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LAW OF UKRAINE

of July 10, 2010 No. 2487-VI

About elections of deputies of the Verkhovna Rada of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea, local councils and rural, settlement, mayors

(as amended on 16-07-2015)

This Law determines the basic principles, the organization and procedure for elections of deputies of the Verkhovna Rada of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea, regional, district, city, district in the cities, village, settlement councils (further - deputies) and rural, settlement, mayors.

Section I. General provisions

Article 1. Legislation on elections of deputies and rural, settlement, mayors

1. The organization and procedure for elections of deputies of the Verkhovna Rada of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea, local councils and rural, settlement, mayors (further - local elections) are regulated by the Constitution of Ukraine, present and other laws of Ukraine, and also other acts of the legislation adopted according to them.

Article 2. Basic principles of local elections

1. Local elections are free and happen on the basis of guaranteed by the Constitution of Ukraine and this Law general, equal and direct suffrage by secret vote.

2. Elections of deputies of village, settlement councils are carried out on majority system of relative majority in single-candidate constituencies into which the territory according to the village is divided (several villages which residents voluntarily united in rural bulk), the settlement.

3. Elections of deputies of the Verkhovna Rada of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea, regional, district, city, district councils in the cities are carried out on the mixed (majority and pro rata) system in case of which:

1) half from the number of deputies (general structure) of the relevant council is chosen according to the electoral lists of candidates from the local organizations of political parties in the multimandatory constituency which borders match borders according to the Autonomous Republic of Crimea, area, the area, the city, the area in the city;

2) half is chosen from the number of deputies (general structure) of the relevant council on majority system of relative majority in single-candidate constituencies (further - single-candidate majority constituencies) into which the territory according to the Autonomous Republic of Crimea, areas, the area, the city, the area in the city is divided.

4. Elections rural, settlement, mayors are carried out on majority system of relative majority in the single single-candidate constituency which borders match borders according to the village (several villages which residents voluntarily united in rural bulk), the settlement, the city according to the existing administrative-territorial device.

5. Participation of citizens of Ukraine in local elections is voluntary. Nobody can be forced to participation or nonparticipation in elections.

Article 3. Universal adult suffrage

1. On elections of deputies of village, settlement, city councils, elections rural, settlement, the mayor capable citizens of Ukraine who treat the corresponding territorial bulks and which on the election day performed eighteen years have voting power.

On elections of deputies of regional, regional councils citizens of Ukraine who treat the corresponding territorial bulks within the area, area and which on the election day performed eighteen years have voting power.

On elections of deputies of district councils in the cities citizens of Ukraine who treat territorial bulks of the respective cities which residence is registered within the respective area in the city and which on the election day performed eighteen years have the right to vote.

On elections of deputies of the Verkhovna Rada of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea citizens of Ukraine whose residence is registered within the Autonomous Republic of Crimea and which on the election day performed eighteen years have the right to vote.

The citizens of Ukraine having the right to vote on the corresponding local elections are voters.

2. The identity document confirming nationality and certifying the residence of the voter on local elections is:

1) passport of the citizen of Ukraine;

2) the temporary certificate of the citizen of Ukraine (for persons which are recently accepted in citizenship of Ukraine).

3. The citizen's belonging to the corresponding territorial bulk is determined by its residence in its territory according to the Law of Ukraine "About freedom of travel and the free choice of the residence in Ukraine".

4. Voters have the participation right in work of the electoral commissions as their members, carrying out election propaganda, implementation of observation of elections and in other actions connected with the organization and elections which is implemented by them according to the procedure, determined present and other laws of Ukraine.

5. Any straight lines or indirect privileges or restrictions of the voting rights of citizens of Ukraine on signs of race, skin color, to political, religious and other convictions, floor, ethnic and social origin, property condition, the residence, on language or other signs are forbidden. Restrictions of participation of citizens in the electoral process, except the restrictions provided by the Constitution of Ukraine and this Law are not allowed.

6. The military personnel of conscription service, citizens of Ukraine living abroad and also persons recognized by court incapacitated and citizens of Ukraine who according to the court verdict are in places of detention are considered such that do not treat one territorial bulk and have no right to vote on local elections.

