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CONSTITUTIONAL LAW OF THE REPUBLIC OF TAJIKISTAN

of December 10, 1999 No. 858

About elections of deputies to local Majlises of People's Deputies

(The last edition from 30-05-2017)

I. General provisions

Article 1. Basic principles of elections

Elections to Majlis of People's Deputies of the Gorno-Badakhshan Autonomous Region, areas, the city of Dushanbe, the cities and areas Majlises of People's Deputies are carried out on territorial single-candidate constituencies on the basis of general, equal and direct suffrage in case of secret vote for a period of five years.

Article 1 (1).Законодательство the Republic of Tajikistan about elections of deputies to local Majlises of People's Deputies

The legislation of the Republic of Tajikistan on elections of deputies to local Majlises of People's Deputies is based on the Constitution of the Republic of Tajikistan and consists of this constitutional Law, other regulatory legal acts of the Republic of Tajikistan, and also the international legal acts recognized by Tajikistan.

Article 2. Universal adult suffrage

Elections of deputies to Majlises of People's Deputies of the Gorno-Badakhshan Autonomous Region, areas, the city of Dushanbe, the cities and areas are general. The citizens of the Republic of Tajikistan who reached by the election day of 18-year age have the right to choose and be elected, irrespective of nationality, race, floor, language, religion and political line items, social position, education and property.

Have no right to participate in elections of person, recognized as court incapacitated or containing in places of detention according to the court verdict.

The citizen of the Republic of Tajikistan cannot be at the same time deputy more than in two representative bodies of the government.

Article 3. Equal suffrage

Voters participate in elections on the equal legal basis and each of them has one voice.

Article 4. Direct suffrage

Deputies of local Majlises of People's Deputies are elected citizens directly.

Article 5. Secret vote

Vote on elections of deputies to local Majlises of People's Deputies is free and secret. Control of declaration of will voting is not allowed.

Article 6. Publicity by preparation and elections

Preparation and elections to local Majlises of People's Deputies are performed by the electoral commissions open and publicly and is lit in mass media.

The electoral commissions inform citizens on the work, on formation of constituencies and sites, structure, the location and working hours of the electoral commissions and electoral registers.

The electoral commissions inform citizens results of registration of candidates, bio data about the registered candidates, results of vote on each candidate and results of elections. At meetings of the electoral commission, indoors for vote in the election day and in case of counting of votes have the right to be present on one representative (observer) from the political parties which proposed candidates, authorized representatives of self-nominated candidates, representatives of seal, television and radio. Their powers shall be supported by the relevant documents.

The political parties which proposed candidates declare in district electoral commissions the representatives at least in five days prior to elections.

Intervention of representatives and observers in process of vote and activities of the electoral commissions is forbidden. They the questions and to require their explanation, to draw the attention of members of the commission and attendees to the allowed violations of this constitutional Law having the right to put with the permission of the chairman of the relevant electoral commission.

Mass media light the course of preparation and elections, and also the decision of the electoral commissions.

II. Constituencies and the polling precincts

Article 7. Formation of constituencies

For elections of deputies the following number of territorial constituencies is formed:

in Majlis of People's Deputies of the Gorno-Badakhshan Autonomous Region, regional and the Dushanbe city Majlis of People's Deputies - no more than 70 constituencies;

in city and district Majlises of People's Deputies - no more than 40 constituencies.

One deputy of the relevant Majlis of People's Deputies is elected from each constituency.

Within the regulations established by this Law, the number of constituencies for elections to local Majlises of People's Deputies is determined by the relevant Majlis of People's Deputies, proceeding from the number of voters, the territory and other local conditions.

Constituencies are formed by the relevant electoral commission of the Gorno-Badakhshan Autonomous Region, areas, the city and area, as a rule, with equal number of voters. Borders of constituencies are determined taking into account the territorial device of area, the city of Dushanbe, the city and the area in coordination with the corresponding chairmen.

Lists of constituencies with indication of their borders and number of voters are published by the relevant electoral commission no later than fifteen days after calling of an election.

Article 8. Procedure and regulation of formation of the polling precincts

The polling precincts are formed taking into account borders of the cities, areas, areas in the cities for the purpose of creation of the maximum conveniences to voters.

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