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Voting at the polling station


Voting at the polling station is the regular way of voting. Each voter is assigned to a particular polling station. To vote, the voter has to appear at this polling station in person. Polling stations typically open at 8:00 and close at 20:00 local time.

Commission member with a decisive vote verifies the voter's identity by checking their ID document (usually a passport). The voter signs for the ballots received, and the commission member signs for handing out the ballots. To protect the secrecy of voting, the voter votes in a special voting booth.

Completed ballots are placed in a sealed ballot box for voting - this can be a transparent ballot box or a vote processing machine.

Last update on 2024-06-08 by Content manager.

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