REPUBLIC OF LITHUANIA                                     
                                                                                
                 LAW ON ELECTIONS TO THE SEIMAS                                 
                                                                                
                      1. GENERAL PROVISIONS                                     
                                                                                
     Article 1. The Principles of Elections of Seimas Members                   
                                                                                
     Members  of   the  Seimas   of  the  Republic  of  Lithuania               
(hereafter referred  to as  "the Seimas")  shall be elected for a               
four-year term  in  one-candidate  or  multi-candidate  electoral               
districts by  secret ballot  and on  the basis  of universal  and               
equal suffrage  in direct  mixed system  elections.  (Amended  16               
March 1993)                                                                     
                                                                                
     Article 2. Universal Suffrage                                              
                                                                                
     Citizens of the Republic of Lithuania who, on the day of the               
election, are  18 years  of age  shall have  the right  to  vote.               
Citizens who  have been  declared   incapable by  court shall not               
participate in elections.                                                       
                                                                                
     Any  citizen  of  the  Republic  of  Lithuania  who  is  not               
connected with a foreign state by oath or pledge, who permanently               
resides in  Lithuania,   and who,  on the day of elections, is at               
least 25  years of  age, shall  be eligible  to be  elected to  a               
member of the Seimas.                                                           
                                                                                
     Persons who  have not  completed a court-imposed sentence or               
who have  been declared  incapable by  the  court  shall  not  be               
eligible to be elected to members of the Seimas.                                
                                                                                
     Persons who  are in  the national  defence  service  or  the               
alternative  service,   as  well  as  officers,  non-commissioned               
officers and  re-enlistees of  the national  defence system,  the               
police force,  and the  internal affairs  service  who  have  not               
retired from  service, and  officers  of  other  militarized  and               
security services who are on the payroll shall not be eligible to               
be elected to members of the Seimas.                                            
                                                                                
     Other direct or indirect abridgments of the right to vote of               
citizens of  the Republic  of Lithuania  on the  grounds of their               
descent,  political   convictions,  social  or  property  status,               
nationality, sex,  education, language,  religion, or the type or               
character of  their occupation  shall be  prohibited. (Amended 16               
March 1993)                                                                     
                                                                                
     Article 3. Equal Suffrage                                                  
                                                                                
     Every citizen of the Republic of Lithuania who has the right               
to vote shall have one vote in a one-candidate or multi-candidate               
electoral district;  the vote  of every citizen who has the right               
to vote shall be of equal weight.                                               
                                                                                
     All citizens  shall be represented in the Seimas on an equal               
basis according  to  the  representation  quota  which  shall  be               
established before every election.                                              
                                                                                
     Article 4. Direct Elections                                                
                                                                                
     There shall  be no  voting by  proxy in  elections of Seimas               
deputies.                                                                       
                                                                                
     Article 5. Secret Ballot                                                   
                                                                                
                                                                                
     Voters  shall   vote  in   person  and   by  secret  ballot.               
Controlling  the  will  of  the  voters  in  elections  shall  be               
prohibited.                                                                     
                                                                                
     Article 6.  Making the Preparation and Execution of                        
               Elections Public                                                 
                                                                                
     State institutions  and electoral  committees shall  prepare               
and conduct  elections publicly.  Public notice  must be given of               
all   events (meetings,  sessions) related to the organization of               
elections at least two days prior to the opening of the event.                  
                                                                                
     The electoral  committees shall  inform  the  citizens  about              
their work,  the  formation  of  electoral  areas  (apygarda)  and              
electoral districts  (apylinke), the  membership of  the electoral              
committees, the location of their offices and their working hours,              
the lists of voters, the results of the registration of candidates              
to the members of the Seimas, and the voting and election results.              
                                                                                
     The mass media shall report on the preparation and execution               
of Seimas elections. Representatives of the mass media shall have               
the right  to participate  without  restrictions  in  all  events               
organized by  the electoral  committees, as  well  as  to  obtain               
information about the preparation and execution of elections.                   
                                                                                
     Article 7. Expenses Related to the Preparation and Execution               
               of Elections                                                     
                                                                                
     The  State   shall  reimburse     expenses  related  to  the               
preparation and execution of elections.                                         
                                                                                
                                                                                
           2. Electoral Areas and Electoral Districts                           
                                                                                
     Article 8. Formation of Electoral Areas                                    
                                                                                
     For  the   organization  and  execution  of  elections,  the               
territory of  the Republic  of Lithuania shall be divided into 71               
one-candidate electoral  areas,  taking  into  consideration  the               
number  of   inhabitants   and   the   administrative-territorial               
division. The  number of  inhabitants in the electoral areas must               
not differ  by  more  than  25  percent.  The  Central  Electoral               
Committee shall  establish the  size of electoral areas and their               
boundaries and  centers, and shall make the information public no               
later than  75 days prior to the  election day. (Amended 4 August               
1992)                                                                           
                                                                                
     One multi-candidate  electoral area  shall  also  be  formed               
where all  citizens of the Republic of Lithuania having the right               
to vote  shall cast  their votes. 70 deputies of the Seimas shall               
be  elected   in  the   said  electoral  area  according  to  the               
proportional system of elections.                                               
                                                                                
     Article 9. Formation of Electoral Districts                                
                                                                                
     Electoral areas  shall be  divided into electoral districts.               
The electoral committee of the electoral area shall establish, at               
least 45  days prior  to the  election day, the division of every               
electoral area  into electoral districts, and the number and size               
of electoral districts.                                                         
                                                                                
     No more  than 5,000 voters may reside in the territory of an               
electoral district. (Amended 16 March 1993)                                     
                                                                                
     The electoral  committee of an electoral area must, within 7               
days of  the approval  of the list of electoral districts, inform               
the voters   of  the boundaries  of every  electoral district, as               
well as its quarters and  place of polling.                                     
                                                                                
                                                                                
                       3. Organization of Elections                             
                                                                                
     Article 10. Electoral Committees                                           
                                                                                
     Elections to the Seimas shall be organized and conducted by:               
                                                                                
     1) the Central Electoral Committee;                                        
                                                                                
     2) the electoral committees of electoral areas; and                        
                                                                                
     3) the electoral committees of electoral districts.                        
                                                                                
     Members of  the electoral committees may not be candidates to              
the Seimas. (Amended 16 March 1993)                                             
                                                                                
     Article 11. Formation of the Central Electoral Committee                   
                                                                                
     The  Central   Electoral  Committee  shall  be  the  supreme               
institution for the organization of elections.                                  
                                                                                
     The Seimas  shall form  the Central  Electoral  Committee  no              
later than  90 days before the day of the general elections to the              
Seimas.                                                                         
                                                                                
     The Central  Electoral Committee shall be formed for a four-               
year period and shall be composed of:                                           
                                                                                
     a Committee Chairperson;                                                   
                                                                                
     three persons  having higher  legal  education  and  who  are              
chosen by  lot from the six candidates proposed by the Minister of              
Justice; and                                                                    
                                                                                
     three persons  having higher  legal education  and  who  are               
chosen by  lot from the six candidates proposed by the Lithuanian               
Lawyers' Society.                                                               
                                                                                
     The Minister  of Justice and the Lithuanian Lawyers' Society               
may propose more candidates to the Central Electoral Committee.                 
                                                                                
     The drawing  of  lots  during  a  Seimas  sitting  shall  be               
organized by the Chairperson or deputy chairperson of the Seimas.               
                                                                                
     Political parties  and political  organizations  which  have               
received mandates  of Seimas members in multi-candidate electoral               
areas shall  each have the right to propose one representative to               
the Central  Electoral Committee  from the one list of candidates               
(joint list)  presented in  the  multi-candidate  electoral  area               
prior to the formation of the Committee.                                        
                                                                                
     The Seimas may not reject proposed candidates.                             
                                                                                
     In all  cases, persons  appointed to  the Central  Electoral               
Committee from the candidates proposed by the Minister of Justice               
and the Lithuanian Lawyers' Society must make up more than 1/2 of               
the Committee  members. If these persons make up less than 1/2 of               
the members,  the Committee  shall be  enlarged according  to the               
procedure established  in this  Article by  drawing lots  equally               
from the  candidates proposed  by the Minister of Justice and the               
Lithuanian Lawyers'  Society, whose  number must be twice as much               
as is  necessary for the additional appointment of members to the               
Central Electoral Committee.                                                    
                                                                                
     The Seimas  shall appoint  the Chairperson  of  the  Central               
Electoral Committee.  The Chairperson  of the  Central  Electoral               
Committee as  well as  the members  of  the  Committee  who  were               
appointed to  the Committee  by lot must suspend their membership               
in any  political parties  and political organizations which they               
are members  of, and may not take part in the activities or carry               
out the  instructions of  said  parties  or  organizations  while               
working in the Committee.                                                       
                                                                                
     The Central  Electoral  Committee  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   or   political               
organizations. (Amended 16 March 1993)                                          
                                                                                
                                                                                
                                                                                
     Article 12. The Powers of the Central Electoral Committee                  
                                                                                
     The Central Electoral Committee shall:                                     
                                                                                
     1) divide  the territory  of  Lithuania  into  one-candidate               
electoral areas and establish their borders;                                    
                                                                                
     2) establish electoral committees of electoral areas;                      
                                                                                
     3) accept  application documents concerning the nomination of              
candidates to  the Seimas,  examine them, register the candidates,              
and announce  the lists  of nominated  candidates of the political              
parties, political  organizations and coalitions which participate              
in the  elections and the numbers provided for them as well as the              
candidates nominated in one-candidate electoral areas;                          
                                                                                
