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THE ELECTORAL CODE OF THE REPUBLIC OF BELARUS

of February 11, 2000 No. 370-Z

(as amended on 04-06-2015)

Accepted by the House of Representatives on January 24, 2000

Approved by Council of the Republic on January 31, 2000

General part

Section I. General provisions. Basic principles of the electoral system, holding referendum (popular vote)

Chapter 1. General provisions

Article 1. The relations regulated by this Code

This Code governs the relations arising by preparation and elections of the President of the Republic of Belarus, elections and response of deputies of the House of Representatives of National assembly of the Republic of Belarus (further - the House of Representatives), members of council of the Republic of National assembly of the Republic of Belarus (further - Council of the Republic), deputies of local councils of deputies of the Republic of Belarus (further - local councils of deputies), and also by preparation and holding referendum (popular vote) (further - referendum), and establishes the guarantees providing free declaration of will of citizens of the Republic of Belarus.

Article 2. Legal basis of the electoral system, referendum

The legal basis of the electoral system, referendum is constituted by the Constitution of the Republic of Belarus, this Code and other acts of the legislation of the Republic of Belarus, the resolution of the Central commission of the Republic of Belarus at elections and holding republican referenda (further - the Central commission).

Chapter 2. Basic principles of the electoral system, holding referendum

Article 3. Basic principles of elections and referendum

Election of the president of the Republic of Belarus, deputies of the House of Representatives, deputies of local councils of deputies is free and is held on the basis of general, equal and direct suffrage in case of secret vote.

Elections of deputies of the House of Representatives, deputies of local councils of deputies are carried out on single-candidate constituencies.

Elections of members of council of the Republic are held on the basis of equal and indirect voting right in case of secret vote.

The referendum is held by universal, free, equal and secret vote.

Article 4. Universal adult suffrage and the participation right in referendum

Election of the president of the Republic of Belarus, deputies of the House of Representatives, deputies of local councils of deputies and referendum is general: the citizens of the Republic of Belarus who reached 18 years have the right to choose, participate in referendum.

The citizens recognized by court incapacitated, persons containing according to the court verdict in places of detention do not participate in elections, referendum. Persons concerning whom according to the procedure, established by the criminal procedure legislation, the measure of restraint - detention is chosen do not take part in vote.

Article 5. Free elections and participation in referendum

Election of the president of the Republic of Belarus, deputies of the House of Representatives, deputies of local councils of deputies, participation in referendum is free: the voter, the participant of referendum personally solves, whether to participate to it in elections, referendum for whom to vote on elections for what to vote on referendum.

Article 6. Equal suffrage and the participation right in referendum

Voters, participants of referendum participate respectively in election of the president of the Republic of Belarus, deputies of the House of Representatives, deputies of local councils of deputies and referendum on an equal basis: each voter, the participant of referendum has one voice.

Elections of members of council of the Republic are equal: each deputy of local council of deputies of basic level has one voice.

The candidates elected to the state positions participate in elections on an equal basis.

Article 7. Direct suffrage, the right to direct declaration of will on referendum

Election of the president of the Republic of Belarus, deputies of the House of Representatives, deputies of local councils of deputies is straight lines. The president of the Republic of Belarus is elected directly by the people of the Republic of Belarus. Deputies are elected citizens directly.

Citizens participate in referendum on the basis of direct declaration of will.

Article 8. Indirect voting right

Elections of members of council of the Republic are indirect: members of council of the Republic are elected at meetings of deputies of local councils of deputies of basic level of each area and deputies of the Minsk city council of deputies.

Article 9. Secret vote

Vote on elections and referendum is secret: control of declaration of will of voters, participants of referendum in voting process is forbidden.

Article 10. Basic principles of carrying out response of the deputy, member of council of the Republic

The response of the deputy of the House of Representatives, the member of council of the Republic, the deputy of local council of deputies is performed with respect for the basic principles of the electoral system.

Article 11. Ensuring elections of the President of the Republic of Belarus with the commissions, deputies of the House of Representatives, deputies of local councils of deputies, referendum, response of deputies

Elections of the President of the Republic of Belarus, deputies of the House of Representatives, deputies of local councils of deputies, referendum, response of deputies are provided by the commissions.

