REPUBLIC OF LITHUANIA                                            
                                                                                
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                     PRESIDENTIAL ELECTIONS                                     
                                                                                
                                                                                
                                                                                
                            Chapter 1                                           
                                                                                
                       General Provisions                                       
                                                                                
                                                                                
                                                                                
     Article 1. The Basis for Elections of the President of the                 
               Republic                                                         
                                                                                
     The President  of the  Republic  shall  be  elected  by  the               
citizens of the Republic of Lithuania for a five-year term on the               
basis of  universal, equal  and direct  suffrage  and  by  secret               
ballot.                                                                         
                                                                                
     Article 2. The Right to Candidacy for the Office of                        
               President of the Republic                                        
                                                                                
     Any person  who is a citizen of the Republic of Lithuania by               
birth, who  has lived  in Lithuania  for at  least the past three               
years, who  has reached  the age of 40 prior to the election day,               
and who  is eligible for election to Seimas member may be elected               
President of the Republic.                                                      
                                                                                
     Time  spent  outside  the  boundaries  of  the  Republic  of               
Lithuania,  if  spent  in  connection  with  political  exile  or               
imprisonment for  political convictions  made prior  to 11  March               
1990, or with work at diplomatic services or other assignments of               
the State  of Lithuania,  shall be  included in  a citizen of the               
Republic of Lithuania's period of residence in Lithuania (Amended               
5 January 1993).                                                                
     The same  individual may  be eligible  to the  office of the               
President of the Republic for not more than two terms.                          
                                                                                
     Article 3. Universal Suffrage                                              
                                                                                
     Citizens of  the Republic of Lithuania who on the day of the               
election are 18 years of age or over shall have the right to vote               
for the  President  of  the  Republic.  Citizens  who  have  been               
declared incapable by court shall not participate in elections.                 
     Any direct  or indirect  abridgment  of  a  citizen  of  the               
Republic of  Lithuania's right  to vote  on the  grounds of their               
sex,  race,   nationality,  language,   descent,  social  status,               
religion, convictions, or views shall be prohibited.                            
                                                                                
     Article 4. Equal Suffrage                                                  
                                                                                
     Every citizen of the Republic of Lithuania who has the right               
to vote  for the President of the Republic shall have one vote in               
the election.                                                                   
                                                                                
     Article 5. Direct Election of the President of the Republic                
                                                                                
     Voters shall  elect the  President of  the Republic  without               
mediators.                                                                      
                                                                                
     Article 6. Secret Ballot                                                   
                                                                                
     Voters  shall   vote  in   person  and   by  secret  ballot.               
Controlling the  will of  the voters  in the  election  shall  be               
prohibited.                                                                     
                                                                                
     Article 7. Making Public the Preparation and Execution of                  
               Elections                                                        
                                                                                
     State institutions  and electoral  committees shall  prepare               
and conduct  the elections  of  the  President  of  the  Republic               
publicly. Public  notice must  be given  of all events (meetings,               
sessions) related  to the  organisation of  elections at least 12               
hours prior to the commencement of the event.                                   
     The electoral  committees shall  inform the  citizens  about               
their work;                                                                     
the formation  of electoral districts (apylinke); the composition               
of electoral committees, their location and business hours;                     
the lists of voters; the results of candidate registration to the               
post of  the President  of  the  Republic;  and  the  voting  and               
election results.                                                               
     The state  mass media  shall inform  the  public  about  the               
preparation and  execution of  the elections  of the President of               
the Republic.                                                                   
     Representatives of  all mass  media shall  have the right to               
unrestricted  participation   in  all  events  organised  by  the               
electoral  committees,  attendance  of  all  electoral  committee               
sittings, as  well as  the acquisition  of information  from  the               
electoral committees  concerning the preparation and execution of               
the elections.                                                                  
                                                                                
     Article 8. Expenses Related to the Preparation and Execution               
               of the Elections                                                 
                                                                                
     The expenses related to the preparation and execution of the               
elections of  the President  of the  Republic shall be covered by               
the State.                                                                      
                                                                                
                                                                                
                                                                                
                            Chapter 2                                           
                                                                                
                    Organisation of Elections                                   
                                                                                
                                                                                
                                                                                
     Article 9. Formation of Electoral Districts                                
                                                                                
     The territories of towns and districts of the Republic shall               
be divided  into electoral  districts. The division of every town               
and region  into electoral  districts as well as their number and               
size shall  be  established  by  a  town  or  regional  electoral               
committee not later than 37 days prior to the election day.                     
     At least 5 thousand electors must reside in the territory of               
an electoral district.                                                          
     Within 5  days from the approval of electoral districts, the               
town or  regional electoral  committee shall inform the voters of               
the boundaries  of every  electoral  district,  as  well  as  its               
quarters and place of polling.                                                  
                                                                                
     Article 10. Electoral Committees                                           
                                                                                
     The elections  of the  President of  the Republic  shall  be               
organised and conducted by:                                                     
1) the  Electoral Committee for Elections of the President of the               
Republic;                                                                       
2) the town and district electoral committees; and                              
3) the electoral committees of electoral districts.                             
     Members of electoral committees may not be candidates to the               
office of President of the Republic or agents of such candidates.               
                                                                                
     Article 11. The Electoral Committee for Elections of the                   
               President of the Republic                                        
                                                                                
     The Electoral  Committee for  Elections of  the President of               
the  Republic   shall  be   the  supreme   institution  for   the               
organisation of elections of the President of the Republic.                     
The Electoral  Committee for  Elections of  the President  of the               
Republic shall be made up by the Seimas at least 45 days prior to               
the election day.                                                               
     The Electoral  Committee for  Elections of  the President of               
the Republic shall be composed of:                                              
the Committee chairperson;                                                      
three persons  who have  higher legal  education and who shall be               
chosen by  lot from  six candidates  nominated by the Minister of               
Justice; and                                                                    
three persons  who have  higher legal  education and who shall be               
chosen by  lot from  six candidates  nominated by  the Lithuanian               
Society of Lawyers.                                                             
     The Minister  of  Justice  and  the  Lithuanian  Society  of               
Lawyers may  propose more  candidates to  the Electoral Committee               
for Elections of the President of the Republic.                                 
     The drawing  of lots during a sitting of the Seimas shall be               
organised by the Seimas Chairperson.                                            
     Political parties,  public political  movements, and  public               
political organisations  of ethnic minorities which have received               
the mandates  of the  Seimas members in multi-candidate electoral               
areas shall  each have the right to nominate one candidate to the               
Electoral  Committee  for  Elections  of  the  President  of  the               
Republic from  this one list of candidates (joint list) presented               
in a multi-candidate electoral area prior to the formation of the               
Electoral  Committee.   The  Seimas   may  not   reject  proposed               
candidates.                                                                     
     The Seimas  shall appoint  the chairperson  of the Electoral               
Committee for the Elections of the President of the Republic. The               
chairperson of  the Electoral  Committee  for  Elections  of  the               
President of the Republic as well as members of the Committee who               
were appointed by lot shall suspend their membership in political               
parties,  public   political  movements   and  public   political               
organisations if  they are members of such organisations, and may               
not  take  part  in  the  activities  of  said  organisations  or               
movements or  carry out  their instructions  while working in the               
Committee.       The  Electoral Committee  for Elections  of  the               
President of  the Republic shall elect the deputy chairperson and               
secretary  of  the  Committee  during  its  sitting.  The  deputy               
chairperson shall  be elected  from among  the members who do not               
represent political parties, public political movements or public               
political organisations of ethnic minorities.                                   
     The Electoral  Committee for  Elections of  the President of               
the Republic  shall be  formed for  the  period  of  presidential               
elections and shall lose its powers from the moment the President               
of the Republic takes oath.                                                     
                                                                                
     Article 12. The Powers of the Electoral Committee for                      
               Elections of the President of the Republic                       
                                                                                
     The Electoral  Committee for  Elections of  the President of               
the Republic shall:                                                             
1) distribute forms for the collection of voters' signatures;                   
2) register  candidates to  the office  of the  President of  the               
Republic and issue them presidential candidacy certificates;                    
3) establish  the samples  and forms  of ballot-papers  and other               
documents used during the elections, as well as packages, stamps,               
and samples  for their  completion, and the procedure for sealing               
ballot-papers;                                                                  
4) manage  funds allocated  by the State for the elections of the               
President of the Republic;                                                      
5) supervise the implementation of this Law;                                    
6) consider  complaints concerning  decisions of town or regional               
electoral  committees   and  electoral  committees  of  electoral               
districts;                                                                      
7) establish  and publicize  the results  of the elections of the               
President of the Republic;                                                      
8) issue  the certificate of the President of the Republic to the               
elected candidate;                                                              
9) hand  over the  documents of the elections of the President of               
the Republic to the State Archive for keeping; and                              
10) execute other powers provided for in this Law.                              
     The Electoral  Committee for  Elections of  the President of               
the Republic  may not interpret the provisions of this Law. If it               
is necessary  to do  so, the Electoral Committee for Elections of               
the President  of the Republic shall appeal to the Seimas for the               
amendment of  this  Law.  The  Seimas  shall  consider  questions               
submitted  by  the  Electoral  Committee  for  Elections  of  the               
President  of   the  Republic   according  to  the  procedure  of               
particular urgency.                                                             
                                                                                
