REPUBLIC OF LITHUANIA                                     
                                                                                
                                 LAW                                            
                                                                                
                         ON THE AMENDMENT OF                                    
                                                                                
                  THE LAW ON ELECTIONS TO THE SEIMAS                            
                                                                                
                                                                                
     (Valstybės Žinios, 1992, No.22-635, No.24-710; 1993, No.10-                
                              234;                                              
                  1994, No.89-1718; 1995, No.7-142)                             
                                                                                
      Article  1. Newly Revised Version of the  Law  of  the                    
          Republic of Lithuania on Elections to the Seimas                      
      The  Law of the Republic of Lithuania on Elections  to  the               
Seimas shall be amended and set forth to read as follows:                       
                                                                                
                        "REPUBLIC OF LITHUANIA                                  
                    LAW ON ELECTIONS TO THE SEIMAS                              
                                                                                
                        I. 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               
areas  on  the basis of universal and equal suffrage,  by  secret               
ballot in direct mixed system elections.                                        
                                                                                
     Article 2. Universal Suffrage                                              
      1. 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 legally incompetent  by  court               
shall not participate in elections.                                             
      2.  Any  citizen of the Republic of Lithuania  who  is  not               
connected with a foreign state by oath or pledge and is at  least               
25  years of age on the day of elections, and permanently resides               
in  Lithuania  may be elected as Seimas member. When establishing               
for  a  citizen, who has arrived in Lithuania from another  State               
for  residency, a fact of permanent residence, a one-year  period               
established  in the Law of the Republic of Lithuania  on  Persons               
Considered  Permanent Residents or Residents of the  Republic  of               
Lithuania  shall  not  apply to. The fact of permanent  residence               
established  in  this way shall be recognised as  important  only               
according to the Law on Elections to the Seimas.                                
      3.  Persons  who, with 65 days remaining before  elections,               
have  not completed a court-imposed sentence, as well as  persons               
who  have  been  declared legally incompetent and  of  diminished               
responsibility by the court may not be elected as Seimas members.               
      4. Persons who on the day of elections are in the active or               
alternative   service,  as  well  as  officers,  non-commissioned               
officers and re-enlistees of the national defence system,  police               
and  the  internal  affairs service who, with 65  days  remaining               
before elections, have not retired from service, and officers  of               
other  militarised and security services who are on  the  payroll               
may not be elected as Seimas members.                                           
      5.  Other direct or indirect abridgements of the  right  to               
vote  of the 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.                      
                                                                                
     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 electoral area and               
a  multi-candidate electoral area, and these votes shall have the               
same  value  as the votes of every citizen who has the  right  to               
vote.  Every  voter  shall have an equal  right  to  express  his               
opinion  about  the candidates who are entered  in  the  list  of               
candidates for which he votes in a multi-candidate area, and this               
opinion  shall have the same value as the opinion of every  voter               
who has voted for this list.                                                    
                                                                                
     Article 4. Direct Elections                                                
      There  shall be no voting by proxy in elections  of  Seimas               
members.                                                                        
                                                                                
     Article 5. Secret Ballot                                                   
      1.  Voters  shall vote in person and by secret  ballot.  It               
shall  be  prohibited  for a person to vote  instead  of  another               
person  or to vote by proxy. A voter who, because of his physical               
disability,  cannot  cast a ballot himself,  may  vote  with  the               
assistance of another person whom he trusts, as it is provided in               
paragraph  6 of Article 65 of this Law. If someone gets  to  know               
the secret of another person's voting, it shall be prohibited  to               
divulge it.                                                                     
      2. Controlling the will of the voters in elections shall be               
prohibited. It shall be prohibited to influence the  will  of  an               
elector  to  vote for or against any candidate  or  the  list  of               
candidates.  An elector must be provided with the  conditions  to               
mark  a  ballot in secret and without interference. It  shall  be               
prohibited  to act with the ballot in such a way that the  secret               
of voting might be revealed.                                                    
     3. An elector must vote in secret.                                         
                                                                                
      Article  6.  Announcement of the Date of Elections  to  the               
Seimas                                                                          
     1. Regular elections to the Seimas shall be announced by the               
President  of the Republic, and pre-term elections to the  Seimas               
may  be  announced by the Seimas of the Republic of Lithuania  or               
the President of the Republic.                                                  
     2. Regular elections to the Seimas shall be announced by the               
President  of  Republic no later than six  months  prior  to  the               
expiration  of  the powers of the Seimas members. If,  with  four               
months  remaining  before the expiration of  the  powers  of  the               
Seimas  members, the President of the Republic has not  announced               
the date of regular elections to the Seimas, regular elections to               
the Seimas shall be held on the last Sunday from which at least a               
month  remains before the expiration of the powers of the  Seimas               
members. Regular elections to the Seimas shall be held no earlier               
than  two  months  and  no  later than one  month  prior  to  the               
expiration of the powers of the Seimas members.                                 
      3.  If  regular  elections must  be  held  during  military               
operations,  the  Seimas or the President of the  Republic  shall               
adopt  a  decision to prolong the powers of the Seimas . In  this               
event  elections must be called no later than within three months               
after the end of the war.                                                       
      4.  Pre-term  elections to the Seimas may be  held  on  the               
decision of the Seimas adopted by three-fifths majority  vote  of               
all  the  Seimas  members, or announced by the President  of  the               
Republic  in the cases provided in Paragraph 2 of Article  58  of               
the  Constitution.  The  elections to  the  new  Seimas  must  be               
organised  within three months from the adoption of the  decision               
on the pre-term elections. The day of elections to the new Seimas               
shall be specified in the decree of the President of the Republic               
concerning regular elections to the Seimas, and in the resolution               
of  the  Seimas  or  decree  of the  President  of  the  Republic               
concerning pre-term elections to the Seimas.                                    
      5.  The  day  when  ballots are cast in  a  multi-candidate               
electoral  area  and  in the first round  of  elections  in  one-               
candidate  electoral areas shall be considered  the  day  of  the               
election  to the new Seimas. Voting by post, as well as on  ships               
and  in diplomatic missions shall be carried out on or before the               
election day as it is provided for in this Law. The term which is               
calculated from the election day and may be implemented only when               
the  election  results  are publicised shall  be  started  to  be               
calculated from the day of publicising the election results.                    
      6. The date of repeat voting, new or repeat elections in  a               
one-candidate  electoral area shall be announced by  the  Central               
Electoral  Committee in cases provided in this Law no later  than               
within  15  days  from the day when the necessity  to  hold  such               
elections has occurred, unless otherwise provided in this Law.                  
                                                                                
