(3) The authority of rural municipality and city electoral committees shall continue until the new membership of the committee is appointed. (6) An electronic vote which does not contain the registration number of the candidate in the electoral district of the residence of the voter or which is not in conformity with the standard format established by the National Electoral Committee shall be null and void. (4) In the case specified in subsection (2) of this section, a rural municipality or city electoral committee shall determine the election day by their decision with the approval of the State Electoral Office within ten days after entry into force of a regulation of the Government of the Republic on the alteration of administrative-territorial organisation. (1) The function of the State Electoral Office is: 1) to ensure the holding of the elections in accordance with law, to organise electronic voting and ascertain the results of electronic voting; 2) to exercise supervision over the activities of the elections managers; 3) to organise the development and management of the technical solutions necessary for the performance of the duties arising from the electoral acts; 4) to perform other duties arising from this Act. (1) Municipal council elections shall be managed by: 1) the State Electoral Office; 2) rural municipality and city secretaries; 3) voting district committees. (1) Rural municipality and city electoral committees shall maintain records concerning the nomination of candidates. [RT I 2002, 57, 355 - entry into force 18.07.2002], Advertising of independent candidates, political parties or candidates in the list of a political party, election coalitions or candidates in the list of an election coalition or their logo or other distinctive mark or programme on a building, construction, inside or on the outside of public transport vehicles and taxis and other political outdoor advertising is prohibited during active campaigning. (4) A member of a rural municipality or city electoral committee shall be impartial and independent in the performance of his or her duties. startxref (4) The National Electoral Committee shall promptly communicate the resolution to the complainant. In such case, the resolutions of the council provided for in § 23 of this Act shall be adopted by a rural municipality or city electoral committee and the acts of a rural municipality or city secretary shall be performed by the chairman of a rural municipality or city electoral committee. Amendments made to the residential address details after the thirtieth day before election day shall not be taken into account. The result obtained shall be checked by recounting the ballot papers. The candidates who are further towards the top of the list shall be elected. The chairman of the committee shall sign the record. O.I.C. A council shall form eight electoral districts in a local authority with more than 300,000 residents, except in the case specified in the second sentence of subsection (41) of this section. (3) Home voting shall be organised by at least two members of the voting district committee pursuant to the provisions of subsections 45 (1), (2), (4), (5), (6) and (8) of this Act. This Act may be cited as the Municipal Elections Act. [RT I, 06.05.2016, 1 - entry into force 01.01.2017], [RT I, 01.11.2012, 1 - entry into force 11.11.2012], [RT I 2002, 63, 387 - entry into force 01.09.2002], § 3 Bases and time of supplementary elections, § 4 Time of elections for council of new local authority, 3  NUMBER OF COUNCIL MEMBERS AND ELECTORAL DISTRICTS, § 7 Determination of number of members of council, § 9 Distribution of mandates between electoral districts, § 11 Acts in event of election to council of new local authority, § 12 Competence of National Electoral Committee, § 13 Competence of rural municipality or city electoral committee, § 14 Formation of rural municipality or city electoral committee, § 15 Member of rural municipality or city electoral committee, § 16 Working procedures of rural municipality or city electoral committee, § 17 Formation of rural municipality or city electoral committee in event of elections to council of new local authority, § 19 Competence of State Electoral Office, § 20 Competence of county head of elections, § 23 Formation of voting district committee, § 25 Informing citizen of European Union of right to vote in council elections, § 29 Checking correctness of information entered in list of voters and correction of errors, 6  NOMINATION AND REGISTRATION OF CANDIDATES, § 38 Supplementary nomination of candidates, § 39 Consolidated list of candidates in electoral district and list of candidates to all councils, § 47 Specifications for advance voting held outside voting district of residence, § 48 Advance voting held outside voting district of residence in polling place, § 49 Advance voting held outside voting district of residence at location of voter, § 50 [Repealed - RT I 01.11, 2012, 1 - entry into force 11.11.2012], § 51 Voting in custodial institutions, hospitals and twenty-four hour social welfare institutions, § 53 Taking votes cast during advance voting outside voting district of residence into account, 8  ASCERTAINING OF VOTING RESULTS AND ELECTION RESULTS, § 54 Ascertaining of voting results in voting district committee, § 55 Ascertaining of voting results in rural municipality or city electoral committees, 9  SPECIFICATIONS FOR SUPPLEMENTARY COUNCIL ELECTIONS, § 57 Specifications for supplementary elections, § 58 Expenditure for organisation of elections, § 62 Notice concerning deficiency in electoral management, § 66 Review of complaint in National Electoral Committee, § 67 Declaration of invalidity of voting results, § 68 Registration of members of council and commencement of their authority, § 69 Registration of alternate council members. The notice shall set out the following: 1) name of rural municipality or city for council elections of which election coalition is formed; 2) name of election coalition; 3) written contract of partnership, which contains the names, personal identification codes, addresses and telecommunications numbers of at least two persons authorised to manage the election coalition; 4) names, personal identification codes and signatures of Estonian citizens and citizens of the European Union who have right to vote and who formed election coalition. [RT I, 06.05.2016, 1 - entry into force 01.01.2017]. (4) If it is clear from the documents submitted to a voting district committee that the information entered in the list of voters contains errors, the voting district committee may correct the errors. Municipal Elections Act. [RT I 2005, 47, 387 - entry into force 18.09.2005], (1) The controller of the population register shall organise the preparation and printing of the list of voters for each voting district on the basis of the information held in the population register and shall organise the delivery of the list of voters to the voting district committees not later than by the seventh day before election day. (3) On advance voting days, voting district committees shall seal the openings of the ballot boxes used for advance voting after the close of voting. (1) Active campaigning is prohibited on election day. [RT I, 11.07.2014, 1 - entry into force 21.07.2014], (3) A voter who has not received a voter’s card on the fifteenth day before election day or whose voter’s card contains incorrect information may file an application with the rural municipality or city secretary for clarification to be given or errors to be corrected. (4) A polling place or polling places of a voting district may be situated in different locations on each day of the advance voting. If the comparative figures of at least two political parties or election coalitions are equal, the mandate shall be received by the political party or election coalition whose candidates were positioned further toward the bottom in the consolidated list of candidates in an electoral district. 0000004033 00000 n [RT I, 06.05.2016, 1 - entry into force 01.01.2017], (3) The records of voting results and election results shall be preserved permanently. (2) To resolve an issue within the competence of a rural municipality or city electoral committee, the electoral committee shall adopt a resolution which shall be signed by the chairman of the committee. Independent candidates shall be assigned a registration number after each list of candidates of political parties and election coalitions has been assigned a registration number. (1) If a voter finds that information entered in the list of voters concerning himself or herself contains errors, he or she shall submit an application for correction of the errors to the voting district committee which shall promptly forward it to the rural municipality or city secretary. (7) After performing the acts prescribed in subsections (4), (5) and (6) of this section, the voting district committee shall open the outer envelopes, deposit the inner envelopes with ballot papers in the ballot box used at the advance voting and seal the opening of the ballot box again.

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