7. The military personnel having the right to vote on the corresponding local elections according to part one of article 3 of this Law votes on the regular polling precincts located outside military units (forming). For providing conditions for free declaration of will by such serviceman in ballot day leave for participation in vote for four hours is granted at least.

Article 4. Equal suffrage

1. Local elections are equal. Citizens of Ukraine take part in the corresponding local elections on equal terms.

2. Each voter on elections of deputies of the Verkhovna Rada of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea, regional, district, city, district councils in the cities in which he takes part has one voice in the multimandatory constituency and one voice in the single-candidate majority constituency at elections of deputies of the relevant councils.

Each voter on elections of deputies of village, settlement councils in which he takes part has one voice in the single-candidate constituency at elections of deputies according to village, settlement councils.

Each voter on elections rural, settlement, mayors in whom he takes part has one voice in the respective single single-candidate constituency.

The voter can use the voice on the corresponding local elections only on one polling precinct on which it is included in the electoral register.

3. The equal rights and opportunities of participation in the electoral process are provided:

1) prohibition of privileges or restrictions for candidates, candidates for position rural, settlement, the mayor on signs of race, skin color, political, religious and other convictions, floor, ethnic and social origin, property condition, the residence, on language or other signs;

2) prohibition of intervention of public authorities, authorities of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea and local government bodies in the electoral process, except as specified, provided by this Law;

3) use prohibition for financing of election propaganda of other means, than the means provided by part six of article 47 of this Law.

Article 5. Direct suffrage

1. Local elections are straight lines. Voters directly elect deputies and rural, settlement, mayors by vote for candidates and candidates for position rural, settlement, the mayor, pushed and registered according to the procedure, provided by this Law.

Article 6. Free elections

1. Local elections are free. Conditions for free forming of the will and its free expression during the vote are provided to voters.

2. Use of violence, threats, deception, bribery or any other actions interfering free forming and free declaration of will of the voter is forbidden.

Article 7. Secret vote

1. Vote on local elections is secret: control of declaration of will of voters is forbidden. Photography, video fixing in any manner of results of declaration of will of voters in cabin for secret vote, and also demonstration to voters of results of declaration of will indoors for vote is forbidden and is violation of mystery of vote.

2. Members of the electoral commissions, other persons are forbidden to make any actions or to disclose the data allowing to establish content of declaration of will of the specific voter.

Article 8. Personal vote

1. Each voter votes on local elections personally. Vote for other persons or transfer by the voter of voting power to any other person is forbidden.

The help to the voter with special needs who cannot independently fill in the ballot or lower it in the ballot box, in accomplishment of these actions according to its declaration of will and according to the procedure, established by this Law, it is not considered vote instead of this voter.

Article 9. The right to be elected

1. The deputy, settlement, the mayor the citizen of Ukraine having the right to vote according to article 70 of the Constitution of Ukraine can be elected rural.

2. The deputy, settlement, the mayor the citizen of Ukraine having criminal record for making of intentional crime cannot be elected rural if this criminal record is not extinguished or is not removed in the procedure established by the law.

Article 10. Right of promotion of candidates and candidates for position rural, settlement, mayor

1. The right of promotion of candidates and candidates for position rural, settlement, the mayor belongs to the citizens of Ukraine having the right to vote. This right is exercised by citizens of Ukraine through republican in the Autonomous Republic of Crimea, the regional, district, city, district organizations of political parties in the cities (further - the local organizations of batches) or by self-promotion according to this Law.

Article 11. Principles of the electoral process

1. The electoral process is implementation by the subjects determined in article 12 of this Law, the selective procedures provided by this Law.

The electoral process is performed on the principles:

1) legality and prohibition of illegal intervention someone in this process;

2) political pluralism and multi-party system;

3) publicity and openness;

4) equalities of subjects of the electoral process before the law;

5) equal rights of all candidates, candidates for position rural, settlement, mayor;

6) freedoms of election propaganda, equal opportunities of access to funds of mass information irrespective of pattern of ownership;

7) objectiveness of public authorities, authorities of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea, local government bodies, their official and officials, heads of the companies, organizations and the organizations to the local organizations of batches, candidates and candidates for position rural, settlement, the mayor.