     Article 7. Making the Preparation and Execution of Elections               
Public                                                                          
      1.  Public  notice of a meeting of the electoral  committee               
shall  be  given  on the notice board placed in the  building  in               
which the electoral committee office is situated, and the members               
of  this electoral committee shall be personally informed thereof               
no later than 24 hours prior to the beginning of the meeting. The               
Central  Electoral Committee shall additionally inform  the  mass               
media  through  the Lithuanian Telegram Agency (ELTA)  about  its               
meetings  where the following matters shall be decided: dates  of               
new  and  repeat  elections; establishment of the  boundaries  of               
electoral areas; formation and change of the composition  of  the               
committees of electoral areas; registration of candidates; issues               
determined  by  drawing lots; establishment of election  results,               
final  election results; termination of the powers  of  a  Seimas               
member  before the expiration of the term of office;  recognition               
of the powers of a new Seimas member, as well as consideration of               
disputes concerning the election campaign and violations  of  the               
Law on Elections.                                                               
      2.  Meetings  and voting of electoral committees  shall  be               
open,  the  following  may  observe  them:  representatives   and               
observers  of  parties, political organisations,  candidates  for               
Seimas  member,  upon presenting certificates of the  established               
form  or confirmed with the seal of the organisations which  have               
authorised them for that; representatives of the mass media, upon               
presenting employment certificates. A candidate for Seimas member               
may  participate in the meeting of an electoral committee  if:  a               
decision  concerning  his  personal activities  or  circumstances               
directly  related with his person is being adopted; the  chairman               
of  the electoral committee has invited him to participate in the               
meeting.                                                                        
      3. Persons present in the meeting hall may from their seats               
record,  write down in shorthand or take down everything that  is               
said  at  the  meeting, photograph or film, record  visually.  It               
shall be allowed to photograph and film, and record visually when               
it  requires  walking  about the hall or using  special  lighting               
equipment,  as  well  as  to broadcast live  meetings  only  upon               
permission by the electoral committee chairman.                                 
      4.  Electoral  committees cannot hold closed meetings.  The               
Central Electoral Committee may prohibit anyone from entering the               
workroom  of the service staff of electoral committees,  document               
safe-keeping   premises,   if  it  is  necessary   to   guarantee               
undisturbed working conditions of the staff, to protect electoral               
documents.                                                                      
      5. If there is a reason to believe that during a meeting  a               
threat  to  the  security  of  an  electoral  committee  or   its               
participants  may  arise,  the  chairman  of  the  committee  may               
instruct  the  police to scrutinise the documents, belongings  of               
the persons who enter into the hall, or to inspect the persons.                 
      6.  The electoral committee may eject from the meeting hall               
the persons who hinder the committee in its normal work.                        
                                                                                
      Article  8.  Expenditures Related to  the  Preparation  and               
Execution of                                                                    
               Elections                                                        
      The  State  and local authorities shall cover  expenditures               
related  to  the  preparation  and execution  of  elections.  The               
expenditures of electoral committees related to organisation  and               
execution  of elections and the work of the members of  electoral               
committees and the service staff shall be paid with state  funds.               
Maintenance  of  polling  places and office  space  of  electoral               
committees of electoral areas and districts, expenditures related               
to  acquisition  and keeping of the equipment of  polling  places               
shall be paid with local authority funds.                                       
                                                                                
                                                                                
             II. Electoral Areas and Electoral Districts                        
                                                                                
     Article 9. Formation of Electoral Areas                                    
      1.  For  the  organisation 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.  An  electoral  area shall  be  formed  from  electoral               
districts  which have common boundaries. The number of voters  in               
electoral  areas must be from 0,9 to 1,1 of an average number  of               
the  voters  in  all one-candidate electoral areas.  The  Central               
Electoral  Committee shall no later than 95  days  prior  to  the               
election  establish  and  no later than  90  days  prior  to  the               
election  publish in the Valstybės Žinios the list  of  electoral               
districts  forming  an  electoral area, addresses  and  telephone               
numbers  of  their  polling  places,  number  of  voters  in  the               
electoral  area,  and  the address and  telephone  number  of  an               
electoral committee of the electoral area.                                      
      2.  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 vote. 70 Seimas members shall be elected               
in  the  said electoral area according to the proportional system               
of elections.                                                                   
                                                                                
     Article 10. Formation of Electoral Districts                               
      1. Taking into consideration the convenience for a voter to               
reach  a  polling place and the number of voters, territories  of               
cities and regions shall be divided into electoral districts.                   
      2.  The  division of the territory of a town,  region  into               
electoral districts shall be approved and changed by the  Central               
Electoral  Committee  on the recommendation  of  the  mayor.  The               
Central Electoral Committee shall publish in the Valstybės Žinios               
a list of approved electoral districts and changes made therein.                
      3. No more than 5,000 voters may reside in the territory of               
an electoral district.                                                          
      4.  The boundaries of an electoral district, address  of  a               
polling place shall be changed when necessary, but no later  than               
100  days prior to the election. In the recommendation to approve               
the division of the territory of a local authority into electoral               
districts, the town, region mayor shall specify the following:  a               
proposed  name  of  an electoral district, addresses  forming  an               
electoral  district,  number of voters in  the  formed  district,               
address  and  telephone number of a polling place. Changes  which               
are  proposed to be made shall be specified in the recommendation               
to change the division of the territory of a local authority into               
electoral districts. No later than 100 prior to the election  the               
mayor shall also inform the Central Electoral Committee about new               
addresses, changed addresses or addresses which are no longer  in               
effect, as well as approve the addresses and telephone numbers of               
polling places.                                                                 
                                                                                
                                                                                
                 III. ORGANISATION of Elections                                 
                                                                                
     Article 11. Electoral Committees                                           
      1. Elections to the Seimas shall be organised and conducted               
by:                                                                             
     1) the Central Electoral Committee;                                        
     2) the electoral committees of electoral areas; and                        
     3) the electoral committees of electoral districts.                        
     2. A citizen of the Republic of Lithuania may be proposed to               
the  electoral committee provided he has the right to be  elected               
as  Seimas member (without taking into consideration the  minimum               
age  limit set for a candidate for Seimas member, but who is  not               
younger  than 18 years of age on the election day)  and  has  not               
been  removed from the electoral committee due to the  violations               
of laws on elections or referendum.                                             
      3.  The same person cannot concurrently be: a member of the               
electoral  committee  and  a  candidate  for  Seimas  member;   a               
candidate for Seimas member and a representative for elections; a               
representative  for the election and a member  of  the  electoral               
committee; a candidate for Seimas member and an observer  of  the               
elections; a member of the electoral committee and an observer of               
the  elections. Provided that a member of the electoral committee               
is  willing to be a candidate for Seimas member, he must no later               
than  10  days  prior to giving consent to become a candidate  or               
starting  collecting signatures of citizens resign from the  post               
of  a  member  of the electoral committee. If the member  of  the               
electoral  committee has not done so, he shall be  relieved  from               
the electoral committee for the violation of the Law on Elections               
and  shall be not registered or shall be removed from a candidate               
for Seimas member.                                                              
                                                                                
     Article 12. Formation of the Central Electoral Committee                   
      1.  The  Central Electoral Committee shall be  the  supreme               
standing  institution for the organisation of  elections  to  the               
Seimas  of  the Republic of Lithuania, President of the Republic,               
municipal councils, as well as for the organisation of referenda.               
      2.  The Seimas shall no later than 100 days and not earlier               
than  130 days prior to regular elections to the Seimas form  the               
Central  Electoral Committee for a four-year period. The  Central               
Electoral  Committee  shall not be newly formed  before  pre-term               
elections to the Seimas, its powers are preserved until a Central               
Electoral  Committee shall be formed before regular elections  to               
the Seimas.                                                                     
     3. The Central Electoral Committee shall be composed of:                   
     1) Committee Chairman;                                                     
      2)  three persons having higher legal education and who are               
chosen by lot from the six candidates proposed by the Minister of               
Justice;                                                                        
      3)  three persons having higher legal education and who are               
chosen  by lot from the six candidates proposed by the Lithuanian               
Lawyers' Society; and                                                           
      4) the persons proposed by parties, political organisations               
which  have  received  mandates of  Seimas  member  in  a  multi-               
candidate electoral area.                                                       
      4.  The  Minister  of  Justice and the Lithuanian  Lawyers'               
Society  may  propose more candidates for the  Central  Electoral               
Committee.                                                                      
      5.  The  drawing of lots during a Seimas sitting  shall  be               
organised by the Speaker or deputy Speaker of the Seimas.                       
      6.  Parties and political organisations which have received               
mandates  of  Seimas member in a multi-candidate  electoral  area               
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.                                        
      7.  If  representatives meet the requirements specified  in               
Article  11, par.2 and 3 of this Law, the Seimas may  not  reject               
proposed candidates.                                                            
      8. 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.                                                    
      9.  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 parties and political organisations which they are members               
of,  and  may not take part in the activities and carry  out  the               
instructions  of said parties or organisations while  working  in               
the Committee.                                                                  
      10.  The Central Electoral Committee shall elect the deputy               
chairman  and secretary of the Committee during its sitting.  The               
deputy  chairman shall be elected from among the members  who  do               
not represent parties or political organisations.                               
                                                                                