The commissions in the activities are guided by the Constitution of the Republic of Belarus, this Code, other acts of the legislation of the Republic of Belarus.

The commissions by preparation and elections, referendum, response of deputies within the powers are independent of state bodies and are not connected by decisions of political parties and other public associations.

The decisions of the commissions made within their powers are obligatory for execution by all state bodies, political parties, other public associations, other organizations, and also citizens.

The decisions of the higher commission made within its powers are obligatory for the subordinate commissions.

Article 12. Ensuring elections and response of members of council of the Republic

Elections of members of council of the Republic and response of the elected members of council of the Republic provide presidiums regional, Minsk city, district, city (the cities of regional subordination) Councils of deputies and corresponding regional, Minsk city, district, city executive committees, and also the Central commission.

Article 13. Publicity by preparation and elections, referendum, response of the deputy of the House of Representatives, the member of council of the Republic, the deputy of local council of deputies

Preparation and elections of the President of the Republic of Belarus, deputies of the House of Representatives, members of council of the Republic, deputies of local councils of deputies, referendum, response of the deputy of the House of Representatives, the member of council of the Republic, the deputy of local council of deputies are performed openly and publicly.

The central commission, the relevant territorial, district electoral commission in case of elections of the President of the Republic of Belarus, deputies makes general posters with bio data of the candidates for president of the Republic of Belarus and also standing in one constituency of candidates for placement on sites for vote and in other places established for this purpose. The relevant electoral commission makes information materials about candidates for president of the Republic of Belarus, in deputies for the direction them to voters. The amount of the data placed in the specified materials concerning each candidate shall be approximately identical. Expenses on production of general posters with bio data of candidates and information materials about candidates are performed at the expense of the funds allocated from the republican budget for preparation and elections.

The relevant commissions, local representative, executive and administrative organs inform citizens on the work on preparation and elections, referendum, response of the deputy of the House of Representatives, the member of council of the Republic, the deputy of local council of deputies, on formation of constituencies, on structure, the location and working hours of the commissions, lists of the citizens having the right to participate in elections, referendum, vote about response of the deputy, candidates, results of vote, elections, referendum, response.

In case of elections, referendum, response of the deputy, the member of council of the Republic have the right to be present observers - deputies of the House of Representatives, members of council of the Republic, deputies of local councils of deputies, authorized representatives of candidates for president of the Republic of Belarus, in deputies, representatives of political parties, other public associations, labor collectives, citizens, foreign (international) observers, and also representatives of mass media according to the procedure, established by the Central commission.

The observer has the right:

be present at meetings of the relevant commissions;

be present at meetings of deputies of local councils of deputies of basic level of area, deputies of the Minsk city council of deputies at elections of members of council of the Republic, and also on response of the member of council of the Republic;

be present when sealing or sealing boxes for vote;

be in ballot day in rooms for vote from the moment of sealing or sealing of boxes for vote before the end of summing up the results of vote;

be present at early voting, vote in the location of citizens, carrying out repeated counting of votes of citizens;

watch issue of bulletins, voting process, observance of the voting procedure established by this Code;

address with offers and notes on the organization of vote the chairman of precinct, counting board or his deputy;

obtain information on count results of voices and creation of protocols of the relevant commissions on election results, referendum, vote about response of the deputy;

get acquainted with protocols of precinct election commissions on results of vote and protocols of the relevant commissions on election results, referendum, vote about response of the deputy, signed and sent to the higher commission according to this Code;

make the copy of the protocol of the precinct election commission on results of vote by own efforts and means;

send appeals to the relevant or higher commission or to the prosecutor about elimination of violation of this Code and other acts of the legislation of the Republic of Belarus of elections, referendum, response of the deputy and the member of council of the Republic not later than for the third day after elections, referendum, vote about response of the deputy, member of council of the Republic;

get acquainted with decisions of meetings of deputies of local councils of deputies of basic level of area, deputies of the Minsk city council of deputies at elections of members of council of the Republic, and also on response of the member of council of the Republic.