     4) 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;                                                          
                                                                                
     5) manage funds allocated by the State for elections;                      
                                                                                
     6) supervise the implementation of this Law;                               
                                                                                
     7) consider  complaints  and  adopt  resolutions  concerning               
decisions  of   electoral  committees   of  electoral  areas  and               
electoral committees of electoral districts;                                    
                                                                                
     8) exercise  the functions of electoral committees of multi-               
candidate electoral areas;                                                      
                                                                                
     9)  establish   and  publicize  the  final  results  of  the               
elections;                                                                      
                                                                                
      10) issue  certificates of  members of  the Seimas  of  the               
Republic of Lithuania to the elected candidates;                                
                                                                                
     11) hand over voter lists, vote calculation and other records              
of electoral committees to the State Archives; and                              
                                                                                
    12) execute other powers provided for in this Law.                          
                                                                                
     The  Central   Electoral  Committee  may  not  interpret  the              
provisions of  this Law.  If it is necessary to do so, the Central              
Electoral Committee  shall appeal  to the Seimas for the amendment              
of this  Law. The Seimas shall consider questions submitted by the              
                                                                                
Central Electoral  Committee according to the procedure of special              
urgency. (Amended 16 March 1993)                                                
                                                                                
     Article 13.  Formation of Electoral Committees of Electoral                
               Areas                                                            
                                                                                
     The  Central   Electoral  Committee   shall  form   electoral              
committees of  electoral areas  within 20 days of the formation of              
the Committee.                                                                  
                                                                                
     If elections  are held  in one  or several  electoral areas,               
electoral committees  of those  electoral areas  shall be  formed               
within 20  days of  the day  of the adoption of the resolution on               
the announcement of the elections.                                              
                                                                                
     Electoral committees  of electoral  areas shall  be composed               
of:                                                                             
                                                                                
     two persons  who reside  or work in that town or region, who               
have higher  legal  education,  and  who  are  nominated  by  the               
Minister of Justice;                                                            
                                                                                
     two persons  who reside  or work in that town or region, who               
have higher  legal  education,  and  who  are  nominated  by  the               
Lithuanian Lawyers' Society.                                                    
                                                                                
     The Minister  of Justice and the Lithuanian Lawyers' Society               
may also propose more candidates.                                               
                                                                                
     Political parties  and political  organizations  which  have               
received the  mandates of  members of  the Seimas  in the  multi-               
candidate electoral  area pursuant  to  the  list  of  candidates               
(joint list) nominated in this electoral area shall each have the               
right to  propose two  representatives from  this single  list of               
candidates (joint  list)  nominated  in  the  electoral  area  to               
electoral committees  of electoral  areas. The  Central Electoral               
Committee may  not reject  said candidates.  In  the  event  that               
candidates  have   not  been   proposed,  the  Central  Electoral               
Committee may  in their  place additionally appoint as members of               
the Committee  candidates who  have been proposed by the Minister               
of Justice and the Lithuanian Lawyers' Society.                                 
                                                                                
     In all  cases, persons  who have been appointed to electoral               
committees of electoral areas from the candidates proposed by the               
Minister of Justice and the Lithuanian Lawyers' Society must make               
up at  least 1/3  of all  the Committee  members. If these people               
make up  less than  1/3 of  the Committee, the Committee shall be               
enlarged equally  from the candidates proposed by the Minister of               
Justice and the Lithuanian Lawyers' Society.                                    
                                                                                
     The  Central   Electoral   Committee   shall   appoint   the               
chairpersons of the electoral committees of electoral areas.                    
                                                                                
     During its  first sitting,  the electoral  committee  of  an               
electoral area  shall elect  a deputy chairperson and a secretary               
of the committee. (Amended 16 March 1993)                                       
                                                                                
     Article 13. The Powers of Electoral Committees of Electoral                
               Areas                                                            
                                                                                
     The electoral committee of an electoral area shall:                        
                                                                                
     1) divide the territory of the electoral area into electoral               
districts,  and   establish  their  boundaries  as  well  as  the               
numeration of the electoral districts;                                          
                                                                                
     2) inform  the voters who reside in the electoral area about               
the  boundaries  of  the  electoral  districts,  their  quarters,               
working hours and the polling place;                                            
                                                                                
     3) supervise  the implementation of this Law in the electoral              
area;                                                                           
                                                                                
     4) draw  up the  vote calculation  records of  the electoral               
area;                                                                           
                                                                                
     5) consider  complaints 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. (Amended               
16 March 1993)                                                                  
                                                                                
     Article 14.  Formation of Electoral Committees of Electoral                
               Districts                                                        
                                                                                
     Electoral committees  of electoral districts shall be formed               
by electoral  committees of electoral areas within 15 days of the               
formation of the electoral committees of electoral areas.                       
                                                                                
     Electoral committees  of electoral districts shall be formed               
from the  candidates who  are proposed  by political  parties and               
political organizations  which  have  received  the  mandates  of               
members of the Seimas in multi-candidate electoral areas from the               
list  of  nominated  candidates  (joint  list).  These  political               
parties and  political organizations  shall  have  the  right  to               
propose up  to three  of their  representatives to  the electoral               
committee of  the  electoral  district.  If  candidates  are  not               
proposed,   electoral   committees   of   electoral   areas   may               
proportionally    enlarge  the  norm  of  representation  of  the               
indicated political powers.                                                     
                                                                                
     Electoral  committees  of  electoral  areas  may  not  reject              
candidates who  have been  indicated in  this Article and who have              
been proposed to the electoral committee of electoral district.                 
                                                                                
     Electoral committee  of electoral  areas shall  appoint  the               
chairpersons of electoral committees of electoral districts.                    
                                                                                
     During its  first sitting  the  electoral  committee  of  an               
electoral  district  shall  elect  a  deputy  chairperson  and  a               
secretary of the committee. (Amended 16 March 1993)                             
                                                                                
                                                                                
     Article 14. The Powers of the Electoral Committee of                       
               Electoral District                                               
                                                                                
     The electoral committee of electoral district shall:                       
                                                                                
     1) receive  voter lists  from the  administrative bodies  of               
local governments, and correct and approve them;                                
                                                                                
     2) consider  complaints  concerning  errors  made  in  voter               
lists;                                                                          
                                                                                
     3) submit  the voter  list of  the electoral district to the               
electoral committee  of the electoral area at least 25 days prior               
to the elections;                                                               
                                                                                
     4) hand  voter's certificates to voters or distribute them in              
some other way;                                                                 
                                                                                
     5) guarantee  the furnishing  of voting premises and ballot-               
boxes in accordance with the requirements of this Law;                          
                                                                                
     6) organize  voting in  the electoral district on the day of               
elections;                                                                      
                                                                                
     7) calculate  votes and draw up the vote calculation records               
of the electoral district;                                                      
                                                                                
     8) consider  the complaints  of the  voters and observers of               
that electoral  district on  issues concerning the preparation of               
the elections,  the organization of voting, vote calculation, and               
the preparation  of vote calculation records, and adopt decisions               
related to them;                                                                
                                                                                
     9) exercise  other powers provided for in this Law. (Amended               
16 March 1993)                                                                  
                                                                                
                                                                                
     Article 15. Organization of the Work of Electoral Committees               
                                                                                
     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 committees 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 who  do not agree with a decision shall have the right to               
state a  different  opinion  in  writing,  which  shall  then  be               
appended to the minutes of the sitting.                                         
                                                                                
     Upon the  completion of  voting, the  electoral committees of              
electoral  districts  as  well  as  the  electoral  committees  of              
electoral areas may only adopt decisions related to the drawing up              
of records of vote calculation records.                                         
                                                                                
     All sittings  of all  electoral committees  shall be public.               
The right to participate therein shall be granted to observers of               
political parties  and political  organizations as well as to the               
candidates to  the members  of the  Seimas and representatives of               
all mass media.                                                                 
                                                                                
     No individual  shall have  the right  to organize non-public               
sittings of electoral committees.                                               
                                                                                
     From the  day of  formation of  electoral  committees,  their              
chairpersons and  members shall  be prohibited  from any  form  of              
election campaigning  or attempts to influence the voters' will in              
any other  way. Individuals who have violated this requirement may              
be dismissed from the committee. (Amended 16 March 1993)                        
                                                                                
     Article 16. Appeals Concerning Decisions of Electoral                      
               Committees which are Adopted prior to the                        
               Completion of Voting                                             
                                                                                
     Political parties  and political  organizations  which  have               
nominated candidates  to members  of the  Seimas,  candidates  to               
members of  the Seimas  and their  authorized agents,  as well as               
observers  may   appeal  against   the  decisions   of  electoral               
committees which  have been  adopted prior  to the  completion of               
voting according to the following procedure:                                    
                                                                                
     1)  for  decisions  of  electoral  committees  of  electoral               
districts - to the electoral committee of the electoral area;                   
                                                                                
     2) decisions  of electoral committees of electoral areas - to              
the Central Electoral Committee; and                                            
                                                                                
     3) decisions  of the  Central Electoral  Committee -  to the               
Supreme Court.                                                                  
                                                                                
     Appeals must  be considered  within 48  hours  of  when  the               
appeal is  submitted. Non-working  days shall be included in this               
period. The  decision  of  the  Supreme  Court  shall  be  final.               
(Amended 16 March 1993)                                                         
                                                                                