      Article 13. Verification of the Composition of the  Central               
Electoral                                                                       
               Committee after the Elections to the Seimas                      
      1. The Seimas of the Republic of Lithuania shall within 100               
days  after the first sitting of the newly elected Seimas  verify               
the composition of the Central Electoral Committee: shall dismiss               
and  newly appoint the Committee members proposed by parties  and               
political organisations, so that representatives of the  parties,               
political organisations which have received mandates in a  multi-               
candidate  electoral area shall be included  in  the  composition               
thereof.  When  necessary, the number of  the  Committee  members               
chosen by lot may be only increased by the Seimas.                              
      2.  The  powers  of  the Chairman of the Central  Electoral               
Committee  and  the  Committee members chosen  by  lot  shall  be               
terminated in the following cases:                                              
     1) upon his resignation;                                                   
     2) upon his death;                                                         
     3) if he does not meet the requirements specified in Article               
11, par.2 of this Law;                                                          
      4)  if a sentence inflicted upon him by a court comes  into               
force; and                                                                      
      5)  if the Constitutional Court presents a conclusion  that               
the  Law  on  Elections to the Seimas or the Law on  Presidential               
Elections has been violated due to the activities of the  Central               
Electoral Committee.                                                            
                                                                                
     Article 14. The Powers of the Central Electoral Committee                  
      1. The Central Electoral Committee shall guarantee the same               
application  of  laws on elections and referendum  on  the  whole               
territory  of  the  Republic of Lithuania. For this  purpose,  it               
shall issue the instructions for the implementation of these laws               
of  the  Republic  of Lithuania, the execution whereof  shall  be               
obligatory to all institutions and officers. The decisions of the               
Central  Electoral Committee may be changed only by  the  Central               
Electoral  Committee or an effective court's ruling. Institutions               
of State power and government, Seimas members and other officers,               
parties,  political or public organisations, as well as  citizens               
shall  be prohibited from interfering with the activities of  the               
Central  Electoral Committee related to organisation of elections               
or a referendum.                                                                
      2.  While  carrying elections to the Seimas ,  the  Central               
Electoral Committee shall:                                                      
      1)  divide  the  territory of Lithuania into  one-candidate               
electoral areas;                                                                
     2) establish electoral committees of electoral areas;                      
     3) accept application documents concerning the nomination of               
candidates for the Seimas, examine them, register the candidates,               
and announce the lists of nominated candidates who 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  of  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,  if               
necessary, electoral committees of electoral districts as well;                 
      8)  exercise  the functions of a electoral committee  of  a               
multi-candidate electoral area;                                                 
      9)  establish  and  publicise  the  final  results  of  the               
elections;                                                                      
      10) issue certificates of Seimas member of the Republic  of               
Lithuania to the elected candidate;                                             
      11)  hand  over  vote  calculation  and  other  records  of               
electoral committees to the State Archives; and                                 
     12) execute other powers provided for in this Law.                         
       3.  During  the  period  between  elections,  the  Central               
Electoral  Committee shall perform the functions of  the  Mandate               
Committee of the Seimas of the Republic of Lithuania: shall adopt               
and  announce  decisions upon termination of the Seimas  member's               
powers; acknowledge the powers of new Seimas members elected in a               
multi-candidate electoral area, call new or repeat elections in a               
one-candidate electoral area.                                                   
      4.  The  Central Electoral Committee shall  generalise  the               
election-related   experience,   together   with   other    State               
institutions  propagate the importance of  free,  democratic  and               
honest  elections,  take care of the education  of  electors.  It               
shall  also keep in touch with the institutions of other  states,               
which prepare and organise elections in those states.                           
      5.  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.                                                                        
                                                                                
      Article  15. Formation of Electoral Committees of Electoral               
Areas                                                                           
      1. The Central Electoral Committee shall for the period  of               
elections form electoral committees of electoral areas  no  later               
than 85 days prior to the elections.                                            
     2. Electoral committees of electoral areas shall be composed               
of:                                                                             
     1) two persons who reside or work in that town, region, have               
higher legal education, and who are nominated by the Minister  of               
Justice;                                                                        
     2) two persons who reside or work in that town, region, have               
higher  legal education, and who are nominated by the  Lithuanian               
Lawyers' Society.                                                               
      3) one official of "B" level who works in that town, region               
(one  from every town, region), who is nominated by the mayor  of               
that town, region; and                                                          
      4)  persons  nominated by parties, political  organisations               
which  have received the mandates of Seimas member in the  multi-               
candidate electoral area.                                                       
      3. The Minister of Justice, the Lithuanian Lawyers' Society               
and  the town, region mayor may propose more candidates.  If  the               
territory  of  an electoral area consists of the  territories  of               
several  towns,  regions, the Committee shall be formed  from  as               
many  officials  of "B" level as there are mayors  who  have  the               
right to nominate candidates.                                                   
      4. Parties, political organisations which have received the               
mandates  of Seimas member 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. If the representatives meet the requirements  of               
this  Law,  the Central Electoral Committee may not  reject  said               
candidates. In the event that candidates have not been  proposed,               
the  Central  Electoral  Committee may  additionally  appoint  as               
members  of  the Committee candidatures who are proposed  by  the               
Minister  of  Justice, the Lithuanian Lawyers' Society  or  town,               
region mayor.                                                                   
      5.  In  all  cases,  persons who  have  been  appointed  to               
electoral  committees  of  electoral areas  from  the  candidates               
proposed  by  the  Minister of Justice, the  Lithuanian  Lawyers'               
Society and the town, region mayor 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  from  the               
candidates  proposed by the Minister of Justice,  the  Lithuanian               
Lawyers' Society or the town, region mayor.                                     
      6.  If elections to the Seimas or to the municipal council,               
or  a  referendum are concurrently held on the same day, the same               
electoral   committees  of  electoral  districts  or   referendum               
committees shall be formed. The Central Electoral Committee shall               
form  a  single  - town, region, electoral area or  referendum  -               
committee in a separate electoral, referendum territory and shall               
establish   its  functions  in  organising  and  carrying   other               
elections or a referendum.                                                      
      7.  The  Central  Electoral  Committee  shall  appoint  the               
chairman of the electoral committee of an electoral area.                       
      8. During its first sitting, the electoral committee of  an               
electoral  area shall elect a deputy chairman and a secretary  of               
the committee.                                                                  
                                                                                
      Article 16. The Powers of Electoral Committees of Electoral               
Areas                                                                           
     The electoral committee of an electoral area shall:                        
      1) inform the voters who reside in the electoral area about               
the boundaries of the electoral districts, their offices, working               
hours and polling places;                                                       
     2) supervise the implementation of this Law in the electoral               
area;                                                                           
     3) form electoral committees of electoral districts;                       
      4)  make up a list of health care, social guardianship  and               
care  institutions,  military units  and  places  of  confinement               
situated in the territory of an electoral area, and together with               
the  head  of  the  post office have care of the organisation  of               
voting by post in those places;                                                 
      5)  draw  up the vote calculation records of the  electoral               
area;                                                                           
      6) consider complaints against decisions and actions of the               
electoral  committees of electoral districts and adopt  decisions               
concerning them; and                                                            
     7) exercise other powers provided for in this Law.                         
                                                                                
