On The Election Of Deputies To The Verkhovna Rada Of The Autonomous Republic Of Crimea, Local Councils And Village, Township,

Original Language Title: Про вибори депутатів Верховної Ради Автономної Республіки Крим, місцевих рад та сільських, селищних, міських голів

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With a k o n u r as th n and {Act repealed by law N 2487-VI (2487-17) from 10.07.2010, VVR, 2010, N 35-36, article 491} on the election of deputies to the Verkhovna Rada of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea, local councils and village, Township, (Supreme Council of Ukraine (BD), 2004, N 30-31, art. 382) {amended in accordance with the code of 2747 N-IV (2747-15) from 06.07.2005 , SC, 2005, N 35-36, N 37, 446 Laws N 3253-IV (3185-15) on 21.12.2005, VVR, 2006, N 5-6, 75 N 3368-IV (3368-15) on 19.01.2006, VVR, 2006, N 10-11, 97 N 3437-IV (3572-15) of 09.02.2006, VVR, 2006, N 10-11, 98 N 3519-IV (3681-15) on 14.03.2006, VVR, 2006, N 33, 285 N V-602 (602-16) from 12.01.2007, VVR, 2007, N 13 , 134 N 806-VI (806-17) from 25.12.2008, VVR, 2009, N 19, 260 N VI-1134 (1134-17) from 17.03.2009, VVR, 2009, N 30, 424} {Action Law N V-602 (602-16) apply to deputies of local councils (except members of village, town councils), elected March 26, 2006} {from the ad, 2006 regarding the preparation and refinement of voter lists this law operates in part that does not contradict the law N V-698 (698-16) from 22.02.2007 based on paragraph 3 of section VII of the law N V-698 (698-16) from 22.02.2007, VVR, 2007, N 20, 282} {amended according to the law N VI-1254 (1233-17) from 14.04.2009, VVR, 2009 N 36-37, item 511} this Act determines the main principles, characteristics and the Organization and conduct of elections of deputies to the Verkhovna Rada of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea, village, Township, city, City District, district, regional, Kyiv and Sebastopol city councils (the deputies) and rural township,.
Chapter I General provisions article 1. The law on the election of Deputies and village, Township, the Organization and the procedure of election of Deputies and village, Township, (hereinafter-local elections) are regulated by the Constitution of Ukraine (254 k/96-VR), this and other laws of Ukraine.
Article 2. Basic principles of election 1. Deputies of the village, Township, city councils and village, settlement, mayors are elected by the citizens of Ukraine belonging to the respective territorial communities. Deputies of district, regional councils are elected by citizens of Ukraine belonging to the respective communities within the area of the region.
Deputies of the Supreme Council of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea elected Ukrainian citizens residing on the territory of Autonomous Republic of Crimea.
2. Election of members of the Rural Township Councils are by majority system of relative majority in single member constituencies, which divided the whole area under the village (some villages, people are voluntarily United in rural communities), the village.
3. Election of members of municipal councils are proportional system: the deputies elected from the electoral lists of candidates (hereinafter-the electoral lists) of political parties, electoral blocs of political parties in the multi-district, whose boundaries coincide with the boundaries of the city in accordance with the existing administrative-territorial system.
{Part three of article 2, as amended by law N 3253-IV (3185-15) on 21.12.2005}

4. Election of members of District Councils are proportional system: the deputies elected from the electoral lists of political parties, electoral blocs of political parties in the multi-constituency, whose boundaries coincide with the boundaries of the district in the city.
5. Election of members of District Councils are proportional system: the deputies elected from the electoral lists of political parties, electoral blocs of political parties in the multi-constituency, whose boundaries coincide with the boundaries of the district.
6. Election of members of regional councils, cities of Kiev and Sevastopol are proportional system: the deputies elected from the electoral lists of political parties, electoral blocs of political parties in the multi-constituency, whose boundaries coincide with the boundaries of the respective oblast, cities of Kiev and Sevastopol in accordance with existing administrative-territorial system.
{Part of the sixth article 2 amended by law N 3253-IV (3185-15) on 21.12.2005}