     Article 17. Assistance for Electoral Committees                            
                                                                                
     State institutions,  firms, offices,  and organisations,  as               
well as  their officials,  must assist  electoral  committees  in               
exercising their powers, and and must furnish them with necessary               
information.                                                                    
                                                                                
     State institutions, firms, offices, and institutions, as well              
as their  officials, must consider requests submitted by electoral              
committees and  give the  electoral committee a justified response              
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 18. Remuneration of Electoral Committee Members                    
                                                                                
     For their work in electoral committees, the chairpersons and               
members of  electoral committees shall be paid wages at the rates               
submitted by  the Central Electoral Committee and approved by the               
Government. The  State shall  pay sums  in the  amount  of  their               
average workpay  to the  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.                                                 
                                                                                
     Article 19.  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 and members of the electoral               
committee  shall   be  appointed   according  to   the  procedure               
established by this Law.                                                        
                                                                                
                                                                                
                         4.  Voter Lists                                        
                                                                                
     Article 20. Compiling Voter Lists                                          
                                                                                
     For  the  execution  of  elections,  voter  lists  of  every               
electoral district  shall be  compiled. Said lists shall be drawn               
up  by  the  appropriate  institutions  of  management  of  local               
governments, signed by their chief officers, and delivered to the               
electoral committees  of electoral district no later than 30 days               
prior to the election day.                                                      
                                                                                
     The electoral committees shall review and approve the lists.               
Approved  voter  lists  shall  be  signed  by  the  chairmen  and               
secretaries of the electoral committees of electoral districts.                 
                                                                                
     Article 21. General Procedure for Registering Citizens in                  
               Voter Lists                                                      
                                                                                
     Citizens of  the Republic of Lithuania who have the right to               
vote and  who, at  the moment  of compiling  the voter  list, 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 beginning of the compilation of lists, he may               
be registered  in the  voter list  of his new place of residence,               
provided that    he  submits  an  application  to  the  electoral               
committee of  the district  concerning his  registration  in  the               
voter list  at least 35 days prior to the election. The electoral               
committee of  the electoral district must see to it that his name               
is struck  from the  voter list  of the electoral district of his               
former permanent place of residence.                                            
                                                                                
     Article 22. Registration of Citizens of the Republic of                    
               Lithuania Residing Abroad in Voter Lists                         
                                                                                
     In the  event that  citizens of  the Republic  of  Lithuania               
residing abroad are not included in a voter list according to the               
general procedure,  they may, at their own choice, be included in               
the voter  list of the electoral district on whose territory they               
permanently resided before leaving the Republic of Lithuania.                   
                                                                                
     Citizens of  the Republic of Lithuania residing abroad shall               
submit applications concerning their registration in a voter list               
to the  diplomatic mission  of the Republic of Lithuania at least               
50 days  prior to  the election day, unless the Central Electoral               
Committee establishes a shorter period.                                         
                                                                                
     Article 23. Registration of National Defence Servicemen in                 
               Voter Lists                                                      
                                                                                
     Persons performing  military or alternative service shall be               
included in   the voter lists of the electoral districts on whose               
territories they permanently resided before conscription.                       
                                                                                
     Officers  of   the  national  defence  system  and  internal               
service, non-commissioned  officers, and  re-enlistees  shall  be               
included in  the voter  lists of  the electoral district on whose               
territory they permanently reside.                                              
                                                                                
     Article 24.  Registration of Voters  in Only One List                      
                                                                                
      Each  voter may  only be  registered   in one  voter  list.               
Compliance with  this requirement shall be checked by the Central               
Electoral Committee.  Upon establishing  that a  voter's name  is               
registered in the voter lists of several electoral districts, the               
Committee shall  address the voter within 20 days of the election               
day, requesting that he announce, within 10 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               
Central Electoral Committee 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 Central               
Electoral Committee may not be appealed.                                        
                                                                                
     Article 25. Public Announcement of  Voter Lists                            
                                                                                
     The electoral  committees of  electoral districts  shall, at               
least 20  days prior  to  the  election,  announce  publicly  the               
compilation of  the 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 26. Reviewing Voter Lists                                          
                                                                                
     Any voter,  or the  authorized representative of a candidate               
to the  members of  the Seimas,  political party,  or   political               
organization  may  submit  to  the  electoral  committee  of  the               
electoral district  remarks concerning  inaccuracies in  a  voter               
list no  later than  7 days  prior to the election. The electoral               
committee of the electoral district must consider the remarks and               
adopt a  decision thereon  within 2  days of the receipt thereof.               
The decision of the electoral committee of the electoral district               
may be  appealed  against  to  the  electoral  committee  of  the               
electoral area  within 2  days; the  electoral committees  of the               
electoral areas  must adopt  relevant decisions  within 2 days of               
the receipt  of the  complaint. The  decision  of  the  electoral               
committee of the electoral area shall be final.                                 
                                                                                
     Article 27. Appeals Concerning Restoration of the Right to                 
               Vote                                                             
                                                                                
     Within 7  days prior  to the  election, the  voter,  or  the               
authorized representative  of a  political party  or    political               
organization shall  submit to  the  electoral  committee  of  the               
electoral district complaints concerning errors in the voter list               
which hinder  the voter  from implementing his right to vote. The               
electoral committee  of the  electoral district must consider the               
complaint and  adopt a  decision thereon  either  immediately  or               
within 2  days of  the receipt  thereof if  more than 10 days are               
left until the day of election.                                                 
                                                                                
     The decision  of the  electoral committee  of the  electoral               
district may  be appealed  against within  3 days to the district               
(area) court,  which shall  consider the  complaint within 2 days               
and adopt the final decision thereon.                                           
                                                                                
     Complaints and  comments shall  not be  considered after the               
expiration of  the term  established for  filing  suggestions  or               
complaints.                                                                     
                                                                                
     District electoral  committees shall  report to  the  Central              
Electoral Committee  and the  electoral  committees  of  electoral              
areas about  the received complaints and changes made in the lists              
of voters as soon as possible but not later than within 24 hours.               
                                                                                
     Article 28. Lists of Voters of Electoral Areas                             
                                                                                
     Lists of  voters of  electoral areas  shall be  made by  the               
electoral area  committees according  to the  lists of  voters of               
electoral  districts   submitted  by   the   electoral   district               
committees.                                                                     
                                                                                
     Article 29. List of Voters of the Republic of Lithuania                    
                                                                                
     The list  of voters  of the  Republic of  Lithuania shall be               
made by the Central Electoral Committee according to the lists of               
voters  of   electoral  ares  submitted  by  the  electoral  area               
committees not  later than  20 days  prior  to  the  day  of  the               
election.                                                                       
                                                                                
                            CHAPTER 5                                           
                                                                                
      NOMINATION OF CANDIDATES TO THE MEMBERS OF THE SEIMAS                     
                                                                                
     Article 30. Nomination of Candidates to the Members of the                 
               Seimas in One-candidate  and Multi-candidate                     
               Electoral Areas                                                  
                                                                                
     Political parties which have been registered for the election              
according to  the Law  on Political  Parties no later than 35 days              
prior to  the election,  as well  as political organizations whose              
effective  statutes   providing  reference   to  their   political              
character and  the amendments  thereto have  been  registered with              
the Ministry  of Justice  no later  than 2  months  prior  to  the              
election, shall  have the  right to  nominate  candidates  to  the              
members  of   the  Seimas  in  one-candidate  and  multi-candidate              
electoral   areas, provided their participation in the election is              
supported  by no less than 1000 voters' signatures.                             
                                                                                
     Individual persons  may nominate  themselves for the members               
of the  Seimas in  one-candidate electoral  areas, provided their               
candidature is  supported in  writing by no less than 1000 voters               
of that electoral area.                                                         
                                                                                
     Political  parties  and  political  organizations  or  their               
coalitions shall  nominate their  candidates  in  multi-candidate               
electoral areas  by presenting lists of candidates. The list must               
not include less than 20 candidates.                                            
                                                                                
     Article 31. Application Documents for the Nomination of                    
               Candidates                                                       
                                                                                
     For the  nomination  of  candidates  political  parties  and               
political organizations   must  file with  the Central  Electoral               
Committee the following application documents:                                  
                                                                                
     1) statutes  and the  amendments thereto, registration papers              
and voters'  signatures according to the requirements provided for              
in part 1 of Article 33 of this law;                                            
                                                                                
     2)  application  for  the  participation  in  the  election,               
stating  the   electoral  areas   wherein  political  parties  or               
political organizations intend to nominate their candidates;                    
                                                                                
     3) the  list of  candidates nominated in the multi-candidate               
electoral area, in which candidates are registered in a numerical               
order. If the statutes of a political organization do not provide               
otherwise, the  list  of  candidates  must  be  approved  at  the               
convention or conference of said organization;                                  
                                                                                
     4) extract  from the  decisions concerning the nomination of               
candidates in the concrete one-candidate electoral areas;                       
                                                                                
     5) written consent of candidates for being nominated in  the               
concrete electoral areas. The consent of a candidate, provided he               
is  elected,   must  include  his  obligation  to  terminate  his               
employment or  any other  activities inconsistent with the status               
of a member of the Seimas;                                                      
                                                                                
     6) documents  certifying  that  the  election  wager  of  the              
candidates' list  equal to  one average monthly wage multiplied by              
the number  of the candidates included in the list, has been paid;              
and                                                                             
                                                                                
     7)  documents   certifying  that   the  election  wagers  of               
candidates  nominated   by  an   organization  in   one-candidate               
electoral   area, equal  to one  average monthly  wage  for  each               
candidate, have been paid.                                                      
                                                                                
                                                                                
                                                                                