      Article  17. Formation of Electoral Committees of Electoral               
Districts                                                                       
      1.  No  later  than  75  days prior to  the  election,  the               
electoral  committee  of an electoral area  shall  establish  the               
number  of  the  members  of  the electoral  committees  of  each               
electoral district, which must be a multiple of the number of the               
parties  and  political organisations which  have  the  right  to               
nominate  candidates for electoral committees. If the  number  of               
proposed candidates is insufficient or there is a vacancy in  the               
committee,  the mayor of a municipality in the territory  whereof               
the   electoral  district  is  formed  may  propose  the  lacking               
candidates.                                                                     
      2.  The  parties  and  political organisations  which  have               
received  the  mandates  of Seimas member  in  a  multi-candidate               
electoral  area  from  the  list of nominated  candidates  (joint               
list), as well as the parties, political organisations which have               
received  the mandates of members of municipal councils from  the               
list  of nominated candidates (joint list) in the elections to  a               
municipal council shall enjoy the right to propose candidates for               
the  electoral committee of an electoral district, but each party               
or  political organisation shall be entitled to propose the  same               
number   of   candidates  as  the  other  parties  and  political               
organisations having right to propose candidates.                               
     3. Parties, political organisations shall submit their lists               
of candidates for the electoral committee of an electoral area no               
later than 62 days prior to the elections.                                      
      4.  Electoral committees of electoral areas shall  for  the               
period  of  elections  form  electoral  committees  of  electoral               
districts  no  later than 60 days prior to the  elections.  If  a               
candidate  meets  the requirements set forth  in  this  Law,  the               
electoral  committees of an electoral area  may  not  reject  the               
candidate.                                                                      
      5.  If  no  candidates have been proposed or  the  proposed               
candidates do not meet the requirements of this Law, or they have               
been  proposed after the set period of time, electoral committees               
of  electoral areas may alter the earlier established  number  of               
the  members of the electoral committee of an electoral  district               
or  to  address  the  mayor  to present  the  lacking  number  of               
candidates  for electoral committees of electoral districts.  The               
candidates  proposed  by the mayor may  not  be  the  members  of               
parties, political organisations or to become such members  prior               
to  the  expiration  of the powers of a member  of  an  electoral               
committee. If during a sitting not less than three members of the               
electoral committee of the electoral area shall, while appointing               
a  member  of  the  committee, object to the appointment  of  the               
candidate, proposed by the mayor, to be a member of the electoral               
committee  of an electoral district, this candidate  may  not  be               
appointed a member of the committee.                                            
      6.  Electoral committees of electoral areas shall appointed               
the chairmen of electoral committees of electoral districts.                    
      7.  During its first sitting the electoral committee of  an               
electoral  district shall elect a deputy chairman and a secretary               
of the committee.                                                               
                                                                                
      Article  18.  The  Powers  of the  Electoral  Committee  of               
Electoral District                                                              
     The electoral committee of electoral district:                             
     1) shall receive voter lists from the electoral committee of               
an    electoral   area,   provide   conditions   for    electors,               
representatives  of  parties and political organisations  at  the               
elections  to familiarise themselves with said lists, hand  voter               
certificates  to  voters or distribute them in  some  other  way,               
inform the electoral committee about inaccuracies noticed in  the               
voter list;                                                                     
     2) shall consider complaints concerning errors made in voter               
lists;                                                                          
      3)  may  observe  how voting by post is  conducted  in  the               
territory  of an electoral district, and control that  conditions               
for  voting by post would be provided in all health care,  social               
guardianship and care institutions, military units and the places               
of  confinement  situated  in  the  territory  of  the  electoral               
district;                                                                       
      4)  shall  have  care of preparing polling  places,  voting               
booths  and ballot boxes in due time pursuant to the requirements               
provided in this Law;                                                           
      5)  shall organise voting in the electoral district on  the               
day of elections;                                                               
      6)  shall  calculate votes and draw up the vote calculation               
records of the electoral district;                                              
     7) shall consider the complaints of the voters and observers               
of  that  electoral district on issues concerning the preparation               
of  the  elections, the organisation of voting, vote calculation,               
the  drawing up of vote calculation records, and adopt  decisions               
related to them; and                                                            
     8) shall exercise other powers provided for in this Law.                   
                                                                                
      Article  19.  The  Oath and a Written Pledge  of  Electoral               
Committee Members                                                               
      1. A member, chairman of an electoral committee shall start               
holding the position in the electoral committee upon having taken               
the oath or given a written pledge.                                             
      2.  The  members and the chairman of the Central  Electoral               
Committee  shall take the oath in the Seimas. The oath  shall  be               
administered by the Speaker or deputy Speaker of the Seimas.  The               
text  of  the  oath  of  the member, chairman  of  the  electoral               
committee shall read as follows:                                                
      "I,  (name,  surname), member, chairman  of  the  electoral               
committee,  swear  to be faithful to the Republic  of  Lithuania,               
observe  its Constitution and laws, conscientiously and  honestly               
perform  my  duties in the electoral committee and  refrain  from               
actions violating laws and the rights of citizens.                              
     So help me God."                                                           
      3.  The  members  and chairmen of electoral  committees  of               
electoral  areas and districts shall give a written  pledge.  The               
procedure for giving a written pledge shall be established by the               
Central Electoral Committee. The text of a written pledge of  the               
member  and the chairman of an electoral committee shall read  as               
follows:                                                                        
      "I,  (name,  surname), member, chairman  of  the  electoral               
committee,  swear  to be faithful to the Republic  of  Lithuania,               
observe  its Constitution and laws, conscientiously and  honestly               
perform  my  duties in the electoral committee and  refrain  from               
actions violating laws and the rights of citizens.                              
     So help me God."                                                           
      4. The oath may be taken or a written pledge given omitting               
the  last  sentence.  The person who has  taken  the  oath  shall               
subscribe to the prescribed oath. The oath shall be effective for               
the  whole  duration of the appointment to work in the  electoral               
committee. The person who does not take the oath, shall not  hold               
the position in the electoral committee.                                        
      5.  The oaths, written pledges of the members, chairmen  of               
the  electoral  committees shall remain in  the  custody  of  the               
institutions which have administered them.                                      
      6.  When  appointing  an electoral  committee  member,  the               
institution shall fix the date by which he must take the oath  or               
give  a  written pledge. The person who has not taken  the  oath,               
given  a  written pledge within 10 days after his appointment  or               
who  has  taken  the  oath  or given  a  written  pledge  with  a               
reservation, shall be removed from his position in the  electoral               
committee.                                                                      
                                                                                
     Article 20. Organisation of the Work of Electoral Committees               
      1. 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  vote of the majority of the committee members participating               
in  the  sitting.  In  the  event of a tie  vote,  the  committee               
chairman's vote shall be deciding. 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 and shall be an inseparable part thereof.                        
      2.  Upon  the end of elections, the powers of the chairmen,               
members of electoral committees of electoral districts, electoral               
areas  shall be terminated. The decision to terminate the  powers               
shall  be adopted by the electoral committee which appointed  the               
committee  members,  when  this  committee,  its  chairman   have               
fulfilled all the tasks assigned to him according to the Law.                   
     3. The chairman or member of an electoral committee who have               
taken the oath or given a written pledge 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  must  be  dismissed from the committee  and  may  be               
liable according to the procedure established by law.                           
                                                                                
      Article  21.  Appeals  Concerning  Decisions  of  Electoral               
Committees which                                                                
               Are Adopted prior to the Completion of Voting                    
      1. Parties and political organisations which have nominated               
a  candidate for Seimas member, a candidate for Seimas member,  a               
representative  for  elections, an election observer  may  appeal               
against  the decision of the electoral committee which  has  been               
adopted prior to the completion of voting:                                      
      1)  for  a  decision  of  the electoral  committee  of  the               
electoral  districts - to the electoral committee of an electoral               
area;                                                                           
      2)  for  a  decision  of  the electoral  committees  of  an               
electoral area - to the Central Electoral Committee; and                        
      3)  for a decision of the Central Electoral Committee -  to               
the Vilnius district court.                                                     
      2.  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 Vilnius district court shall  become               
effective from its pronouncement.                                               
                                                                                
