Law of the Republic of  Lithuania                                
                                                                                
                     15 June 1994 No. I-496                                     
                                                                                
    On Amending and Supplementing the Law of the Republic of                    
                  Lithuania on  the Referendum                                  
                                                                                
                                                                                
     The Law of the Republic of Lithuania on the Referendum shall               
be amended and supplemented as follows :                                        
                                                                                
     1. Article 1 shall be amended to read as follows:                          
                                                                                
     "Article 1.  The Basis of a Referendum                                     
                                                                                
     Pursuant to  the Constitution  of the Republic of Lithuania,               
the most urgent issues  relating to the life of the State and the               
Nation shall  be resolved  and the  provisions  of  laws  of  the               
Republic of  Lithuania may  be adopted  by  a  referendum.  Legal               
provisions on economic issues may be adopted by a referendum only               
upon conducting an economic  examination of future consequences.                
                                                                                
     The provisions   of  Chapter 1  "The State of Lithuania" and               
Chapter 14 " "Amending the Constitution" may be amended only by a               
referendum.                                                                     
                                                                                
     The provision  of   Chapter 1 of the Constitution "The State               
of Lithuania  is an  independent and  democratic republic" may be               
amended only  by a  referendum, provided that no less than 3/4 of               
Lithuania's citizens  possessing the  right to vote express their               
approval thereof.                                                               
                                                                                
     The referendum shall be called by the Seimas."                             
                                                                                
     2. Article 2 shall be amended as follows:                                  
                                                                                
     1)   the words "persons, kept in the places of  imprisonment               
on the  basis of   a court judgment (decision) or in relation  to               
investigation   which is  being conducted  in a criminal case, as               
well as  persons sent  to places  of  forced treatment by a court               
decision"  shall be deleted from Par.3;                                         
                                                                                
     2)  Par.7  shall be set forth to read as follows:                          
                                                                                
     " Any  abridgment of  the right  of   Lithuanian citizens to               
participate in the referendum on the grounds of  their sex, race,               
nationality,  language,     descent,   social  status,  religion,               
convictions or views  shall not be allowed."                                    
                                                                                
     3) Article 3 shall be set forth to read as follows:                        
                                                                                
     " Campaigning for the Referendum                                           
                                                                                
     Citizens of  the Republic  of Lithuania,  political parties,               
other political  and public  organisations   shall be granted the               
right to  campaign without  any restrictions for the proposal  to               
call the  referendum, for  the adoption  of   legal provisions or               
for the settlement of  issues of utmost significance for the life               
of the  State and  the Nation   which have been submitted  to the               
referendum,   as well  as to  campaign   against  the proposal to               
call a  referendum or the adoption of  provisions of a law or any               
other decision.                                                                 
                                                                                
     For exercising the above right, citizens, political parties,               
other political  and public  organisations shall be provided with               
premises  for  meetings  and  rallies  and  they  shall  also  be               
guaranteed possibilities  to make use of the mass media according               
to the  procedure established by the Central Electoral Committee.               
Political parties,  other political  and public organisations and               
citizens may allocate their own funds for campaigning.                          
                                                                                
     Chief officers of  the national defense and internal service               
units, and   chief  officers of  the places  of confinement shall               
provide conditions  for  the  political  parties'  and  political               
organisations' referendum  organisation  representatives  in  the               
Central Electoral  Committee to  visit, in relation to the issues               
of the  referendum, the  units and  places  of  confinement  upon               
presenting their certificates."                                                 
                                                                                
     4. Article 4 shall be set forth as follows:                                
                                                                                
               "Openness of the Organisation and Execution of the               
               Referendum                                                       
                                                                                
      The  Committee for  the Referendum shall openly prepare and               
conduct the referendum. Public notice must be given of all events               
related  to   the  organisation   of  the  referendum  (meetings,               
sittings), as  a rule,  no later  than two  days prior to the day               
said events are to be held.                                                     
                                                                                
     The Committee for the Referendum shall inform citizens about               
its work,  the formation and membership of region, town and rural               
district  committees  for  the  referendum,  their  location  and               
working hours,  the lists of voters and the results of voting and               
the referendum. Observers from political parties, other political               
and  public   organisations  may,   upon  written   authorisation               
therefore, participate  in the  sittings of  committees  for  the               
referendum as  well as during the voting and  vote calculation in               
voting districts  and during the establishment of  the results of               
voting and the referendum.                                                      
                                                                                
     Provisions of laws or the most urgent issues relating to the               
life of  the State  and the  Nation which have been submitted for               
the referendum shall be announced through the mass media.                       
                                                                                
     The mass  media shall   inform  about the  organisation  and               
execution of  the referendum.  Representatives of  the mass media               
shall have  the right to unrestrictedly participate in all events               
organised by  the committee  for the referendum as well as obtain               
information concerning  the  preparation  and  execution  of  the               
referendum."                                                                    
                                                                                
     5. Article 5 shall be set forth to read as follows:                        
                                                                                
     "Arti0cle 5. Expenses for the Organization and Execution of                
                    the Referendum.                                             
                                                                                
     Expenses  for   the  organisation   and  execution   of  the               
referendum shall be covered by the State."                                      
                                                                                
     6. Article 6 shall be set forth to read as follows:                        
                                                                                
     "Article 6. Amenability for the Violation of the Law of the                
                    Republic of Lithuania on the Referendum                     
                                                                                
     Individuals who  obstruct,  by  means  of  violence,  fraud,               
threat or  in any  other way  , a  citizen  of  the  Republic  of               
Lithuania from  exercising his  or her right to participate in or               
organise the  campaigning  for the referendum, as well as members               
of the  committees for  the  referendum  or  officials  of  state               
institutions or  representatives of  political parties  or  other               
political or  public organisations  who falsify  the documents of               
the referendum,  intentionally count  the votes  incorrectly,  or               
violate voting  secrecy or  this Law  in any  other way, shall be               
liable under law."                                                              
                                                                                
     7. Article 7 shall be repealed.                                            
                                                                                
     8. Article 8 shall be set forth to read as follows:                        
                                                                                
     "Article 8. The Right of Initiative to Call a Referendum                   
                                                                                
     The right of initiative to call a referendum shall belong to               
the Seimas  of the  Republic of  Lithuania and  the citizens. The               
right shall  be implemented on the proposal of more than  half of               
the members  of   the Seimas of the Republic of Lithuania whereas               
the initiative  of the citizens shall be expressed by the request               
of at  least 300  000 citizens  of the Republic of  Lithuania who               
have  the right to vote."                                                       
                                                                                
     9. Article 9 shall be set forth to read as follows:                        
                                                                                
     "Article 9. The Procedure for Implementing the Right of                    
                    Initiative to Call a Referendum                             
                                                                                
        The request  concerning the calling of a referendum shall               
be addressed  to the  Seimas of  the Republic  of Lithuania.  The               
provisions of  law proposed  for adoption or the issue urgent for               
the life  of the  State and  the Nation  which is  presented  for               
settlement by  the referendum  must be  specified in the request.               
Each of  the above  requests -  statements may  be signed  by  an               
unlimited number  of citizens.  The signatures of  citizens shall               
be collected  on the  citizens' signature  collection list  which               
shall contain the following text:                                               
                                                                                
