Advice on the 'Temporary Ballot Papers and Central Counting Experiments Act'

The Electoral Council agrees it is necessary to adapt the ballot papers for easier handling by both the voters and the polling station officials. The Electoral Council also considers the use of electronic aids during the count to be a positive development. This improves precision during the elections process and the reliability of the results. Both positions have been included in the advice that the Council on 5 November 2012 rendered on the 'Temporary Ballot Papers and Central Counting Experiments Act'.

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The Minister of the Interior and Kingdom Relations requested the Electoral Council to advise about the draft legislative proposal on experiments to be conducted with new ballot papers and the counts thereof.

Comments on the implementation

Although the Electoral Council subscribes to the objectives of the legislative proposal, the Council suggests to further clarify a number of points.