     Article 13. Formation of Town and Regional Electoral                       
               Committees                                                       
                                                                                
     The Electoral  Committee for  Elections of  the President of               
the Republic shall form town and regional electoral committees at               
least 40  days prior  to the day of elections of the President of               
the Republic.                                                                   
     Town and regional electoral committees shall be composed of:               
individuals who reside or are employed in the said town or region               
having higher legal education and whose candidatures are proposed               
by the Minister of Justice;                                                     
individuals who reside or are employed in the said town or region               
having higher legal education and whose candidatures are proposed               
by the Lithuanian Society of Lawyers (Amended 19 January 1993).                 
     The Minister  of  Justice  and  the  Lithuanian  Society  of               
Lawyers may also propose more candidates.                                       
Political  parties,   public  political   movements  and   public               
political organisations  of ethnic minorities which have received               
the mandates  of the  members of  the Seimas  from  the  list  of               
candidates  (joint   list)  presented   in  the   multi-candidate               
electoral  area  shall  each  have  the  right  to  nominate  two               
representatives from  this single list of candidates (joint list)               
to town  and regional  electoral committees  (Amended 19  January               
1993).  The Electoral Committee for Elections of the President of               
the Republic  may not  reject said  candidates. In the event that               
candidates  are   not  nominated,  the  Electoral  Committee  for               
Elections of  the President  of  the  Republic  may  additionally               
approve candidates to the Committee who have been proposed by the               
Minister of  Justice and  the Lithuanian  Society of  Lawyers  in               
their place.                                                                    
     The chairpersons  of town  and regional electoral committees               
shall be  appointed by  the Electoral  Committee for Elections of               
the President of the Republic. During the first sitting, town and               
regional electoral  committees shall  elect a  deputy chairperson               
and a  secretary of  the committee.  According to  the  procedure               
prescribed  by   this  Article,  more  than  one  town  electoral               
committee having  the powers  provided for  in Article 14 of this               
Law may be formed in the cities of Vilnius and Kaunas.                          
                                                                                
     Article 14. The Powers of Town and Regional Electoral                      
               Committees                                                       
                                                                                
     Town and regional electoral committees shall:                              
1) divide  the territory  of the  town or  region into  electoral               
districts  and   establish  their   boundaries  as  well  as  the               
numeration of the electoral districts;                                          
2) inform  the voters who reside in the respective town or region               
of the  boundaries of  electoral districts,  the quarters  of the               
town or  regional electoral  committee, the working hours and the               
polling place;                                                                  
3) supervise  the implementation  of this  Law in  the respective               
town or region;                                                                 
4) draw up the records of vote calculation in the town or region;               
5)  consider   appeals  against  decisions  and  actions  of  the               
electoral committees  of electoral  districts and adopt decisions               
concerning them; and                                                            
6) exercise other powers provided for in this Law.                              
                                                                                
     Article 15. Formation of Electoral Committees of Electoral                 
               Districts                                                        
                                                                                
     Electoral committees  of electoral districts shall be formed               
by the  town and  regional electoral  committees at least 36 days               
prior to  the day  of the  elections  of  the  President  of  the               
Republic. Electoral  committees of  electoral districts  shall be               
composed of  proposed candidates  of  political  parties,  public               
political movements  and public political organisations of ethnic               
minorities which  have received  mandates of  the Seimas  members               
from the  list  of  candidates  (joint  list)  presented  in  the               
multicandidate electoral  area. These  political parties,  public               
political movements  and public political organisations of ethnic               
minorities  shall  have  the  right  to  propose  as  many  as  3               
candidates to  the electoral committee of the electoral district.               
If candidates  are not  proposed,  town  and  regional  electoral               
committees   may    proportionally   enlarge    the   amount   of               
representatives of the indicated political powers.                              
     Town  and  regional  electoral  committees  may  not  reject               
candidates who  have been  indicated in this Article and who have               
been proposed to electoral committees of electoral districts.                   
     Chairpersons  of   electoral  committees  of  the  electoral               
districts shall  be appointed  by the town and regional electoral               
committees. Electoral  committees of  electoral  districts  shall               
elect a  deputy chairperson  and a  secretary  of  the  electoral               
committee during their first sitting.                                           
                                                                                
     Article 16. The Powers of Electoral Committees of Electoral                
               Districts                                                        
                                                                                
     Electoral committees of electoral districts shall:                         
1) receive  lists of  voters from  the administrative  bodies  of               
local governments, correct and approve them;                                    
2) register  voters on  the  list  of  voters  of  the  electoral               
district if  the conditions  provided for in part 2 of Article 24               
of this Law are present;                                                        
3) consider complaints concerning errors made in voter lists;                   
4) submit  the list  of voters  of the  electoral district to the               
town or  regional electoral  committee at  least 25 days prior to               
the day of the elections;                                                       
5) hand  voting certificates to voters or distribute them in some               
other way;                                                                      
6) guarantee  the furnishing  of voting premises and ballot-boxes               
in accordance with the requirements of this Law;                                
7) organise  voting in  the electoral  district  on  the  day  of               
elections;                                                                      
8) calculate votes and draw up the records therefor;                            
9) consider appeals and adopt decisions related thereto of voters               
and observers  of their  respective electoral  district on issues               
concerning the  preparation of  elections,  the  organisation  of               
voting, and  the calculation  of votes  and  the  drawing  up  of               
records thereof; and                                                            
10) exercise other powers provided for in this Law.                             
                                                                                
     Article 17. Organisation of Electoral Committee Work                       
                                                                                
     Sittings of  electoral committees  shall be  valid  provided               
that at least three-fifths of the members of the committee are in               
attendance. Decisions  made by  the committee shall be adopted by               
open, majority  vote. In  the event  of a tie vote, the committee               
chairperson's  vote  shall  have  power  of  decision.  Committee               
members not  in agreement with a decision shall have the right to               
state a  different  opinion  in  writing,  which  shall  then  be               
appended to the minutes of the meeting.                                         
     Upon the  completion of  voting, the electoral committees of               
electoral  districts  as  well  as  town  or  regional  electoral               
committees may  only adopt decisions related to the drawing up of               
records of the calculation of votes.                                            
     All electoral  committee sittings shall be public. The right               
to participate therein shall be granted to observers appointed by               
political parties  and public political movements, candidates who               
have nominated  themselves to  the office of the President of the               
Republic, as  well as  agents of  candidates to the office of the               
President of  the Republic and representatives of all mass media.               
No  individual  shall  have  the  right  to  organise  non-public               
sittings of electoral committees.                                               
     While  exercising  their  duties  in  electoral  committees,               
chairpersons and  members of  such committees shall be prohibited               
from any form of campaigning or attempts to influence the voters'               
will in any other way. Individuals who have violated this Law may               
be dismissed from the committee.                                                
                                                                                
     Article 18. Appeals Concerning Decisions of Electoral                      
               Committees which are Adopted prior to the                        
               Completion of Voting                                             
                                                                                
     All political parties and political organisations which have               
nominated  a   presidential  candidate,  as  well  as  agents  of               
candidates to  the office  of the  President of  the Republic may               
appeal against the decisions of electoral committees according to               
the following procedure:                                                        
1) for decisions of electoral committees of electoral districts -               
to the town or regional electoral committee;                                    
2) for  decisions of  town or  regional electoral committees - to               
the Electoral  Committee for  Elections of  the President  of the               
Republic; and                                                                   
3) for  decisions of the Electoral Committee for Elections of the               
President of the Republic - to the Supreme Court.                               
     Appeals must  be considered  within 48 hours of the time the               
appeal is  submitted. Non-working  days shall also be included in               
this period. The decision of the Supreme Court shall be final.                  
                                                                                
     Article 19. Appeals Concerning Decisions of Electoral                      
          Committees which are Adopted after the Completion                     
          of Voting                                                             
                                                                                