2. The beginning of the electoral process appears the relevant electoral commission in terms and according to the procedure, determined by this Law.

3. The electoral process includes the following stages:

1) formation of constituencies;

2)  No. 1184-VII is excluded according to the Law of Ukraine of 08.04.2014

3) forming of structure of territorial election commissions, formation of precinct election commissions;

4) creation of electoral registers, their check and refining;

5) promotion and registration of candidates and candidates for position rural, settlement, mayor;

6) carrying out election propaganda;

7) vote in the election day;

8) counting of votes, establishment of results of vote and results of local elections.

4. In the cases provided by this Law, the electoral process includes also following stages:

1) repeated vote;

2) counting of votes, establishment of results of repeated vote and results of local elections.

5. The electoral process comes to the end with official promulgation of results of local elections according to the procedure, provided by this Law.

6. Early, intermediate, first elections of deputies of the Verkhovna Rada of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea, local councils and rural, settlement, mayors can be carried out along with the election of the president of Ukraine, elections of People's Deputies of Ukraine, referendum.

Article 12. Subjects of the electoral process

1. Subjects of the electoral process are:

1) voters;

2) the Central Election Commission, the electoral commissions created (formed) according to this Law, the Law of Ukraine "About Central Election Commission" and other laws of Ukraine;

3) candidates, candidates for position rural, settlement, mayor;

4) the local organizations of batches which proposed candidates in the multimandatory constituency, either the single-candidate constituency, or the single-candidate majority constituency or candidates for position rural, settlement, the mayor;

5) official observers from the local organizations of the batches which proposed candidates in the multimandatory constituency from candidates in the single-candidate, single-candidate majority constituency, from candidates for position rural, settlement, the mayor from public organizations.

Article 13. Publicity and openness of the electoral process

1. The organization and carrying out local elections are performed publicly and openly.

2. The electoral commissions inform citizens of Ukraine on the structure, the location and operating mode, on formation of territorial constituencies and the polling precincts, on basic rights of voters (including on the right of appeal of decisions, actions or failure to act of the electoral commissions, public authorities, authorities of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea and local government bodies, official and the officials of these bodies limiting or violating the voting rights), about procedure for filling of ballots, provide opportunity for acquaintance of voters with electoral registers, information about candidates and (or) candidates for position rural, settlement, the mayor, will promulgate results of vote and results of local elections, provide other information in the cases provided by this Law.

3. Decisions of public authorities, authorities of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea, local government bodies, their official and the officials concerning local elections and the affecting legitimate rights of citizens, and also the decision of the electoral commissions are brought to the attention of citizens through printing mass media or will be promulgated in a different way in three-day time from the date of their acceptance if other is not provided by the law.

4. All mass media, irrespective of pattern of ownership, shall fairly, is balanced and to openmindedly light the course of preparation and carrying out local elections in news, information releases, talk-show, debatable and other programs. Easy access on all public actions connected with local elections, and on meetings of the electoral commissions and on the polling precinct in the election day - on the conditions determined by this Law except the cases provided by the laws of Ukraine is guaranteed to their representatives. The electoral commissions, public authorities, authorities of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea and local government bodies, official and officials of these bodies shall within the powers and to provide competences to them information on the course of preparation and carrying out local elections.

Section II. Types of local elections, procedure and terms of their carrying out

Article 14. Types of local elections and procedure for their appointment

1. Local elections can be next, extraordinary, repeated, intermediate or the first which are carried out in case of forming of new local councils (further - the first local elections).

2. Regular elections of deputies, rural, settlement, mayors are carried out at the same time in all territory of Ukraine, except the cases established by the Constitution and the laws of Ukraine.

Regular elections of deputies regional, district, city, district in the cities, village, settlement councils, elections rural, settlement, the mayor are carried out in connection with the expiration certain the Constitution of Ukraine of term of office of deputies of the relevant councils, rural, settlement, mayors.

Regular elections of deputies of the Verkhovna Rada of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea are held in connection with the expiration of the term of office of deputies of the Verkhovna Rada of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea determined by the Constitution of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea.

The decision on carrying out regular elections of deputies regional, district, city, district in the cities, village, settlement councils, rural, settlement, mayors is accepted by the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine.