7. Elections of deputies to the Verkhovna Rada of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea are proportional system: the deputies elected from the electoral lists of political parties, electoral blocs of political parties in the multi-constituency, whose boundaries coincide with the boundaries of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea.
8. Election of village, Township, held by the majority electoral system of relative majority in a single-member constituency, whose boundaries coincide with the boundaries of the village (some villages, people are voluntarily United in rural communities), the village, the town in accordance with the existing administrative-territorial system.
{Part III article 2 amended by law N 3253-IV (3185-15) on 21.12.2005}

9. Participation of citizens in local elections is voluntary.
No one can be forced to attend or participate in the elections.
Article 3. Universal suffrage 1. The right to vote in local elections have the citizens of Ukraine,

belonging to the respective territorial communities, which on election day was eighteen years (hereinafter-voters). The right to vote in the election of deputies to the Verkhovna Rada of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea have voters residing on the territory of Autonomous Republic of Crimea.
{Part one of article 3 as amended by law N 3253-IV (3185-15) on 21.12.2005}

2. A document, which certifies personality, nationality and place of residence of the voter for local elections, are: 1) the passport of citizen of Ukraine;
2) interim certificate of Ukrainian citizen (for persons recently accepted the citizenship of Ukraine).
{Part two of article 3 as amended by law N 3253-IV (3185-15) on 21.12.2005}

3. The membership of the citizen to the appropriate territorial community defined by its place of residence on its territory in accordance with the law of Ukraine "on freedom of movement and free choice of place of residence in Ukraine (1382-15).
4. Citizens of Ukraine belonging to the local community, who are entitled to vote, may by self-nomination or through a Republican (in the Autonomous Republic of Crimea), regional, district, district, cities, city organizations of political parties and electoral associations-units (hereinafter-the local organisation of parties (blocs) to participate in being candidates, candidates for the village, the Mayor, the work of the election commissions, the conduct of the election campaign , exercise supervision over the conduct of elections and other activities in the order determined by this and other laws of Ukraine.
5. Any direct or indirect privileges or limitations of the electoral rights of citizens on the grounds of race, colour of skin, political, religious and other beliefs, sex, ethnic and social origin, property status, place of residence, linguistic or other grounds are prohibited. Not allowed restrictions on the participation of citizens in the electoral process, in addition to the restrictions stipulated by the Constitution of Ukraine (254 k/96-VR) and this Act.
6. Do not have the right to vote in local elections the citizens of Ukraine, recognized by a court to be incompetent, and the citizens of Ukraine for conviction are in prison.
Article 4. Equal suffrage 1. Local elections are equal. Citizens of Ukraine take part in the local elections on an equal basis.
2. each voter has one vote at elections of deputies of the Verkhovna Rada of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea, local councils and rural township, in which he is involved. These votes, voters can use only one polling station.
{Part two of article 4 as amended by law N 3253-IV (3185-15) on 21.12.2005} Article 5. Direct electoral law, local elections are direct. Citizens of Ukraine belonging to local communities and who have the right to vote in local elections, directly elected deputies and rural township, by voting for candidates included in the election lists to local organisations of parties (blocs) in bagatomandatnih districts, as well as for candidates and candidates for the village, the Mayor, nominated by local organisations of parties (blocs) or through self-nomination in single-mandate districts.
Article 6. Free elections 1. Local elections are free. Voters are provided with conditions for the free formation of its will and its free detection when voting.
2. The use of violence, threats, deception, bribery or any other actions that hinder the free formation and the free determination of the will of the voter, is prohibited.
Article 7. Secret ballot Vote in local elections is secret. Control of the expression of the voters in any form is prohibited.
Article 8. Personal survey Every voter votes in local elections.
Voting for other persons or transfer the electorate vote any other person is prohibited.
Article 9. The right to be elected 1. Parliament and the village, Township, Mayor can be elected citizen of Ukraine, which on election day reached 18 years of age and has the right to vote in accordance with article 70 of the Constitution of Ukraine (254 k/96-VR).
2. Deputy, village, Township, Mayor may not be elected citizen of Ukraine, who has a criminal record for committing an intentional crime, if this record is not paid or not paid in the prescribed law.
Article 10. The right to nominate candidates and candidates for the village, the Mayor the right to nominate candidates and candidates for the village, the Mayor belongs to the citizens of Ukraine who have the right to vote. This right is implemented them through local organisations of parties (blocks) or through self-nomination in cases stipulated by this law.
Article 11. Principles of the election process 1. The electoral process is carried out on the basis of: 1) legality and the prohibition of unlawful interference of anyone in this process;
2) political pluralism and multi-party system;
3) publicity and openness of the electoral process;
4) equality of the subjects of the election process before the law;
5) equality of rights of all candidates and candidates for the village, Mayor;
6) freedom of campaigning, equal opportunity of access to the media, regardless of their form of ownership;