     I, citizen  of the  Republic of Lithuania, hereby confirm my               
approval of  the request  to call  a referendum   on ... (further               
full text of the provisions of a law  or resolution on the issues               
urgent for  the life  of the  State  and  the  Nation  which  are               
submitted for the referendum is presented)                                      
                                                                                
No.Person's Citizen of Date of birth Permanent place Signature                  
   surname, the Republic             of residence    and date                   
   name     of Lithuania                                                        
            passport number                                                     
                                                                                
     The name,  surname, number of the passport of citizen of the               
Republic of Lithuania, permanent place of residence and signature               
of the  persons who collected signatures shall be recorded at the               
bottom of the list.                                                             
                                                                                
     The  citizen   who  is   putting  his/her   signature  shall               
personally fill in the list for the collection of signatures.                   
                                                                                
     Lists for  the collection  of citizens'  signatures shall be               
issued by the Central Electoral Committee.                                      
                                                                                
     The authenticity of signatures of the Seimas members who are               
submitting a  proposal concerning  the calling  of  a  referendum               
shall be  confirmed by the Board or the Seimas of the Republic of               
Lithuania. The  proposal of  the members  of the  Seimas  of  the               
Republic of  Lithuania shall  be delivered  to the  Seimas of the               
Republic of Lithuania."                                                         
                                                                                
     10. Article 10 shall be amended as follows:                                
                                                                                
     1) Par. 1 shall be set forth to read as follows:                           
                                                                                
     "A  term   of  two  months  shall  be  established  for  the               
implementation of   the  citizens' right  of initiative to call a               
referendum on  a specific  issue. The term shall be counted as of               
the day  of registration  with the Central Electoral Committee of               
the initiative  group of   citizens  of the Republic of Lithuania               
consisting of  at least ten persons possessing the right to vote.               
The  registration   deed  must  be  recorded  together  with  the               
registration. One  copy of  the deed shall be sent to the Speaker               
of the  Seimas of  the Republic of Lithuania no later than on the               
next day following the registration.";                                          
                                                                                
     2) Par. 3 shall be set forth to read as follows:                           
                                                                                
     "Citizens' requests - statements concerning the calling of a               
referendum shall  be collected  and kept by the initiative group.               
Upon collecting three hundred thousand signatures of the citizens               
of the Republic of Lithuania requesting to call a referendum, the               
initiative group shall draw up a concluding statement and deliver               
it together  with the  citizens' requests  -  statements  to  the               
Central Electoral Committee."                                                   
                                                                                
     11. Article 11 shall be set forth to read as follows:                      
                                                                                
     "Article 11. Preliminary Examination of Citizens' Requests                 
                    for Calling a Referendum                                    
                                                                                
     Upon  receiving   the  documents   for  the   calling  of  a               
referendum, the  Central Electoral  Committee shall   check  them               
within fifteen  days. In  the event  that the  Central  Electoral               
Committee establishes  that said  documents meet the requirements               
of this  Law, it  shall transfer  the concluding statement of the               
citizens' initiative group together with the citizens' requests -               
statements and  its own  conclusion to the Seimas of the Republic               
of Lithuania.                                                                   
                                                                                
     If the  Committee finds  insubstantial deficiencies  in  the               
documents or  if a  very small  percentage (up to 0.5 percent) of               
citizens' signatures are lacking, the Central Electoral Committee               
shall inform  the initiative  group thereof   and shall establish               
the  period   of  fifteen   days  for  the  elimination  of  said               
deficiencies. If  the deficiencies  are not eliminated within the               
established period,  the request  for calling  a referendum shall               
henceforth be  considered according  to the general procedure. In               
the event  that the  term of implementing the right of initiative               
is violated, the required number of signatures of citizens of the               
Republic of  Lithuania is not collected, or if serious violations               
of law are established in the presented documents (the signatures               
of citizens have been falsified or the principle of free will has               
been violated  during the  collection of signatures), the Central               
Electoral Committee  shall reject the request for a referendum by               
a justified  decision and  shall notify  the initiative group and               
the Seimas  of the  Republic of  Lithuania thereof. The citizens'               
initiative group  shall be entitled to appeal the decision within               
one month  to the Supreme Court of the Republic of Lithuania, or,               
if  district courts are functioning - to a district court.                      
                                                                                
     If it  is established  that a  citizen has  put his  or  her               
signature twice or more times for the calling of one and the same               
referendum, all signatures of the person shall not be counted in.               
The signatures  shall also not be counted in if  not all the data               
specified in  this Law  has been  recorded in  the list  for  the               
collection of  citizens' signatures or if incorrect data has been               
given.                                                                          
                                                                                
     12. Article 12 shall be set forth to read as follows:                      
                                                                                
     "Article 12. The Procedure for Adopting the Resolution of                  
                    the Seimas concerning the Calling of a                      
                    Referendum                                                  
                                                                                
     Upon receiving the properly executed concluding statement of               
the  citizens'  initiative  group  together  with  the  citizens'               
requests - statements and the conclusion of the Central Electoral               
Committee that  the above  documents are  in conformity with this               
Law, the  Seimas of  the Republic of Lithuania during the session               
shall consider  the issue  of calling  the referendum at its next               
sitting to  which representatives  of the  referendum  initiators               
shall be  invited to  participate. The  resolution of  the Seimas               
concerning  the  calling  of  the  referendum  shall  be  adopted               
according to  the procedure  established in  the Statute  of  the               
Seimas.                                                                         
                                                                                
     Should the Seimas state that draft amendments to a law which               
are submitted  for referendum  are not  in  conformity  with  the               
Constitution of  the Republic of Lithuania, the issue of amending               
the Constitution must be considered in the first place.                         
                                                                                
     In the  event that  the Seimas resolves to consider and pass               
the submitted  provisions of a law, the calling of the referendum               
may be  postponed, however  the referendum  must be called at the               
sitting at which the Seimas rejects the submitted provisions of a               
law.                                                                            
                                                                                
     The terms provided for in this Law shall be suspended during               
the period between the Seimas sessions.                                         
                                                                                
     13. Article 13 shall be set forth to read as follows:                      
                                                                                
     "Article 13. The Contents of the Resolution of the Seimas of               
                    the Republic of Lithuania                                   
                                                                                
     The date  of the  referendum, the provisions of a law or the               
specific issue  concerning the  life of  the State and the Nation               
submitted for the referendum shall be specified in the resolution               
of the  Seimas of the Republic of Lithuania to call a referendum.               
The date  of the  referendum shall  be appointed  no later than 3               
months after the day of adoption of the resolution."                            
                                                                                
     14. Article 14 shall be set forth to read as follows:                      
                                                                                
     "Article 14. Committees for the Referendum                                 
                                                                                
     In the  Republic of  Lithuania referenda  shall be organised               
and conducted by:                                                               
                                                                                
     1) the Central Electoral Committee;                                        
                                                                                
     2) regional, city committees for the referendum;                           
                                                                                
     3) district committees for the referendum.                                 
                                                                                
     15. Article 15 shall be repealed.                                          
                                                                                
     16. Article 16 shall be set forth to read as follows:                      
                                                                                
     "Article 16.  The Powers  of the Central Electoral Committee               
in Organising and Conducting Referenda                                          
                                                                                
     The Central Electoral Committee shall:                                     
                                                                                