     Individual persons  who have  nominated themselves  for  the               
candidates to  the members  of the  Seimas, must  submit  to  the               
electoral area committee the following documents:                               
                                                                                
     1) application  concerning his  nominating himself  for  the               
candidate to  the members  of the  Seimas in  a certain electoral               
area. The  application, provided  he is elected, must include his               
obligation to  terminate his  employment or  any other activities               
inconsistent with the status of a member of the Seimas;                         
                                                                                
     2) no  less than 1000 signatures of voters of that electoral               
area supporting his nomination; and                                             
                                                                                
     3) a  document certifying  that election  wager equal to one               
average monthly wage, has been paid.                                            
                                                                                
     His application  must also  state his name, surname, date of               
birth, permanent  place of  residence. He  must also  submit  the               
document certifying  that he  is a  citizen of  the  Republic  of               
Lithuania. Candidates  who have  taken an  oath of  a citizen  of               
other states must repudiate it in writing.                                      
                                                                                
     The wager  shall be paid back to the candidate who  wins the               
election or to political organisations the lists of candidates of               
which become  eligible for  the participation in the distribution               
of mandates.  Other wagers  shall be  transferred  to  the  State               
budget.                                                                         
                                                                                
     The filing  of application  documents shall commence 65 days               
before and shall end 35 days before the day of the election.                    
                                                                                
     Upon  receiving   application  documents   of  a   political               
organization, the  Central Electoral Committee must within 2 days               
apply to the Ministry of Justice for the confirmation of the fact               
of the registration of said organization. The Ministry of Justice               
must give  a written  reply within  two days.  Upon  receiving  a               
notice  about  improper    registration,  the  Central  Electoral               
Committee must notify a person authorized by said organization.                 
                                                                                
     Article 32. A Person Authorized for the Election                           
                                                                                
     The application  documents of  a political  party, political               
organization or  of an  individual candidate must state the names               
and addresses of persons authorized for the election.                           
                                                                                
     Article 33. Nomination of Candidates to the Members of the                 
               Seimas and Entry in Register                                     
                                                                                
     In the  multi-candidate electoral  area each candidate to the              
members of  the  Seimas  may  be  entered  only  in  the  list  of              
candidates of  one political  party or  political organization.  A              
person registered  in such  list at  the same  time shall have the              
right to  be nominated  for the  candidate to  the members  of the              
Seimas in one one-candidate electoral area.                                     
                                                                                
     If a  person is  on the list of candidates nominated by more               
than one   political organization in the multicandidate electoral               
area, or  if he  is nominated  in  more  than  one  one-candidate               
electoral area, the Central Electoral Committee shall request him               
to choose  the organization  in whose  list of candidates, or the               
one-candidate electoral  area in which he would like to stand for               
election. If  the candidate  does not  notify  about  his  choice               
within 35  days prior to the election, he shall be struck off all               
lists of  candidates in all multi-candidate electoral areas or in               
all one-candidate electoral areas. (Amended 4 August 1992)                      
                                                                                
     Article 34. Joining of the Lists of Candidates                             
                                                                                
     When less  than 35  days remain  until the election, several               
political parties  or political  organizations may join the lists               
of candidates nominated by them. One political party or political               
organization may  not participate  in more than one joint list of               
candidates.                                                                     
                                                                                
     Article 35. The Right to Withdraw Application Documents                    
                                                                                
     A political  party or  political organization  as well  as a               
person who  has been nominated in one-candidate electoral area or               
is  registered   in  the   list  of  candidates  of  a  political               
organization, may  at any  time, but no later than 15 days before               
the election, withdraw his application documents.                               
                                                                                
     In  such  case  he  must  apply  to  the  Central  Electoral               
Committee and  notify a relevant political organization.                        
                                                                                
     If the  application  documents  are  being  withdrawn  by  a               
political  organization   that  has   formed  a   coalition,  the               
candidates shall  be struck  off the joint list of candidates and               
the name  of the  coalition may  be changed.  In such  case it is               
necessary to notify in writing other members of the coalition.                  
                                                                                
     If the application documents are withdrawn only by a part of               
the coalition, and  the candidates of only one political party or               
political organization  remain on  the joint  list of candidates,               
they will  participate in  the election  only as  the nominees of               
that political party or political organization.                                 
                                                                                
     Article 36. Publication of the Names and Lists of Candidates               
                                                                                
     Upon the  expiration of the term for the filing of the lists               
of candidates,  the Ministry  of Justice,  on the  request of the               
Central Electoral  Committee, shall  within  one  day  officially               
confirm which  political parties  and political organizations are               
registered, and  the activities of which parties or organizations               
are suspended  or terminated.  The next  day  after  the  Central               
Electoral  Committee   receives  the  official  approval  by  the               
Ministry of  Justice, it  shall  organise,  in  the  presence  of               
persons authorized  by   political parties,  the  arrangement  of               
political  parties,   political  organizations   and   coalitions               
participating in  the election under separate lists, in numerical               
order by drawing lots.                                                          
                                                                                
     Less than 30 days before the election, the Central Electoral               
Committee shall  make  available  to  the  public  the  lists  of               
candidates   nominated    by   political    parties,    political               
organizations and coalitions participating in the election, their               
numerical order,  as well as the names of candidates nominated in               
one-candidate electoral areas.                                                  
                                                                                
     The election  campaign shall  commence from  the day of such               
publication.                                                                    
                                                                                
                            CHAPTER 6                                           
                                                                                
         GUARANTIES OF THE ACTIVITIES OF THE CANDIDATES                         
                  TO THE MEMBERS OF THE SEIMAS                                  
                                                                                
     Article 37. The Right of a Candidate to the Members of the                 
               Seimas to Speak at Meetings or through  the  Mass                
               Media                                                            
                                                                                
                                                                                
     After the publication of the lists of candidates in electoral              
areas, candidates  to the  members of  the Seimas shall have equal              
right  to  speak  at  voters'  meetings  or  any  other  meetings,              
gatherings, conferences  as well as through the mass media, and to              
acquaint voters with their respective election programs.                        
                                                                                
     Heads of  state power  and government institutions must help               
candidates to the members of the Seimas to organise meetings with               
voters, and  provide   them with  the necessary information, with               
the exception of confidential information.                                      
                                                                                
     Article 38. Liability for the Violation of the Law on the                  
               Elections to the Seimas                                          
                                                                                
     Persons who  by force, threat, fraud or otherwise hinder the               
implementation of  the right  to vote  or to  be elected  to  the               
Seimas or  to organise  campaigning, as  well as  members of  the               
electoral committees,  or other  officers  who  falsify  election               
documents, calculate  fraudulently the votes, violate the secrecy               
of the  voting or   otherwise  violate this  Law, shall be liable               
according to  the laws of the Republic of Lithuania. Legal action               
shall  also  be  instituted  against  persons  who  publicize  or               
otherwise disseminate  false statements  about a candidate to the               
members of  the Seimas  or prevent  a candidate from meeting with               
voters.                                                                         
                                                                                
     Article 39. The Right of a Candidate to the Members of the                 
               Seimas to be Relieved from Work or his Service                   
               Duties During the Period of Election Campaign                    
                                                                                
     Upon his  request,  a  candidate  who  is  on  the  list  of               
candidates may be relieved from work  or other service duties for               
the period  of organizing and holding the election to the Seimas,               
but no longer than for 1 month.                                                 
                                                                                
     Article 40. The Immunity of a Candidate to the Members of                  
               the Seimas                                                       
                                                                                
      Without  the consent  of the  Central Electoral  Committee,               
during the  election campaign  as well  as after  the election, a               
candidate may  not be  found criminally  responsible or arrested,               
neither may   administrative  penalties be imposed on him for the               
actions done during the election campaign.                                      
                                                                                
     Article 41. Election Observers                                             
                                                                                
     An  election   observer  of  a  political  party,  political               
organization or  of any  individual candidate  shall be  a person               
bearing the  certificate in  the form  established by the Central               
Electoral Committee.                                                            
                                                                                
     Election observers  shall have the right to demand that  the               
chairperson of an electoral committee and its members, as well as               
persons who  are in the place of voting should adhere to this and               
other laws of the Republic of Lithuania.                                        
                                                                                
                            CHAPTER 7                                           
                                                                                
                           CAMPAIGNING                                          
                                                                                
     Article 42. The Basic Principles of  Campaigning                           
                                                                                
     Political parties,  political organizations  and  individual               
candidates may  start  campaigning  from  the  day  the  election               
campaign starts.                                                                
                                                                                
     Campaigning may be conducted in any form or manner, provided               
it does  not contradict  the Constitution  and the  laws  of  the               
Republic of Lithuania.                                                          
                                                                                
     Article 43. Conditions and Procedure for the Use of the                    
               Means of Mass Media                                              
                                                                                
     Political parties  and  political  organizations  that  have               
nominated candidates  for the  members of  the Seimas, as well as               
individual candidates  shall be  granted the  right to   use  the               
means of state mass media free of charge. The actual duration and               
time of  radio and  TV programs  for the  purpose of  campaigning               
shall be  established by  the Central  Electoral  Committee  upon               
coordination with  the  heads  of  radio  and  TV  and  shall  be               
distributed     among  the   political  parties   and   political               
organizations   participating  in  the  election  and  among  the               
individual nominees  according to the principle of equality. Each               
political party  or political organization shall be provided with               
no less  than 1.5  hour of  the state  TV  time,  and  individual               
nominees, 5 minutes each.                                                       
                                                                                
