|VC01. What are the characteristics
of ballots used at national legislative elections (Chamber 1)?
c. Write-in ballot
comments: Candidates and parties may distribute their own
ballots with their own candidates, but the official ballot is a
|VC02. What are the characteristics
of ballots used at national legislative elections (Chamber 2)?
s. Not applicable
|VC03. What are the characteristics
of ballots used at presidential elections?
c. Write-in ballot
comments: For deputies in parliament, secret balloting.
|VC04. Following the close of the
voting, where are the votes first sorted and counted?
a. At the polling stations
comments: And results are posted outside the polling
|VC05. What procedures are used in
the initial count?
b. Preliminary count of all ballots in ballot box
c. Tally of voters who voted
d. Number of ballots in box reconciled against number of voters
f. Each ballot paper held up for public scrutiny, with name of
party/candidate called out loud
p. Copies of results of the count are publicly posted at the
counting site immediately on the completion of the count
r. Observers and party agents are permitted to take their own
copies of the results
comments: - The votes obtained by each candidate are
recorded on the votes count sheet in two copies under the supervision
of the voters or the candidates or their delegates. - The polling
station's president and all the members should sign the documents. -
After declaring the results as stated in the foregoing, the documents
and envelopes will all be burnt except the ones that should be
attached to the report. - When the temporary result of the voting in
the polling station is declared, the polling station's president draws
a report of the operations in two copies signed on each by all the
polling station members.
|VC06. Following the sorting and
counting, to where are the results first transmitted for consolidation?
a. Polling centre (several polling stations in same building)
b. Sub-district level
c. District level
d. Regional level (specify whether it is constituency/ province/
e. National level
comments: Subdistrict and district level if applicable
according to electoral districting. If the electoral district is the
province then the voting center would be followed by the province and
then the national level.
|VC07. At what levels are seats
b. District level
|VC08. How are the
initial/preliminary polling results transmitted and communicated to the
a. Physically transported
|VC09. If the polling results are
physically transported, what is transported?
f. Certificate of result
g. Ballot boxes
comments: The polling station president should put in an
envelope, the cross list signed by the voters and the voting papers
considered void and their envelopes, with the report of the above
mentioned operations and the candidates' vote-count sheet. These
documents are the only documents adopted by the registration
committees or any other authority.
|VC10. If the polling results are
physically transported, what security measures are used?
b. Tamper proof bags
c. Signatures on sealed envelopes
d. Transported in boxes sealed with numbered seals
e. Accompanied by election officials
g. Accompanied by military personnel
h. Accompanied by police or other security personnel
i. Accompanied by observers
|VC11. Under what conditions are
a. Never recounted
comments: The papers and envelopes will all be burnt except
the ones that should be attached to the report.
|VC12. If automatically recounted,
what is the trigger?
e. Not applicable
|VC13. If ballots are recounted by
request, who can make the request?
g. Not applicable
comments: The constitutional court can make the request for
reviewing the results.
|VC14. If recounted, who conducts
j. Not applicable
comments: The constitutional court reviews the reports and
the counting procedures and listens to observers testimonies.
|VC15. Are preliminary results
|VC16. If preliminary results are
announced, how long after the close of polls is this done?
hours:: Few hours
comments: Directly announced.
|VC17. Is there a legal requirement
for the declaration of the officially certified results?
|VC18. How long after the close of
polls is the certified results publicly announced? (if there is no legal
requirement enter the average time)
comments: 24 hours by common practice.