7) impartiality to local organisations of parties (blocs), candidates and candidates for the village, the Mayor of State power, bodies of local self-government, their officials and officers and directors of enterprises, institutions and organizations. {The Paragraph 7 of article 11, as amended by law N 3253-IV (3185-15) on 21.12.2005}
2. The beginning of the electoral process, the Election Commission announces in the appropriate time and in the manner prescribed by the Constitution of Ukraine (254 k/96-VR) and this Act.
3. Electoral process includes the following stages: 1) compiling voter lists;
2) forming election commissions;
3) formation of territorial electoral districts;
4) formation of polling stations;
5) nomination and registration of candidates and candidates for the village, Mayor;
6) campaigning;
7) (repeated vote);
8) the counting of votes and the voting results and election results.
4. Electoral process ends with the official publication of the results of the local elections.
Article 12. The subjects of the electoral process, the subjects of the election process are: 1) the voters; {The paragraph 1 of article 12 as amended by law N 3253-IV (3185-15) on 21.12.2005} 2) election commissions formed according to this law, the law of Ukraine "on the Central Election Commission" (733/97-VR) and other laws of Ukraine;
3) candidates in the MPS and candidates for the post of village, Mayor;
4) organisations of parties (blocs) that put forth candidates or candidates for the village, Mayor; {Paragraph 4 of article 12 as amended by law N 3253-IV (3185-15) on 21.12.2005}

{Paragraph 5 of article 12 on the basis of Law N 3253-IV (3185-15) on 21.12.2005} 6) official observers from local organisations of parties (blocs)-subjects of the election process, from the candidates, from candidates to the posts of village, Township,.
Article 13. Publicity and openness of the electoral process 1. Organization and holding of local elections are carried out publicly and openly.
2. Election Commissions shall inform citizens about their composition, location and mode of operation; on the formation of territorial election districts and polling stations; about the basic rights of the voters, including the right to appeal against unlawful decisions, actions or inaction of election committees, bodies of State power and bodies of local self-government, officials and officers of these bodies that limit their voting rights; on the procedure of filling out ballots; provide the opportunity to explore them with lists of voters from electoral lists for local organisations of parties (blocs), vetting of local organisations of parties (blocs), from which the registered candidates for Deputy and (or) the candidates for the village, the Mayor, with information about the candidates and the position of the village, the Mayor, with vetting candidates and candidates for agriculture , the village, the Mayor; notify the public about the results of the survey and the results of local elections; provide other information in cases stipulated by this law.
{Part two article 13, as amended by law N 3253-IV (3185-15) on 21.12.2005}

3. decisions of the organs of State power and bodies of local self-government relating to local elections and affect the legitimate rights of citizens, as well as the decisions of election commissions are brought to the attention of citizens through print media or it is covered in another way in the seven-day period from the day of their adoption, unless otherwise provided by law.
4. The media are required to objectively highlight the progress of the preparation and holding of local elections.
Their representatives are guaranteed unfettered access to all public events associated with the local elections, and the meeting of election commissions and polling station on election day-on the conditions laid down in the ninth article 26 of this law, except for the cases stipulated by the laws of Ukraine. The Electoral Commission, bodies of State power and local self-government bodies, officials and officials of these bodies are obliged within their powers and competence to provide them information on the preparation and holding of local elections.
{Part four article 13, as amended by law N 3253-IV (3185-15) on 21.12.2005} Section II TYPES of ELECTION, the order and terms of APPOINTMENT article 14. Types of local elections and the procedure for their appointment 1. Local elections may be ordinary, extraordinary, repeated, minor or first (in case of formation of new local councils (hereinafter-the first local elections).
2. The next local elections are held in connection with the end defined by the Constitution of Ukraine (254 k/96-VR) the term of authority of the Verkhovna Rada of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea, local councils and village, the Mayor. A decision on the holding of regular elections of deputies of local councils and village, Township, accepts the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine. A decision on the holding of regular elections of deputies of the Verkhovna Rada of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea takes the Verkhovna Rada of Autonomous Republic of Crimea