The observer has no right:

be engaged in propaganda in any its form;

render to candidates for president of the Republic of Belarus, in deputies of the House of Representatives, in members of council of the Republic, in deputies of local councils of deputies any information, methodical, financial or other aid;

create obstacles in carrying out vote;

take actions breaking the mystery of vote;

conduct polls of the citizens who arrived for vote and voted;

fill in for the citizen at its request the bulletin;

create obstacles for normal work of the commissions, meetings of deputies of local councils of deputies of basic level of area, deputies of the Minsk city council of deputies and carrying out vote;

be at tables of issue of bulletins, at cabins and boxes for vote;

interfere with work of the commissions, meetings of deputies of local councils of deputies of basic level of area, deputies of the Minsk city council of deputies.

In case of elections of the President of the Republic of Belarus, deputies of the House of Representatives, deputies of local councils of deputies, referendum, response of the deputy observers will be accredited under the relevant electoral commissions, the commissions on referendum, on carrying out vote about response of the deputy, and in case of elections and response of members of council of the Republic - under presidiums corresponding regional, Minsk city Councils of deputies. Observers will be accredited in case of presentation of the document on the direction by the observer determined by the Central commission and passports of the citizen of the Republic of Belarus. The prior notice of the direction of the observer is not required.

The term of office of the observer begins from the date of its accreditation and comes to an end in day of establishment by the relevant commission of count results of voices, results or results of elections, referendum, response of the deputy, member of council of the Republic.

The commission, in case of which the accredited observer having the right to deprive of him accreditation in case of violation by him of the legislation of the Republic of Belarus on elections, referendum, response of the deputy.

The commissions inform observers, foreign (international) observers on date, time and the venue of the meetings.

Foreign (international) observers from foreign states and the international organizations are invited to the Republic of Belarus by the President of the Republic of Belarus, the House of Representatives, Council of the Republic, Council of Ministers of the Republic of Belarus, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Belarus, the Central commission.

Foreign (international) observers will be accredited by the Central commission. The term of office of the foreign (international) observer begins from the date of its accreditation and comes to an end in day of establishment of results of elections, referendum, response of the deputy, member of council of the Republic.

Foreign (international) observers perform observation according to the procedure, provided by part five of this Article. Foreign (international) observers have the right to meet also candidates, authorized representatives of candidates, and after the ballot day to state the opinion on the legislation of the Republic of Belarus on elections, referendum, response of the deputy, the member of council of the Republic, to hold press conferences and to address to mass media.

Foreign (international) observers have no right to use the status for implementation of the activities which are not connected with observation of preparation and elections, referendum, response of the deputy, the member of council of the Republic.

The central commission has the right to deprive of accreditation of the foreign (international) observer in case of violation of the legislation of the Republic of Belarus by him or the conventional principles and rules of international law.

Mass media light preparation and elections, referendum, response of the deputy, the member of council of the Republic according to the legislation of the Republic of Belarus. Representatives of mass media have the right to be present at meetings of the commissions, at rooms for vote, at meetings of deputies of local councils of deputies of basic level of area, deputies of the Minsk city council of deputies at elections of members of council of the Republic, and also on response of the member of council of the Republic.

Candidates for president of the Republic of Belarus, in deputies have the right to be present at sites for vote at counting of votes.

Persons interfering in the election day, referendum, vote about response of the deputy, member of council of the Republic to work of the commissions, holding meetings of deputies of local councils of deputies of basic level of area, deputies of the Minsk city council of deputies according to the order of chairmen of the relevant commissions presiding over meetings of deputies of local councils of deputies of basic level of area, deputies of the Minsk city council of deputies leave from rooms for vote, from meetings.

Section II. Constituencies, sites for vote. Lists of the citizens having the right to participate in elections, referendum, vote about response of the deputy

Chapter 3. Constituencies

Article 14. The constituency on election of the president of the Republic of Belarus

Election of the president of the Republic of Belarus is held on the single constituency constituting all territory of the Republic of Belarus.

Article 15. Constituencies at elections of deputies of the House of Representatives, deputies of local councils of deputies

For elections of deputies of the House of Representatives in the territory of the Republic of Belarus 110 constituencies is formed.