The decision on carrying out regular elections of deputies of the Verkhovna Rada of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea is made by the Verkhovna Rada of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea according to the Constitution of Ukraine.

3. Early local elections are appointed by the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine in case of early termination of powers of deputies of the Verkhovna Rada of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea, local council, rural, settlement, the mayor, and also in other cases provided by the Law of Ukraine "About local self-government in Ukraine". Such decision is made by the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine not later than in devyanostodnevny time from the date of early termination of powers of deputies of the Verkhovna Rada of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea, local council, rural, settlement, the mayor.

4. Repeated elections of deputies (deputy) in the respective multimandatory, single-candidate, single-candidate majority constituency are appointed by the relevant territorial election commission according to the procedure, established by this Law, in case of recognition of the corresponding elections in this constituency cancelled or in case of recognition of person refused the deputy mandate in the respective single-candidate, single-candidate majority constituency.

Repeated elections rural, settlement, the mayor are appointed by the relevant territorial election commission according to the procedure, established by this Law, in case of recognition of the corresponding elections cancelled or in case of recognition of person refused position according to rural, settlement, the mayor.

5. Intermediate elections of the deputy are appointed by territorial election commission according to the procedure, established by this Law, in case of early termination of powers of the deputy, the electee in the single-candidate, single-candidate majority constituency.

6. The first local elections are appointed by the Verkhovna Rada of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea, regional, Kiev, Sevastopol city council if other is not provided by the law.

Article 15. Terms of purpose of local elections and announcement of the electoral process

1. The regular, early local elections are appointed not later than sixty days till the election day, and the electoral process begins in 50 days prior to day of the regular, early local elections.

2. Repeated local elections are appointed to the last Sunday of sixty-day term from the date of decision making about their appointment, and the electoral process begins in 50 days prior to day of repeated local elections.

The decision on purpose of repeated elections of deputies (deputy) in the respective multimandatory, single-candidate, single-candidate majority constituency is accepted by territorial election commission not later than in ten-day time from the date of decision making about recognition of the corresponding elections in this constituency cancelled or in case of recognition of person refused the deputy mandate in the respective single-candidate, single-candidate majority constituency.

The decision on purpose of repeated elections rural, settlement, the mayor is accepted by territorial election commission not later than in ten-day time from the date of decision making about recognition of the corresponding elections cancelled or in case of recognition of person refused position according to rural, settlement, the mayor.

3. Intermediate elections of the deputy are appointed to the last Sunday of sixty-day term from the date of decision making about their appointment, and the electoral process begins in 50 days prior to day of intermediate local elections.

The decision on purpose of intermediate elections of the deputy is made by territorial election commission not later than in ten-day time from the date of early termination of powers of the deputy, the electee in the respective single-candidate, single-candidate majority constituency.

4. The first local elections are appointed not later than sixty days till the election day, and the electoral process begins in 50 days prior to day of the first local elections.

5. Local elections are appointed to Sunday.

6. The body which according to article 14 of this Law made the decision on appointment of repeated, intermediate or first local elections not later than for the third day from the date of its acceptance publishes the decision in printing mass media or, in case of impossibility, will promulgate by other method determined by it, and also brings the specified decision to the attention of Central Election Commission in the same time.

7. The Central Election Commission by adoption of the relevant decision announces the beginning of the electoral process of the next, first local elections, and territorial election commission - the beginning of the electoral process of early, repeated, intermediate local elections at the meeting about what it is specified in the minutes of the commission. The official announcement is adoption by the relevant electoral commission of the decision on the beginning of the electoral process of the corresponding type of local elections. Such decision of the relevant electoral commission on the announcement of the beginning of the electoral process of the corresponding type of local elections will be promulgated next day after day of the announcement respectively in nation-wide or local mass media or other method determined by it.

The official announcement decision path about the beginning of the electoral process is performed by Central Election Commission not later than five days about day of the beginning of the electoral process of local elections, territorial election commission - within five days from the date of decision making about purpose of early local elections, and in case of appointment of repeated or intermediate local elections as territorial election commission - along with adoption of such decision by it.