According to the Constitution of Ukraine (254 k/96-VR).
{The second paragraph of part two of article 14 on the basis of Law N VI-1134 (1134-17) from 17.03.2009}

{Part two article 14 amended by law N 3253-IV (3185-15) on 21.12.2005}

3. extraordinary local elections appointed by the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine in case of early termination of powers of the Verkhovna Rada of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea, local Council, the village, the Mayor, and also in other cases stipulated by the law of Ukraine "about local government in Ukraine" (280/97-VR).
{Part three article 14 amended by law N 806-VI (806-17) from 25.12.2008}

4. Repeated elections of the Deputy (deputies) are appointed by the territorial Election Commission in the order established by this law, in the case of the election of the Deputy (deputies) in this district is invalid or deemed not to have occurred, or in the case of a person, which refused the Deputy mandate. Repeated elections of the village, the Mayor appointed by the territorial Election Commission in the order established by this law, in the case of recognition of the election is invalid or deemed not to have occurred, or in the case of a person, which refused the post of village, the Mayor.
5. the Mid-term elections of the Deputy, appointed by the territorial Election Commission in the order established by this law, in case of early termination of the powers of a Deputy elected in the single-member district.
6. The first local elections are appointed respectively by the Verkhovna Rada of Autonomous Republic of Crimea, regional, Kyiv or Sevastopol City Council, unless otherwise provided by law.
Article 15. Terms of appointment of election 1. The next local elections are appointed not later than 100 days before the election, and the election process begins 90 days before election day.
{Part one of article 15 as amended by law N 3253-IV (3185-15) on 21.12.2005}

2. extraordinary local elections are appointed not later than 70 days before election day, the election process starts 60 days before election day.
The corresponding Election Commission announces the beginning of the electoral process, an extraordinary election not later than five days prior to its beginning.
3. the rerun of local elections held last Sunday šìstdesâtidennogo the period from the date of publication of the territorial Election Commission decision on their appointment. A decision to re-run election accepted by the territorial Election Commission not later than in the same period from the date of adoption of the decision on the recognition of the election in this constituency null and void or that place, or in the case of a person, which refused the Deputy mandate or post village, Mayor.
4. Mid-term local elections held last Sunday šìstdesâtidennogo the period from the date of publication of the decision on the appointment of the elections. A decision taken by mid-term elections of the Deputy of the territorial Election Commission not later than in the same period from the date of early termination of the powers of a Deputy elected in the constituency.
5. The first local elections are appointed not later than 100 days to election day, and the start of their electoral process is declared not later than 90 days.
{Part five article 15, as amended by law N 3253-IV (3185-15) on 21.12.2005}

6. the local elections are appointed on Sunday.
7. The body in accordance with article 14 of this law took a decision early, repeated, intermediate or the first local elections not later than on the third day from the day it publishes in print media, or in the case of impossibility, publishes another defined him the way, and also proves the above decision to the attention of the Central Election Commission at the same time.
{Part 7 of article 15 as amended by law N 3253-IV (3185-15) on 21.12.2005}

8. all the terms defined in this law, the calculated calendar day, for hours.
9. The first day of the term, which under law must begin in connection with the occurrence of a certain event is the day next after the day of the occurrence of a specified event.
10. the last day of the term, which according to the law has ended due to the occurrence of a certain event is the day preceding the day of the specified event.
11. Day of Commission of inaction is considered to be the last day of the term, which was to be včinena action provided by this and other laws of Ukraine.
Article 16. Determination of the total composition of the local councils, the Verkhovna Rada of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea {Title of article 16 as amended by law N 3253-IV (3185-15) on 21.12.2005} 1. Decision on the common stock (the number of Deputy mandates) of the village, Township, city, district in the city, district, Regional Council shall be made by the relevant Board of the current convocation no later than 90 days before the day of the local elections.
2. In the case where the relevant local Council the current convocation in time, part one of this article, no decision about the overall composition of the local Council, which is elected, the overall composition of the respective local Council remains in the same amount as in the current meeting.
3. A decision on the overall composition of the local Council, in the case of the appointment of the first election, shall be made in accordance with paragraph 4 part two article 81 of this Act.