     1) form city, regional committees for the referendum;                      
                                                                                
     2) issue lists for the collection of  signatures for the                   
referendum;                                                                     
                                                                                
     3) establish  samples  and  forms  of  ballot-papers,  other               
documents, packages, seals used in the election, samples of their               
filling in  as well  as the  procedure for  stamping the  ballot-               
papers;                                                                         
                                                                                
     4) manage State funds allotted for the referendum;                         
                                                                                
     5) supervise the implementation of this Law;                               
                                                                                
     6) register, according to the proposal of political parties,               
other  political   and  public   organisations  their  respective               
representatives in  the Central  Electoral Committee,  and  issue               
them with certificates;                                                         
                                                                                
     7) examine   complaints  and adopt  decisions concerning the               
decisions  adopted   by  city,   regional  committees   for   the               
referendum, district committees for the referendum;                             
                                                                                
     8)  establish   and  announce   the  final  results  of  the               
referendum;                                                                     
                                                                                
     9) deliver  the lists  of citizens  who have  the  right  to               
participate in the referendum, vote calculation records and other               
documents of  the committee  for the  referendum   to  the  State               
Archives for safekeeping; and                                                   
                                                                                
     10) fulfill other powers provided for in this Law.                         
                                                                                
     The  Central   Electoral  Committee  may  not  construe  the               
provisions of  this Law.  If a  necessity to  do that arises, the               
central Electoral  Committee shall  address the  Seimas  for  the               
amendment of  this Law.  Issues concerning  the referendum  which               
have been  submitted by  the Central Electoral Committee shall be               
considered by the Seimas according to the procedure of urgency or               
special urgency."                                                               
                                                                                
     17. Article 17 shall be set forth to read as follows:                      
                                                                                
     "Article 17. Formation of the City, Regional Committees for                
                    the Referendum                                              
                                                                                
     The  Central   Electoral  Committee  shall  form  the  city,               
regional committees  for the referendum at least 40 days prior to               
the date of the referendum.                                                     
                                                                                
     The city,  regional  committees  for  the  referendum  shall               
consist of:                                                                     
                                                                                
     two persons  residing or  working in  the city,  region  and               
trained in  the legal profession who have been recommended by the               
Minister of Justice; and                                                        
                                                                                
     two persons  residing or  working in  the city,  region  and               
trained in  the legal profession who have been recommended by the               
Lithuanian Lawyers Society.                                                     
                                                                                
     The Minister  of Justice  and the Lithuanian Lawyers Society               
may nominate more candidates.                                                   
                                                                                
     Upon receiving  the mandates  of the  Seimas  members  in  a               
multi-member electoral  area according  to the  list of nominated               
candidates  (joint   list),  political   parties  and   political               
organisations shall each be entitled to nominate from one list of               
candidates nominated  in the  multi-member electoral  area (joint               
list) their  two representatives to the city, regional committees               
for the  referendum. The  Central  electoral  Committee  may  not               
reject the  above candidates. If no candidates are nominated, the               
Central Electoral  Committee  may  in  their  place  additionally               
appoint as committee members candidates nominated by the Minister               
of Justice and the Lithuanian Lawyers Society.                                  
                                                                                
     In any   case,  persons who  are appointed  members of city,               
regional  committees  for  the  referendum  from  the  candidates               
nominated by  the Minister  of Justice  and the Lithuania Lawyers               
Society must  constitute at  least 1/3  of all committee members.               
Should the  number of  such persons  be smaller,  the  number  of               
committee members  shall be  increased  by  appointing  an  equal               
number of  members both  from the  candidates  nominated  by  the               
Minister of Justice and the Lithuanian Lawyers Society.                         
                                                                                
     The chairperson  of the  city, regional  committee  for  the               
referendum shall be appointed by the Central Electoral Committee.               
                                                                                
     At its  first meeting  the city,  regional committee for the               
referendum shall  elect the  deputy chairperson  and secretary of               
the committee."                                                                 
                                                                                
     18. Article 18 shall be set forth to read as follows:                      
                                                                                
     " Article 18. Powers of the City, Regional Committee for the               
Referendum                                                                      
                                                                                
     The city, regional committee for the referendum shall:                     
                                                                                
     1) divide  the territory of the city, region into referendum               
districts,  establish   the  boundaries  and  numbering  of  said               
districts;                                                                      
                                                                                
     2) inform  the voters  residing in  the city,  region of the               
boundaries  of   the  referendum   districts,  their   respective               
headquarters and work hours, and the polling stations;                          
                                                                                
     3) supervise  the implementation  of this  Law in  the city,               
region;                                                                         
                                                                                
     4) register,  according to  the nominations  from  political               
parties,  other   political  and   public   organisations   their               
respective representatives  and observers  and shall  issue  them               
with certificates;                                                              
                                                                                
     5)  draw up vote calculation records of the city, region;                  
                                                                                
     6) consider  complaints concerning  the decisions and action               
of  district  committees  for  the  referendum  and  shall  adopt               
decisions thereon; and                                                          
                                                                                
     7) fulfill other powers provided for in this Law."                         
                                                                                
     19. Article 19 shall be repealed.                                          
                                                                                
     20. Article 20 shall be set forth to read as follows:                      
                                                                                
     "Article 20. Formation of the District Committees for the                  
                    Referendum                                                  
                                                                                
     District committees  for the  referendum shall  be formed by               
the city, regional committees for the referendum at least 35 days               
prior to the day of the referendum.                                             
                                                                                
     District committees  for the referendum shall be formed from               
candidates  nominated   by  political   parties   and   political               
organisations which  received mandates  of Seimas  members in the               
multi-member electoral  area according  to the  list of nominated               
candidates (joint  list). Each of the above political parties and               
political organisations  shall be  entitled to  nominate for  the               
district  committee   for   the   referendum      up   to   three               
representatives. In  the event  that no candidates are nominated,               
the  city,   regional   committees   for   the   referendum   may               
proportionately increase  the representation  quota for the above               
political forces.                                                               
     The city,  regional committees  for the  referendum may  not               
reject the  candidates specified herein if they are nominated for               
membership in the district committee for the referendum.                        
                                                                                
     The chairpersons  of district  committees for the referendum               
shall be  appointed by  the city,  regional  committees  for  the               
referendum.                                                                     
                                                                                
     At  its   first  meeting  the  district  committee  for  the               
referendum shall elect its deputy chairperson and secretary."                   
                                                                                
     21. Article 21 shall be set forth to read as follows:                      
                                                                                
     "Article 21. Powers of the District Committee for the                      
                    Referendum                                                  
                                                                                
     The district committee for the referendum shall:                           
                                                                                
     1) receive  from governing institutions of local governments               
lists of  citizens entitled  to participate  in  the  referendum,               
review and approve them;                                                        
                                                                                
     2) examine complaints concerning errors made in the list;                  
                                                                                
     3) at  least 25  days prior  to the referendum submit to the               
city, regional  committee for the referendum the list of citizens               
residing in  the district  and entitled  to  participate  in  the               
referendum;                                                                     
                                                                                
     4) hand  in or deliver in any other way voters' certificates               
to the citizens;                                                                
                                                                                
     5) guarantee  that  polling  stations  and  ballot-boxes  be               
equipped in  accordance with  the requirements  set forth in this               
Law;                                                                            
                                                                                