8. In case of failure to carry out of requirements of this Law by territorial election commission (failure to act of the electoral commission) on purpose of repeated or intermediate local elections such elections are appointed by Central Election Commission in five-day time from the date of identification of failure to act of the relevant territorial election commission. In case of divergence of territorial election commission the decision on the beginning of the electoral process is made by Central Election Commission.

9. The terms determined in this Law are estimated in calendar days, in some cases terms are estimated in hours or minutes.

10. In the first afternoon of term which according to this Law shall begin in connection with approach of certain event the day following behind day of approach of such event is.

11. Last afternoon of term which according to this Law shall end in connection with approach of certain event the day preceding day of such event is.

12. The last day of term in which the action provided present or other laws of Ukraine shall be made is considered day of making of failure to act.

Article 16. Determination of general structure of the Verkhovna Rada of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea, local councils

1. The decision on general structure (the number of deputies) regional, district, city (except areas, the cities in the Autonomous Republic of Crimea, the cities of Kiev, Sevastopol) council is accepted by the relevant regional council of the current convocation not later than 50 days about day of local elections.

The decision on general structure (the number of deputies) district, city (areas and the cities in the Autonomous Republic of Crimea) council is accepted by the Verkhovna Rada of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea of the current convocation not later than 50 days about day of local elections.

The decision on general structure (the number of deputies) of the Kiev, Sevastopol city council is accepted respectively by the Kiev, Sevastopol city council of the current convocation not later than 50 days about day of local elections.

The decision on general structure (the number of deputies) district in the city, village, settlement council is accepted corresponding district in the city, village, settlement council of the current convocation not later than 50 days about day of local elections.

2. If the local council which shall make the decision on general structure (the number of deputies) of the relevant local council which shall be elected, in time, established by part one of this Article did not make such decision, the general structure of the relevant local council which shall be elected remains in the same quantity, as in the current convocation and if the general structure of the relevant local council of the current convocation constitutes odd number, general structure of such local council which shall be elected will constitute the number of deputies, minimum depending on number of inhabitants, determined by part four of this Article.

3. The decision on general structure (the number of deputies) of local council in case of purpose of the first local elections is accepted according to article 84 of this Law.

4. The general structure (the number of deputies) of rural, settlement, city, district council in the city shall constitute with number:

1) to 1 thousand inhabitants - from 12 to 16 deputies inclusive;

2) from 1 thousand to 3 thousand inhabitants - from 16 to 20 deputies inclusive;

3) from 3 thousand to 5 thousand inhabitants - from 20 to 30 deputies inclusive;

4) from 5 thousand to 20 thousand inhabitants - from 30 to 36 deputies inclusive;

5) from 20 thousand to 50 thousand inhabitants - from 36 to 46 deputies inclusive;

6) from 50 thousand to 100 thousand inhabitants - from 36 to 50 deputies inclusive;

7) from 100 thousand to 250 thousand inhabitants - from 40 to 60 deputies inclusive;

8) from 250 thousand to 500 thousand inhabitants - from 50 to 76 deputies inclusive;

9) from 500 thousand to 1 million inhabitants - from 60 to 90 deputies inclusive;

10) from 1 million to 2 million inhabitants - from 76 to 120 deputies inclusive;

11) over 2 million inhabitants - from 76 to 150 deputies inclusive.

The general structure (the number of deputies) of regional council is determined taking into account the number of villages (several villages which residents voluntarily united in territorial bulk), settlements, the cities of district value which are part of the respective area for providing equal representation of each territorial bulk in the relevant regional council irrespective of the number of such territorial bulk.

The general structure (the number of deputies) of regional council is determined taking into account the number of areas, cities of regional value which are part of the respective area for providing their equal representation in the relevant regional council irrespective of the number of residents of the respective area, the city of regional value.

The general structure (the number of deputies) city, district in the city, regional, regional council shall constitute only the even number of deputies.

The number of inhabitants of the corresponding administrativnoterritorialny unit is determined based on the message of bodies of the state statistics as of January 1 of year of the beginning of the electoral process of local elections.

5. The general structure (the number of deputies) of the Verkhovna Rada of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea is determined by the Constitution of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea.

6. The message on general structure of the relevant council will be promulgated by the relevant council in local printing mass media within three days from the date of adoption of the relevant decision according to part one of this Article.