4. The overall composition of the village, Township, city, district in the city, district, Regional Council should be at number 1) to 1 thousand residents-from 12 to 15 members including;
2) from 1 thousand to 3 thousand people-from 16 to 26 members including;
3) from 3 thousand to 5 thousand people-from 20 to 30 members including;
4) from 5 thousand to 20 thousand people-from 30 to 36 members including;
5) from 20 thousand to 50 thousand people-from 30 to 46 members including;
6) from 50 thousand to 100 thousand people-from 36 to 50 members including;
7) from 100 thousand to 250 thousand people-from 40 to 60 members including;
8) from 250 thousand to 500 thousand people-from 50 to 76 members including;
9) from 500 thousand to 1 million residents-from 60 to 90 members including;
10) from 1 million to 2 million inhabitants – from 76 to 120 members including;
11) more than 2 million residents-from 76 to 150 members including.
{Part four article 16 as amended by law N 3253-IV (3185-15) on 21.12.2005}

5. The overall composition of the Verkhovna Rada of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea are determined by the Constitution of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea (rb239k002-98).
Section III ELECTORAL DISTRICTS and POLLING STATIONS article 17. Constituencies 1. For the election of deputies of the village, Township Council of the corresponding territorial Election Commission not later than 80 days before the day of election forms constituencies with approximately the same number of voters in each constituency (odnomandatnì district). The number of electoral districts is equal to the number of the total composition of the appropriate Council, established in accordance with part 4 of article 16 of this law. Estimated average number of electors in the electoral districts within the respective village (some villages, people are voluntarily United in rural communities), the village is defined by the territorial Election Commission on the basis of voter lists, compiled in accordance with the law of Ukraine "on elections of people's deputies of Ukraine" (1665-15). In the case of extraordinary, repetitive, minor or first election estimated the average number of voters in electoral districts within the respective village (some villages, people are voluntarily United in rural communities), the village is determined on the basis of the relevant executive authority on statistics. The deviation have estimated the average number of voters in electoral districts within the administrative-territorial units shall be not more than five percent.
{Part one of article 17 as amended by law N 3253-IV (3185-15) on 21.12.2005}

2. Bagatomandatnij election constituency on the election of deputies to the District Councils divided into territorial electoral districts whose boundaries coincide with the boundaries of villages, cities of regional importance that are part of the district. A decision on the formation of such electoral districts will be accepted.
3. Bagatomandatnij election constituency for the election of deputies to the city, City District Councils has boundaries that coincide with the boundaries of the city or district in the city. Bagatomandatnij election constituency in the elections of the deputies of city councils in cities with district division is divided into territorial electoral districts whose boundaries coincide with the boundaries of districts in the city. If your town is a different city, town, village, then it is the electoral district of elections of deputies of the City Council of the city, which it is. The decision about the creation of these constituencies are not accepted.
{Part three of article 17 as amended by law N 3253-IV (3185-15) on 21.12.2005}

4. the Bagatomandatnij constituency in the elections of the deputies of regional councils is divided into territorial electoral districts whose boundaries coincide with the boundaries of districts and cities of regional value.
Decision on creation of such districts is not taken.
5. Bagatomandatnij election constituency on the election of deputies to the Verkhovna Rada of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea is divided into territorial electoral districts whose boundaries coincide with the boundaries of districts and cities of Republican significance. Decision on creation of such districts is not taken.
{Part five article 17 as amended by law N 3253-IV (3185-15) on 21.12.2005}