     6) on  the day  of the  referendum organise  voting  in  the               
referendum district;                                                            
                                                                                
     7) calculate  the  votes  and  draw  up  the  district  vote               
calculation record;                                                             
                                                                                
     8) consider  the  complaints of citizens of the district and               
observers concerning  the calling of the referendum, organisation               
of voting,  vote calculation,  drawing  up  of  vote  calculation               
records, and shall adopt decisions thereon; and                                 
                                                                                
     9) fulfill other powers provided for in this Law."                         
                                                                                
     22. Article 22 shall be set forth to read as follows;                      
                                                                                
     "Article 22.  Lists of  Citizens entitled  to Participate in               
the Referendum                                                                  
                                                                                
     The  lists  of  citizens  entitled  to  participate  in  the               
referendum shall  be compiled,  announced, reviewed  and appealed               
against according  to the  procedure  applied  to    voter  lists               
according  to   Articles  23-30   of  the   Law  on  Presidential               
Elections."                                                                     
                                                                                
     23. Article 23 shall be set forth to read as follows:                      
                                                                                
     "Article 23. Organisation of Work of the Committees for the                
                    Referendum                                                  
                                                                                
     The sittings  of the  committees for the referendum shall be               
valid if   no  less than 3/5 of the committee members participate               
therein. Decisions  of committees shall be adopted by even ballot               
by the majority vote of committee members present at the sitting.               
In the event of a tie vote, the vote of the committee chairperson               
shall be  decisive. The  committee members  who disagree with the               
decision shall have the right to express their individual opinion               
in writing, which shall be appended to the minutes.                             
                                                                                
     Upon the  completion of  voting, the  district committee for               
the referendum,  the city, regional committees for the referendum               
may adopt  decisions only  concerning  the  drawing  up  of  vote               
calculation records.                                                            
                                                                                
     After the  formation of  committees for the referendum their               
chairpersons and  members shall be prohibited from campaigning in               
any form  for the  referendum or  from attempting to influence in               
any other  manner the  will of  the citizens.  Persons who do not               
comply with this requirement may be removed from the committee."                
                                                                                
     24. The Law shall be supplemented with the following Article               
23-1:                                                                           
                                                                                
     "Article 23-1 . Complaints against the Decisions of                        
                     Committees for the Referendum                              
                                                                                
     Authorised representatives  of political  parties and  other               
political  or   public  organisations   may  appeal  against  the               
decisions adopted prior to the completion of voting:                            
                                                                                
     1) to  the city,  regional committee,  if the  decision  was               
adopted by the district committee;                                              
                                                                                
     2) to  the Central  Electoral Committee, if the decision was               
adopted by the city, regional committee; and                                    
                                                                                
     3) to  the Supreme Court, if the decision was adopted by the               
Central Electoral Committee.                                                    
                                                                                
     The above  complaints must be examined  within 48 hours from               
the filing  thereof. Days off shall also be included in the term.               
The decision of the supreme court shall be decisive."                           
                                                                                
     25. Article 25 shall be set forth as follows:                              
                                                                                
     "Article 25. Support for the Committees for the Referendum                 
                                                                                
     State   institutions,    enterprises,    institutions    and               
organisations and  their officers  must assist committees for the               
referendum to implement their powers and to furnish them with the               
required information.                                                           
                                                                                
     State   institutions,    enterprises,    institutions    and               
organisations and  their respective  officers must  no later than               
within 3  days consider  the requests submitted by the committees               
for the  referendum and  give the  committee for the referendum a               
justified answer.                                                               
                                                                                
     The committees  for the  referendum may  employ the required               
number  of personnel for performing auxiliary work.                             
                                                                                
     Local governments, State institutions and organisations must               
provide committees for the referendum with premises and equipment               
for preparing for and conducting the referendum."                               
                                                                                
     26.  The  Law  shall  be  supplemented  with  the  following               
Articles 25-1 and 25-2:                                                         
                                                                                
     "Article 25-1. Remuneration of the Committee for the                       
                    Referendum Members                                          
                                                                                
     The  chairpersons   and  members   of  committees   for  the               
referendum shall  be paid  a salary  in accordance with the rates               
submitted by  the Central Electoral Committee and approved by the               
Government.                                                                     
                                                                                
     The chairpersons  and members  of  the  committees  for  the               
referendum who are employed in enterprises, organisations and who               
do not  receive their  salaries by  reason of  their work  in the               
committees for  the referendum shall be paid by the State sums in               
the amount  of average  wages paid  in their respective places of               
employment.                                                                     
                                                                                
     Article 25-2. Replacing the Members of the Committees for                  
                    the Referendum.                                             
                                                                                
     The chairpersons  and members  of  the  committees  for  the               
referendum  may   be  dismissed   from  the   committees  by  the               
institution which approved the composition of the committee.                    
                                                                                
     As necessary,  a new  chairperson or member of the committee               
for the  referendum shall be appointed according to the procedure               
established in this Law."                                                       
                                                                                
     27. Article 26 shall be repealed.                                          
                                                                                
     28. The Law shall be supplemented with the following Chapter               
IV:                                                                             
                                                                                
                           "Chapter IV                                          
                                                                                
                 PREPARATORY  ACTIVITIES FOR THE                                
                 ORGANISATION OF THE REFERENDUM                                 
                                                                                
                                                                                
     Article 26-1. Establishment of  Sample Documents for the                   
                    Referendum                                                  
                                                                                
     The samples  and  forms  of  voters'  certificates,  ballot-               
papers, voucher  envelopes and outer envelopes for postal voting,               
other official  envelopes, packages,  documents and seals as well               
as samples  of filing thereof shall be established by the Central               
Electoral Committee.                                                            
                                                                                
     Article 26-2. Referendum Ballot-papers                                     
                                                                                
     The ballot-paper shall contain an address to the citizen and               
two variants of  the answer "Yes" and "No".                                     
                                                                                
                                                                                
                                                                                
     In the  event that several provisions of a law are submitted               
for the  referendum, voting  by a  separate ballot-paper shall be               
held on each provision.                                                         
                                                                                
     If two  or several referenda are conducted at the same time,               
the ballot-papers  of each  referendum  must    be  of  different               
colour.                                                                         
                                                                                
     The form  of the  ballot-paper  and  the  sample  of  filing               
thereof  shall be established by the Central Electoral Committee.               
                                                                                
     Article 26-3. Delivery of Referendum Ballot-papers                         
                                                                                
     Referendum ballot-papers and envelopes shall be delivered to               
the referendum  districts and post offices  at least 7 days prior               
to the referendum.                                                              
                                                                                
     At the  diplomatic missions  and ships  of the  Republic  of               
Lithuania, referendum  ballot-papers  and  envelopes  for  postal               
voting must be freely accessible to the citizens at least 10 days               
prior to the referendum.                                                        
                                                                                
     The Central Electoral Committee shall be responsible for the               
printing and  delivery of   ballot-papers  for the referendum and               
envelopes for postal voting  within the above-specified period of               
time."                                                                          
                                                                                
     Article 26-4. Voters' Certificate                                          
                                                                                
     Numbered  voters'   certificates  shall  be  issued  by  the               
district committees for the referendum.                                         
                                                                                
     The following shall be stated in the voters' certificates:                 
                                                                                