Section III. Constituencies and the polling precincts

Article 17. Constituencies

1. For elections of deputies of village, settlement council the relevant rural, settlement territorial election commission not later than 37 days about day of local elections forms single-candidate constituencies with approximately equal number of voters in everyone.

The number of single-candidate constituencies is equal to the number of deputies (general structure) of the relevant council determined according to article 16 of this Law.

The approximate average number of voters in single-candidate constituencies within the village (several villages which residents voluntarily united in rural bulk), the settlement is determined by the relevant territorial election commission based on the information of the State register of voters about the number of the voters living in the territory of the respective village (several villages which residents voluntarily united in rural bulk), the settlement, the voters given by body of maintaining the State register in the relevant territorial election commission not later than 39 days till the election day.

2. Elections of deputies of the Verkhovna Rada of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea, regional, district, city, district council in the city are carried out in corresponding multimandatory and single-candidate majority constituencies.

3. The multimandatory constituency at elections of deputies of the Verkhovna Rada of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea is divided into the selective territorial districts which borders match borders of the areas which are part of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea and borders of the cities of republican value in the Autonomous Republic of Crimea. The decision on formation of such districts is not made.

The multimandatory constituency at elections of deputies of regional council is divided into the selective territorial districts which borders match borders of the areas and cities of regional value which are part of the respective area. The decision on formation of such districts is not made.

The multimandatory constituency at elections of deputies of regional council is divided into the selective territorial districts which borders match borders of villages (several villages which residents voluntarily united in rural bulk), settlements, the cities of district value which are part of the respective area. The decision on formation of such constituencies is not made.

The multimandatory constituency at elections of deputies of city, district council in the city has borders which match borders of the respective city or area in the city. The multimandatory constituency at elections of deputies of city council in the city with district division is divided into the selective territorial districts which borders match borders of areas in the city. If other city, the village, the settlement is part of the city, then it is the selective territorial district at elections of deputies of city council of the city which part it is. Decisions on formation of such constituencies are not made.

4. Single-candidate majority constituencies at elections of deputies of the Verkhovna Rada of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea, regional, district, city, district council in the city are formed by the relevant territorial election commission - with approximately equal number of voters in each district according to the procedure and the terms determined by part five of this Article based on the information of the State register of voters about the number of the voters living in the territory of the corresponding administrative and territorial unit, given by body of maintaining the State register of voters to the relevant territorial election commission not later than 35 days till the election day.

5. Single-candidate majority constituencies at elections of deputies of the Verkhovna Rada of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea, city, district council in the city are formed respectively by the electoral commission of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea, city, district territorial election commission in the city within the Autonomous Republic of Crimea, the city, the area in the cities not later than 32 days till the election day.

Single-candidate majority constituencies at elections of deputies of regional councils are formed by the relevant regional territorial election commission within each area, the city of the regional value which is part of area not later than 32 days till the election day proceeding from representation (the number of deputies) of each respective area, the city of the regional value in the relevant regional council established according to part four of article 16 of this Law.

Single-candidate majority constituencies at elections of deputies of regional councils are formed by the relevant district territorial election commission within each village (several villages which residents voluntarily united in territorial bulk), the settlement, the city of district value not later than 32 days till the election day proceeding from representation (the number of deputies) of each territorial bulk in the relevant regional council established according to part four of article 16 of this Law.

The number of single-candidate majority constituencies at elections of deputies of the Verkhovna Rada of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea, regional, district, city, district council in the city is equal to half of number of deputies (general structure) of the relevant council determined according to article 16 of this Law.

6. For elections rural, settlement, the mayor the respective single-candidate constituency has the borders matching borders according to the village (several villages which residents voluntarily united in rural bulk), the settlement, the city. The single-candidate constituency at elections of the mayor in the cities with district division is divided into the selective territorial districts which borders match borders of areas in the city. If other city, the village, the settlement is part of the city, then it is the selective territorial district at elections of the mayor of the city whose part it is. Decisions on formation of such constituencies are not made.

7. The decision on formation of single-candidate, single-candidate majority constituencies with indication of their numbers, borders, the approximate number of voters in each constituency will be promulgated by the relevant territorial election commission in local printing mass media or other method determined by this electoral commission next day after decision making about formation of the respective constituencies.