     Article 22. Assistance for Electoral Committees                            
        1.   State   institutions,   enterprises,   offices   and               
organisations,  as well as their officers must  assist  electoral               
committees in exercising their powers and must furnish them  with               
necessary information.                                                          
        2.   State   institutions,   enterprises,   offices   and               
organisations,  as well as their officers must consider  requests               
submitted   by  electoral  committees  and  give  the   electoral               
committee a justified response within 3 days.                                   
      3. An electoral committee may employ the required number of               
personnel for assistance work.                                                  
       4.   Local   authorities  of  towns  and  regions,   state               
institutions and organisations must provide electoral  committees               
with  proper  premises  and equipment  for  the  preparation  and               
execution of elections.                                                         
                                                                                
     Article 23. Remuneration of Electoral Committee Members                    
      For  their  work in electoral committees, the chairmen  and               
members of electoral committees shall be paid wages at the  rates               
submitted by the Central Electoral Committee and approved by  the               
Government.                                                                     
                                                                                
     Article 24. Changing the Members of Electoral Committees                   
      1. The chairman or member of an electoral committee may  be               
removed  from  his  position in the committee  by  the  electoral               
committee  which approved the composition of said  committee,  or               
the  Central  Electoral  Committee  upon  having  considered  the               
complaint  concerning the decision of the electoral committee  of               
the electoral area.                                                             
      2.  The electoral committee may consider only the justified               
proposal  of  a  party or political organisation  to  recall  the               
member of the electoral committee whom it has nominated.                        
      3.  As  necessary, new chairman or member of the  electoral               
committee   shall  be  appointed  according  to   the   procedure               
established by this Law.                                                        
                                                                                
                                                                                
             IV. Voter Lists and VOTER CERTIFICATES                             
                                                                                
     Article 25. Voter Lists                                                    
      1.  For the organisation of elections, the following  voter               
lists shall be compiled:                                                        
     1) voter list of the Republic of Lithuania;                                
     2) voter lists of one-candidate electoral areas; and                       
     3) voter lists of electoral districts.                                     
      2.  Voter  lists shall be drawn up twice - provisional  and               
final.  These  lists  may  be  used  only  for  organisation  and               
execution of elections.                                                         
     3. The procedure for compiling voter lists must be such that               
every  citizen  of the Republic of Lithuania who is  entitled  to               
vote shall be registered in voter lists. No one may be registered               
in a voter list more than once.                                                 
     4. For the organisation of election campaign, at the request               
of  parties  and political organisations which have  nominated  a               
candidate   or  candidates,  generalised  voter  lists   (without               
surnames  of voters, dates of birth, exact address of  residence)               
may be drawn up. The actual expenditures related to drawing up of               
said lists shall be paid by the party, political organisation  or               
a candidate who has ordered them.                                               
     5. The voter list of the Republic of Lithuania and the voter               
lists  of  one-candidate electoral areas which are drawn  up  and               
kept  by  the  registrar  of the population  register,  shall  be               
compiled  in magnetic media. The procedure and form of  compiling               
of  lists,  method  of compiling and the procedure  for  the  use               
thereof shall be established by the Central Electoral Committee.                
                                                                                
      Article  26. General Procedure for Registering Citizens  in               
Voter Lists                                                                     
      1.  All citizens of the Republic of Lithuania who have  the               
right  to  vote  shall be registered in the  voter  list  of  the               
Republic  of Lithuania according to the data of issuance  of  the               
document (passport) confirming the citizenship, and according  to               
the  population  register  of the Republic  of  Lithuania.  Lists               
compiled according to these data shall be provisional.                          
     2. Compiling, checking and execution of voter lists shall be               
organised by the Central Electoral Committee on the basis of  the               
information   furnished  by  state  institutions  and   electoral               
committees of electoral areas.                                                  
     3. The following persons shall be struck from the voter list               
of the Republic of Lithuania:                                                   
     a citizen of the Republic of Lithuania who has died;                       
      a  person  who has lost the citizenship of the Republic  of               
Lithuania; and                                                                  
      a  citizen who has been declared legally incompetent by the               
court.                                                                          
      4.  Provisional voter lists with changes done  therein  and               
acknowledged  in  the  procedure  established  by   the   Central               
Electoral  Committee shall be not more than 7 days prior  to  the               
election  approved as final voter lists. Changes in  final  voter               
lists  may be done only with the consent of the Central Electoral               
Committee.                                                                      
                                                                                
     Article 27. Voter Lists of One-Candidate Electoral Areas                   
     The voter list of one-candidate electoral area shall be made               
in magnetic media by the Central Electoral Committee according to               
the  voter  list of the Republic of Lithuania and  the  place  of               
residence of a voter indicated therein, and shall be delivered to               
the  electoral  committee of an electoral area at least  65  days               
prior  to the election. Lists of voters residing abroad shall  be               
drawn  up  concurrently  and  shall be  delivered  to  diplomatic               
missions  of the Republic of Lithuania. A list of citizens  whose               
place of residence is unknown shall be also drawn up.                           
                                                                                
     Article 28. Voter Lists of Electoral Districts                             
     The voter list of an electoral district shall be drawn up by               
the  electoral  committee of an electoral area according  to  the               
voter  list  of  an  electoral area and the  place  of  residence               
indicated  therein,  and  shall be  delivered  to  the  electoral               
committee of an electoral district at least 55 days prior to  the               
election. A list of citizens whose place of residence is  unknown               
shall   be  also  compiled.  Voters,  ship's  crew  members   and               
passengers  who will be unable to return to Lithuania during  the               
period  of  voting by post or to be present on the election  day,               
shall,  according  to the procedure established  by  the  Central               
Electoral  Committee,  be registered  in  a  voter  list  of  the               
electoral district on the territory whereof a ship's registration               
harbour or the administration of a ship's owner is located.                     
                                                                                
     Article 29. Public Announcement of Voter Lists and Access to               
Voter Lists                                                                     
     The electoral committee of an electoral district, diplomatic               
mission  shall,  at least 55 days prior to the election,  provide               
conditions for the voters to have access to voter lists. The time               
and  place  for  the  voters to implement  this  right  shall  be               
indicated  at  the  entrance  to the  premises  of  an  electoral               
committee, situated in the diplomatic mission.                                  
                                                                                
     Article 30. A Voter Certificate                                            
      1.  A  voter certificate shall be a document issued  by  an               
electoral  committee  specifying  in  the  voter  list  of  which               
electoral  district  a citizen of the Republic  of  Lithuania  is               
registered. One cannot vote by post without this certificate.                   
     2. A voter's certificate shall contain:                                    
     1) the name and surname of the voter;                                      
     2) the birth date of the voter (year, month, day);                         
     3) the address of the voter;                                               
      4)  the  name and number of a one-member electoral area  in               
which the voter shall vote;                                                     
      5) the name, number of the electoral district in whose list               
of voters the name of the voter has been included, as well as the               
address of the polling place; and                                               
     6) the consecutive number of a voter in the voter list of an               
electoral district.                                                             
                                                                                
     Article 31. Delivery of Voter Certificates                                 
      1.  The  delivery of voter certificates to voters shall  be               
organised  by  the electoral committee of an electoral  district.               
The  diplomatic  mission shall deliver  or  send  by  post  voter               
certificates to the voters who are abroad, provided that  he  has               
informed  the  diplomatic  mission  of  his  address.   A   voter               
certificate shall not be delivered to the voter who shall vote in               
a ship.                                                                         
      2. The delivery of voter certificates shall be noted in the               
provisional  voter  list  of  an  electoral  district.  A   voter               
certificate shall be either delivered to the voter personally  or               
to  the other person who lives together with the voter, or  to  a               
neighbour  of  the voter, who knows the voter and  undertakes  to               
deliver the voter certificate to the voter. The delivery of voter               
certificates to voters must be finished at least 40  days  before               
the election.                                                                   
     3. The voter who has not received a voter certificate in due               
time  or  who has received a voter certificate with inaccuracies,               
must without delay inform the electoral committee of an electoral               
district  in whose service territory he is residing,  about  this               
and  to  produce  his passport or other document  confirming  his               
identity  to the electoral committee. If the voter is  registered               
in  the  voter  list  of this electoral district,  the  electoral               
committee  of the electoral district must write out a  new  voter               
certificate to the voter and issue it to him immediately. If  the               
voter  is  not  registered in the voter list  of  this  electoral               
district, the electoral committee of the electoral district shall               
immediately  inform the electoral committee of an electoral  area               
about this, which must have care of registering the voter in  the               
voter  list  of  this electoral district. The  voter  certificate               
shall  be  written out and delivered to the voter following  upon               
checking the accuracy of voter lists.                                           
      4.  In  the  manner  prescribed by  the  Central  Electoral               
Committee,  the  electoral committee of the  electoral  area  may               
write  out a voter certificate to the voter who is registered  in               
the  voter  list  of another electoral area, provided  the  voter               
cannot return to the permanent place of residence to get a  voter               
certificate or obtain it in any other way. The voter must request               
this  in writing and present the passport of the citizen  of  the               
Republic  of Lithuania with the address of the place of residence               
recorded therein.                                                               
                                                                                