     Candidates who  have nominated  themselves   shall have  the               
right to  publish the text with their election program not longer               
than 1  printed page  in state newspapers and in local government               
papers  of   those  electoral  areas  in  which  they  have  been               
nominated. Campaigning  by means  of  commercial mass media shall               
be restricted only by the size  of election accounts.                           
                                                                                
     All disputes  concerning  the  election  campaign  shall  be               
settled by  the Central  Electoral Committee,  which  shall  base               
itself on  the principle  of equality  of political  parties  and               
political organizations as well as individual candidates.                       
                                                                                
     If the  material discrediting  candidates to  the members of               
the Seimas  is publicized     in the   mass  media,  they must be               
provided   with the possibility to express publicly their opinion               
within five days before the election.                                           
                                                                                
     Article 44. Prohibition for the Officers of State                          
               Institutions to Exert Influence upon the Will of                 
               the Voters                                                       
                                                                                
     During election  campaign officers  of state institutions as               
well as  employees of  the mass  media shall be prohibited to use               
their official  duties for  campaigning  or  to  otherwise  exert               
influence upon the will of voters.                                              
                                                                                
     If such persons are candidates to the members of the Seimas,               
they can  use the  means of mass media according to the procedure               
set forth  in Article 45 of this Law. If the fulfillment of their               
duties requires  to announce  to the  mass media  important news,               
they can do it only at a press conference.                                      
                                                                                
     Article 45. Provision of Finances for Campaigning                          
                                                                                
     Campaigning shall  be financed  from the  resources  of  the               
state as well as from the resources raised by  political parties,               
political  organizations   and     candidates,  which  are  being               
accumulated in  special election  accounts. The maximum amount of               
money permitted  for campaigning  shall   be in  the amount of 20               
average monthly wages for an individual candidate and 200 average               
monthly wages  for   a political  organization. If  the amount of               
money transferred to the election account exceeds the established               
sum, the  surplus shall  be transferred  by the bank to the State               
budget.                                                                         
                                                                                
     Candidates shall  be paid  from state resources for the time               
on state  radio and  TV allotted  to them under this Law, for the               
printing of  campaign poster  of  a  candidate  in  one-candidate               
electoral area,  as well as for  publishing  election programs in               
state and  local government  newspapers, and  for  publishing the               
lists of candidates.                                                            
                                                                                
     The utilization of  money allocated for campaigning shall be               
controlled by  financial institutions  and the  Central Electoral               
Committee. Political  parties and  political  organizations  must               
publish in  the press  reports concerning the sources of finances               
and their  utilization for  campaigning not  later than within 15               
days after the election.                                                        
                                                                                
     Article 46. Prohibition of Campaigning on the Day of                       
               Election                                                         
                                                                                
     Campaigning  shall   be  prohibited  24  hours  before    the              
beginning of elections and on the election day, with the exception              
of permanent  campaign posters  in the places established for this              
purpose, provided that they were posted at least 48 hours prior to              
the election.  No campaign posters may be put up in or within a 50              
meter radius of the voting place.                                               
                                                                                
                      CHAPTER 8                                                 
                                                                                
   PREPARATORY ACTIVITIES OF THE ORGANIZATION OF ELECTIONS                      
                                                                                
     Article 47.  Establishment of Election  Document Samples                   
                                                                                
     The Central  Electoral Committee shall establish the samples               
and forms of voter certificates, ballot-papers, voucher envelopes               
and outer  envelopes for voting by mail, other official envelopes               
used during  election, packages,  documents and seals, as well as               
the samples for filling them out.                                               
                                                                                
     Article 48. Ballot-papers                                                  
                                                                                
     During the  election to  the Seimas,  each  voter  shall  be               
presented with two ballot-papers: one for  voting for a candidate               
in a  certain one-candidate  electoral area,  and the  other  for               
voting  for  lists  of  candidates  from  a  political  party  or               
political organization (coalition) in a multi-candidate area.                   
                                                                                
     The names of candidates on the ballot-paper of one-candidate               
electoral area  shall be placed in alphabetic order. Such ballot-               
papers shall  indicate the  name  and  surname  of  each  of  the               
candidates, as  well as  the name  of the  political organization               
which has nominated him.                                                        
                                                                                
     A ballot-paper  of a  multi-candidate electoral  area  shall               
contain the names of political parties which have nominated their               
candidates, and  shall be  arranged  according  to  the  provided               
serial numbers in an increasing order.                                          
                                                                                
     Article 49. Delivery of Ballot-papers                                      
                                                                                
     Ballot-papers and  envelopes shall be delivered to electoral               
districts and post offices at least 7 days prior to the election.               
                                                                                
      At the 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 before  the day of election.                                               
                                                                                
     The Central Electoral Committee shall be responsible for the               
publishing of  ballot-papers and envelopes for voting by mail, as               
well as for their delivery without violating the fixed dates.                   
                                                                                
     Article 50. Voter Certificates                                             
                                                                                
     Electoral committees  of  electoral  districts  shall  issue               
numbered voter certificates.                                                    
                                                                                
     A voter's certificate shall contain:                                       
                                                                                
     1) the name and surname of the voter;                                      
                                                                                
     2) the birth date of the voter;                                            
                                                                                
     3) the address of the voter;                                               
                                                                                
     4) the electoral area in which the voter shall vote; and                   
                                                                                
     5) the  address of  the electoral  district in whose list of               
voters  the name of the voter has been included.                                
                                                                                
     Article 51. Delivery of Voter Certificates to Voters                       
                                                                                
     Voter certificates  shall be delivered to voters at least 10               
days prior  to the  day of  election. If a voter's certificate is               
not delivered   through  the fault of the electoral committee, it               
must be issued immediately upon the request of the voter.                       
                                                                                
     In the  event that  a voter  is presented with an inaccurate               
voter's certificate, or, due to an error in the list of voters, a               
voter's certificate  is   not issued  at all,  a correct  voter's               
certificate shall  be issued  immediately after the rectification               
of the mistake.                                                                 
                                                                                
     Article 52.  Duplicates of Voter Certificates                              
                                                                                
     Upon   written application, a voter may be issued a duplicate              
voter's certificate.                                                            
                                                                                
                            CHAPTER 9                                           
                                                                                
                             VOTING                                             
                                                                                
     Article 53.  Time and Place of Voting                                      
                                                                                
     Voting shall  take place  on the day of election from 7 a.m.               
until 9  p.m. in  the polling  place designated  by the electoral               
committee of  the electoral  district. Voters  shall vote  in the               
electoral district  in whose list of voters their names have been               
included, unless  this Law  provides otherwise. (Amended 16 March               
1993)                                                                           
                                                                                
     Article 54. Preparation of Polling Places                                  
                                                                                
     The requirements  for the preparation of polling places shall              
be established by the Government of the Republic of Lithuania.                  
                                                                                
     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  in all electoral               
districts. Lists  of candidates  eligible in  the electoral  area               
must be posted in the polling place.                                            
                                                                                
                                                                                
     No other  events may   be held in the polling place with the               
exception  of  the  organization  of  the  election  and  voting.               
(Amended 16 March 1993)                                                         
                                                                                
     Article 55. Commencement of Voting                                         
                                                                                
     On the  day of  election, the  polling place shall be opened               
only when  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  up. Having checked that the polling place has               
been furnished without violation of the established requirements,               
the chairperson  of the  electoral  committee  of  the  electoral               
district shall  register the total number of the received ballot-               
papers of  the electoral  district into  the    vote  calculation               
record,  distribute  ballot-papers  and  voter  lists  among  the               
members of  the electoral  committee,   register  the  number  of               
ballot-papers distributed  among each  member  of  the  electoral               
committee into  the vote  calculation  record  of  the  electoral               
district, and  open the  voting place,  thereby  proclaiming  the               
commencement of the elections. (Amended 16 March 1993)                          
                                                                                
     Article 56. Voter Identification                                           
                                                                                
     Upon arrival  at the  polling place,   voters  shall present               
their voter  certificates as  well as  their passports  or  other               
proof of  identity and  citizenship  to  an  electoral  committee               
member of  the electoral  district, and shall sign in on the list               
of voters.  Voter certificates  shall  not  be  returned  to  the               
voters. Each  voter shall  be given  a  ballot-paper  only  after               
signing in.  In voting  by mail,  an entry  shall be  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. (Amended 16 March 1993)                       
                                                                                
     Article 57. Voting Procedure                                               
                                                                                
     Having been  handed ballot-papers,  the voter  shall go into               
the voting booth and mark the ballot.                                           
                                                                                
     On a  ballot-paper at  a one-candidate  electoral area,  the               
voters shall  mark the  surname of  the candidate  whom they  are               
voting for,  whereas in  a multi-candidate  electoral  area,  the               
voters shall  mark the  name of  the political party or political               
organization (coalition)  for whose  candidates they  are  voting               
for.                                                                            
                                                                                
     Voters shall  personally cast their marked ballot-papers into              
the ballot-box.                                                                 
                                                                                
     Upon the request of the voter, faulty ballot-papers shall be               
exchanged for  new ones.  After a  faulty ballot-paper is crossed               
out and  signed by  a member of the electoral committee, it shall               
be kept separately.                                                             
                                                                                
     Voters who  are physically  unable to  mark   their  ballot-               
papers  themselves   may  designate   another  person  (with  the               
exception of the chairperson of the electoral committee) to carry               
out these actions in their place.                                               
                                                                                