For elections of deputies of local councils of deputies constituencies are formed:

at elections to regional council of deputies - from 40 to 60 constituencies;

at elections to the Minsk city council of deputies - from 40 to 60 constituencies;

at elections to regional council of deputies - from 25 to 40 constituencies;

at elections to city council of deputies (the city of regional subordination) - from 25 to 40 constituencies;

at elections to city council of deputies (the city of district subordination) - from 15 to 25 constituencies;

at elections to settlement, village council of deputies - from 11 to 15 constituencies.

The average number of voters on the constituency at elections of deputies of the House of Representatives across the Republic of Belarus is established by the Central commission no later than five months before the end of term of office of the House of Representatives of the operating convocation.

Within the regulations specified in parts two of this Article, number of the constituencies which are subject to education at elections to local council of deputies, and the average number of voters on the constituency are established by the relevant local council of deputies no later than five months before the end of term of office of local council of deputies of the operating convocation.

The number of voters in the constituency is determined proceeding from number of the citizens having the voting rights, living in the territory entering the constituency when carrying out the last elections or referendum.

Constituencies are formed with approximately equal number of voters: the variation of number of voters in the constituency at elections of deputies of the House of Representatives from the average number of the voters falling on the constituency across the Republic of Belarus, and in the constituency at elections of deputies of the relevant local council of deputies - from the average number of the voters falling on the constituency at elections to the given local advice of deputies, as a rule, cannot exceed 10 percent. The constituency constitutes the single territory: formation of the constituency from the territories which are not adjoining among themselves is not allowed.

Lists of constituencies with indication of their names, numbers, borders, numbers of voters and the locations of the electoral commissions are published: at elections of deputies of the House of Representatives by the Central commission not later than for the fifth day after calling of an election in the House of Representatives, at elections of deputies of local councils of deputies - territorial election commissions not later than 80 days before elections to local councils of deputies.

In case of dissolution of the House of Representatives elections of deputies of the House of Representatives are held on the constituencies formed in case of elections of deputies of the House of Representatives of former convocation.

One deputy is elected from each constituency.

Article 16. Procedure for formation of constituencies at elections of deputies of the House of Representatives, deputies of local councils of deputies

Constituencies at elections of deputies of the House of Representatives are formed by the Central commission on representation regional and Minsk city executive committees.

Constituencies at elections in regional, Minsk city, district, city (the cities of regional and district subordination), settlement and village councils of deputies are formed by territorial election commissions at elections to the relevant local councils of deputies on representation according to regional, Minsk city, district, city, settlement and rural executive committees.

Chapter 4. Sites for vote

Article 17. Sites for vote

For carrying out vote and counting of votes on election of the president of the Republic of Belarus, deputies of the House of Representatives, deputies of local councils of deputies, on referendum, response of the deputy the territory of areas, cities, areas in the cities is divided into sites for vote.

Sites for vote are formed with number at least 20 and no more than 3000 voters, participants of referendum.

Sites for vote can be formed in the sanatoria, dispensaries, rest houses, hospitals and other organizations of health care providing medical care in stationary conditions. Sites for vote are formed also in military units.

Article 18. Procedure for formation of sites for vote

Sites for vote on elections, referendum, response of the deputy are formed in areas and the cities district, city (in the cities of regional subordination) by executive committees, and in the cities with district division - local administrations of areas in the cities (further - local administration). In military units sites for vote are formed in the same procedure on representation of commanders of military units.

Outside the Republic of Belarus sites for vote on election of the president of the Republic of Belarus, deputies of the House of Representatives, to republican referendum for the citizens of the Republic of Belarus staying in the territory of foreign states are formed by heads of diplomatic representations (consular establishments) of the Republic of Belarus operating in the territory of the corresponding foreign states, according to the procedure, established by the Central commission.

Sites for vote are formed not later than two months before elections and not later than 25 days prior to referendum, in 25 days prior to ballot day about response of the deputy.

Formation of sites is made for vote in case of elections of the President of the Republic of Belarus, deputies of local councils of deputies and referendum in coordination with the corresponding district, city, district territorial commissions on election of the president of the Republic of Belarus in the cities, district, City Elections Commissions at elections of deputies of local councils of deputies, the district, city, district commissions on referendum in the cities, and in case of elections of deputies of the House of Representatives - in coordination with district electoral commissions.