Article 18. The polling precincts

1. For preparation and carrying out vote and counting of votes the regular and special polling precincts in stationary healthcare institutions formed on permanent basis according to the Law of Ukraine "About elections of People's Deputies of Ukraine" are used.

2. Regular polling precincts are intended for preparation and carrying out vote and counting of votes in the place of their accommodation.

3. Special polling precincts are intended for vote of voters with limited traficabilities in stationary healthcare institutions.

Section IV. The electoral commissions

Article 19. System of the electoral commissions

1. The system of the electoral commissions performing preparation and carrying out local elections is constituted:

1) Central Election Commission which is the electoral commission of the highest level for all electoral commissions at all local elections;

2) territorial election commissions:

the electoral commission of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea;

regional electoral commissions;

district electoral commissions;

City Elections Commissions (including cities of Kiev and Sevastopol);

district the commissions, electoral in the cities (in the cities with district division);

settlement, rural electoral commissions;

district the commissions, electoral in the city, in the cities with district division where the district councils in the city created for implementation of the powers provided by this Law in the respective selective territorial district at elections of deputies of city councils and mayors are not formed.

3) precinct election commissions.

2. Powers of the electoral commissions on preparation and carrying out local elections extend:

1) Central Election Commission - on all territory of Ukraine;

2) territorial election commission - on the territory of the respective constituency or the selective territorial district within administrative and territorial unit of rather corresponding local elections;

3) the precinct election commission - on the territory of the respective polling precinct.

3. The electoral commissions are created formed) and shall be effective according to the Constitution of Ukraine, present and other laws of Ukraine.

4. Decisions of Central Election Commission are obligatory for execution by all subjects of the electoral process, including territorial, precinct election commissions, and also executive bodies, authorities of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea, local self-government, their official and officials, associations of citizens, the companies, organizations, the organizations.

Article 20. Status of the electoral commissions

1. The electoral commissions at local elections are special collegiate organs, authorized to organize preparation and carrying out the corresponding local elections and to provide observance and identical application of the legislation of Ukraine on local elections.

2. The status of Central Election Commission is determined by the Constitution of Ukraine, the Law of Ukraine "About Central Election Commission", present and other laws of Ukraine. The Central Election Commission is formed and is effective according to the Constitution of Ukraine and the Law of Ukraine "About Central Election Commission".

3. The territorial election commission is permanent collegiate organ which within the powers provides the organization and carrying out local elections. Members of territorial election commission perform the powers to sformirovaniye on the regular local elections according to the procedure, provided by this Law, new structure of the relevant territorial election commission.

Powers of territorial election commission in the created structure begin with the moment of bringing of the oath the majority from the structure of territorial election commission determined when forming its structure at meeting of this commission. Such meeting is convened by the chairman of territorial election commission and held not later than for the second day after day of decision making about forming of its structure.

4. Rural, settlement, district in the city, the city, district territorial election commission submits to the relevant city, district, regional territorial election commission which establishes results of the corresponding local elections.

5. The territorial election commission is legal entity. The territorial election commission has own seal which sample affirms Central Election Commission.

The Central Election Commission is not legal successor of territorial election commissions.

6. Powers of the precinct election commission begin with the moment of bringing of the oath the majority from structure of the precinct election commission determined in case of its education at meeting of this commission. Such meeting is convened by the chairman of the precinct election commission and held not later than for the second day after day of decision making about its education.

Powers of the precinct election commission stop in five days after day of official promulgation of results of local elections. The precinct election commission stops the activities along with the termination of its powers.

Precinct election commissions submit to territorial election commissions at the corresponding local elections.

7. The precinct election commission is not legal entity. The precinct election commission has own seal which sample affirms Central Election Commission.

Article 21. Requirements to members of the electoral commissions

1. The citizens of Ukraine having the right to vote on these local elections can enter into structure of the electoral commission performing preparation and carrying out the corresponding local elections.

2. The citizen of Ukraine can be at the same time part only of one electoral commission performing preparation and carrying out local elections or any other elections or the commissions on referendum if process of the specified elections or referendum is carried out along with process of the corresponding local elections.

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