     Article 58. Voting by Mail                                                 
                                                                                
     Voting by  mail shall  be possible  at post  offices  during               
business hours  beginning 7 days before the elections; the period               
shall end  1 day  before the elections if the voter is put on the               
voter list  of that  town or  region, and  two   days before  the               
elections 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, as  well as  for the  issue and               
collection of ballotpapers and voucher envelopes during voting by               
mail.                                                                           
                                                                                
     A responsible  officer (officers) shall be appointed for the               
issue and collection of ballotpapers and voucher envelopes during               
voting by mail.                                                                 
                                                                                
     Post offices  must provide a place  where voters can, without              
interference, mark  their ballotpapers  and put them into  voucher              
envelopes.                                                                      
                                                                                
     Voting by  mail shall  be conducted  in accordance  with the               
procedure set  forth in  Articles 56 and 57 of this Law, with the               
exception of  casting ballot-papers into the ballot-box. Together               
with ballot-papers,   voters  shall be given envelopes for voting               
by mail.                                                                        
                                                                                
     Voters shall  put  marked  ballot-papers  into  the  voucher               
envelope, seal  the voucher  envelope, put  the envelope into the               
outer envelope,  and seal  the outer envelope. The outer envelope               
shall be stamped with the post office seal.                                     
                                                                                
     Envelopes for   voting  by mail  shall be  addressed to  the               
electoral committee  of the  electoral area in the  voter list of               
the electoral district whereof the voter is registered.                         
                                                                                
     The outer  envelopes, voucher  envelopes, and  ballot-papers               
shall be  delivered at  least 2  days prior to the elections by a               
postman 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 elections by the electoral committee of electoral               
district in  accordance with  documents submitted  in writing  by               
town or  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.                                                                
                                                                                
     The voter may:                                                             
                                                                                
     1)  hand   the  sealed  outer  envelope  (with  the  voter's               
certificate, voucher  envelope and ballot-papers in it) to a post               
office official;                                                                
                                                                                
     2)  hand   the  sealed  outer  envelope  (with  the  voter's               
certificate and ballot-papers in it) to the postal worker who has               
delivered the election documents to him or her; or                              
                                                                                
     3)  put   the  sealed   outer  envelope  (with  the  voter's               
certificate, voucher  envelope and  ballot-papers in  it) into  a               
post-box. (Amended 16 March 1993)                                               
                                                                                
     Article 59. Voting in  Diplomatic Missions                                 
                                                                                
     Voting in   diplomatic missions (consulates) of the Republic               
of Lithuania  may take  place during  business hours  but for  at               
least 4  hours a  day. Voting  days (no  less than  5)  for  each               
diplomatic  mission  (consulate)  shall  be  established  by  the               
Central Electoral  Committee on coordination with the Ministry of               
Foreign Affairs.  The list of diplomatic missions (consulates) in               
which voting  shall take  place shall  be compiled by the Central               
Electoral Committee  on coordination with the Ministry of Foreign               
Affairs. The  head of the diplomatic mission (consulate) shall be               
responsible for the organization of voting.                                     
                                                                                
     Article 60. Voting on Ships which are Sailing Under the                    
               National Flag of the Republic of Lithuania                       
                                                                                
     Voting shall take place on board a ship if the ship leaves a               
port of  the Republic  of Lithuania  within 6  days prior  to  an               
election and  does not  enter a port of the Republic of Lithuania               
on the  day of  the election, or if there are other circumstances               
which do  not allow  a crew  member or board passenger to vote in               
his  electoral district or by mail.                                             
                                                                                
     The list  of ships  on  which  voting shall take place shall               
be compiled  by the  Central Electoral Committee, on coordination               
with competent  services and  the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, in               
such a  manner that   each  voter on  board a  ship is  given the               
opportunity to  vote. The  captain or  assistant captain  of  the               
ship, who  are citizens  of the  Republic of  Lithuania, shall be               
responsible for  the organization of voting on board. (Amended 16               
March 1993)                                                                     
                                                                                
     Article 61. The Procedure for Voting in Diplomatic Missions                
               of the Republic of Lithuania and on Ships Sailing                
               Under the National Flag of the Republic of                       
               Lithuania                                                        
                                                                                
     The procedure  for voting  in  diplomatic  missions  of  the               
Republic of  Lithuania and  on ships  sailing under  the national               
flag of  the Republic  of Lithuania  shall be  established by the               
Central Electoral Committee.                                                    
                                                                                
     Article 62. Voting in Medical Facilities and Institutions of               
               Social Care and Welfare                                          
                                                                                
     Special  post   offices  designated   for  voting  shall  be               
established in medical facilities and institutions of social care               
and welfare.                                                                    
                                                                                
     Patients of such facilities and institutions who are able to               
move shall  vote themselves  in accordance with the procedure set               
forth in Article 60 of this Law.                                                
                                                                                
     Inmates of  health facilities  and  institutions  of  social               
care who  are unable  to move  shall be  visited by  officials of               
special post  offices who are approved by electoral committees of               
electoral  areas.  The  voting  person  must,  in  conditions  of               
privacy, personally  mark the  ballot-paper and  put it  into the               
voucher envelope.  If necessary,  he    may  be  assisted  by  an               
individual whom he  trusts.                                                     
                                                                                
     According to  the instruction  of the head of an institution               
of health  care or  welfare, it  may be  prohibited to  disturb a               
person who  is in  bad condition  for the purpose of voting. Such               
instructions shall be obligatory to all post officials.                         
                                                                                
     It shall  also be  prohibited to disturb individuals for the               
purpose of  voting whom  a commission  of doctors  have concluded               
pursuant to  the established  procedure of the Ministry of Health               
Care to be incapable of controlling and understanding the essence               
of their  actions at  the time  of voting  due to  chronic mental               
disease, feeble-mindedness, or temporary mental disorder.                       
                                                                                
     Article 63. Voting in Military Units                                       
                                                                                
     Special  post   offices  designated   for  voting  shall  be               
established in  military units of the national defense system and               
internal service.                                                               
                                                                                
     If possible,  chief officers of military units shall provide               
conditions for  servicemen to  vote in  the  electoral  districts               
according to their permanent place of residence.                                
                                                                                
     Article 64. Voting in Places of Imprisonment                               
                                                                                
     Special  post   offices  designated   for  voting  shall  be               
established in places of imprisonment.                                          
                                                                                
     In accordance  with the  procedure set  forth in the laws of               
the Republic  of Lithuania,  heads of  places of imprisonment may               
allow   sentenced persons to vote in the electoral areas of their               
permanent place of residence.                                                   
                                                                                
                           CHAPTER 10                                           
                                                                                
    CALCULATION OF VOTES AND ESTABLISHMENT OF VOTING RESULTS                    
                                                                                
     Article 65. Calculation of Voucher Envelopes and Ballot-                   
               papers in Post Offices                                           
                                                                                
     Post office heads shall deliver unused envelopes and ballot-               
papers to the electoral committee of their electoral area one day               
prior to elections.                                                             
                                                                                
     In accordance  with the procedure established by the Central               
Electoral Committee,  the calculation  of voucher  envelopes  and               
ballot-papers shall  be conducted  by the head of the post office               
in a journal specially designated for this purpose.                             
                                                                                
     The post  office shall  deliver envelopes containing ballot-               
papers marked  by voters  to electoral  committees  of  electoral               
districts on the day of the elections, but not later than 2 hours               
before the closing of the elections.                                            
                                                                                
     The  Central   Electoral   Committee   shall   conduct   the               
registration  of  voucher  envelopes  and  ballot-papers  in  the               
Republic of Lithuania. (Amended 16 March 1993)                                  
                                                                                
     Article 66. 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, individually collect unused               
ballot-papers from  each member of the electoral committee, count               
them publicly,  record the number of them in the vote calculation               
record and  check, according  to signatures in the voter list and               
voter's certificates,  that no  ballot-papers have been handed in               
unlawfully 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 or               
                                                                                
faulty ballot-papers  shall be  entered in  the vote  calculation               
record. (Amended 16 March 1993)                                                 
                                                                                
     Article 67. Registration of Voters Who Have Voted and                      
               Calculation of Votes in the Electoral District                   
                                                                                
     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  electoral               
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.                          
                                                                                
     Having ascertained that the ballot box has not been tampered               
with and  in the  presence of  at least 3/5 if the members of the               
committee as  well as  observers, it 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               
calculated.                                                                     
                                                                                
     Votes shall  be calculated in such a way that this procedure               
and ballot-papers marked by voters may be observed by all persons               
present during  the calculation  of votes.  The Central Electoral               
Committee  shall   establish  the   concrete  procedure  for  the               
calculation of votes.                                                           
                                                                                
     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  voters'  signatures               
testifying the receipt of ballot-papers. 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. (Amended 16 March 1993)                               
                                                                                
     Article 67. 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 saying  "has voted by mail" 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, the ballot-box shall be opened and upon opening the               
sealed voucher  envelopes, the  votes received  by mail  shall be               
calculated according  to the requirements of Article 67. If there               
is more  than one  ballot-paper of  the one-candidate  and multi-               
candidate electoral  area 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. (Amended 16 March 1993)                  
                                                                                
     Article 68. Vote Calculation Records in the Electoral                      
               District                                                         
                                                                                
     Two vote  calculation records  shall be  drawn up  in  every               
electoral district  - one of the one-candidate electoral area and               
one of the multi-candidate electoral area.                                      
                                                                                
     The vote  calculation record  of the one-candidate electoral               
area shall include the following:                                               
                                                                                
     1) the number of voters in the electoral district;                         
                                                                                
     2) the  number of  ballot-papers received from the electoral               
committee of the electoral area;                                                
                                                                                