     All political parties and political organisations which have               
nominated presidential  candidates, as  well  as  the  agents  of               
candidates to  the office  of the  President of the Republic, may               
appeal to  the town  or regional electoral committees against the               
decisions  of   electoral  committees   of  electoral   districts               
concerning the  drawing up of records of the calculation of votes               
not later than within 24 hours of their adoption.                               
     Such appeals  must be  considered not  later than  within 24               
hours. Town  or regional  electoral  committees,  in  considering               
appeals concerning  the drawing  up of records of the calculation               
of  votes,   may  recount  the  ballot-papers  presented  by  the               
electoral committee  of an  electoral district, provided at least               
three-fifths of  the town or regional electoral committee members               
are  present.   Upon  establishing   an  arithmetic   mistake  or               
incorrectly  calculated   valid  or  invalid  ballot-papers,  the               
committee may amend the records of the calculation of votes. Town               
or regional  electoral committees  shall not  have the  right  to               
declare invalid  the records of the calculation of votes drawn up               
by electoral committees of electoral districts.                                 
     The decisions  of the  Electoral Committee  for Elections of               
the President  of the  Republic may  be appealed  against to  the               
Supreme Court not later than within 2 days of their adoption, and               
must be  considered not  later than  within 48  hours. This  term               
shall also include non-working days.                                            
     The decision  of the  Supreme Court  shall be  final and its               
execution shall  be binding  upon  the  Electoral  Committee  for               
Elections of  the President  of the  Republic. While  considering               
appeals against  the decisions  of  town  or  regional  electoral               
committees  concerning   the  drawing   up  of   records  of  the               
calculation  of  votes  in  a  respective  town  or  region,  the               
Electoral  Committee  for  Elections  of  the  President  of  the               
Republic may  re-count the ballot-papers presented by the town or               
regional electoral committee.                                                   
     Upon  establishing  an  arithmetic  mistake  or  incorrectly               
calculated ballot-papers,  the Committee may amend the entries in               
the records  of the  calculation of votes of the respective town,               
region  or   electoral  district.  The  Electoral  Committee  for               
Elections of  the President  of the  Republic shall  not have the               
right  to  declare  invalid  town  or  regional  records  of  the               
calculation of votes.                                                           
                                                                                
     Article 20. Assistance for Electoral Committees                            
                                                                                
     State institutions,  firms, offices  and  organisations  and               
their officials  must assist  electoral committees  in exercising               
their powers,  and must  furnish them with necessary information.               
State institutions,  firms, offices  and organisations  and their               
officials  must   consider  requests   submitted   by   electoral               
committees and give the electoral committees a justified response               
not later than within 3 days.                                                   
     Electoral committees  may  employ  the  required  number  of               
personnel  for  assistance  work.  Local  governments  and  State               
institutions and  organisations must provide electoral committees               
with premises  and equipment for the preparation and execution of               
elections.                                                                      
                                                                                
     Article 21. Remuneration for Electoral Committee Members                   
                                                                                
     Chairpersons and  members of  electoral committees  shall be               
paid  salaries   for  their   work  in  electoral  committees  in               
accordance with  rates submitted  by the  Electoral Committee for               
Elections of  the President  of the  Republic and approved by the               
Government. Chairpersons  and members of electoral committees who               
are employed in firms, offices and organisations, and who are not               
receiving wages  due to  their involvement in electoral committee               
activities shall  be paid  by the  State an  amount not exceeding               
their average monthly salary.                                                   
                                                                                
     Article 22. Changing the Members of Electoral Committees                   
                                                                                
     Chairpersons and  members of  electoral  committees  may  be               
dismissed from  their posts  in the  committee by the institution               
which approved  the composition  of the  committee. As necessary,               
new chairpersons  or members  of electoral  committees  shall  be               
appointed according to the procedure established by this Law.                   
                                                                                
                                                                                
                            Chapter 3                                           
                                                                                
                           Voter Lists                                          
                                                                                
                                                                                
                                                                                
     Article 23. Compiling Voter Lists                                          
                                                                                
     For the  execution of  elections, voter  lists of  electoral               
districts shall  be compiled. Said lists shall be compiled by the               
appropriate administrative  institutions  of  local  governments,               
shall be  signed by  their chief officers, and shall be delivered               
to the  electoral committees  of electoral  districts at least 35               
days prior to the day of election.                                              
     Electoral committees of electoral districts shall review and               
approve voter  lists. Approved voter lists shall be signed by the               
chairperson and secretary of the electoral committee.                           
                                                                                
     Article 24. General Procedure for Registering Citizens in                  
               Voter Lists                                                      
                                                                                
     Citizens of  the Republic of Lithuania who have the right to               
vote and  who, at  the time  the  voter  list  is  compiled,  are               
permanently  residing   on  the   territory  of  that  particular               
electoral district,  shall be  included in  the district's  voter               
list. In  the event  that a  voter changes his permanent place of               
residence after  the compilation  of lists  begins, he  shall  be               
registered in  the voter  list of  the new place of residence. In               
such a  case,  the  voter  must  submit  an  application  to  the               
electoral committee of the latter territory concerning his or her               
registration in  the voter  list at  least 30  days prior  to the               
election. The  electoral committee of the electoral district must               
see to  it that the voter's name is struck from the voter list of               
the  electoral   district  of   the  former  permanent  place  of               
residence.                                                                      
                                                                                
     Article 25. Registration of Voters in Only One List                        
                                                                                
     Each voter  may only  be registered  in one voter list. This               
shall be checked by the town or regional electoral committees and               
the Electoral  Committee for  Elections of  the President  of the               
Republic.  Upon establishing that a voter's name is registered in               
the voter  lists of several electoral districts, town or regional               
electoral committees  as well  as  the  Electoral  Committee  for               
Elections of  the President  of the  Republic shall  address  the               
voter within  20 days  of the  election day,  requesting that  he               
announce within  5 days  which electoral district's voter list he               
wishes to  be registered  in. If  the voter  fails to  make  this               
choice within the established period, the Electoral Committee for               
Elections of  the President  of the  Republic shall  include  the               
voter's name  in the  voter list of the electoral district where,               
in their  opinion, it  would be  more convenient for the voter to               
vote, and  shall inform  the voter  thereof within  3 days.  Such               
decisions  of  the  Electoral  Committee  for  Elections  of  the               
President of the Republic may not be appealed.                                  
                                                                                
                                                                                
     Article 26. Public Announcement of Voter Lists                             
                                                                                
     At least 20 days prior to the election, the town or regional               
electoral committees  shall announce  publicly the compilation of               
voter lists  and shall  provide conditions  for the voters to get               
acquainted with  the lists, indicating the time and place for the               
voters to implement this right.                                                 
                                                                                
     Article 27. Reviewing Voter Lists                                          
                                                                                
     Any voter  may submit  remarks concerning  inaccuracies in a               
voter list  to the  electoral committee of an electoral district.               
The electoral  committee of  the electoral district must consider               
the remarks  and adopt  a decision thereon within 48 hours of the               
receipt  thereof.   The  decisions  of  electoral  committees  of               
electoral districts  may be  appealed  against  to  the  town  or               
regional electoral  committee within  48 hours  of the acceptance               
thereof.   The town  or regional electoral committee must adopt a               
relevant  decision   within  48  hours  of  the  receipt  of  the               
complaint. The  town or  regional electoral  committee's decision               
shall be final.                                                                 
                                                                                
     Article 28. Appeals Concerning Restoration of the Right to                 
               Vote                                                             
                                                                                
     A voter  may submit complaints to the electoral committee of               
an electoral  district concerning  errors made  in the voter list               
which hinder  the voter  from implementing  his or  her right  to               
vote. The  electoral committee  of the  electoral  district  must               
consider the complaint and adopt a decision not later than within               
24 hours of the receipt thereof.                                                
     The decision  of the  electoral committee  of the  electoral               
district may  be appealed against within 48 hours to the district               
court, which  shall consider  the complaint  within 24 hours. The               
district court's  decision shall  be final.  Remarks as  well  as               
complaints which are submitted later than 24 hours of the opening               
of elections shall not be considered.                                           
                                                                                
     Article 29. Town and Regional Voter Lists                                  
                                                                                
     Town and regional voter lists shall be made at least 25 days               
prior to  the day  of election  by the town or regional electoral               
committees  according   to  the  lists  of  voters  of  electoral               
districts submitted by the electoral district committees.                       
                                                                                
     Article 30. List of Voters of the Republic of Lithuania                    
                                                                                
     The list  of voters  of the  Republic of  Lithuania shall be               
compiled  by   the  Electoral  Committee  for  Elections  of  the               
President of  the Republic  according  to  the  lists  of  voters               
submitted by the town or regional electoral committees as well as               
the lists of voters residing abroad at least 20 days prior to the               
day of the election.                                                            
                                                                                
                                                                                
                                                                                
                                                                                
                            Chapter 4                                           
                                                                                
   Nomination of Candidates to the Office of President of the                   
                            Republic                                            
                                                                                
                                                                                
                                                                                
     Article 31. Nomination of Candidates to the Office of the                  
               President of the Republic                                        
                                                                                
     Individual persons  may nominate themselves to the office of               
President of the Republic.                                                      
     Political parties  and political  organisations may nominate               
and  support  candidates  to  the  office  of  President  of  the               
Republic. The  number of candidates to the office of President of               
the Republic  shall not  be limited. The nomination of candidates               
shall begin  the next  day after  the formation  of the Electoral               
Committee for  Elections of  the President  of the  Republic, and               
shall end at least 40 days prior to the day of elections.                       
                                                                                
     Article 32. Declaration of an Individual's Participation in                
               the Elections as a Candidate to the Office of                    
               President of the Republic                                        
                                                                                