In case of simultaneous elections of different level, elections and referendum sites for vote are general at elections of different level, elections and referendum.

The bodies which formed sites for vote shall not later than in ten-day time to notify voters, participants of referendum on borders of each site for vote with indication of the location of the precinct election commission and the room for vote.

Chapter 5. Lists of the citizens having the right to participate in elections, referendum, vote about response of the deputy

Article 19. Lists of the citizens having the right to participate in elections, referendum, vote about response of the deputy, and procedure for their creation

Lists of the citizens having the right to participate in election of the president of the Republic of Belarus, deputies of the House of Representatives, deputies of local councils of deputies, referendum, vote on response of the deputy of the House of Representatives, the deputy of local council of deputies are constituted on each site for vote and signed by the chairman and the secretary of the precinct election commission.

City, settlement, rural executive committees, and in the cities with district division - local administrations, district executive committees in the cities and settlements of city type where city and settlement executive committees are not formed, provide accounting of voters, participants of referendum and transfer to precinct election commissions the lists of the citizens of the Republic of Belarus registered in the territory of the respective sites for vote and having the right to participate in elections, referendum, vote about response of the deputy, signed by chairmen of the relevant executive committees, and in the cities with district division - heads of local administrations.

Lists of citizens - the military personnel who is in military units, and also members of families of the military personnel and other voters, participants of referendum living in regions of arrangement of military units are constituted on the basis of the data represented by commanders of military units. The military personnel living out of military units joins in lists of the citizens having the right to participate in elections, referendum, vote about response of the deputy, at the place of residence in accordance with general practice.

Lists of the citizens having the right to participate in elections, referendum, vote about response of the deputy on the sites for vote formed in the sanatoria, dispensaries, rest houses, hospitals and other organizations of health care providing medical care in stationary conditions are constituted by precinct election commissions on the basis of the data represented to precinct election commissions by heads of the specified organizations.

Lists of the citizens having the right to participate in election of the president of the Republic of Belarus, deputies of the House of Representatives, republican referendum on the sites for vote formed outside the Republic of Belarus are constituted on the basis of the data represented by heads of diplomatic representations (consular establishments) of the Republic of Belarus operating in the territory of the corresponding foreign states.

Surnames of citizens in the list are specified according to the procedure, convenient for carrying out vote.

Article 20. Procedure for inclusion in the list of the citizens having the right to participate in elections, referendum, vote about response of the deputy

The list of the citizens having the right to participate in elections, referendum, vote about response of the deputy joins the citizens of the Republic of Belarus having the voting rights who reached by day or in the election day, referendum, the votes about response of the deputy of 18 years registered by the time of creation of the list at the place of residence or in the place of stay in the territory of this site for vote. The citizens registered in the place of stay join in the list only on the site for vote in the place of stay.

The citizen having the right to participate in elections, referendum, vote about response of the deputy can be included in the list only on one site for vote.

The list of the citizens having the right to participate in election of the president of the Republic of Belarus, deputies of the House of Representatives, republican referendum on the site for vote formed outside the Republic of Belarus joins the citizens of the Republic of Belarus living in the territory of foreign state or being in long foreign business trip. This list in case of the address to the precinct election commission joins also the citizens of the Republic of Belarus who arrived to foreign state in connection with private, office, business or tourist trip.

Article 21. Acquaintance with lists of the citizens having the right to participate in elections, referendum, vote about response of the deputy. The right to appeal of abnormalities in the list

Lists of the citizens having the right to participate in elections, referendum, vote about response of the deputy are represented to voters, participants of referendum for acquaintance in 15 days prior to elections, referendum, vote about response of the deputy, and on the sites for vote formed in the sanatoria, dispensaries, rest houses, hospitals and other organizations of health care providing medical care in stationary conditions - in two days prior to elections, referendum, vote about response of the deputy.

