
Article 209 competent Organs the Commission of National elections, with appeal to the Criminal Section of the Supreme Court of Justice, applying fines the gross of related offences referendum committed by political party or group of citizens, by media company, advertising, polling, or owner of concert hall.

Article 210.º product Allocation of fines the proceeds of fines for administrative offences provided for in this law is allocated as follows: the 40% rule);
b) 60% for the autonomous region in which takes place the regional referendum.

DIVISION II 54 administrative offences relating to Article 211 campaign Meetings, rallies or parades Who promote illegal meetings, rallies, demonstrations or parades in contravention of the provisions of

in this Act is punishable by fine of € 2493.98 € 498.80.
Article 212A Violation of rules on sound or graphic propaganda Who do sound or graphic advertisement with violation of provisions of this law is punished with a fine of € 49.88 to € 498.80.
Article 213 illicit commercial advertising the company that makes advertising with violation of provisions of this law is punished with a fine of € 2493.98 to € 14963.94.

Article 214 violation of duties by informational publication the company owner of informative publication that does not make the communications relating to the campaign for the referendum provided for in this law or that don't give equal treatment to the various parties and groups of voters is punished with a fine of € 997.59 € 9975.96.
DIVISION III administrative offences relating to the organisation of the voting procedure article 215 No invocation of impediment That you don't assume table member functions of polling for preventing justifying that don't invoke, and may do so immediately after the occurrence or the knowledge of that which does not, is punished with a fine of € 99.75 € 498.80.
DIVISION IV administrative offences relating to suffrage and the clearance Article 216 not opening the utility member of Parish Council and responsible for health centre or local equated that don't open their services on the day of the referendum is punishable by a fine of € 49.88 to € 997.59.


55 Article 217 non-submission of Member of polling place to legally fixed time table of Member polling station which is not present in the location of your operation until 1 hour before the scheduled time for the beginning of the operations is punishable by a fine of € 49.88 to € 249.39.
Article 218 non-compliance with formalities for table member of polling place or the qualifying Member Assembly of polling station or who does not comply with clearance or fails to fulfil, without fraudulent intent, formality legally provided for in this law is punishable by a fine of € 49.88 to € 249.39.

Article 219 emission register Not corresponding to the exercise of the right of the antenna radio or television station that didn't register or didn't file the registration of issue corresponding to the exercise of the right of antenna is punishable by fine of € 997.59 € 2493.98.
Article 220 non-fulfilment of duties by radio or television station 1-the company owning radio or television station that does not give equal treatment to the various parties and groups of voters involved in the referendum campaign is punished with a fine of € 49879.78 to € 74819.68. 2-the company owning radio or television station that does not comply with the obligations imposed by articles 53, paragraphs 1 and 2 of article 54, 55 and 56 is punished, for each offence, with fine of: € 498.80 € 12469.94), in the case of radio station;
b € 4987.97 € 24939.89), in the case of television station.
Article 221 non-performance of duties by the owner of the show room show room owner you don't fulfill their duties concerning the campaign contained in paragraphs 1 and 3 of article 61 and article 62, is punished with a fine of € 997.59 € 2493.98.
Article 222.º on the eve of the referendum That Propaganda that the day before the referendum does propaganda by any way is punishable by fine of € 49.88 to € 249.39.


56 TITLE IV purposes of article 223 referendum binding Effectiveness the referendum only have binding effect when the number of voters is more than half of the voters registered in the census.
Article 224 duty to act of the Legislative Assembly of the autonomous region If the vote result affirmative answer from binding to the effectiveness question or questions submitted to referendum, the Legislative Assembly of the region shall adopt, within not more than 90 days, the regional legislative decree of corresponding meaning.

Article 225a referendum proposals subject to negative response the proposed referendum subject to negative response of the electorate may not be renewed in the same legislative session unless new election to the Legislative Assembly of the autonomous region.

Title V transitional and final provisions Article 226 National Electoral Commission the National Elections Commission exercises its powers also in respect of acts relating to the Referendum.
Article 227.º supplementary Law are applicable to the Regional referendum scheme, supplementary and mutatis mutandis, to all that is not expressly set forth in this law, the provisions of the electoral laws to the legislative assemblies of the autonomous regions of the Azores and Madeira, depending on the geographical scope of the referendum.

Assembly of the Republic, August 2011 4 Members, ANTÓNIO FILIPE; BERNARDINO SOARES; JOÃO OLIVEIRA; FRANCISCO LOPES; NOVO; BRUNO DAYS; MICHAEL JAMES; PAULA SANTOS; AGOSTINHO LOPES; RITA MOUSE; PAULO SÁ 57 Credential Attachments (referred to in paragraph 2 of article 87) City Hall ... ... enrolled in voter registration in the parish of ..., with no ... with the civil identification No ..., is Deputy/alternate for ... (1) polling/voting section no ... in the parish of ... of this municipality, in the vote, which takes place on the day ... _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _, _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ 2 _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ (2) the Mayor, (notarized signature white label) (1) party or group that represents (2) to be filled in by the issuing authority Receipt (referred to in paragraph 7 of article 120) for the purposes of article ... of law No. ... If States that ... (voter's name), residing in ... with the civil identification No ..., House/polling station with no ..., he was your right to vote on the day ... of ... of ... _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _, _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ 2 _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ the Mayor, (notarized signature white label)

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