     1)  number   of  the   city,  regional   committee  for  the               
referendum;                                                                     
                                                                                
     2) citizen's name, surname;                                                
                                                                                
     3) citizen's date of birth (year, month, day);                             
                                                                                
     4) citizen's address; and                                                  
                                                                                
     5) the  address of  the district  in the  lists whereof  the               
citizen's name  has been included.                                              
                                                                                
     Article 26-5. Delivery  of Voters' Certificates to Citizens                
                                                                                
     Voters' certificates  must be  delivered to  the citizens at               
least 10  days prior to the day of the referendum. If the voters'               
certificate is  not delivered  through the fault of the committee               
for the  referendum, it  must  be  issued  immediately  upon  the               
citizen's request.                                                              
                                                                                
     A citizen  who has  been issued  with an  inaccurate voters'               
certificate or  has not  been issued with any voters' certificate               
due to  an error  in the  list of  voters, shall be issued with a               
correct voters'  certificate immediately  after the rectification               
of the mistake.                                                                 
                                                                                
     Article 26-6. A Copy of the Voters' Certificate                            
                                                                                
     Upon submitting  a written  request, a citizen may be issued               
with a  copy of  the voters'  certificate.  Voters'  certificates               
shall not be issued on the day  of the referendum."                             
                                                                                
     29. The  former Chapter  IV of the Law shall be divided into               
the following  two chapters: V. Voting (up to Article 30) and VI.               
Vote Calculation  and Establishment of  Results of the Referendum               
(beginning with Article 30).                                                    
                                                                                
     30. Article 27 shall be set forth to read as follows:                      
                                                                                
     "Article 27. Time and Place of Voting                                      
                                                                                
     Voting shall  be held  on the  day of  the referendum from 7               
a.m. until  9  p.m.  in  the  polling  place  designated  by  the               
committee for  the referendum.  A citizen  shall vote only in the               
referendum district in whose list of voters his/her name has been               
included. A  citizen's vote  received by mail shall be valid only               
in the  referendum district  in whose list of voters his/her name               
has been included."                                                             
                                                                                
     31. Article 28 shall be set forth to read as follows:                      
                                                                                
     "Article 28. Preparation of Polling Places                                 
                                                                                
     The requirements for the preparation of polling places shall               
be established by the Central Electoral Committee.                              
                                                                                
     Voting booths  must be  set up  so that the voter inside the               
booth is not visible to anyone.                                                 
                                                                                
     The text  of all  provisions of  a  law  submitted  for  the               
referendum must be accessible to all citizens in every referendum               
district.                                                                       
                                                                                
     No other  events, except  the referendum, may be held in the               
polling place. "                                                                
                                                                                
     32.  The  Law  shall  be  supplemented  with  the  following               
Articles 28-1 and 28-2:                                                         
                                                                                
     "Article 28-1. Commencement of Voting                                      
                                                                                
     On the  day of  the referendum,  the polling  place shall be               
opened only  when at  least 3/5 of the district committee for the               
referendum are  present. Then,  the chairperson  of the  district               
committee for the referendum, together with the committee members               
shall ascertain  than the ballot-box is empty, and shall seal it.               
Having checked  that the polling place has been furnished without               
violating the  established requirements,  the chairperson  of the               
district committee  for the referendum shall register in the vote               
calculation record  the number  of ballot-papers  received at the               
district, distribute  the ballot-papers and lists of voters among               
the members  of the  committee, record  in the  vote  calculation               
record of  the referendum  district the  total number  of ballot-               
papers distributed to each member of the electoral committee, and               
open the  polling place, thus proclaiming the commencement of the               
referendum.                                                                     
                                                                                
     Article 28-2. Voter Identification                                         
                                                                                
     Upon arriving  at the  polling place, citizens shall present               
to a   member  of the  committee for the referendum their voters'               
certificates as  well  as  their  passports  or  other  documents               
certifying their  identity and  citizenship, and shall sign in on               
the list  of the  referendum. Voters'  certificates shall  not be               
returned to citizens. Citizens shall be issued with ballot-papers               
for the referendum only after having signed in.                                 
                                                                                
     In postal  voting a note concerning the issue of the ballot-               
paper shall  be recorded  on the  voters' certificate which shall               
then be returned to the citizen.                                                
                                                                                
     It shall  be prohibited  to issue  a  citizen  with  another               
person's ballot  paper for  the referendum.  Any committee member               
who violates the requirement shall be liable under law."                        
                                                                                
     33. Article 29. Voting Procedure                                           
                                                                                
     Upon being  issued with a ballot-paper, the citizen shall go               
into the voting booth where he/she shall mark the ballot-paper. A               
citizen may   enter  the voting  booth and stay here only without               
anyone accompanying  him/her. Exceptions may  be made only in the               
case provided for in Par. 6 hereof.                                             
                                                                                
     The citizen  participating in  the referendum shall mark one               
of the answers recorded in the ballot-paper: "Yes"  or "No".                    
                                                                                
     If two  or more  referenda are conducted simultaneously, the               
person participating  in the  referendum shall be issued with and               
mark separate ballot-papers for each referendum.                                
                                                                                
     Citizens shall  personally cast  their marked  ballot-papers               
into the ballot-box.                                                            
                                                                                
     At the  citizen's request,  a faulty  ballot-paper shall  be               
exchanged for  a new  one.   The chairperson of the committee for               
the referendum shall cross the faulty ballot-paper in ink (with a               
ball-point pen)  and sign  on it.  The secretary of the committee               
for the  referendum and  one of  the committee members shall also               
sign on  the  faulty  ballot-paper  for  the  referendum.  Faulty               
ballot-papers shall be kept separately.                                         
                                                                                
     Citizens who  are physically  unable to  mark their  ballot-               
papers or  cast them  into the  ballot-box may  designate another               
person to  mark the ballot-papers in the voting booth and to cast               
them into  the ballot-box.  The chairperson  and members  of  the               
committee for  the referendum  as well  as  referendum  observers               
shall be  prohibited from carrying  out the above actions for the               
citizens."                                                                      
                                                                                
     34.  The  Law  shall  be  supplemented  with  the  following               
Articles 29-1, 29-2, 29-3, 29-4, 29-5, 29-6, 29-7:                              
                                                                                
     "Article 29-1. Postal Voting                                               
                                                                                
     Postal voting shall be possible at post offices during their               
work hours,  beginning from the seventh day before the referendum               
and ending  one day before the referendum if the citizen has been               
included in  the list  of voters of the city, region, or two days               
before the referendum if the citizen has not been included in the               
list of  voters of  the city,  region. Expenses related to postal               
voting shall be covered by the State.                                           
                                                                                
     The head  of the  post office  shall be  responsible for the               
organisation  of   postal  voting.   He  or  she  shall  also  be               
responsible for the issue and collection of ballot-papers for the               
referendum and voucher envelopes during postal voting.                          
                                                                                
     A responsible  officer shall  be appointed for the issue and               
collection  of  ballot-papers  for  the  referendum  and  voucher               
envelopes.                                                                      
                                                                                
     Post offices  must provide premises (a place) where citizens               
can, without  interference, mark  their referendum  ballot-papers               
and put them into voucher envelopes.                                            
                                                                                