     Individuals who  have been  nominated or  who have nominated               
themselves to  the office  of  President  of  the  Republic  must               
declare their nomination to the Electoral Committee for Elections               
of the President at least 40 days prior to the election.                        
     If an  individual is  nominated  by  a  political  party  or               
political  organisation   to  the  office  of  President  of  the               
Republic, this  decision of  theirs shall  also be  presented  in               
writing.                                                                        
     Documents confirming  the identity  of the  candidate  shall               
also be  submitted and  a deposit  equaling five  average monthly               
salaries shall be paid. Having collected twenty thousand (20,000)               
voter signatures as provided in Article 79 of the Constitution of               
the Republic of Lithuania, the total deposit shall be refunded to               
the individual who has paid it.                                                 
     The Electoral  Committee for  Elections of  the President of               
the Republic  shall, not later than within 3 days (including non-               
working days),  confirm that  none of the conditions indicated in               
Article 78 of the Constitution of the Republic of Lithuania which               
prohibit an  individual to  be  a  candidate  to  the  office  of               
President of the Republic are present, and shall adopt a grounded               
decision on whether or not to issue the individual forms with the               
name and  surname of  the  candidate  to  the  President  of  the               
Republic for the collection of voter signatures. Refusal to issue               
the forms  for the collection of voter signatures may be appealed               
against to  the Supreme  Court not  later than within 3 days, and               
that appeal shall be considered not later than within 72 hours of               
its submission.  This term  shall include  non-working days.  The               
decision of the Supreme Court shall be final.                                   
                                                                                
     Article 33. The Collection of Voter Signatures                             
                                                                                
     At least  twenty thousand  voter signatures as prescribed in               
Article 79  of the Constitution of the Republic of Lithuania must               
be collected  on the form for the collection of voter signatures,               
which shall contain the following text:                                         
                                                                                
                                                                                
                                                                                
I, as  a citizen of the Republic of Lithuania, confirm my support               
for the application of                                                          
                                                                                
                                                                                
                                                                                
.................................................................               
.................................................................               
.............................                                                   
                                                                                
(the person's name, surname)                                                    
to participate  in the  (month, day  and  year)  elections  as  a               
candidate  to   the  office  of  President  of  the  Republic  of               
Lithuania.                                                                      
                                                                                
                                                                                
                                                                                
Serial   No, Individual's   Surname,, Name, Series and No  of the               
Document    Confirming  Citizenship of the Republic of Lithuania,               
Place of  Birth   , Permanent  Place of  Residence, Signature and               
Date                                                                            
                                                                                
                                                                                
     The name and surname of the individual who has collected the               
signatures shall  be indicated at the bottom of the page, as well               
as  the   series  and  number  of  the  document  confirming  his               
citizenship of  the Republic of Lithuania, his permanent place of               
residence, and signature.                                                       
     All information  on forms  for the  collection of signatures               
shall be filled out by the voters themselves. Voters may sign for               
each candidate  to the  office of  President of the Republic, but               
may only sign for each candidate once.                                          
     Forms for  the  collection  of  voter  signatures  shall  be               
directly issued  by the  Electoral Committee for Elections of the               
President of  the Republic  to individuals  who have announced in               
writing their participation as candidates in the elections of the               
President of  the Republic and, upon the request of these persons               
- to persons indicated by them.                                                 
                                                                                
     Article 34. Registration of Candidates to the Office of the                
               President of the Republic                                        
                                                                                
     At least  25 days  prior to  the elections,  individuals who               
have  been   nominated  or   who  have  nominated  themselves  as               
candidates to  the office  of the  President of the Republic must               
submit voter  signature  collection  forms  containing  at  least               
twenty thousand  voter signatures  to the Electoral Committee for               
Elections of  the President of the Republic which issued the said               
forms.                                                                          
     Individuals who  have been  nominated or  who have nominated               
themselves as  candidates to  the  office  of  President  of  the               
Republic may  submit a  certificate of  their health condition to               
the Electoral  Committee for  Elections of  the President  of the               
Republic. The  Electoral Committee for Elections of the President               
of the  Republic shall  announce such  certificates through  mass               
media.                                                                          
     The Electoral  Committee for  Elections of  the President of               
the Republic  shall confirm  that the forms for the collection of               
voter signatures  have been  completed correctly  not later  than               
within 24  hours of  the receipt thereof. In the event that it is               
discovered that  a citizen has signed for the same candidate more               
than once,  none of  that voter's  signatures shall  be  counted.               
Signatures of  persons who  did not  record all  of the necessary               
information or  who recorded  incorrect information shall also be               
annulled.                                                                       
     If, after  all invalid  votes are cast off, the candidate to               
the office  of President of the Republic has the signatures of at               
least twenty  thousand of  voters, the  Electoral  Committee  for               
Elections of  the President  of the  Republic shall  register the               
individual as  a candidate  to the  office of  President  of  the               
Republic not later than within 3 hours.                                         
     Refusal of  the Electoral  Committee for  Elections  of  the               
President  of  the  Republic  to  register  an  individual  as  a               
candidate to  the office  of President  of the  Republic  may  be               
appealed against  to the  Supreme Court  not later  than within 3               
days (including  non-working days),  and the  Court must consider               
the appeal  within 48  hours. The  decision of  the Supreme Court               
shall be final.                                                                 
     Individuals who  have been  nominated or  who have nominated               
themselves as  candidates to  the  office  of  President  of  the               
Republic shall  acquire the  status of candidate to the office of               
President of  the Republic  upon their registration as candidates               
to the  office of  President of  the Republic  with the Electoral               
Committee for Elections of the President of the Republic.                       
     The Electoral  Committee for  Elections of  the President of               
the  Republic   shall  officially   announce  the   list  of  all               
individuals who  have been registered as candidates to the office               
of President  of the  Republic no later than 22 days prior to the               
day of  the elections,  and shall issue certificates of candidacy               
to the  office of  President of  the Republic  within at  least 3               
hours of the announcement thereof.                                              
     The campaign  for elections of the President of the Republic               
shall commence  on the  day of  the official  announcement of the               
list of candidates to the office of President of the Republic.                  
                                                                                
     Article 35. Agents of Candidates to the Office of President                
               of the Republic                                                  
                                                                                
     Individuals who  have been  registered as  candidates to the               
office of  President of the Republic shall have the right to have               
their own  agents. Candidates  to the  office of President of the               
Republic shall  submit their  list of  agents  to  the  Electoral               
Committee for  Elections of  the President of the Republic, which               
shall, not  later than  within 24 hours, issue agent certificates               
(indicating the  name and surname of the candidate) to the agents               
of the candidates to the office of President of the Republic.                   
     On the  instruction  of  the  candidate  to  the  office  of               
President of  the Republic,  an agent  of the  candidate  to  the               
office of  President of  the Republic  shall have  the  right  to               
represent the  candidate in  meetings with voters and in the mass               
media, to  raise funds  for financing the elections, and to carry               
out  other  instructions  of  the  candidate  to  the  office  of               
President of the Republic which do not contradict laws.                         
     Candidates to the office of President of the Republic may at               
any time recall their agents in writing. An agent shall be deemed               
recalled from  the moment the declaration thereon is submitted to               
the Electoral  Committee for  Elections of  the President  of the               
Republic.                                                                       
                                                                                
     Article 36. Observers of the Elections of the President                    
               of the Republic                                                  
                                                                                
     All political parties and political organisations which have               
nominated an individual as a candidate to the office of President               
of the  Republic as well as candidates to the office of President               
of the  Republic shall  have the  right  to  appoint  in  writing               
observers to  each electoral committee. Observer of the Elections               
of  President  of  the  Republic  certificates  shall  be  issued               
immediately. The certificates shall be issued by:                               
1) the  Electoral Committee for Elections of the President of the               
Republic -  to observers  who have  been appointed to observe the               
activities of  the  Electoral  Committee  for  Elections  of  the               
President of  the Republic  as well  as the activities of town or               
regional electoral committees; and                                              
2) town  or regional electoral committees - to observers who have               
been  appointed  to  observe  the  activities  of  the  electoral               
committees of electoral districts.                                              
     Election observers shall have the right to be present at the               
sittings of  electoral committees whose activities they have been               
appointed to  observe and  to demand  that  the  chairperson  and               
members of the electoral committee observe this Law.                            
     Protests presented by observers in writing shall be attached               
to the records and decisions of the electoral committee. In cases               
provided  for   in  this  Law  and  according  to  the  procedure               
established therein,  observers shall  have the  right to  appeal               
against the  decisions of  electoral committees. Organisations as               
well as candidates to the office of President of the Republic who               
have appointed  observers shall  have the  right  to  recall  the               
observer in  writing at  any time.  The observer  shall be deemed               
recalled from  the moment  the declaration of recall is submitted               
to  the   electoral  committee   which  issued   the   observer's               
certificate to the individual.                                                  
                                                                                
                                                                                
                                                                                
                            Chapter 5                                           
                                                                                
   Guarantees of the Activities of Candidates to the Office of                  
                    President of the Republic                                   
                                                                                
                                                                                
                                                                                
     Article 37. The Right of Candidates to the Office of                       
               President of the Republic to Speak at Meetings or                
               through Mass Media                                               
                                                                                