6. for the election of the village, the Mayor appropriate no.214 constituency has boundaries that coincide with the boundaries of the respective administrative-territorial unit in accordance with the existing administrative-territorial system. No.214 constituency in the elections of Mayor in Western Division is divided into territorial electoral districts whose boundaries coincide with the boundaries of districts in the city. If your town is a different city, town, village, then it is the electoral district with the election of the Mayor of the city, which it is. The decision about the creation of these constituencies are not accepted.
{Part of the sixth article 17 as amended by law N 3253-IV (3185-15) on 21.12.2005}

7. Notice of election districts indicating their numbers, limits, have estimated the number of voters in each constituency are published the corresponding territorial Election Commission in the local print media, or in the case of impossibility, otherwise not later than 75 days prior to election day.
{Part 7 of article 17 as amended by law N 3253-IV (3185-15) on 21.12.2005} Article 18. Polling stations 1. For the preparation and conduct of polling and counting of votes are polls.
2. For the preparation and conduct of polling and counting

the vote in the case of a duty, as well as other local elections held simultaneously with the elections of people's deputies of Ukraine, used regular as well as special polling stations that are formed in the fixed medical establishments for the conduct of elections of people's deputies of Ukraine.
{Part two of article 18 as amended by law N 3253-IV (3185-15) on 21.12.2005}

3. in the case of repeated, extraordinary, intermediate or the first local elections held simultaneously with the elections of people's deputies of Ukraine, ordinary and special (fixed medical establishments) polls on the territory of the villages, towns, cities are formed in accordance with the village, settlement, city territorial electoral commissions at the request of the Executive Committee of the village, Township, city (cities, where there is no District Councils), district in the City Council, and in the absence of such organs-the proposal in accordance with the rural , the village, the Mayor, the head of the district in the City Council, or an officer, which according to the law carries out the powers of the village, the Mayor.
{Part three of article 18 as amended by law N 3253-IV (3185-15) on 21.12.2005}

4. The territorial Election Commission by its decision determines the boundaries of each polling station and the location of the local election Commission, establishes a single numbering polling stations within the respective administrative-territorial unit. In case of several types of election decision on uniform numbering of polling stations shall be made by the territorial Election Commission the largest size of administrative-territorial units.
{Part four article 18 as amended by law N 3253-IV (3185-15) on 21.12.2005}

5. Military personnel belonging to the respective territorial communities vote at polling stations located outside of military units (units).
6. The polls are formed with the number of voters from twenty to two thousand five hundred people. Polls are divided into: 1) small-with the number of voters to 500 persons;
2) medium-with the number of voters from 500 to 1500 persons;
3) great-with the number of voters, more than 1500 people.
If the relevant territory there are less or more than specified limits the number of voters and their (or excess) cannot be attributed to another polling station or you cannot create additional polling station in this constituency, polling can be formed with less or greater from the respective boundary values of the number of voters.
{Part of the sixth article 18 as amended by law N 3253-IV (3185-15) on 21.12.2005}

7. The polls are not later than 50 days before election day.
8. The polls are common to elections of Deputies and village, Township,.
9. the decision of the corresponding territorial Election Commission on the formation of polling stations indicating their numbers, boundaries, the location of the respective district election commissions is published in mass media or in another manner determined by the Commission within five days from the date of adoption of this decision, but not later than 45 days before the election.
{Part of the ninth article 18 as amended by law N 3253-IV (3185-15) on 21.12.2005} Chapter IV ELECTION COMMISSIONS Article 19. The system of election commissions 1. The system of election commissions, the preparation and holding of local elections, are: 1) the Central Electoral Commission;
2) territorial election commissions: Election Commission of Autonomous Republic of Crimea;
the regional election commissions;
Kyiv, Sevastopol city Electoral Commission;
the District Electoral Commission;
municipal election commissions (except the cities of Kiev and Sevastopol);
in the district election commissions (where the elected district in the City Council);
village, rural Electoral Commission;
3) precinct election commissions.
2. the authority of election commissions on the preparation and conduct of elections of deputies to apply: 1) the Central Electoral Commission-on the entire territory of Ukraine;
2) territorial Election Commission-on the territory of the respective electoral district within the respective administrative-territorial unit in relation to the relevant local elections; {Item 2 part two article 19 as amended by law N 3253-IV (3185-15) on 21.12.2005} 3) local election Commission-into the polling station.
3. Election Commissions are formed and operate in accordance with the Constitution of Ukraine (254 k/96-VR), this and other laws of Ukraine. Nobody has the right to interfere in issues referred to the powers of the election commissions, except for the cases stipulated by the laws of Ukraine.
4. Rural, village, city, district, city, district territorial Electoral Commission in cases stipulated by this law carries out the powers of the District Election Commission with the appropriate type of election.
{Article 19 update: part 4 according to law N 3253-IV (3185-15) on 21.12.2005} Article 20. The status of election commissions 1. The Electoral Commission local elections are special collegial bodies, authorized to organize the preparation and carrying out of the respective election and ensure compliance with, and identical legislation on local elections. The Electoral Commission local elections are based on, and in a manner established by the Constitution of Ukraine (254 k/96-VR), this and other laws of Ukraine.

