NATIONAL ASSEMBLY ELECTIONS ACT

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Article 2

Deputies shall be elected in constituencies.

Deputies shall be elected according to the principle that one deputy is elected per an approximately equal number of inhabitants, and according to the principle that political interests are represented proportionately in the National Assembly.

The Italian and Hungarian national communities shall each elect one deputy to the National Assembly.

Article 3

If no specific provisions are made in this Act, the election of deputies of the Italian and Hungarian national communities shall be regulated by the provisions of this Act applying to the elections of other deputies.

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Article 8

Members of the Italian and Hungarian national communities who have the voting right shall have the right to vote and to be elected as deputies of these national communities.

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Article 17

A deputy whose term of office expires, unless he resigns within six months of the confirmation of his term of office, shall be replaced for the remainder of the term of office by the candidate from the same list of candidates who would have been elected had the deputy whose term of office has expired not been elected.

A deputy of the national community whose term of office expires shall be replaced for the remainder of the term of office by the candidate from the list of candidates who would have been elected had the deputy whose term of office has expired not been elected.

If a candidate from the first or second paragraphs of this Article fails to give notice that he accepts office within eight days, this right shall be transferred to the next candidate.

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Article 20

Eight constituencies shall be formed for the election of deputies to the National Assembly. Eleven deputies shall be elected in each constituency.

Constituencies shall be formed according to the principle that one deputy is elected per an approximately equal number of inhabitants.

In the formation of constituencies and electoral districts, their geographical, common cultural and other characteristics must be taken into consideration.

Electoral districts may cover the area of a single municipality, two or more municipalities, or part of a municipality.

Each constituency shall be divided into eleven electoral districts, each with an approximately equal number of inhabitants. In each electoral district one deputy shall be elected.

For the election of deputies of the Italian or Hungarian national communities, special constituencies shall be formed in those areas in which these communities reside.

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Article 23

Electoral commissions shall be:

1) the republic electoral commission;
2) the constituency electoral commission;
3) district electoral commissions.

For the election of deputies of the Italian and Hungarian national communities, electoral commissions for special constituencies shall be nominated.

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Article 33

Constituency electoral commissions shall be appointed by the republic electoral commission.

A constituency electoral commission shall have a chairman, three members and their substitutes.

The chairman and deputy chairman of the constituency electoral commission shall be appointed from among judges.

One member and one substitute of the constituency electoral commission shall be appointed from among legal experts. Two members and two substitutes of the constituency electoral commission shall be appointed at the proposal of deputy groups whereby the proportional representation of political parties shall be taken into consideration.

At least one member of the special constituency electoral commission for the election of a deputy of a national community must be a member of that national community.

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Article 37

The republic electoral commission shall:

1) provide for the legitimacy of the elections and the uniform application of the provisions of this Act referring to electoral procedures;
2) co-ordinate the work of constituency electoral commissions and district electoral commissions, provide expert advice on the application of this Act, and oversee their work;
3) regulate the printed forms for the application of this Act;
4) determine uniform standards for voting material and determine other material conditions for the conduct of activities related to elections;
5) announce the results of National Assembly elections;
6) issue election certificates;
7) perform other tasks determined by law.

The republic electoral commission shall determine which official electoral documents must be sent to it by the constituency electoral commission or the district electoral commission, and the due term and method of sending.

The republic electoral commission may transfer individual tasks from its jurisdiction to the special constituency electoral commission for the election of deputies of the national communities.

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Article 39

A district electoral commission shall:

1) designate polling stations and the areas thereof;
2) appoint electoral committees;
3) determine the results of elections in the electoral district;
4) oversee the direct technical work related to elections;
5) perform other tasks determined by law.

Tasks from the preceding paragraph related to the election of deputies of the Italian and Hungarian national communities shall be performed by a special constituency electoral commission.

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Article 45

A candidate for deputy of the Italian or Hungarian national communities shall be nominated by the signatures of at least thirty voters who are members of the Italian or Hungarian national communities.

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Article 74

A ballot paper for voting on candidates for deputy of the Italian or Hungarian national communities shall comprise:

- the mark of the constituency;
- the full names of the candidates in the order from the roll of candidates;
- instructions on how to vote.

A voter shall vote by indicating his preferential order of candidates in front of the names of the candidates, starting with number 1.

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Article 84

When voting is completed, the electoral committee shall immediately begin to determine the election results. First, unused ballot papers shall be counted and put in a special envelope, which is then sealed. Thereupon the electoral committee shall determine, using the electoral register and the certificates, the total number of voters who cast their votes; then it shall open the ballot box and determine the number of delivered ballot papers, the number of invalid ballot papers and the number of votes given to individual candidates.

For the election of deputies of a national community, the electoral committee shall determine the preferential order of the candidates.

Article 85

Records shall be kept on the work of the electoral committee in determining the election results. The records shall comprise: the number of voters in the area covered by the polling station enrolled in the electoral register; the number of voters enrolled in the electoral register who voted; the number of voters who voted with a certificate; the total number of voters who voted by ballot paper; the number of invalid ballot papers; and the number of votes given to individual candidates.

In the case referred to in the second paragraph of the preceding Article, the preferential order of candidates shall be written in the records.

Any special opinions and remarks by members of the electoral committee and the trustees of lists of candidates shall also be written in the records.

The records shall be signed by the chairman and members of the electoral committee.

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Article 95

The electoral commission of the special constituency for the election of deputies of the Italian or Hungarian national communities shall ascertain the number of voters enrolled in the electoral register, the number of voters who voted, the number of voters who voted by post, the number of invalid ballot papers, and the preferential order of candidates.

Points shall be assigned to candidates according to orders of preference. For each first place the candidate shall receive as many points as there were candidates on the ballot paper, and for each successive place a point less. The points of each candidate shall be totaled.

Article 96

The candidate who received the majority of votes in a constituency shall be elected as the deputy of the Italian or Hungarian national communities. If two or more candidates receive an equal number of votes, lots shall be drawn. The draw shall be performed by the special constituency electoral commission, in the presence of the candidates or their representatives.

The election results from the preceding paragraph shall be determined by the special constituency electoral commission. It shall enter them and its work in the records, which shall be signed by the chairman and members of the commission. The records and other voting material shall be sent to the republic electoral commission.

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Source: Website of the Government of the Republic of Slovenia
http://www.sigov.si/elections/zvdz.html


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