     Postal voting  shall be  conducted in  accordance  with  the               
procedure set forth in Article 28-2 and 29, with the exception of               
casting  ballot-papers   into  the   ballot-box.  Together   with               
referendum ballot-papers,  citizens shall  be given envelopes for               
postal voting.                                                                  
                                                                                
     Citizens shall  put marked referendum ballot-papers into the               
voucher envelopes,  seal the voucher envelopes, put the envelopes               
together with their voters' certificates into the outer envelopes               
and seal  the outer  envelopes.  The  outer  envelopes  shall  be               
stamped with the post office seal.                                              
                                                                                
     Envelopes for  postal  voting  shall  be  addressed  to  the               
committee for  the referendum  of the  district on  whose list of               
voters the citizen is registered.                                               
                                                                                
     At least  2 days  prior to  the referendum,  a postal worker               
shall bring  outer envelopes,  voucher envelopes,  and referendum               
ballot-papers to  the homes  of citizens  who  cannot  move.  The               
district committee for the referendum shall, no later than 7 days               
before the  referendum, draw  up the  list of  citizens  who  are               
unable to  move, on  the basis  of the  data presented to them in               
writing, by  the social  care and  assistance institutions of the               
city, district.  Post office employees, members of the committees               
for the  referendum or  other persons  may not  deliver the outer               
envelopes, voucher envelopes, and referendum ballot-papers to the               
homes of  citizens who  are not  on the  list of citizens who are               
unable to move.                                                                 
                                                                                
     The citizen may:                                                           
                                                                                
     1)  hand   the  sealed  outer  envelope  (with  the  voters'               
certificate, voucher  envelope  and  ballot-paper  inside)  to  a               
postal officer;                                                                 
                                                                                
     2) hand  the sealed  outer envelope to the postal worker who               
deliv- ered the referendum documents; or                                        
                                                                                
     3) put the sealed outer envelope into a post-box.                          
                                                                                
     Article 29-2  . Voting  at the  Diplomatic Missions  and  on               
Board the Ships of the Republic of Lithuania                                    
                                                                                
     The procedure  of voting  at the  diplomatic missions and on               
board the ships of the Republic of Lithuania shall be established               
by the Central Electoral Committee.                                             
                                                                                
     Article 29-3.  Voting in Medical Facilities and Institutions               
of Social Care and Assistance                                                   
                                                                                
     Special  post   offices  designated   for  voting  shall  be               
established in medical facilities and institutions of social care               
and assistance.                                                                 
                                                                                
     Patients of  such facilities who are able to move shall vote               
themselves in  accordance with the procedure set forth in Article               
29-1 of this Law.                                                               
                                                                                
     Inmates of  health facilities  and institutions  of care who               
are unable  to move  shall be visited by officers of special post               
offices who  shall be   approved by the city, district committees               
for the  referendum. The voting person must, in the conditions of               
privacy provided  for him  or her, personally mark the referendum               
ballot-paper and  put it into the voucher envelope. If necessary,               
the person may be assisted by an individual whom he or she trusts               
(with  the  exception  of  post  officers,  employees  of  health               
facilities and institutions of care, and referendum observers).                 
                                                                                
     On the  instructions of  the head  of a  health facility  or               
institution of social care or assistance, it may be prohibited to               
disturb a  person who  is in  bad condition  for the  purpose  of               
voting. Such  instructions shall  be obligatory to the committees               
for the referendum. It shall be prohibited to disturb persons for               
the purpose  of voting  if a  commission  of  doctors  concludes,               
pursuant to  the procedure  established by the Ministry of Health               
Care, that,  during the  voting, the  individual,  by  reason  of               
mental disease,  imbecility or  short-time  mental  disorder,  is               
incapable of  understanding the essence of his or her actions and               
controlling them.                                                               
                                                                                
     Article 29-4. Voting in Military Units                                     
                                                                                
     Special  post   offices,  designated  for  voting  shall  be               
established in  military units of the national defence system and               
internal service.                                                               
                                                                                
     If possible, chief officers of military and internal service               
units shall  provide conditions for the servicemen to vote in the               
referendum districts of their permanent place of residence.                     
                                                                                
     Article 29-5. Voting in Places of Imprisonment                             
                                                                                
     Special  post   offices  designated   for  voting  shall  be               
established in places of imprisonment.                                          
                                                                                
     Article 29-6. Records of Voucher Envelopes and Ballot-Papers               
                    in the Referendum Districts                                 
                                                                                
     Upon the  closing of a polling place, the chairperson of the               
district committee  for the  referendum, in  the presence  of  at               
least 3/5 of the committee for the referendum members, shall seal               
up and  stamp the  slit in  the ballot-box,  collect  the  unused               
ballot-papers from  each member of the district committee for the               
referendum  individually,   record  their   number  in  the  vote               
calculation record,  publicly count said ballot-papers and check,               
according to  the  signatures  in  the  citizens'  list,  voters'               
certificates, that no ballot-papers have been issued unlawfully.                
                                                                                
     The committee  for the  referendum shall  publicly count the               
unused and  faulty ballot-papers,  annul them  by cutting off the               
upper right-hand  corner, place  them in envelopes designated for               
the purpose,  and seal  the envelopes.  The number  of unused and               
faulty ballot-papers  shall be  recorded in  the vote calculation               
record."                                                                        
                                                                                
     35. Article 30 shall be set forth as follows:                              
                                                                                
     "Article 30. Calculation of Votes in the Referendum District               
and Records of Citizens who have voted.                                         
                                                                                
     The district committee for the referendum, with at least 3/5               
of its  members participating, shall inspect the district ballot-               
box: they  shall confirm  that the seals have not been broken and               
that there  is no other evidence which indicates that the ballot-               
box could  have been opened or that ballot-papers could have been               
removed in  any other manner. The committee, with at least 3/5 of               
its members  participating,  shall  decide  whether  or  not  the               
ballot-box has  been tampered with. If the committee comes to the               
decision that  the ballot-box  has been  tampered with, a written               
statement thereon  shall be  made, and  the votes  shall  not  be               
tallied.                                                                        
                                                                                
     Having ascertained that the ballot-box has not been tampered               
with, the ballot-box shall be opened in the presence of observers               
and at  least 3/5 of the committee members, all the ballot-papers               
shall be  placed on  the tables  which are  clear  of  any  other               
documents and  writing instruments  and the  calculation of votes               
shall begin.                                                                    
                                                                                
     Votes shall be calculated so that all persons present during               
the procedure are able to observe all of the ballot-papers marked               
by the citizens. The specific vote calculation procedure shall be               
established by the Central Electoral Committee.                                 
                                                                                
     The number  of citizens  residing in the referendum district               
and  entitled   to  participate   in  the   referendum  shall  be               
established according  to the  referendum lists.  The  number  of               
citizens  who  have  been  issued  with  ballot-papers  shall  be               
established according to the citizens' signatures evidencing that               
the ballot-paper  has been  received. The  number of citizens who               
have voted  in  the  referendum  district  shall  be  established               
according to  the number  of ballot-papers  found in the district               
referendum ballot-box. The number of citizens who have taken part               
in the referendum shall be established according to the number of               
ballot-papers found in the district referendum ballot-box and the               
number of ballot-papers received by post.                                       
                                                                                