2. the status of the Central Electoral Commission is determined by the Constitution of Ukraine (254 k/96-VR), the law of Ukraine "on the Central Election Commission" (1932-15), this and other laws of Ukraine. The Central Election Commission is formed according to the Constitution of Ukraine (254 k/96-VR) and the law of Ukraine "on the Central Election Commission" (1932-15).
3. The territorial Election Commission is a legal entity.
Territorial Election Commission is a Commission of the higher level regarding the territorial election commissions that perform the function of district election commissions of the respective type of local elections, as well as all precinct election commissions on the territory of the relevant constituency on issues of organization of the preparation and holding of elections of Deputies and elections of village, the Mayor.
4. the Electoral Commission of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea on the Organization and conduct of elections of deputies to the Verkhovna Rada of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea is the highest level of Commission for territorial district and urban (cities of Republican significance) election commissions that perform the function of district election commissions on elections of the deputies of the Verkhovna Rada of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea, as well as the precinct election commissions.
5. The status of the local Electoral Commission is determined by this and other laws. The precinct Election Commission is not a legal entity.
The precinct Election Commission has its own seal in accordance with the form, approved by the Central Election Commission.
{Article 20 amended by law N 3253-IV (3185-15) on 21.12.2005} Article 20 1. Requirements to members of the election commissions 1. The composition of the Election Commission, which carries out the Organization of training and the appropriate type of election in the relevant administrative-territorial unit or territorial community may include citizens of Ukraine who have the right to vote in these elections.
2. A person may simultaneously be part of only one Election Committee that carries out preparation and conduct of the election or any other election or referendum held at the same time.
3. The composition of the Election Committee could not enter candidates for Deputy, the candidates for the village, the Mayor, their authorized representatives, authorized persons of organizations of parties (blocs), as well as representatives of parties (blocs) in the Central Election Commission, authorized persons of parties (blocs)-subjects of the electoral process on elections of people's deputies of Ukraine, official observers, officers and officials of State or local governments , soldiers, judges and employees of law enforcement bodies, as well as citizens who are held in establishments of the Criminal Executive system or have a criminal record for committing an intentional crime, if this record is not repaid and do not loosely in the procedure established by law.
4. the Chairman, Deputy Chairman, Secretary of the Election Commission of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea, as well as at least one third of the members of this Commission must have higher legal education.
5. the Secretary of the Election Commission should possess the State language to the extent necessary for conducting.
6. The composition of the local election Commission special polling station, formed in a fixed institution may not include employees of the respective institution.
{The Act amended article 20-1 of the law N 3253-IV (3185-15) on 21.12.2005} article 21. The procedure for the formation of territorial election commissions 1. Territorial Election Commission formed by the relevant rural, settlement, city, district, district, Regional Council, the Supreme Council of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea not later than 90 days before election day in the composition the Chairman, Deputy Chairman, Secretary and other members of the Commission in an amount not less than 8 and no more than 15 persons for views of the governing bodies of the local organisations of parties (blocs) (not more than one person). If the number of views from local organisations of parties (blocs) exceeds 15, their participation in the formation of territorial Electoral Commission is determined using the draw. Order of draw is set by the Central Election Commission. These views, which are added to the statements of the persons proposed by the composition of the corresponding territorial Election Commission, consent to participate in its work, made to the Board not later than within 95 days before election day.
{Part one of article 21 amended by law N 3253-IV (3185-15) on 21.12.2005}

