Organisation : Central Election Commission
Facility : Voting by Visually Impaired Voters
Country : Bulgaria
Election Code : https://www.electionin.org/uploads/2993-CODE.pdf
Website : https://www.cik.bg/en/laws
CIk BG Voting by Visually Impaired Voters
** Visually impaired voters or voters with ambulant difficulties shall vote in a voting section designated.
Related : Central Election Commission Bulgaria Methods of Voting : www.electionin.org/2989.html
** Any voter shall establish the identity thereof before the section election commission by producing an identity document.
** A voter may alternatively vote in a suitable voting section of his or her choice.
** A voter shall be entered on the supplementary page of the electoral roll in the voting section after the said voter presents a declaration in a standard form to the effect that the said voter has not voted and will not vote elsewhere.
** The said declaration shall be attached to the electoral roll and shall constitute an integral part thereof. All particulars of the voter shall be entered on the supplementary page of the electoral roll.
Voting with Attendant’s Assistance
** Where a voter is visually impaired or with ambulant difficulties, which prevents him or her from performing the requisite steps upon voting on his or her own, the chairperson of the commission may allow the voting to be performed with the assistance of an attendant named by the voter.
** If the decision of the chairman is disputed by a member of the commission, the dispute shall be resolved finally by the section election commission.
** In the case of a voter who moves with the assistance of an attendant but can perform the requisite steps upon voting on his or her own, the attendant shall be admitted only to the polling booth and shall thereafter exit the booth while the voter is voting.
** The names and the Standard Public Registry Personal Number of the attendant shall be entered in the column designated “Notes” of the electoral roll opposite the name of the voter by a member of the commission.
** The particulars of the attendant shall furthermore be entered on the list for additional entry of attendants, whereupon the attendant shall sign.
** The said list shall furthermore be signed by the chairperson and the secretary.
** Where the impairment prevents the voter from signing, a member of the commission shall note “voted” and shall sign in the signature space.
** This circumstance shall be noted in the column designated “Notes” and in the tally sheet of the section election commission.
** Illiteracy shall not be grounds for voting with the assistance of an attendant.
** One person may not act as an attendant to more than two voters.
** A member of the commission, a representative of a party, coalition or nomination committee, an election agent or an observer may not act as an attendant.
Announcement of Measures
(1) Not later than seven days in advance of polling day, the constituency election commission or the municipal election commission shall announce, in an appropriate manner through the mass communication media, the measures enabling visually impaired voters or voters with ambulant difficulties to vote on polling day.
(2) The announcement shall state a telephone number and an address at which assistance can be requested on polling day.