     After the  official publication  of the  list of candidates,               
the candidates  to the  office of President of the Republic shall               
have equal  right to  speak at  voter meetings  or at  any  other               
meetings, gatherings,  or conferences,  and to utilize state mass               
media and publicize their election programme.                                   
Heads of  state institutions  of power and government must assist               
the candidates  to the  office of  President of  the Republic  to               
organise  meetings   with  voters   and   to   obtain   necessary               
information, with the exception of confidential information.                    
                                                                                
     Article 38. The Right of Candidates to the Office of                       
                President of the Republic to be Relieved from                   
               Work or Service Duties During the Election                       
               Campaign                                                         
                                                                                
     Upon his  or her  request, a  candidate  to  the  office  of               
President of  the Republic  may be  relieved from work or service               
duties for  the period of the election campaign but for no longer               
than 2  months.   During this period, the candidate shall be paid               
two average monthly wages from State resources.                                 
                                                                                
     Article 39. The Immunity of the Person of a Candidate to the               
               Office of President of the Republic                              
                                                                                
     During the  election campaign  and  directly  following  the               
elections, candidates  to the office of President of the Republic               
may not  be found criminally responsible or arrested, and may not               
be imposed  with administrative  penalties  by  court  for  their               
actions during  the election  campaign of  the President  of  the               
Republic.                                                                       
The Electoral  Committee for  Elections of  the President  of the               
Republic shall  see to the protection of candidates to the office               
of President of the Republic.                                                   
                                                                                
     Article 40. Amenability for the Violation of the Republic of               
               Lithuania Law on Presidential Elections                          
                                                                                
     Individuals who  obstruct,  by  means  of  violence,  fraud,               
threats, or any other way, the implementation the right of voters               
to elect  the President  of the Republic, and the organisation of               
campaigning, as  well as  the members of electoral committees and               
other officials  who have  falsified documents  of the  election,               
intentionally counted  the votes  incorrectly, or violated voting               
secrecy, or  this Law  in any  other  way  shall  be  responsible               
according to the laws of the Republic of Lithuania. Legal actions               
shall be  also brought  against individuals who have announced or               
publicized in  any  other  way  false  information  concerning  a               
candidate to the office of President of the Republic, or who have               
interfered with a candidate's meeting with voters.                              
                                                                                
                                                                                
                                                                                
                                                                                
                                                                                
                            Chapter 6                                           
                                                                                
                           Campaigning                                          
                                                                                
                                                                                
                                                                                
     Article 41. The Basic Principles of Campaigning                            
                                                                                
     Political parties  and political  organisations, as  well as               
citizens and  candidates  to  the  office  of  President  of  the               
Republic may  begin campaigning  from the day the campaign of the               
elections of  the President  of the  Republic starts to which the               
provisions of this Chapter shall be applicable.                                 
     Campaigning may  be conducted in any form or manner provided               
that they  do not  contradict the  Constitution and  laws of  the               
Republic of  Lithuania. The  commencement of campaigning shall be               
declared  by   the  Electoral  Committee  for  Elections  of  the               
President of the Republic.                                                      
                                                                                
     Article 42. Conditions and Procedure for the Use of Mass                   
               Media                                                            
                                                                                
     Candidates to  the office of President of the Republic shall               
all have equal opportunity to use State mass media free of charge               
for the  purpose of  campaigning. The actual duration and time of               
radio  and   television  programmes  used  for  each  candidate's               
campaign for the elections of the President of the Republic shall               
be established  by the  Electoral Committee  for the Elections of               
the President  of the Republic in coordination with the radio and               
television administration  and set in a manner which ensures that               
principals of equality are maintained among the candidates to the               
office of President of the Republic.                                            
     Candidates to  the office  of President  of the Republic may               
use the  time allotted  to them in State mass media themselves or               
may permit political parties or political organisations indicated               
by  them,   as  well  as  to  their  agents  or  other  specified               
individuals, to conduct campaigning at the fixed time.                          
     Only the  special account  of the Elections of the President               
of the  Republic shall  limit campaigning  in the commercial mass               
media.                                                                          
     All disputes  concerning campaigning shall be settled by the               
Electoral  Committee  for  Elections  of  the  President  of  the               
Republic, which shall base itself on the principle of equality of               
rights to  candidates to the office of President of the Republic.               
Upon the  demand of a candidate to the office of President of the               
Republic  or   the  candidate's   agent,  mass  media  which  has               
publicised compromising  material about the said candidate to the               
office of  President of  the Republic must publicise the response               
of the candidate or his agent at least 5 days prior to the day of               
election.                                                                       
                                                                                
     Article 43. Prohibition of Officers of State Institutions                  
               from Influencing the Will of the Voters                          
                                                                                
     During election  campaigns, officers  of State  institutions               
and employees  of the  mass media  shall be prohibited from using               
their official  duties for  campaigning or  otherwise influencing               
the will of voters.                                                             
     If  such   individuals  are  candidates  to  the  office  of               
President of  the Republic,  they may  only use the mass media in               
accordance with  the procedure  set forth  in Article  42 of this               
Law. If  they are  required, in order to fulfill their duties, to               
announce important news to the mass media, they may only do so at               
a press conference.                                                             
                                                                                
     Article 44. Financing Campaigning                                          
                                                                                
     Campaigning shall  be financed  from State resources as well               
as from  resources raised  by  political  parties  and  political               
organisations, and  citizens and  candidates  to  the  office  of               
President of  the Republic  and which  shall  be  accumulated  in               
special accounts  for Elections  of the President of the Republic               
in the Savings Bank of Lithuania as well as its branches.                       
     Candidates shall  be paid  from State  resources on an equal               
basis for  the time  on  State  radio  and  television  which  is               
allotted to  them, the  printing  of  campaign  poster,  and  the               
publishing of  election  programmes.  The  utilisation  of  funds               
allocated for  campaigning shall  be controlled  by the Electoral               
Committee for  Elections of the President and by the Savings Bank               
of Lithuania.  The  Electoral  Committee  for  Elections  of  the               
President of the Republic and the Savings Bank of Lithuania shall               
publicise the  report concerning  utilisation of  State resources               
for campaigning  in the press not later than within 15 days after               
the election of the President of the Republic.                                  
     Candidates to  the office  of President  of the Republic, as               
well as the elected President of the Republic, shall announce all               
funds  which   were  received  and  utilised  for  the  elections               
(indicating their  sources) in the press not later than within 30               
days after the election of the President of the Republic.                       
                                                                                
     Article 45. Prohibition of Campaigning on the Day of                       
               Election                                                         
                                                                                
     Campaigning shall be prohibited during the 24 hours prior to               
the commencement of elections and on the day of elections. During               
this time, no campaign posters, with the exception of those which               
are issued  by the  Electoral  Committee  for  Elections  of  the               
President of the Republic, may be put up within a 50 metre radius               
of the voting places.                                                           
                                                                                
                                                                                
                            Chapter 7                                           
                                                                                
    Preparatory Activities for the Organisation of Elections                    
                                                                                
                                                                                
                                                                                
     Article 46. Ballot-papers                                                  
                                                                                
     For elections  of the  President of the Republic, each voter               
shall be  presented with  a ballot-paper  which shall contain the               
name and  surname of each candidate to the office of President of               
the Republic.  Candidates to  the  office  of  President  of  the               
Republic shall be listed in alphabetic order.                                   
                                                                                
     Article 47. Delivery of Ballot-papers                                      
                                                                                
     The Electoral  Committee for  Elections of  the President of               
the Republic  shall deliver  ballot-papers and  envelopes to town               
and regional  electoral committees  at least 10 days prior to the               
day of  election. Town  and regional  electoral committees  shall               
recount the  received ballot-papers  and envelopes and shall draw               
up a report of the receipt thereof.                                             
     Town and regional electoral committees shall deliver ballot-               
papers to  the electoral  committees of  electoral  districts  at               
least one  day prior  to the  day  of  elections.  The  electoral               
committees of electoral districts shall recount the ballot-papers               
and draw up a report of the receipt thereof.                                    
     Town and regional electoral committees shall deliver ballot-               
papers and  envelopes to  post offices at least 7 days before the               
day of  election. At  diplomatic  missions  of  the  Republic  of               
Lithuania and  on ships which are sailing under the national flag               
of the  Republic of  Lithuania, voters must be provided with free               
access to ballot-papers and envelopes for voting by mail at least               
10 days prior to the day of election.                                           
     The Electoral  Committee for  Elections of  the President of               
the Republic  shall be responsible for the issue, calculation and               
delivery of  ballot-papers and  envelopes  within  the  indicated               
period.                                                                         
                                                                                
     Article 48. Voter Certificates                                             
                                                                                
     Voter certificates shall be delivered to each voter at least               
10 days prior to the day of election. Voter certificates shall be               
sent or distributed in another way by the electoral committees of               
electoral districts  which shall indicate this on the voter list.               
If a  voter's certificate  is not  delivered through the fault of               
the electoral  committee of  an electoral  district, it  must  be               
issued immediately upon the voter's demand.                                     
     Upon written  application, a voter may be issued a duplicate               
voter's certificate.                                                            
     Voter certificates shall contain:                                          
1) the number of the town or regional electoral committee;                      
2) the  number  of  the  electoral  committee  of  the  electoral               
district;                                                                       
3) the  voter's sequence  number in  the electoral district voter               
list;                                                                           
4) the voter's name and surname;                                                
5) the voter's permanent place of residence; and                                
6) the address of the polling place.                                            
                                                                                