     Upon finding  more ballot-papers in the ballot-box than were               
issued to  the citizens,  the committee  shall  take  appropriate               
measures to establish reasons therefor.                                         
                                                                                
     The results of vote calculation shall be entered in the vote               
calculation record."                                                            
                                                                                
     36.  The  Law  shall  be  supplemented  with  the  following               
Articles 30-1, 30-2,  30-3, and 30-4:                                           
                                                                                
     "Article 30-1. Records of Citizens who Voted by Mail and                   
                    Vote Calculation                                            
                                                                                
     Upon counting all the ballot-papers found in the ballot-box,               
the calculation of votes received by post shall commence:                       
                                                                                
     1)  the  chairperson  of  the  district  committee  for  the               
referendum shall  present, unopened, all outer envelopes received               
by post.  Their number  shall be  entered in the vote calculation               
record;                                                                         
                                                                                
     2) outer envelopes shall be opened one at a time;                          
                                                                                
     3) voters'  certificates shall  be taken  out of  the  outer               
envelopes  and   checked  against  the  referendum  list  of  the               
district, while  the voucher  envelope shall  be sealed  with the               
stamp of  the referendum  district. If  the person on the voters'               
certificate is  not on  the list,  or if  the citizen has already               
signed the  list indicating  that he/she has already voted in the               
district, or  if another  envelope  of  postal  voting  has  been               
received from  the same  citizen,  or  if  there  is  no  voters'               
certificate in  the outer  envelope, or  if  the  outer  envelope               
contains more  than one  voucher envelope,  the seal shall not be               
affixed and  the ballot-paper in the envelope shall be considered               
invalid. The fact must be noted on the outer envelope;                          
                                                                                
     4) in  the district  list a  special record shall be made by               
the surname of the citizen whose vote has been received by post;                
                                                                                
     5) the  sealed voucher envelope shall be cast into a ballot-               
box installed according to the established requirements;                        
                                                                                
     6) when all envelopes received by post are gone over in this               
way.  the  ballot-box  shall  be  opened,    the  sealed  voucher               
envelopes shall  be unsealed, the votes received by post shall be               
counted according  to the  requirements set  forth in Article 30.               
If there  is more  than one ballot-paper in the voucher envelope,               
all ballot-papers in the envelope shall be declared invalid.                    
                                                                                
     If  there  is  only  one  sealed  voucher  envelope  in  the               
referendum district  committee,  in  order  not  to  violate  the               
secrecy of  voting it shall not be unsealed but shall be referred               
to a superior committee for the referendum, which shall enter the               
results of voting into its vote calculation record.                             
                                                                                
     Article 30-2. Vote Calculation Records of the Referendum                   
                    District                                                    
                                                                                
     One vote  calculation record  shall be  drawn up  for  every               
referendum district. The vote calculation record shall include:                 
                                                                                
     1) the number of citizens in the referendum district who are               
entitled to participate in the referendum;                                      
                                                                                
     2) the  number of  ballot-papers  received  from  the  city,               
regional committees for the referendum;                                         
                                                                                
     3) the number of the referendum ballot-papers issued to each               
member of  the committee,  the number  of ballot-papers issued to               
the citizens,  the number  of citizens' signatures, the number of               
voters' certificates, the number of unused ballot-papers;                       
                                                                                
     4) the number of unused referendum ballot-papers;                          
                                                                                
     5) the  number of citizens who voted in the polling place of               
the referendum district;                                                        
                                                                                
     6) the time at which the ballot-box was opened;                            
                                                                                
     7) the  number of  invalid referendum ballot-papers found in               
the ballot-box;                                                                 
                                                                                
     8) the number of valid referendum ballot-papers found in the               
ballot-box;                                                                     
                                                                                
     9) the  number of answers "Yes" and "No" to each question or               
statement submitted for the referendum found in the ballot-box;                 
                                                                                
     10) the  number of  votes received by post and the number of               
sealed voucher envelopes;                                                       
                                                                                
     11) the  number of invalid referendum ballot-papers received               
by post;                                                                        
                                                                                
     12) the number of valid referendum ballot-papers received by               
post;                                                                           
                                                                                
     13) the number of answers "Yes" and "No received by post for               
each question or statement submitted for the referendum;                        
                                                                                
     14) the  total number  of citizens  who  took  part  in  the               
referendum in the referendum district;                                          
                                                                                
     15)  the  total  number  of  invalid  ballot-papers  in  the               
referendum district; and                                                        
                                                                                
     16) the  total number  of answers  "Yes" and  "No" given for               
each question or statement submitted for the referendum.                        
                                                                                
      If  the number  of ballot-papers  found in  the  ballot-box               
exceeds the  number of   ballot-papers issued to the citizens, an               
entry to  that effect  shall be  made  in  the  vote  calculation               
record, specifying the number of ballot-papers found in excess.                 
                                                                                
     The vote calculation record of the referendum district shall               
be signed by the chairperson and members of the committee for the               
referendum. Then  the records  shall be  signed by the observers.               
Commentary of  the observers  and the  opinions of  the committee               
members shall  be attached to the records and shall constitute an               
inseparable part thereof.                                                       
                                                                                
     Article 30-3. Invalid Ballot-papers                                        
                                                                                
     The following ballot-papers shall be deemed invalid:                       
                                                                                
     1) ballot-papers of an unestablished sample;                               
                                                                                
     2)  ballot-papers   sealed  with  the  stamp  of  the  wrong               
referendum district or unsealed ballot-papers;                                  
                                                                                
     3) ballot-papers  in  which  the  citizen  has  marked  both               
answers "Yes" and "No" to one question or statement; or                         
                                                                                
     4) ballot-papers  in which the citizen has not marked either               
the "Yes" or the "No" in answer to a question or statement.                     
                                                                                
     The decision  to declare  a ballot-paper  invalid  shall  be               
adopted by the district committee for the referendum.                           
                                                                                
     Article 30-4. Presentation of the District Vote Calculation                
                    Documents to the City, Regional Committee for               
                    the Referendum                                              
                                                                                
     The district  committee for  the referendum  shall  put  all               
referendum ballot-papers,  including invalid and faulty ones, all               
voucher envelopes,  the vote  calculation record,  the referendum               
lists and  other documents  of the  referendum into a package and               
seal it  according to  the procedure  established by  the Central               
Electoral Committee.  The package  shall be delivered to the city               
regional committee  for the  referendum ,  no later than within 6               
hours from the end of the referendum.                                           
                                                                                
     The Central Electoral Committee and the Ministry of Internal               
Affairs must  ensure the delivery of the referendum documents and               
the safety of persons who are delivering said documents."                       
                                                                                
     37. Article 31 shall be set forth to read as follows:                      
                                                                                
     "Article 31.  Calculation of  Votes at  the  City,  Regional               
Committee for the Referendum                                                    
                                                                                
     The  city,  regional  committee  for  the  referendum  shall               
commence  the  calculation  of  votes  upon  receiving  all  vote               
calculation records  and  other  referendum  documents  from  all               
referendum districts."                                                          
                                                                                
     38.  The  Law  shall  be  supplemented  with  the  following               
Articles 31-1  and 31-2:                                                        
                                                                                
     "Article 31-1. City, Regional Vote Calculation Record                      
                                                                                
     In  accordance   with  the   vote  calculation   records  of               
referendum  districts,   referendum   ballot-papers   and   other               
referendum  documents,  the  city,  regional  committee  for  the               
referendum shall establish:                                                     
                                                                                