The citizens having the right to participate in elections, referendum, vote about response of the deputy, but who are not included in the list for any reason in addition join the precinct election commission in the list based on the passport of the citizen of the Republic of Belarus in the presence in it stamp about registration at the place of residence in the territory of the site for vote, and the citizens registered in the place of stay - based on the passport of the citizen of the Republic of Belarus and the document confirming registration in the place of stay in the territory of the site for vote. In case of absence at the citizen of registration for the territories of this site for vote it joins in the list based on the passport of the citizen of the Republic of Belarus and the document confirming accommodation in the territory of the site for vote. In this case the precinct election commission transfers the message on inclusion of the citizen in the list to the precinct election commission of the site for vote in the territory of which the citizen is registered at the place of residence or in the place of stay.

Opportunity to check whether he is included in the list is provided to each citizen and whether correctly in the list the information about him is specified.

Each citizen is granted the right to appeal non-inclusion, the wrong inclusion in the list or exception of the list, and also allowed in the list of inaccuracy in specifying of data on the citizen. The assignment of error in the list is considered by the precinct election commission which shall not later than in two-day time, and the day before and in the election day, referendum, vote about response of the deputy immediately to consider the application, to enter necessary corrections in the list or to issue to the applicant the copy of the motivated decision on variation of its statement. This decision can be appealed in the higher commission which shall consider the claim not later than in three-day time, and in ballot day - immediately. The solution of the precinct election commission can be also appealed not later than five days before elections, referendum, vote about response of the deputy in district, city court who shall consider the claim in three-day time. The decision of district, city court is final. Correction in the list according to the decision of the higher commission or court is made by the precinct election commission immediately.

Section II. Powers of the President of the Republic of Belarus, state bodies in the organization of preparation of elections, referendum, response of the deputy, member of council of the Republic. System and powers of the commissions on elections, referendum, vote about response of the deputy

Chapter 6. Powers of the President of the Republic of Belarus, state bodies in the organization of preparation of elections, referendum, response of the deputy, member of council of the Republic

Article 22. Powers of the President of the Republic of Belarus in the organization of preparation of elections, republican referendum

President of the Republic of Belarus:

1) appoints the regular and early elections in the House of Representatives and determines organizational actions for ensuring their carrying out;

2) appoints the regular and early elections in Council of the Republic and determines organizational actions for ensuring their carrying out;

3) appoints the regular and early elections in local councils of deputies and determines organizational actions for ensuring their carrying out;

4) appoints elections to local councils of deputies in again formed administrative and territorial units;

5) in case of dissolution of the Republic of local council of deputies by Council appoints elections to this local council of deputies;

6) is appointed by republican referendum and determines organizational actions for ensuring its carrying out.

Article 23. Powers of the House of Representatives in the organization of preparation of elections, republican referendum

House of Representatives:

1) appoints election of the president of the Republic of Belarus and determines organizational actions for ensuring their carrying out;

2) by consideration of the republican budget provides funds for elections of the President of the Republic of Belarus, deputies of the House of Representatives, members of council of the Republic, deputies of local councils of deputies, republican referendum.

Article 24. Powers of local executive and administrative, and also representative bodies in the organization of preparation of elections, referendum, response of the deputy, member of council of the Republic

Regional, Minsk city executive committees prepare offers on formation of constituencies on elections to the House of Representatives, regional, Minsk city Councils of deputies.

District, city (in the cities of regional and district subordination), settlement, rural executive committees prepare offers on formation of constituencies on elections to regional, city, settlement, village councils of deputies.

District, city (in the cities of regional subordination) executive committees, local administrations form sites for vote and precinct election commissions on elections, referendum, vote about response of the deputy.

City (in the cities of district subordination), settlement, rural executive committees form city, settlement, rural territorial election commissions at elections of deputies of city, settlement, village councils of deputies, the city, settlement, rural commissions on referendum.

City, settlement, rural executive committees, local administrations, district executive committees in the cities and settlements of city type where city and settlement executive committees are not formed, provide accounting of citizens and transfer to precinct election commissions lists of the citizens registered in the territory of the respective sites for vote and having the right to participate in elections, referendum, vote about response of the deputy.