                                                                                
                                                                                
                            Chapter 8                                           
                                                                                
                             Voting                                             
                                                                                
                                                                                
                                                                                
     Article 49. Time and Place of Voting                                       
                                                                                
     Voting shall  take place  on the day of election from 7 a.m.               
to 9  p.m. in  the polling  place  designated  by  the  electoral               
committee. Voters  shall only  vote in  the electoral district in               
whose voter  list their  names have been included. Votes received               
by mail  shall be  valid only  in the electoral district in whose               
voter list the name of the voter has been included.                             
                                                                                
     Article 50. Preparation of Polling Places                                  
                                                                                
     Requirements for  the preparation of polling places shall be               
established by  the Electoral  Committee  for  Elections  of  the               
President of the Republic.                                                      
     Voting booths  must be  set up  in such a way that nobody is               
able to see the voter who is inside. The text of this Law must be               
accessible to  each voter  in all  electoral districts.  No other               
political actions except the organisation of elections and voting               
may be conducted in the polling place.                                          
                                                                                
     Article 51. Commencement of Voting                                         
                                                                                
     On the  day of  election, the  polling place shall be opened               
only if at least 3/5 of the members of the electoral committee of               
the electoral  district are present. Then, the chairperson of the               
electoral committee, together with other members of the electoral               
committee, shall make sure that 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  electoral  committee  of  the  electoral  district  shall               
enregister the  total number  of the  received ballot-papers into               
the record  of the  calculation of  votes, distribute the ballot-               
papers and  voter  lists  among  the  members  of  the  electoral               
committee, register the number of ballot-papers distributed among               
each  electoral   committee  member   into  the   record  of  the               
calculation  of   votes,  and  open  the  voting  place,  thereby               
proclaiming the commencement of the elections.                                  
                                                                                
     Article 52. Voter Identification                                           
                                                                                
     Upon arriving  at the polling place, voters shall present to               
a member  of the  electoral committee  of the  electoral district               
their voter  certificates as  well as  their passports  or  other               
documents certifying  their identity  and citizenship,  and shall               
sign in  on the  voter list.  Voter  certificates  shall  not  be               
returned to  the voters.  A ballot-paper  shall be  handed to the               
voter only  after the  voter has signed. In voting by mail, there               
shall be  an entry  made on  the voter certificate concerning the               
issue of  a ballot-paper,  and the  voter  certificate  shall  be               
returned to the voter.                                                          
     It shall  be prohibited  to issue  a voter  another  voter's               
ballot-paper. Members  of electoral  committees who  violate this               
provision shall be liable by law.                                               
                                                                                
     Article 53. Voting Procedure                                               
                                                                                
     Having been handed the ballot-paper, the voter shall go into               
a voting booth and mark the ballot personally. The voter may only               
enter the  voting booth  alone. The  only exceptions  shall be in               
cases provided for in part 5 of this Article.                                   
     On the  ballot-paper, the  voter shall  mark the name of the               
candidate for  whom he  is voting.  Voters shall  personally cast               
their marked  ballot-papers into the ballot-box. Upon the request               
of a  voter, faulty ballot-papers shall be exchanged for new ones               
by the  decision of  the electoral  committee  of  the  electoral               
district. The  chairperson of the electoral committee shall cross               
out the  faulty ballot  paper in  ink (ball-point  pen) and shall               
sign it. The electoral committee secretary and one of the members               
shall also  sign the  faulty ballot-paper.  Faulty  ballot-papers               
shall be kept separately.                                                       
     Voters who are physically unable to mark their ballot-papers               
themselves or cast them into the ballot-box may designate another               
person to  mark the  ballot-paper and cast it into the ballot-box               
for them. Electoral Committee chairpersons or members, as well as               
election observers,  shall be  prohibited from  carrying out such               
actions for voters.                                                             
                                                                                
     Article 54. Voting by Mail                                                 
                                                                                
     Voting by  mail shall  be possible  at post  offices  during               
business hours  beginning 7  days before  the election and ending               
one day before the election if the voter is put on the voter list               
of that  town or  region, and  ending two days before election if               
the voter is not put on the voter list of that town or region.                  
     Expenses related  to voting  by mail shall be covered by the               
State.                                                                          
     The head  of the  post office  shall be  responsible for the               
organization of  voting by  mail and shall be responsible for the               
issue and  collection  of  ballot-papers  and  voucher  envelopes               
during voting by mail.                                                          
     An officer(s)  shall be  appointed responsible for the issue               
and collection  of ballot-papers  and  voucher  envelopes  during               
voting by mail.                                                                 
                                                                                
                                                                                
     Post offices  must provide  a place for voters to mark their               
ballot-papers  and   put  them  into  voucher  envelopes  without               
interference.                                                                   
     Voting by  mail shall  be conducted  in accordance  with the               
procedure established in Articles 52 and 53 of this Law, with the               
exception of  the procedure  for casting  ballot-papers into  the               
ballot-box.  The voter shall be given envelopes together with the               
ballot-paper for voting by mail.                                                
     The voter shall put the marked ballot-paper into the voucher               
envelope  and   seal  it.   Then,  together   with  the   voter's               
certificate, the  voter shall  put the  voucher envelope  into an               
outer envelope  and seal that as well. The post office seal shall               
be stamped on the outer envelope.                                               
     Envelopes for  voting by  mail shall  be  addressed  to  the               
electoral committee  of the  electoral district  in the  list  of               
voters wherein the voter is registered.                                         
     Outer envelopes,  voucher envelopes  and ballot-papers shall               
be delivered  at least  2 days  prior to the election by a postal               
worker to  the homes of voters who are not able to move. The list               
of voters  who are  unable to  move shall  be compiled at least 7               
days before  the election  by the electoral district committee in               
accordance with  documents  submitted  in  writing  by  town  and               
regional social care and welfare institutions.                                  
     Post officials,  members of  electoral committees  or  other               
persons may  not bring  outer envelopes,  voucher  envelopes  and               
ballot-papers to  the homes  of voters  who are not registered on               
the list of immobile voters.                                                    
     Voters may:                                                                
1) hand  the sealed  outer envelope (with the voters certificate,               
voucher envelope  and  ballot-paper  in  it)  to  a  post  office               
official;                                                                       
2) hand  the sealed  outer envelope  to  the  postal  worker  who               
delivered the election documents; or                                            
3) put the sealed outer envelope into a postbox.                                
                                                                                
     Article 55. Voting in Diplomatic Missions                                  
                                                                                
     Voting may take place in diplomatic missions (consulates) of               
the Republic  of Lithuania during working hours. At least 4 hours               
must be allotted for this every day. Voting days (at least 5) for               
each diplomatic  mission (consulate)  shall be established by the               
Electoral  Committee  for  Elections  of  the  President  of  the               
Republic in  coordination with  the Ministry  of Foreign Affairs.               
The list  of diplomatic  missions (consulates)  in  which  voting               
shall take place shall be compiled by the Electoral Committee for               
Elections of  the President  of the  Republic in conjunction with               
the Ministry  of Foreign  Affairs. The  head  of  the  diplomatic               
mission (consulate)  shall be responsible for the organization of               
voting.                                                                         
                                                                                
     Article 56. Voting on Ships Sailing under the Lithuanian                   
               State Flag                                                       
                                                                                
     Voting shall  take place on board ships which sail under the               
State flag  of Lithuanian  if the  ship  leaves  a  port  of  the               
Republic of Lithuania at least 6 days prior the election and does               
not return  before the  election  day,  or  if  there  are  other               
circumstances which make it impossible for a crew member or board               
passenger having  the right  to vote  to vote  in his  or her own               
electoral district or by mail.                                                  
     The list  of ships  in which voting shall take place and the               
time of voting in each ship shall be established by the Electoral               
Committee for  Elections of  the President  of  the  Republic  in               
cooperation with  competent services  and the Ministry of Foreign               
Affairs in such a manner which makes it possible for each citizen               
of the  Republic of Lithuania who is on board a ship to vote. The               
captain or  assistant captain  of the ship, being citizens of the               
Republic of  Lithuania, shall be responsible for the organization               
of voting on board the ship.                                                    
                                                                                
     Article 57. The Procedure for Voting in Diplomatic Missions                
               of the Republic of Lithuania and on Board Ships                  
               which are Sailing under the State Flag of                        
               Lithuania                                                        
                                                                                
     The procedure  for voting  in  diplomatic  missions  of  the               
Republic of  Lithuania and  on ships sailing under the State flag               
of Lithuania  shall be established by the Electoral Committee for               
Elections of the President of the Republic.                                     
                                                                                
     Article 58. Voting in Medical, Social Care and Welfare                     
               Institutions                                                     
                                                                                