      Article  32.  Checking the Accuracy of Voter  Lists  before               
Drawing up Final                                                                
               Lists                                                            
      1. The accuracy of provisional voter lists shall be checked               
when  transferring a voter from one voter list  of  an  electoral               
district,   electoral  area  into  another,  striking   from   or               
registering  a  voter  in  the voter  list  of  the  Republic  of               
Lithuania.                                                                      
      2.  The voter shall be transferred from one voter list into               
another  if  it becomes clear that the address of  his  place  of               
residence in the provisional list is incorrect or it has  changed               
after said list was drawn up.                                                   
      3.  Transferring of the voter from the voter  list  of  one               
electoral district into another in the same electoral area  shall               
be  executed by the electoral committee of the electoral area and               
it shall inform the Central Electoral Committee about the changes               
made  in voter lists of electoral districts. Transferring of  the               
voter  from  the  voter list of one electoral area  into  another               
shall  be  executed  by the Central Electoral  Committee  on  the               
recommendation  of the electoral committee of the electoral  area               
and shall inform the electoral committees of electoral area about               
the  done  changes.  Only  the Central  Electoral  Committee  may               
register  a  voter in or strike him from the voter  list  of  the               
Republic of Lithuania in the cases provided for in Article 26  of               
this Law.                                                                       
                                                                                
      Article 33. Registration of the Citizens of the Republic of               
Lithuania,                                                                      
               Staying Abroad, in Voter Lists                                   
      1.  The  citizens of the Republic of Lithuania  staying  in               
other  states shall be registered in the voter list of  the  one-               
candidate  electoral area on whose territory the  Seimas  of  the               
Republic of Lithuania is situated.                                              
      2. A diplomatic mission of the Republic of Lithuania shall,               
at least 15 days before the election to the Seimas, submit to the               
Central  Electoral  Committee the  voter  list  compiled  in  the               
diplomatic  mission, as well as the data concerning checking  the               
accuracy  of  said list. This list may be supplemented  with  the               
voters  who  will  be  unable to return to Lithuania  during  the               
period  of  voting by post or to be present on  the  day  of  the               
election, and who shall vote in diplomatic missions.                            
                                                                                
      Article  34.  Registration of National Defence  Servicemen,               
Voters who are                                                                  
                Aboard  a  Ship  and in Places of Confinement  in               
Voter Lists                                                                     
     1. Voters performing the active or alternative service shall               
be included in the voter lists of the electoral district on whose               
territory they permanently resided before they have been summoned               
for the active or alternative service.                                          
      2. Officers, non-commissioned officers and re-enlistees  of               
the  national  defence  system and the internal  affairs  service               
shall be included in the voter lists of the electoral district on               
whose territory they permanently reside.                                        
      3.  The voters who are aboard a ship and who will be unable               
to  return to Lithuania during the period of voting by post or to               
be  present  on  the  election day, shall be  registered  in  the               
additional  voter list of the electoral district in  whose  voter               
list the ship's crew is registered.                                             
      4.  Voters  who  are  in  places of  confinement  shall  be               
registered in the voter list of the electoral district  on  whose               
territory  they have permanently resided before they were  placed               
in  confinement.  If  a person who is in a place  of  confinement               
requests in writing, he shall be registered in the voter list  of               
the   electoral  district  on  whose  territory  the   place   of               
confinement is situated.                                                        
                                                                                
      Article  35.  Checking the Accuracy  of  Voter  Lists  upon               
Compiling Final                                                                 
               Voter Lists, as well as on the Election Day                      
      If following the approval of the final voter lists, but  no               
later  than until two o'clock p.m. on the election day,  a  voter               
addresses  the electoral committee of an electoral  district  and               
submits  the passport of the citizen of the Republic of Lithuania               
with  the  address  of the place of residence  recorded  therein,               
which  is  attached to the territory of this electoral  district,               
but  the  voter  is  not registered in the  voter  list  of  this               
electoral  district,  the electoral committee  of  the  electoral               
district shall register the voter in the additional voter list of               
the  electoral district and shall allow him to vote according  to               
the  procedure established by the Central Electoral Committee and               
shall immediately inform the electoral committee of the electoral               
area about the voter's surname, name, personal code, his passport               
number  and  the address recorded in the passport. The  electoral               
committee  of  the electoral area shall check  if  the  voter  is               
registered  in  the  voter list of the electoral  area  and  take               
actions  to  guarantee that the voter would not be able  to  vote               
twice  or  the  ballot papers filled by him will be counted  only               
once.  If  the  voter has voted twice, only that  vote  shall  be               
counted  which  was  put  in  the ballot  box  of  the  electoral               
district. The other vote of the voter, received by post  or  when               
cast  according  to the additional voter list  of  the  electoral               
district shall not be counted.                                                  
                                                                                
     Article 36. Complaints Concerning Voter Lists                              
      1.  A  voter  or  a representative of the party,  political               
organisation may lodge complaints about the errors made in  voter               
lists due to which the voter is not registered in the voter  list               
in  the manner prescribed by this Law or is registered in several               
voter  lists  with  the  electoral  committee  of  the  electoral               
district  no later than 7 days before the election. 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               
election day.                                                                   
      2.  The decision of the electoral committee of an electoral               
district  may  be  within 3 days appealed against  in  the  local               
court,  which  shall consider the complaint within  2  days.  The               
decision of the court shall be final.                                           
     3. Complaints and comments shall not be considered after the               
expiration  of  the  term  established  for  filing  comments  or               
complaints.                                                                     
      4. Electoral committees of electoral districts shall report               
to  the  electoral  committee of the  electoral  area  about  the               
received  complaints and changes made in the voter lists  by  the               
court's  decision, and the electoral committee of  the  electoral               
area  shall report to the Central Electoral Committee as soon  as               
possible but no later than within 12 hours.                                     
                                                                                
          V. NOMINATION OF CANDIDATES FOR SEIMAS MEMBER                         
                                                                                
     Article 37. Nomination of Candidates for Seimas Member                     
     1. The following may nominate candidates for Seimas member:                
      1)  in one-candidate and multi-candidate electoral areas  -               
the  party  or political organisation which have been  registered               
pursuant   to   the  Law  on  Political  Parties  and   Political               
Organisations no later than 35 days prior to the election;                      
      2) in a one-candidate electoral area - every citizen of the               
Republic  of  Lithuania who qualifies to be elected as  a  Seimas               
member,  may  nominate  himself for Seimas member,  provided  his               
candidature  is  supported by signatures of no  less  than  1,000               
voters of that electoral area.                                                  
      2. In multi-candidate electoral areas parties and political               
organisations  shall nominate their candidates  by  presenting  a               
list  of  candidates  in which candidates are  recorded  in  such               
succession   as   established   by   the   party   or   political               
organisations.  Unless  the statutes  of  a  party  or  political               
organisation   provide  otherwise,  candidates  in  one-candidate               
electoral  areas  and  the  list of the candidates,  recorded  in               
succession, in a multi-candidate electoral area must be  approved               
at   the   congress   or  conference  of  the  party,   political               
organisation. The list of candidates must not include  less  than               
20 and more than 120 candidates.                                                
                                                                                