District, city, settlement, rural executive committees, local administrations:

1) will organize provision to the commissions on election of the president of the Republic of Belarus, the electoral commissions, the commissions on referendum, the commissions on carrying out vote about response of the deputy of rooms for placement of the commissions and carrying out vote, and also the necessary equipment, means of communication, vehicles;

2) create conditions for holding meetings of candidates for president of the Republic of Belarus, in deputies with voters; provide free provision of rooms by it for these purposes, and also required reference and information materials; provisions of the rooms for public discussion of questions (projects of decisions) passed on referendum resolve issues;

3) are allocated for the territories of sites for vote of the place for placement of propaganda printed materials;

4) is determined by places for carrying out by candidates for president the Republic of Belarus, in deputies, their authorized representatives of mass actions (meetings out of rooms, meetings, picketing) for the purpose of implementation of election propaganda.

District, city executive committees, local administrations in the cities, and also regional and Minsk city executive committees in case of initiation of holding referendum by citizens of the Republic of Belarus check reliability of signatures of citizens in subscription lists of referendum and make decisions on results of petition of citizens.

Presidiums regional, Minsk city Councils of deputies and regional, Minsk city executive committees:

1) is formed by district electoral commissions at elections to the House of Representatives, and also respectively in areas - district electoral commissions at elections to regional council of deputies and in the city of Minsk - the territorial election commissions performing in districts of the city of Minsk of power of district electoral commissions at elections to the Minsk city council of deputies;

2) the territorial commissions on election of the president of the Republic of Belarus, on elections to the House of Representatives, on elections to local councils of deputies, regional, Minsk city form regional, Minsk city the commissions on referendum, and also the district commissions on carrying out vote about response of the deputy of the House of Representatives, the deputy of regional council of deputies;

3) meetings of deputies of local councils of deputies of basic level of area convoke, deputies of the Minsk city council of deputies at elections and response of members of council of the Republic.

Presidiums of regional, city councils of deputies and district, city (in the cities of regional subordination) executive committees form the district, city territorial commissions on election of the president of the Republic of Belarus, at elections to local councils of deputies, and also district, city commissions on referendum.

Presidiums of city councils of deputies and city executive committees in the cities with district division form the district commissions on election of the president of the Republic of Belarus, on referendum in the cities.

Presidiums Minsk city, district, city (in the cities of regional subordination) Councils of deputies and the relevant executive committees propose alternate members of Council of the Republic, and also initiate (except presidium of the Minsk city council of deputies and the Minsk city executive committee) excitement of question of response of the member of council of the Republic.

Local councils of deputies determine number of the constituencies which are subject to education and average number of voters on the constituency at elections to the relevant local council of deputies, appoint respectively regional, district, city, district in the cities, settlement, rural referenda, and also elections of deputies instead of disposed.

Chairman or presidium of local council of deputies:

1) is convoked by election meetings on initiation and excitement of question of response of the deputy;

2) will organize check of reliability of signatures of voters on subscription lists in support of the offer on excitement of question of response of the deputy and constitute the protocol on results of petition.

Local executive and administrative, and also representative bodies perform also other powers provided by this Code and other acts of the legislation of the Republic of Belarus of elections, referendum, response of the deputy. (In edition of the Law of July 4, 2000 - the National register of legal acts of the Republic of Belarus, 2000, No. 64, 2/181).

Chapter 7. System of the commissions on preparation and elections of the President of the Republic of Belarus, deputies of the House of Representatives, deputies of local councils of deputies, referendum, vote about response of the deputy

Article 25. System of the commissions on preparation and elections, referendum, response of deputies

Preparation and elections of the President of the Republic of Belarus, deputies of the House of Representatives, deputies of local councils of deputies, referendum the Central commission, and also respectively the electoral commissions on election of the president of the Republic of Belarus, the electoral commissions on elections of deputies of the House of Representatives, the electoral commissions at elections of deputies of local councils of deputies provide, the commissions on referendum.

Preparation and carrying out response of the deputy of the House of Representatives, the deputy of local council of deputies are provided by the Central commission and the commissions on carrying out vote about response of the deputy.

Article 26. Central commission

The central commission is the state body organizing within the powers preparation and elections of the President of the Republic of Belarus, deputies of the House of Representatives, members of council of the Republic, deputies of local councils of deputies, republican referenda. The central commission resolves the issues connected with the organization of response of deputies of the House of Representatives and members of council of the Republic.

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