     Special  post   offices  designated   for  voting  shall  be               
established in  medical, social  care and  welfare  institutions.               
Patients of  such institutions  who are  able to  move shall vote               
personally in  the polling place in accordance with the procedure               
established in Article 54 of this Law.                                          
     Patients and inmates of medical and welfare institutions who               
are not able to move shall be visited by officials of the special               
post office  who shall  be  approved  by  the  town  or  regional               
electoral committees. The person voting must, in conditions which               
are created  for his  or her privacy, personally mark the ballot-               
paper and put it into a voucher envelope. If necessary, the voter               
may be  aided by  a person  whom  he  or  she  trusts  (with  the               
exception of  post office  and medical  and  welfare  institution               
employees, and election observers).                                             
     Under the  instruction of  the head  of the  medical, social               
care or  welfare institution,  it may  be prohibited  to  disturb               
patients who are in bad health for the purpose of voting. Such an               
instruction shall be obligatory to electoral committees.                        
     It shall  also be  prohibited to  disturb a  person for  the               
purpose of  voting  if,  in  the  procedure  established  by  the               
Ministry of  Health Care,  a commission  of doctors  has drawn  a               
conclusion that,  at the  time of voting, the person is incapable               
of understanding  the essence  of  his  or  her  actions  and  of               
controlling them due to chronic mental disease, feeblemindedness,               
or temporary mental disorder.                                                   
                                                                                
     Article 59. Voting in Military Units                                       
                                                                                
     Special  post   offices  designated   for  voting  shall  be               
established in  units of the national defence system and internal               
service. In  accordance with opportunities, the chief officers of               
military units shall provide conditions for servicemen to vote in               
the electoral districts of their permanent place of residence.                  
                                                                                
     Article 60. Voting in Places of Imprisonment                               
                                                                                
     Special  post   offices  designated   for  voting  shall  be               
established  in  places  of  imprisonment.  Heads  of  places  of               
imprisonment may  allow sentenced  persons to  vote in  electoral               
districts of  their permanent place of residence in the procedure               
established by laws.                                                            
                                                                                
                                                                                
                                                                                
                            Chapter 9                                           
                                                                                
    Calculation of Votes and Establishment of Voting Results                    
                                                                                
                                                                                
                                                                                
     Article 61. Calculation of Voucher Envelopes and                           
               Ballot-Papers in Post Offices                                    
                                                                                
     Post office  heads shall return unused envelopes and ballot-               
papers to  town and  regional electoral committees one day before               
the elections.                                                                  
     Registration of voucher envelopes and ballot-papers shall be               
conducted by  the head  of the post office in a journal specially               
designated for  that purpose  in accordance  with  the  procedure               
established by  the Electoral  Committee  for  Elections  of  the               
President of the Republic.                                                      
The post office shall deliver envelopes containing ballot- papers               
marked by  voters to  electoral committees of electoral districts               
on the  day of  election, but  not later  than 2 hours before the               
closing of the election. The Electoral Committee for Elections of               
the President  of the  Republic shall conduct the registration of               
voucher envelopes and ballot-papers in the Republic.                            
                                                                                
     Article 62. Calculation of Ballot-Papers in Electoral                      
               Districts                                                        
                                                                                
     Upon the  closing of a polling place, the chairperson of the               
electoral committee of the electoral district, in the presence of               
at least  3/5 of  the members  of the  electoral committee, shall               
close and  seal the ballot-box slot, collect unused ballot-papers               
from each  member of  the electoral  committee of  the  electoral               
district, record  the number  of unused ballot-papers in the vote               
calculation record,  count them publicly, and check, according to               
signatures in  the voter  list, that  no ballot-papers  have been               
handed in unlawfully.                                                           
     Unused and faulty ballot-papers shall be counted publicly by               
the electoral  committee, annulled by cutting off the upper right               
corner, and  put into  envelopes specially  designated  for  this               
purpose which  shall thereafter  be sealed.  The number of unused               
and faulty ballot-papers shall be entered in the vote calculation               
record.                                                                         
                                                                                
     Article 63. Calculation of Votes in Electoral Districts                    
               and Registration of Voters who Have Voted                        
                                                                                
     The electoral  committee of  the electoral  district, in the               
presence of  at least  3/5 of  its  members,  shall  inspect  the               
ballot- box  of the  electoral district to: ensure that the seals               
have not  been broken  and that  there is no other evidence which               
indicates that  it could  have been  opened or that ballot-papers               
could have  been removed  in any other way. The committee, in the               
presence of  at least  3/5 of  its members,  shall decide  if the               
ballot box  has been tampered with. If the committee decides that               
the ballot-box  was tampered with, an act shall be drawn up about               
this and votes shall not be calculated.                                         
     Upon the  ascertainment that  the ballot-box  has  not  been               
tampered with,  the box  shall be  opened and  the votes shall be               
calculated. Votes  shall be  calculated in  such a  way that this               
procedure and  ballot-papers marked  by voters can be observed by               
all  persons   present  during  the  calculation  of  votes.  The               
Electoral  Committee  for  Elections  of  the  President  of  the               
Republic  shall   establish  the   concrete  procedure   for  the               
calculation of votes.                                                           
     Upon ascertainment that the ballot-box was not tampered with               
and in  the presence  of at  least 3/5  of  the  members  of  the               
committee as  well as  observers, the  box shall  be opened,  all               
ballot-papers shall  be placed  on tables  on which  there are no               
other documents  and writing-materials,  and the  votes shall  be               
counted.                                                                        
                                                                                
     The number  of the voters of the electoral district shall be               
established  according   to  the  voter  list  of  the  electoral               
district. The number of voters who have been handed ballot-papers               
shall be  established according to the voter lists testifying the               
receipt of  the ballot-paper. The number of voters who have voted               
in the  electoral district  shall be established according to the               
number of  ballot-papers found in the ballot-box of the electoral               
district. The  number of  voters who  have  participated  in  the               
elections shall be established according to the number of ballot-               
papers found  in ballot-boxes  of the electoral districts and the               
number of ballot-papers received by mail.                                       
     Upon finding  more ballot-papers in the ballot-box than were               
handed to  the voters,  the  committee  shall  take  measures  to               
clarify the reason.                                                             
     The results  of the vote calculation shall be entered in the               
vote calculation records.                                                       
                                                                                
     Article 64. Registration of Voters who have Voted by                       
               Mail and the Calculation of their Votes                          
                                                                                
     After the  calculation of ballot-papers found in the ballot-               
box, ballot-papers  received by  mail shall  be calculated in the               
following procedure:                                                            
1) the  chairperson of  the electoral  committee of the electoral               
district shall present, unopened, all outer envelopes received by               
mail. Their  number shall  be entered  in  the  vote  calculation               
record;                                                                         
2) outer envelopes shall be opened one at a time;                               
3) voter  certificates shall  be taken out of the outer envelopes               
and checked against the voter list of the electoral district, and               
the voucher  envelopes shall  be stamped  with the  seal  of  the               
electoral district. If the person on the voter certificate is not               
on the voter list, if the voter has already signed the voter list               
indicating that  he or  she has  already voted  in the  electoral               
district, if  another  envelope  for  voting  by  mail  has  been               
received from the same voter, if there is no voter certificate in               
the outer envelope, or if there is more than one voucher envelope               
in the  outer envelope,  the seal  shall not  be affixed  and the               
ballot-paper in  the envelope  shall be considered invalid.  This               
fact must be noted on the voucher envelope;                                     
4) in  the voter list of the electoral district, a special record               
of the receipt of the elector's vote shall be made by the surname               
of the voter whose vote has been received by mail;                              
5) the  sealed voucher envelope shall be cast into the ballot-box               
prepared according to the established requirements; and                         
6) when  all envelopes  received by  mail have  been gone over in               
this way,  and upon  opening the  unsealed voucher envelopes, the               
votes received  by mail  shall be  calculated  according  to  the               
requirements of  Article 63.  If there  is more  than one ballot-               
paper in  the voucher envelope, all ballot-papers in the envelope               
shall be considered invalid.                                                    
     If only  one sealed  voucher envelope  is in  the  electoral               
district (committee),  it, in  order to  protect the  privacy  of               
voting, shall  not be  opened, but  shall be  handed over  to the               
senior electoral  committee, which shall enter the results of the               
voting in its vote calculation record.                                          
                                                                                