      Article  38.  Application Documents for the  Nomination  of               
Candidates                                                                      
      1.  For  the nomination of candidates parties and political               
organisations must file with the Central Electoral Committee  the               
following application documents:                                                
     1) an application for the participation in the election;                   
      2)  copies  of  their  statutes,  amendments  thereto,  and               
registration  papers. The programme, election  programme  of  the               
party, political organisation may be submitted as well;                         
      3)  the  list  of candidates nominated in a multi-candidate               
electoral area;                                                                 
      4)  the  list  of  candidates  nominated  in  one-candidate               
electoral areas;                                                                
      5)  an  obligation  signed  by  each  nominated  candidate,               
provided he is elected, to terminate his employment or any  other               
activities  incompatible  with the status  of  Seimas  member,  a               
consent to be nominated by this party, political organisation  in               
a  concrete  electoral area, a questionnaire for a candidate  for               
Seimas member filled in by the candidate himself, as well as  the               
extract  containing the basic data from the income  and  property               
declaration, presented to the State Tax Inspectorate, approved by               
that   tax  inspectorate  to  which  the  declaration  has   been               
submitted. It shall also have the right to submit photographs and               
autobiography of each candidate;                                                
     6) a power of attorney for a representative for elections to               
represent  it in the Central Electoral Committee, it  shall  also               
have  the right to submit powers of attorney to represent it  and               
the  candidates  nominated  by  it  in  electoral  committees  of               
electoral areas;                                                                
      7)  documents certifying that the election deposit has been               
paid;                                                                           
     8) if the party, political organisation nominated candidates               
or candidates' lists during the preceding elections to the Seimas               
or  municipal councils, it shall have the right to submit a  copy               
of  the  report published in the press, which had to be published               
in  pursuance  of  the laws on the elections to  the  Seimas  and               
Municipal  Councils, concerning the sources and use of funds  for               
the election campaign;                                                          
      9)  a  copy  of the declaration concerning the last  year's               
financial  activities,  presented to the  financial  institution,               
which  had  to  be  submitted pursuant to the  Law  on  Political               
Parties and Political Organisations, and which is approved by the               
tax inspectorate to which this declaration was submitted, and  it               
may  submit  a  copy of the account (report),  which  had  to  be               
publicly announced according to the Law on Political Parties  and               
Organisations, concerning the budget receipts and their  sources,               
expenditures and their purpose; and                                             
      10)  a  copy of the declaration, submitted to the financial               
institution,  concerning  the  financial  activities   from   the               
beginning  of the current year to the day when 80 days  are  left               
before the election, which is approved by the tax inspectorate to               
which  the said declaration was presented, and may submit a  copy               
of  the  account  (report),  which has been  publicly  announced,               
concerning  its  budget receipts and their sources,  expenditures               
and  their purpose from the beginning of the current year to  the               
day when 80 days remain before the election.                                    
      2.  The person who has decided to nominate himself  as  the               
candidates  for  Seimas  member, must  submit  to  the  electoral               
committee of the electoral area the following documents:                        
      1)  an application concerning his nominating himself as the               
candidate for Seimas member in this electoral area;                             
     2) a signed obligation, provided he is elected, to terminate               
his  employment  or  any other activities incompatible  with  the               
status of Seimas member, questionnaire for a candidate for Seimas               
member filled in by the candidate himself, as well as the extract               
containing  the principal data, approved by the tax  inspectorate               
to  which  the declaration has been submitted, from the  property               
and income declaration, which has been submitted to the State Tax               
Inspectorate. He shall also have the right to submit photographs,               
autobiography;                                                                  
      3)  a  document certifying that election deposit  has  been               
paid; and                                                                       
      4)  a power of attorney by a candidate for representing him               
in the Central Electoral Committee and the electoral committee of               
that electoral area.                                                            
     3. The electoral committee of an electoral area shall within               
three  days  issue  to  the citizen who has decided  to  nominate               
himself as candidate for Seimas member individual forms with  the               
name  and  surname of the candidate for the collection  of  voter               
signatures to collect signatures of voters of that electoral area               
who  support his self-nomination. In the form for the  collection               
of signatures a citizen who supports the person's self-nomination               
for  Seimas  member  must  fill in the  following  data  himself:               
surname, name, number of the passport, date of birth, address  of               
the permanent place of residence, and sign it. The candidate must               
return  the  forms  for  the  collection  of  signatures  to  the               
electoral committee of an electoral area not later than  40  days               
before  the election. Upon receiving the forms for the collection               
of  signatures,  the  electoral committee of the  electoral  area               
shall  verify them within 7 days. The following signatures  shall               
not  be counted: the signature of the voter who is not registered               
in  the  voter list of that electoral area; if all  of  the  data               
established  in  this Law fail to be included; if incorrect  data               
are  included; all signatures of the citizen who has  signed  for               
the self-nomination of the person several times. If the number of               
signatures  established in this Law has  been  collected  in  the               
forms  for  the collection of signatures, the electoral committee               
of  the  electoral area shall recommend to the Central  Electoral               
Committee  to  register  the person as  a  candidate  for  Seimas               
member. If it is established that citizens' signatures have  been               
forged, that a principle of voluntariness has been violated while               
collecting  signatures, the electoral committee of the  electoral               
area  may  recommend to the Central Electoral  Committee  not  to               
register a candidate for Seimas member.                                         
      4.  In the Seimas member's questionnaire a citizen who  has               
nominated himself or has been nominated as a candidate for Seimas               
member  must  fill in the following data himself: surname,  name,               
number of the passport, personal code, date of birth, address  of               
the  permanent place of residence, whether he has  served  out  a               
court-imposed punishment, whether he is not a person  who  is  in               
the  active  or  alternative service, who  is  an  officer,  non-               
commissioned  officer  or  re-enlistee of  the  national  defence               
system,  police  and the internal affairs service,  who  has  not               
retired  from service, as well as an officer of other militarised               
or  security service, who is on the payroll, and whether  he  has               
the   citizenship   of  another  state,  -  and   to   sign   the               
questionnaire. The persons who have taken an oath of the  citizen               
of other states must repudiate it in writing and to record in the               
questionnaire  how and when they have done it.  Other  questions,               
additionally  established by the Central Electoral Committee  may               
also  be  included in the Seimas member's questionnaire, and  the               
person may not answer them.                                                     
      5.  The  filing of application documents shall commence  65               
days before and shall end 35 days before the day of the election.               
                                                                                
     Article 39. Registration of Candidates for Seimas Member                   
      1.  Upon  the  commencement  of  filing  of  the  lists  of               
candidates, at the request of the Central Electoral Committee the               
Ministry of Justice shall within one day confirm officially which               
parties,  political  organisations  have  been  registered,   the               
activities  of which parties, political organisations  have  been               
suspended or terminated.                                                        
      2.  Upon  receiving the application documents of  a  party,               
political organisation, the Central Electoral Committee must  not               
later  than the next working day apply to the Ministry of Justice               
regarding  confirmation of the fact of the  registration  of  the               
party,  political organisation and the validity of the  submitted               
statutes.  The  Ministry of Justice must  give  a  written  reply               
within two days.                                                                
      3. While checking the application documents filled in by  a               
candidate  for  Seimas  member, the Central  Electoral  Committee               
shall  determine whether the candidate meets the requirements  of               
Article  2  of  this Law. When necessary, it may  appeal  to  the               
Ministries of Foreign Affairs, Internal Affairs, Justice or other               
state  institutions to furnish the data important for registering               
the  candidate.  Such  appeal of the Central Electoral  Committee               
must  be considered in the extra urgency procedure, and a written               
reply  must  be given within 7 days, but not later than  32  days               
before the election.                                                            
     4. After the Central Electoral Committee has checked out the               
submitted  application documents and established that  they  meet               
the requirements of this Law, it must adopt a decision concerning               
the   registration  of  a  candidate  within  10  days  following               
submitting  of the application documents, but not  less  than  31               
days prior to the election.                                                     
      5.  If the application documents are incorrect, the Central               
Electoral  Committee  must  immediately  inform  the  appropriate               
representative for elections about them.                                        
                                                                                