     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 and faulty ballot-papers;                
                                                                                
     4) the number of annulled 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  members of the               
Seimas;                                                                         
                                                                                
     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 members of the Seimas;                                                   
                                                                                
     14) the  total number  of voters  who  participated  in  the               
elections in the electoral district;                                            
                                                                                
     15)  the  total  number  of  invalid  ballot-papers  in  the               
electoral district; and                                                         
                                                                                
     16) the  total number of votes cast for each candidate to the              
members of the Seimas.                                                          
                                                                                
     The vote  calculation record of the multi-candidate electoral              
area shall include the following:                                               
                                                                                
     1) the number of voters in the electoral area;                             
                                                                                
     2) the  number of  ballot-papers received from the electoral               
committee of the electoral area;                                                
                                                                                
     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, the number of unused and faulty ballot-papers;                    
                                                                                
     4) the number of annuled ballot-papers;                                    
     5) the  number of voters who have voted in the polling place               
of the electoral district;                                                      
                                                                                
     6) the time of the opening of the ballot-box;                              
                                                                                
     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 the list of candidates nominated by each              
political party or political organization (their coalition);                    
                                                                                
     10) the  number of envelopes received by mail, 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  which have been               
separately cast  for the  list of  candidates nominated  by  each               
political party or political organization (their coalition);                    
                                                                                
     14) the  total number of voters who have participated in the               
elections in the electoral district;                                            
                                                                                
     15)  the  total  number  of  invalid  ballot-papers  in  the               
electoral district; and                                                         
                                                                                
     16)  the  total  number  of  votes  cast  for  the  list  of               
candidates  nominated   by  each  political  party  or  political               
organization (their coalition).                                                 
                                                                                
     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 records,  indicating the number of extra ballot-papers              
which were found.                                                               
                                                                                
     The vote calculation records 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 records.  Their marks  and the  opinions  of  the               
members of  the committee  shall be  attached to  the record  and               
shall be an inseparable part thereof. (Amended 16 March 1993)                   
                                                                                
     Article 69. Invalid Ballot-papers                                          
                                                                                
     Invalid ballot-papers shall be:                                            
                                                                                
     1) ballot-papers of an unestablished sample;                               
                                                                                
     2) ballot-papers  sealed with the seal of the wrong electoral              
district;                                                                       
                                                                                
     3) ballot-papers of the wrong electoral area; and                          
                                                                                
     4) ballot-papers  on which  more than  one candidate  to the               
members of  the Seimas or the list of candidates nominated by the               
political party,  political organization   (their  coalition) are               
marked by  the voter  who have voted for them or ballot-papers on               
which no one candidate or the list of candidates are marked.                    
                                                                                
     The decision  to declare  a ballot  invalid shall be made by               
the electoral committee of the electoral district.                              
                                                                                
     Article 70. The Presentation of Vote Calculation Documents                 
               of the Electoral District to the Electoral                       
               Committee of the Electoral Area                                  
                                                                                
     All ballot-papers,  including  invalid  and  unused  ballot-               
papers, vote  calculation records, voter lists and other election               
documents  shall  be  put  into  a  package  and  sealed  by  the               
electoral committee  of the  electoral district  in the procedure               
established by the Central Electoral Committee. The package shall               
be delivered  to the  electoral committee  of the  electoral area               
within 12  hours of  the closing  of   voting, unless the Central               
Electoral Committee provides otherwise.                                         
                                                                                
     The Central Electoral Committee and the Ministry of Internal               
Affairs must  ensure the safety of the election documents and the               
persons transporting them.                                                      
                                                                                
     Article 71. The Calculation of Votes in the Electoral                      
               Committee of the Electoral Area                                  
                                                                                
     The electoral  committee of  the electoral  area shall begin               
tallying votes  when it  receives all  vote calculation documents               
from electoral districts.                                                       
                                                                                
     Articles 72  and 73  shall be  deemed invalid.  (Amended  16               
March 1993)                                                                     
                                                                                
     Article 74. Vote Calculation Records of the Electoral                      
               Committee of the Electoral Area                                  
                                                                                
     In accordance  with vote  calculation records, ballot-papers               
and other  documents    of  electoral  districts,  the  electoral               
committee of the electoral area shall establish:                                
                                                                                
     1)  the  number  of  voters  who  have  participated  in  the              
elections of  the electoral  area, which shall equal the number of              
voters who  have voted in the electoral districts of the electoral              
area;                                                                           
                                                                                
     2) the number of invalid ballot-papers in the electoral area               
which shall  equal the  number of  invalid ballot-papers  in  the               
electoral districts of the electoral area;                                      
                                                                                
     3) the  number of ballot-papers valid in the electoral area,               
which shall  equal the  number  of  ballot-papers  valid  in  the               
electoral districts of the electoral area;                                      
                                                                                
     4) the  number of  votes cast  for  each  candidate  to  the               
members of  the Seimas,  which  shall  equal  the  sum  of  votes               
received in the electoral districts separately for each candidate               
to the member of the Seimas; and                                                
                                                                                
     5) the  number of  votes cast  for the  list  of  candidates               
nominated by the political party or political organization (their               
coalition), which  shall equal  the number  of  votes  separately               
received for  the list  of candidates nominated by each political               
party or  political organization  (their coalition).  (Amended 16               
March 1993)                                                                     
                                                                                
     Article 75. The Establishment of Election Results in One-                  
               Candidate Electoral Areas                                        
                                                                                
     Elections shall  be considered  to have  been held  in  one-               
candidate electoral  areas if  more than 40 percent of the voters               
registered in  the voter  list of that electoral area participate               
in the  elections. A  candidate shall  be considered elected when               
more than  half of the voters participating in the elections vote               
for him or her in the elections.                                                
                                                                                
     If more than two candidates were standing for election in the              
electoral area  and none  of them are elected to the member of the              
Seimas,  the   Central  Electoral   Committee,  adhering   to  the              
requirements  of   this  Law,  shall,  within  two  weeks  of  the              
publication of  election results,  hold a  repeat vote between the              
two candidates  who received  the most  votes in the first voting.              
After the  repeat voting,  the candidate for whom more voters cast              
votes shall  be considered elected. If an equal number of votes is              
cast for  both  candidates,  a  repeat  election  shall  be  held.              
(Amended 16 March 1993)                                                         
                                                                                
     If, in  the electoral  area, no more than two candidates were              
standing for  election and neither of them was elected, the repeat              
elections shall be held.                                                        
                                                                                
     Article 76. The Establishment of the Election Results in a                 
               Multi-candidate Electoral Area                                   
                                                                                
     The elections  shall be  considered to  have been  held in a               
multi-candidate electoral  area if  more than  one fourth  of all               
voters participate in them.                                                     
                                                                                
     Political parties  or political  organizations  (coalitions)               
may receive  mandates of  the members  of the  Seimas only  if at               
least 4  percent of  the voters  participating in  the  elections               
voted for  the list  of candidates  that they  presented.  Public               
political organisations of ethnic minorities may receive mandates               
of the  members of  the Seimas  if the number of voters who voted               
for their  proposed list of candidates is not less than is needed               
to establish at least one quota.                                                
                                                                                
     Mandates for  political parties  and political organizations               
(coalitions) shall be distributed proportionally according to the               
number of  votes received by each political organization applying               
the method of quotas and remainders.                                            
                                                                                
     At first, the quota shall be counted, that is, how many votes              
are needed to receive one mandate. It shall be equal to the number              
of votes, divided by 70,  cast in a multi-candidate electoral area              
for the  lists participating  in the  distribution of mandates. If              
when dividing,  the quotient  is with  a remainder,  the remainder              
shall be deducted and 1 shall be added to the quotient.                         
                                                                                
     The number  of votes cast for each list shall then be divided              
by the quota. The received integer quotient shall be the number of              
mandates for  each list  and remainders  of this division shall be              
used to  distribute the  rest  of  the  mandates.  Therefore,  all              
political organisations  (coalitions) shall  be  written  down  in              
succession -  according to  the size of the remainders received by              
organisations by  the dividing, beginning with the largest. If the              
remainders of  two organisations are equal, the first written down              
shall be  the organization which receives more votes of voters and              
if these  numbers are  also equal, the first written down shall be              
the organization which has received more mandates in all electoral              
areas. The rest of the mandates shall be distributed by one to the              
lists according to the succession established in this way.                      
                                                                                
     If one  of the  political parties  (coalitions) received the               
larger number  of mandates  than was  on its  list, the number of               
mandates left  would be  distributed to  other lists  in the same               
way.                                                                            
                                                                                
     Candidates of  the same  list shall  receive mandates in the               
numerical order which is provided in the application documents of               
the political  organization (coalition). Those candidates who are               
elected in  one-candidate electoral  areas shall  be omitted from               
the list.  The issuance  of the  certificate of the member of the               
Seimas to  the elected  candidate from  the list of the political               
organization for  whom a  repeat voting  must be  still held in a               
one-candidate  electoral  area,  shall  be  postponed  until  the               
establishment of the results of the repeat voting.                              
                                                                                
                                                                                
     Article 77. The Presentation of Vote Calculation Documents                 
               of the Electoral Area to the Central Electoral                   
               Committee                                                        
                                                                                
     All documents  received from  electoral  districts,  ballot-               
papers  received   by  mail,  vote  calculation  records  of  the               
electoral area,  the record  of  the  establishment  of  election               
results of the electoral area, and other election documents shall               
be put  into a  package and  sealed by the electoral committee of               
the electoral  area. Packages  shall be  delivered to the Central               
Electoral Committee  within the  time period  established by  the               
Central Electoral Committee.                                                    
                                                                                