     Article 65. Vote Calculation Records in Electoral Districts                
                                                                                
     A vote  calculation  record  shall  be  drawn  up  in  every               
electoral district. It shall include:                                           
1) the number of voters in the electoral district;                              
2) the number of ballot-papers received from the town or regional               
committee;                                                                      
3) the  number of  ballot-papers delivered  to each member of the               
committee, the  number of  ballot-papers delivered to voters, the               
number of  voters' signatures,  the number of voter certificates,               
and the number of unused ballot-papers;                                         
4) the number of unused ballot-papers;                                          
5) the  number of  voters who  have voted in the polling place of               
the electoral district;                                                         
6) the time that the ballot-box is opened;                                      
7) the number of invalid ballot-papers found in the ballot box;                 
8) the number of valid ballot-papers found in the ballot box;                   
9) the  number of  votes found  in the ballot-box which have been               
separately cast  for each candidate to the office of President of               
the Republic;                                                                   
10) the  number of  envelopes received  by mail and the number of               
sealed voucher envelopes;                                                       
11) the number of invalid ballot-papers received by mail;                       
12) the number of valid ballot-papers received by mail;                         
13) the  number of  votes received  by mail for each candidate to               
the office of President of the Republic;                                        
14) the  total number of voters who participated in the elections               
in the electoral district;                                                      
15) the  total number of invalid votes in the electoral district;               
and                                                                             
16) the  total number  of votes  cast for  each candidate  to the               
office of President of the Republic.                                            
If more  ballot-papers are  found in  the ballot-box  than it has               
been delivered  to voters,  this shall  be entered  in  the  vote               
calculation record,  indicating the number of extra ballot-papers               
which were found.                                                               
The vote  calculation record  of the  electoral district shall be               
signed by  the chairperson and members of the electoral committee               
of the  electoral district.  After that  the observers shall sign               
the record. Their observations and the opinions of the members of               
the committee  shall be  attached to  the record  and shall be an               
inseparable part thereof.                                                       
                                                                                
     Article 66. Invalid Ballot-papers                                          
                                                                                
     Invalid ballot-papers shall be:                                            
1) ballot-papers which are not of the established sample;                       
2) ballot-papers  which are  sealed with  the seal  of the  wrong               
electoral district;                                                             
3) ballot-papers  on which  more than one candidate to the office               
of President of the Republic are marked by the voter; and                       
4) ballot-papers  on which  the voter  has not  marked any of the               
candidates to the office of President of the Republic.                          
The decision  to declare  a ballot  invalid shall  be made by the               
electoral committee of the electoral district.                                  
                                                                                
     Article 67. Presentation of Electoral District Vote                        
               Calculation Documents to Town and Regional                       
               Electoral Committees                                             
                                                                                
     All ballot-papers,  including  invalid  and  unused  ballot-               
papers, and  voucher envelopes,  vote calculation  records, voter               
lists and  other election  documents shall  be put into a package               
and sealed  in accordance  with the  procedure established by the               
Electoral  Committee  for  Elections  of  the  President  of  the               
Republic. The  package shall be delivered to the town or regional               
electoral committee within 6 hours of the closing of voting.                    
     The Electoral  Committee for  the Elections of the President               
of the  Republic and the Ministry of Internal Affairs must ensure               
the safety of the transportation of election documents as well as               
of the persons transporting them.                                               
                                                                                
     Article 68. The Calculation of Votes in Town and Regional                  
               Electoral Committees                                             
                                                                                
     Town  and   regional  electoral   committees   shall   begin               
calculating votes  when all  vote calculation  records  from  all               
electoral districts are received.                                               
                                                                                
     Article 69. Town and Regional Vote Calculation Records                     
                                                                                
     According  to   the  electoral   district  vote  calculation               
records, ballot-papers,  and other  election documents,  the town               
and regional electoral committees shall establish:                              
1) the  number of  voters who  have participated  in the  town or               
regional elections,  which shall  equal the  number of voters who               
have voted in the town or regional electoral districts;                         
2) the  number of  invalid ballot-papers  in the  town or  region               
which shall equal the number of invalid ballot-papers in the town               
or regional electoral district;                                                 
3) the number of ballot-papers valid in the town or region, which               
shall equal  the number  of ballot-papers  valid in  the town  or               
regional electoral district; and                                                
4) the  number of  votes cast for each candidate to the office of               
President of  the Republic.  This number  shall equal  the sum of               
votes received  in the  electoral districts  separately for  each               
candidate to the office of President of the Republic.                           
These data shall be entered in town and regional vote calculation               
records, which  shall then  be  signed  by  the  chairperson  and               
members of the respective town or regional electoral district.                  
                                                                                
     Article 70. Presentation of Town and Regional Vote                         
               Calculation Records to the Electoral Committee for               
               Elections of the President of the Republic                       
                                                                                
     Town  and   regional  electoral  committees  shall  put  all               
documents received  from the electoral districts, the calculation               
records of  the electoral  districts, the  town or  regional vote               
calculation record and other documents into special packages, and               
shall seal these packages and deliver them within 36 hours of the               
closing of voting to the Electoral Committee for Elections of the               
President of the Republic.                                                      
     The Electoral  Committee for  Elections of  the President of               
the Republic  may begin  to establish  the election  results only               
after the vote calculation records of the electoral committees of               
all towns  and regions,  as well  as other documents indicated in               
the first part of this Article have been received.                              
     According to  the vote  calculation records  of the town and               
regional electoral committees and the vote calculation records in               
diplomatic missions, the Electoral Committee for Elections of the               
President of the Republic shall establish:                                      
1) the number of voters of the Republic of Lithuania;                           
2) the number of voters who participated in the elections;                      
3) the number of invalid ballot-papers;                                         
4) the number of valid ballot-papers; and                                       
5) the  number of  votes cast for each candidate to the office of               
President of the Republic.                                                      
     Considering complaints filed in the procedure established by               
this Law,  the Electoral Committee for Elections of the President               
of  the   Republic  may   recount  ballot-papers  and,  upon  the               
establishment of errors in their calculation, may correct entries               
in  vote   calculation  records.   The  Electoral  Committee  for               
Elections of  the President  of the  Republic  may  not  consider               
invalid vote  calculation records  of the  electoral districts or               
town or regional electoral committees due to errors found in vote               
calculation records.                                                            
     Upon the  establishment that  gross violations  of this  Law               
were committed  during voting  or that the document forgery had a               
decisive  influence  on  the  results  of  the  election  of  the               
President of  the  Republic,  the  Electoral  Committee  for  the               
Elections of  the President  of the  Republic  may  consider  the               
results of  the elections  to the  office of the President of the               
Republic invalid.                                                               
     A candidate to the office of President of the Republic shall               
be considered  elected if  during voting  for the  first time  in               
which at least half of all voters participate, he or she receives               
more than  half of  the votes  of all voters participating in the               
elections. If  less than  half of  all voters participated in the               
elections, a candidate shall be considered elected when he or she               
receives the  most, but  no less  than one-third  of votes of all               
voters.                                                                         
     If during  the first voting round none of the candidates get               
the required  majority vote, a repeat vote shall be held within 2               
weeks of  the election  day in  the procedure established by this               
Law between the two candidates who received the most votes in the               
first voting  round. In  this case,  the candidate  who gets  the               
majority of votes shall be considered elected.                                  
     If no  more than  two candidates  participate in  the  first               
voting round  and neither  of them  get the  required  number  of               
votes, a  repeat elections  for the  office of  President of  the               
Republic shall  be held  within  3  months  of  the  day  of  the               
elections in the procedure established by this Law.                             
                                                                                
     Article 71. Participation of Observers in the Calculation                  
               of Votes and the Establishment of Election Results               
                                                                                
     Observers of  political parties  and political organizations               
which have nominated candidates to the office of President of the               
Republic, observers  appointed  by  persons  who  have  nominated               
themselves as  candidates to  the  office  of  President  of  the               
Republic, and  representatives of  all mass media may participate               
in the  calculation of  votes in electoral districts and town and               
regional electoral committees, as well as in the establishment of               
election results  in the Electoral Committee for Elections of the               
President of the Republic.                                                      
     Observers shall have the right to make remarks and claims to               
electoral committees concerning violations of this and other laws               
of the  Republic of  Lithuania, but they must not hinder the work               
of electoral  committees. Observers  shall have the right to make               
written protests  which must  be added to the electoral committee               
records  and   decisions  and,   together  with   other  election               
documents, must be delivered to the senior electoral committee.                 
                                                                                
     Article 72. Publication of Election Results                                
                                                                                
     The final  results of  elections of  the  President  of  the               
Republic shall  be publicized  by  the  Electoral  Committee  for               
Elections of  the President  of the Republic within 4 days of the               
elections.                                                                      
     The results  of repeat  elections of  the President  of  the               
Republic shall  be publicized  by  the  Electoral  Committee  for               
Elections of  the President  of the Republic within 4 days of the               
day of the repeat elections.                                                    
                                                                                
     Article 73. Certificate of the President of the Republic                   
                                                                                
     The Electoral  Committee for  Elections of  the President of               
the Republic  shall issue  a certificate  of the President of the               
Republic to  the elected President of the Republic within 3 hours               
of the publication of the election results.                                     
                                                                                
     Article 74. The Keeping of Documents Concerning the                        
               Elections of the President of the Republic                       
                                                                                
     After the  closing of  elections of  the  President  of  the               
Republic and within 20 days of the end of the term established in               
this  Law   for  the  consideration  of  complaints  against  its               
decisions, the Electoral Committee for Elections of the President               
of the  Republic shall  deliver records  and voter  lists of  the               
electoral districts and town and regional electoral committees to               
the State Archives to be held for an unspecified period of time.                
                                                                                
                                                                                
                                                                                
ALGIRDAS BRAZAUSKAS                                                             
                                                                                
Acting President                                                                
Republic of Lithuania                                                           
                                                                                
                                                                                
Vilnius                                                                         
22 December 1992                                                                
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