     1) the number of citizens who took part in the referendum in               
the city,  region, which  equals the  number of citizens who cast               
their vote in the referendum districts of the city, region;                     
                                                                                
     2) the  number of  invalid ballot-papers in the city, region               
which  equals   the  number   of  invalid  ballot-papers  in  the               
referendums districts of the city, region;                                      
                                                                                
     3) the  number of  ballot-papers valid  in the  city, region               
which corresponds  to the  number of  ballot-papers valid  in the               
referendum districts of the city, region; and                                   
                                                                                
     4) the  number of answers "Yes" and "No" to each question or               
statement. The  number is  obtained by  summing up separately the               
"Yes" and "No" answers in the referendum districts.                             
                                                                                
     The information  shall be  recorded in  the vote calculation               
records  of   cities,  regions  which  shall  be  signed  by  the               
chairperson and  members of  the city, regional committee for the               
referendum.                                                                     
                                                                                
     Article 31-2.  Presentation of  the Vote Calculation Results               
of Cities, Regions to the Central Electoral Committee                           
                                                                                
     The city,  regional committees  for the referendum shall put               
all  documents   received  from  the  referendum  districts,  the               
district vote calculation records, the vote calculation record of               
the city,  region and  other referendum  documents  into  special               
packages, seal  the packages  and deliver  them  to  the  Central               
Electoral Committee  no later  than within 36 hours after the end               
of the referendum."                                                             
                                                                                
     39. Article 32 shall be set forth to read as follows:                      
                                                                                
     "Article 32.  Establishment of the Referendum Results in the               
Republic of Lithuania                                                           
                                                                                
     The   Central   Electoral   Committee   may   commence   the               
establishment of  the referendum results only upon receiving vote               
calculation records  of all  city and regional committees for the               
referendum as  well as  other referendum  documents specified  in               
Article 31-2 of this Law.                                                       
                                                                                
     The  Central   Electoral  Committee   shall   establish   in               
accordance with  the vote  calculation  records  of    the  city,               
regional committees  for  the  referendum  and  vote  calculation               
records of diplomatic missions:                                                 
                                                                                
      1)  the number  of citizens  of the  Republic of  Lithuania               
which have the right to take part in the referendum;                            
                                                                                
     2) the number of citizens who took part in the referendum;                 
                                                                                
     3) the number of invalid referendum ballot-papers;                         
                                                                                
     4) the number of valid referendum ballot-papers; and                       
                                                                                
     5) the  number of  answers "Yes"  and  "No"  given  to  each               
question or statement.                                                          
                                                                                
     When examining  the appeals  filed pursuant to this Law, the               
Central Electoral  Committee may  calculate anew  the  referendum               
ballot-papers  and,  upon  establishing  arithmetic  errors,  may               
correct the  entries in the vote calculation records. The Central               
Electoral Committee  may not  declare  invalid  vote  calculation               
records of referendum districts, or city, regional committees for               
the  referendum   because  of   the  errors  found  in  the  vote               
calculation records.                                                            
                                                                                
     The Central  Electoral Committee  may declare  the  election               
results as  invalid if  it establishes  that gross  violations of               
this  Law   committed  during  the  voting  or  falsification  of               
documents had a decisive influence on the election results.                     
                                                                                
     Provisions of  a law  of the  Republic of  Lithuania or  any               
other decision shall be deemed adopted by referendum if more than               
half of  the citizens  included in  the  lists  approved  thereof               
during the referendum.                                                          
                                                                                
     If less than half of the citizens included in the lists took               
part in the referendum, the referendum shall be considered not to               
have taken place."                                                              
                                                                                
     40. The Law shall be supplemented with the following Article               
32-1, 32-2 and 32-3:                                                            
                                                                                
     "Article 32-1. Participation of Observers in the Calculation               
                    of Votes and Establishment of the Referendum                
                    Results                                                     
                                                                                
     Observers appointed by political parties and other political               
and public  organisations as well as representatives of  the mass               
media  may  participate  in  the  calculation  of  votes  in  the               
referendum  districts  and  city,  regional  committees  for  the               
referendum, and  in the  establishment of  the referendum results               
in the Central Electoral Committee.                                             
                                                                                
     Observers shall  have the  right to  make  commentaries  and               
claims to  the  committees  for  the  referendum  concerning  the               
violations of  this and  other laws  of the Republic of Lithuania               
but they  must not  hinder the  work of  the committees  for  the               
referendum. The  observers shall have the right to make a written               
protest which  must be  appended to the records and decisions  of               
the committee  for the  referendum and must be delivered together               
with the  referendum documents  to the superior committee for the               
referendum.                                                                     
                                                                                
     Article 32-2. Announcement of the Referendum Results                       
                                                                                
     The final  results of  the referendum  shall be announced by               
the Central Electoral Committee no later than within 4 days after               
the end of the referendum.                                                      
                                                                                
     Article 32-3. Filing of the Referendum Documents                           
                                                                                
     After  the   completion  of   the  referendum,  the  Central               
Electoral Committee shall, no later than within 20 days after the               
expiry of  the  term  for  examining  complaints  concerning  its               
decisions as  established by  this Law,  transfer  to  the  State               
Archives for indefinite safekeeping the records of the referendum               
districts, the  city, regional  committees for the referendum and               
the Central Electoral Committee and the lists of the referendum."               
                                                                                
     41. Article 33 shall be set forth to read as follows:                      
                                                                                
     "Article 33.  Announcement and  Coming into  Effect  of  the               
Provisions of  a Law  of the  Republic of  Lithuania or any other               
Decision Adopted by referendum                                                  
                                                                                
     The provisions  of a law of the Republic of Lithuania or any               
other  decisions   adopted  by   referendum  shall  be  announced               
according to  the promulgation  procedure established by the laws               
of the  Republic of Lithuania. The day of the referendum shall be               
considered the date of adoption of the provisions of a law of the               
Republic of Lithuania or any other decision.                                    
                                                                                
     The provisions  of a law of the Republic of Lithuania or any               
other decision  adopted by  referendum shall  become effective on               
the day following the promulgation thereof."                                    
                                                                                
     42. Article 34 shall be set forth as follows:                              
                                                                                
     "Article 34.  Amending or  Repealing the Provisions of a Law               
of the  Republic of  Lithuania or  any other  Decision Adopted by               
referendum                                                                      
                                                                                
     The provisions  of a law of the Republic of Lithuania or any               
other decision  which have  been adopted  by  referendum  may  be               
amended or repealed by referendum.                                              
                                                                                
      In  the  event  that  a  necessity  to  quickly  amend  the               
provisions of  a law  of the  Republic of  Lithuania or any other               
decision adopted  by referendum  arises, said amendments may also               
be made  by a decision of the Seimas of the Republic of Lithuania               
adopted by a 2/3 majority vote of all the Seimas members.                       
                                                                                
     Said amendments  must  within  3  months  be  presented  for               
approval by referendum. "                                                       
                                                                                
                                                                                
     I promulgate  this Law  passed by the Seimas of the Republic               
of Lithuania.                                                                   
                                                                                
President of the Republic                    Algirdas Brazauskas