2. Regional Organization or appropriate electoral bloc may submit nominations for inclusion in the composition of the District Election Commission and to election commissions, who formed the village, town, city councils in villages, towns, cities, located within the district.
3. the municipal organization of the party or the relevant electoral bloc may submit nominations for inclusion in the composition of the City Election Commission and village, Township, city electoral committees in villages, towns, cities that are part of the city of the Republican in the Autonomous Republic of Crimea, regional, or the cities of Kiev and Sevastopol.
4. The district in the City Organization of the party or the appropriate block can submit the candidacy for inclusion in the composition of the respective district in the City Election Commission.
5. Regional Organization (block) may apply

candidate for inclusion in the composition of the respective regional territorial Election Commission.
6. Republican in the party organization of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea (block) can submit a candidate for inclusion in the composition of the Electoral Commission of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea.
7. If the selected part one of this article not received submissions regarding the composition of the territorial Election Commission or if the amount proposed in the composition of the Election Committee of individuals is less than 8, the territorial Election Commission formed by the appropriate local Council, the Supreme Council of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea on the proposal in accordance with the village, the mayor or the head of the district, a district in the city, the Regional Council, Chairman of the Verkhovna Rada of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea with the mandatory inclusion of filed candidates from local organisations of parties (blocs) specified in part 1 of this article.
8. Local party (bloc) deadlines applying to the respective Councils candidates for inclusion in the composition of specific territorial election commissions, indicating the proposed candidates for the post of Chairman, Deputy Chairman and Secretary of the Commission. These lists of relevant local organisations of parties (blocs) include members of these parties (parties that make up the block) or non-citizens. The list must be signed by the head of the respective local party organization (heads of local organizations of the parties that make up the block) and certified with the seal of the local organizations of the Party (by the local organisations of parties that make up the block) or a higher level. The statement added to the list of persons proposed by the composition of the corresponding territorial Election Commission, consent to participate in its work. In the view of candidates to the composition of the territorial election commissions are: 1) the surname, name and patronymic of the person;
2) year of birth (for individuals who in the year elections turns 18 years old, date of birth);
3) citizenship of the person;
4) place of residence and address of the person's housing, as well as contact numbers;
5) possession of the State language;
6) education;
7) place of work and position title of the person;
8) availability of expertise for participation in the work of election commissions;
9) the availability of appropriate education or training;
10) post in the Commission which is proposed.
{Part of the eighth article 21 amended by law N 3253-IV (3185-15) on 21.12.2005}

9. The composition of the territorial Election Commission may include citizens of Ukraine who have the right to vote in local elections.
10. Citizen can be part of only one Election Committee that carries out preparation and conduct of elections of people's deputies of Ukraine, elections of deputies to the Verkhovna Rada of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea, deputies of local councils and village, Township,.

{Part of the eleventh article 21 excluded by law N 3253-IV (3185-15) on 21.12.2005} 12. The distribution of executive posts in the territorial Election Commission is carried out by the draw. In the draw involved only candidates who meet the requirements provided in clauses 5, 8 and 9 of part 8 of this article. The procedure for the draw is determined by the Central Election Commission.
{Part of the twelfth article 21 as amended by law N 3253-IV (3185-15) on 21.12.2005} 13. The Chairman, Deputy Chairman and Secretary of the territorial Election Commission may not be representatives of one of the local organizations of the Party (bloc).
14. The body that decided on the formation of territorial Election Commission publishes the above solution and the composition of the Electoral Commission in the appropriate media or, in the case of impossibility, publishes another defined him way not later than on the seventh day from the day of its adoption.
{Part of the fourteenth article 21 as amended by law N 3253-IV (3185-15) on 21.12.2005} Article 22. The procedure for the formation of the local election Commission 1. The precinct Election Commission formed by the corresponding territorial Election Commission not later than 35 days before election day in the composition the Chairman, Deputy Chairman, Secretary and other members of the Commission on the proposal (not more than one person), the governing body of the district, a district in the city, the municipal organization of the Party (bloc) and the relevant candidates in deputies in single-mandate constituencies, which are samovisunulisâ, as well as their respective candidates for the post of agriculture , the village mayor.