     The  Central  Electoral  Committee  shall  keep  in  custody               
election documents  during the  whole period of the powers of the               
Seimas.                                                                         
                                                                                
     Article 78. The Participation of Observers in the                          
               Calculation of Votes and Establishment of Election               
               Results                                                          
                                                                                
     The observers  of political parties, political organizations               
and  candidates   to  the   members  of   the  Seimas,  and  also               
representatives  of   the  mass  media  may  participate  in  the               
calculation of  votes in  electoral districts and areas, and also               
in the establishment of election results in electoral areas.                    
                                                                                
     The observers  shall have  the right  to  make  remarks  and               
claims to  the appropriate  electoral committees  concerning  the               
violations of  this and  other laws  of the Republic of Lithuania               
but they  must not  hinder  the work of electoral committees. The               
observers shall have the right to make a written protest which is               
delivered to  the  electoral  committee  of  the  electoral  area               
together with other election documents of the electoral district.               
                                                                                
     The representatives  of the  mass media  shall be prohibited               
from disseminating the information about the vote calculation and               
election results by video and sound recording equipments, orally,               
in writing,  or  otherwise,  until  the  report  of  the  Central               
Electoral Committee.                                                            
                                                                                
     Article 78. Complaints against the Decisions of Electoral                  
               Committees which Have Been Adopted after the                     
               Closing of Voting                                                
                                                                                
     Political parties  and political  organizations  which  have               
nominated a  candidate to  member of  the Seimas,  candidates  to               
members of the Seimas, their authorized agents, and observers may               
appeal against the decisions of electoral committees of electoral               
districts concerning  the drawing  up of vote calculation records               
to the  electoral committee  of the electoral area only within 24               
hours of  their adoption.  These complaints  must  be  considered               
within 24 hours.                                                                
                                                                                
     While  considering   complaints  against  the  decisions  of               
electoral  committees   of  electoral  districts  concerning  the               
drawing up  of vote  calculation records, electoral committees of               
electoral areas, in the presence of at least 3/5 of the committee               
members, may  recount ballot-papers  which are  presented by  the               
electoral committee  of the electoral district, and, in the event               
of an arithmetical error in the records or incorrectly calculated               
valid and  invalid ballot-papers, the committees shall draw up an               
additional vote  calculation record of the electoral district and               
attach it  to  the  vote  calculation  record  of  the  electoral               
district. Electoral  committees of electoral areas shall not have               
the right  to nullify  the vote  calculation records of electoral               
districts.                                                                      
                                                                                
     While  considering   complaints  against  the  decisions  of               
electoral committees of electoral areas concerning the drawing up               
of vote  calculation records  in the  electoral area, the Central               
Electoral Committee may recount ballot-papers which are presented               
by the  electoral committee  of the  electoral area,  and, in the               
event of  an arithmetical  error in  the records  or  incorrectly               
calculated valid  or invalid  ballot-papers, the  Committee shall               
draw up  an additional  vote calculation  record of the electoral               
area or  electoral district and attach it to the vote calculation               
record of  the electoral  area. The  Central Electoral  Committee               
shall have  no right  to  nullify  vote  calculation  records  of               
electoral areas and districts.                                                  
                                                                                
     Political parties  and political  organizations  which  have               
nominated candidates  to  members  of  the  Seimas,  as  well  as               
candidates to  members of  the Seimas,  may  appeal  against  the               
decisions of  the Central  Electoral  Committee  or  against  the               
refusal of  the Committee  to consider  complaints concerning the               
violations of  the Law  on Elections to the Seimas only within 24               
hours of the official publication of the election results, to the               
Seimas or  the President  of the  Republic. In  such cases,   the               
Seimas or  President of  the Republic  shall,  within  48  hours,               
appeal  to  the  Constitutional  Court  with  the  interpellation               
concerning the  violation of  the Law in Elections to the Seimas.               
(Amended 16 March 1993)                                                         
                                                                                
     Article 78. Interpellation Concerning the Violation of the                 
               Law on Elections to the Seimas of the Republic of                
               Lithuania                                                        
                                                                                
     Within 3  days of  the official  publication of the election               
results, the  Seimas of  the Republic of Lithuania as well as the               
President of  the Republic may appeal to the Constitutional Court               
with the  interpellation whether  the Law  on  Elections  to  the               
Seimas of the Republic of Lithuania has been violated.                          
                                                                                
     The Constitutional  Court shall investigate and evaluate the               
decision of  the Central  Electoral Committee  or its  refusal to               
consider complaints  concerning the  violations  of  the  Law  on               
Elections to  the Seimas  of the  Republic of  Lithuania in those               
cases when  decisions have  been adopted  or another  duty of the               
Committee has been performed after the closing of voting.                       
                                                                                
     This   interpellation   shall   be   investigated   by   the               
Constitutional Court  within 72  hours of  its submission  to the               
Constitutional Court.  Non-working days shall be included in this               
period.                                                                         
                                                                                
     Basing itself  on the  findings of the Constitutional Court,               
the Seimas  of the  Republic of  Lithuania shall  make the  final               
ruling concerning  the violation  of the  Law on Elections to the               
Seimas of the Republic of Lithuania.                                            
                                                                                
     If the  Constitutional Court  makes a finding that the Law on              
Elections to  the Seimas  of the  Republic of  Lithuania has  been              
severely violated  or election  documents have  been falsified and              
this has  had an  essential influence on the election results, the              
Seimas of  the Republic of Lithuania may pass one of the following              
resolutions:                                                                    
                                                                                
     1) to  declare the  elections in the one-candidate or multi-               
candidate electoral  area  invalid  -  when,  according  to  vote               
calculation records,  it is impossible to establish real election               
results; or                                                                     
                                                                                
     2) to  establish real  final election  results according  to               
vote calculation records submitted by electoral committees.                     
                                                                                
     The Seimas  shall also  pass a  resolution  on  legally  and               
illegally elected  members of the Seimas. (Amended 16 March 1993)               
                                                                                
                                                                                
     Article 79. The Publication of Election Results                            
                                                                                
     The final  election  results  shall  be  publicized  by  the               
Central Electoral Committee within 7 days of the elections.                     
                                                                                
     Article 80. The Certificate of the Member of the Seimas                    
                                                                                
     After  the   publication  of  election  results  the  Central              
Electoral Committee shall issue certificates of the members of the              
Seimas to  the elected  members of  the Seimas within 3 days, with              
the exception  of cases  provided  in  Article  76.  All  disputes              
concerning the  non-issuance of  the certificate  of the member of              
the Seimas  within 3 days shall be settled by the Supreme Court of              
the Republic of Lithuania whose decision is final.                              
                                                                                
     Article 81. The Replacement of the Member of the Seimas                    
                                                                                
     Upon the  death of a member of the Seimas, or if he is unable              
to fulfill  the powers  of the member of the Seimas, or his powers              
as the  member of the Seimas  are terminated before the expiration              
of his term of office as the member of the Seimas:                              
                                                                                
     1) new  elections shall be held in a one-candidate electoral               
area where he has been elected; and                                             
                                                                                
     2) the  first non-elected  candidate of the political party,               
political organization  or joint  list  according  to  which  the               
former member  of the  Seimas has  been elected,  shall become  a               
member of the Seimas in a multi-candidate electoral area.                       
                                                                                
     Article 82. Repeat Elections                                               
                                                                                
     Repeat elections shall be held:                                            
                                                                                
     1) in  electoral areas where the voting has not been held or               
declared invalid; and                                                           
                                                                                
     2) in cases provided in Article 75 of this Law.                            
                                                                                
     Repeat elections  shall be  held within  half  a  year.  The               
Central Electoral  Committee shall  establish the  actual day  of               
repeat elections and their procedure.                                           
                                                                                
     Article 83. The Declaration of Elections as Invalid                        
                                                                                
     The Central Electoral Committee may declare election results               
in  electoral   areas  invalid  if  it  establishes  that  severe               
violations of  this Law  were committed during voting or that the               
falsification of  documents had  an essential  influence  on  the               
election results. (Amended 16 March 1993)                                       
                                                                                
     Article 84. The Loss of the Mandate of a Member of the                     
               Seimas                                                           
                                                                                
     In the event that a candidate to the post of a member of the               
Seimas  consciously  cooperated  with  the  special  services  of               
foreign states  and was  not thereby carrying out the assignments               
of the  Republic of Lithuania, he must make a public announcement               
thereof as  well as indicate the fact in his election posters and               
in the  posters of the political organization bearing the list of               
candidates.                                                                     
                                                                                
     If the  candidate fails to act in the prescribed manner, and               
if after  the elections  his cooperation  with the  KGB or  other               
foreign special services  which  was not related  to carrying out               
the assignments  of the  Republic of  Lithuania  is  proved,  his               
powers as  the member of the Seimas shall be terminated from that               
day forward.                                                                    
                                                                                
     Article 85. The Entry into Force of  the Law                               
                                                                                
     This Law  shall enter  into force on the day of the adoption               
of the  Resolution of  the Supreme  Council of  the  Republic  of               
Lithuania "On  the Election  to the  Seimas of  the  Republic  of               
Lithuania on 25 October 1992."                                                  
                                                                                
                                                                                
                                                                                
Vytautas Landsbergis                                                            
President                                                                       
Supreme Council                                                                 
Republic of Lithuania                                                           
Vilnius                                                                         
9 July 1992                                                                     
No.I-2721