Organisation : Central Election Commission
Facility : Scheduling & Setting of Polling Day
Country : Bulgaria
Election Code : www.electionin.org/uploads/2967-ELECTION_CODE.pdf
Website : https://www.cik.bg/en/laws
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CIK BG Scheduling & Setting of Polling Day
Elections of National Representatives for a National Assembly and of municipal councillors and of mayors shall be scheduled by the President of the Republic not later than 60 days in advance of polling day.
Related : Central Election Commission Bulgaria Electoral Rolls : www.electionin.org/2969.html
Scheduling of Elections
** Elections of Members of the European Parliament for the Republic of Bulgaria shall be conducted in conformity with the election period determined by the Council of the European Union and shall be scheduled by the President of the Republic not later than 60 days in advance of polling day.
** Elections of a Grand National Assembly shall be scheduled by the President of the Republic within the time limit referred of the Constitution.
** Elections of President and Vice President of the Republic shall be scheduled by the National Assembly not later than 60 days in advance of polling day.
Setting of Polling Day
Elections shall be conducted on a single day, which is a non-working day countrywide.
(1) The Central Election Commission shall endorse the standard forms of the election stationery for all types of elections and shall alter the said forms where necessary.
The Central Election Commission shall forthwith promulgate any such alteration in the State Gazette.
(2) The election stationery endorsed for general elections of municipal councillors and of mayors shall also be applied, mutatis mutandis, upon conduct of by-elections and new elections.
(3) The Central Election Commission, in consultation with the Council of Ministers, shall establish the terms and procedure for the manufacture, delivery and safekeeping of the election stationery and materials, including for the safekeeping of the machine-voting technical devices.
The Central Election Commission shall exercise control over the manufacture, delivery and safekeeping of the election stationery and materials, including over the safekeeping of the machine-voting technical devices.
(4) In case of detection of an omission or technical error in the election stationery, the Central Election Commission shall make a correction not later than five days after any such omission or error is detected. The Central Election Commission shall forthwith promulgate any such correction in the State Gazette.
** Elections shall be conducted on the basis of universal, equal and direct suffrage in a secret ballot and shall ensure free expression of voters’ will.
** Voting shall be compulsory, shall be performed by the voter in person, and shall represent a discharge of the voter’s civic duty.
** Each voter shall be entitled to a single vote.
** No person may participate in one type of election in more than one capacity: as a candidate, observer, election agent, representative of a party, coalition or nomination committee, member of an election commission, attendant or other such.