     Article 40. A Representative for Elections                                 
      1.  The  party,  political organisation, citizen,  who  has               
nominated  himself  and has been registered as  a  candidate  for               
Seimas  member shall authorise a representative for elections  to               
represent  them on all issues in the Central Electoral  Committee               
or  the electoral committee of an electoral area. In sittings  of               
an  electoral  committee he shall have the right of  deliberative               
vote  and  the right to express a separate opinion on all  issues               
under  consideration. The representative for elections shall,  on               
the  territory  of the electoral area in the electoral  committee               
whereof he is authorised to represent, have all the rights of  an               
election  observer.  Powers  of attorney  by  parties,  political               
organisations  to represent them in electoral committees  may  be               
filed  with the Central Electoral Committee not earlier than  the               
next  day  following  the formation of an  appropriate  electoral               
committee,  but  not later than on the final day  for  submitting               
application  documents. If the candidature of the  representative               
for  elections  meets the requirements of this Law,  the  Central               
Electoral  Committee shall within 3 days register  the  power  of               
attorney  given  to  him and shall issue a  representative's  for               
elections certificate. The power of attorney for a representative               
for  elections shall expire after the lapse of 20 days  following               
the proclamation of the final results of election. The powers  of               
the  representative  for  elections in an  appropriate  electoral               
committee  shall be also terminated after the lapse  of  20  days               
following  presentation  of the application  documents,  provided               
that  the party, political organisation does not have a candidate               
(candidates) on the territory of that electoral area.                           
      2. Until the election day, a party, political organisation,               
citizen  who  has nominated himself as a candidate may  revoke  a               
power of attorney at any time and authorise another person to  be               
a representative for elections. In this case a representative for               
elections  must be registered, a certificate must  be  issued  to               
him,  and  the  registration of the previous  representative  for               
elections must be terminated within 3 days.                                     
                                                                                
     Article 41. Election Deposit                                               
     1. The electoral deposit for one candidate for Seimas member               
to be registered in a one-candidate electoral area shall be equal               
to  one average monthly wage (AMW). To register one new candidate               
in  a one-candidate electoral area instead of the candidate whose               
application  documents have been revoked or he  has  revoked  the               
documents himself - one AMW.                                                    
      2.  The electoral deposit in order to register one list  of               
candidates for Seimas member in a multi-candidate electoral  area               
shall  be  equal  to  twenty AMWs. To change  the  place  of  one               
candidate on the list, to enter a new candidate on the list - one               
AMW.  To  join the candidates' lists together - 0,3 AMW for  each               
joint list.                                                                     
      3.  Election  deposits  for registration  of  the  list  of               
candidates   shall   be   doubled  for  that   party,   political               
organisation  which at the preceding elections to the  Seimas  or               
municipal  councils nominated candidates or the list  (lists)  of               
candidates and did not furnish a copy of the report published  in               
the  press  concerning  the sources and  use  of  the  funds  for               
election campaign.                                                              
      4.  Within  40  days  following the final  proclamation  of               
election  results, the Central Electoral Committee  shall  refund               
the  election deposit to the party, political organisation or the               
citizen who has furnished it, if:                                               
      1)  candidate nominated as Seimas member or the person  who               
nominated himself as a candidate for Seimas member is elected  as               
a Seimas member in a one-candidate electoral area; and                          
      2)  the  list (joint list) of nominated candidates  becomes               
eligible  for  distribution  of  mandates  in  a  multi-candidate               
electoral area and the report on the sources and use of the funds               
for election campaign, which has to be published pursuant to this               
Law, has been published in the press.                                           
      5.  The non-refundable deposits shall be transferred to the               
State budget.                                                                   
                                                                                
      Article 42. Prohibition for One Person to be a Candidate in               
Several                                                                         
               Electoral Areas or several Lists of Candidates                   
      1.  Each candidate for Seimas member may be entered in  the               
list  of  candidates  nominated  by  only  one  party,  political               
organisation in a multi-candidate electoral area.                               
      2.  The  person who is entered in such a list of candidates               
shall  have  the  right to be at the same  time  nominated  as  a               
candidate  for Seimas member in one one-candidate electoral  area               
as well.                                                                        
      3.  If  a person is on the list of candidates nominated  by               
more  than  one  party,  political  organisation  in  the  multi-               
candidate electoral area, or if he is nominated in more than  one               
one-candidate  electoral  area, the Central  Electoral  Committee               
shall  request him to choose in whose list of candidates  and  in               
which  one-candidate electoral area he would like  to  stand  for               
election.  If the candidate does not notify in writing about  his               
choice  with only 35 days remaining to the election, he shall  be               
struck  off  all  the  lists of candidates in  a  multi-candidate               
electoral area and in all one-candidate electoral areas.                        
                                                                                
     Article 43. Joining of the Lists of Candidates                             
      When  less than 35 days remain until the election,  several               
parties, political organisations may join the lists of candidates               
nominated  by  them.  In  order to do  so,  they  must  submit  a               
statement  to  the  Central  Electoral Committee  concerning  the               
joining  of lists of candidates, in which the name of a coalition               
shall  be  stated.  The joint list in which  the  candidates  are               
entered  in  a  newly  established succession,  as  well  as  the               
document confirming that the election deposit for the joining  of               
the lists of candidates has been furnished shall be submitted  as               
well.  Only those persons can be put down on the joint  list  who               
are  on the lists which are being joined together. The name of  a               
coalition must include the word "coalition" and it cannot contain               
any   references   to   the  names  of  the  parties,   political               
organisations  which do not form this coalition. The  joint  list               
shall  be  regarded  as  one  list.  The  same  party,  political               
organisation may not participate in more than one coalition.                    
                                                                                
      Article  44. The Right to Withdraw or Supplement  Electoral               
Application                                                                     
               Documents                                                        
     1. A party, political organisation or election coalition, as               
well  as  a  person who has been nominated or who  has  nominated               
himself  as  a  candidate  for  Seimas  member  in  one-candidate               
electoral  area  or  is registered in the  list  of  a  political               
organisation, may at any time, but no later than 35  days  before               
the  election,  declare  their  application  documents  fully  or               
partially withdrawn. A party, political organisation or  election               
coalition shall notify the Central Electoral Committee about this               
by  a  statement, the citizen - by a statement, confirmed in  the               
notarial   procedure,   and  the  relevant  representatives   for               
elections  in the Central Electoral Committee shall  be  informed               
about  this. If application documents are withdrawn, the election               
deposit  may  be  refunded only after the election,  provided  it               
becomes  refundable as provided in Article 41  of  this  Law.  It               
shall be allowed to additionally submit new application documents               
when  altering the sequence of candidates on a list of candidates               
or  when  nominating  new  candidates in one-candidate  electoral               
areas.                                                                          
      2.  If the application documents are being withdrawn  by  a               
party,  political organisation that has formed a  coalition,  the               
candidates nominated by it shall be struck off the joint list  of               
candidates,  and,  if  the  name  of  the  coalition  contains  a               
reference  to  its  name,  the name of  the  coalition  shall  be               
changed.  In  such case it is necessary to notify in writing  the               
representatives  for elections of the coalition partners  in  the               
Central  Electoral Committee. If upon withdrawal of the electoral               
application  documents,  the  candidates  of  only   one   party,               
political  organisation  remain on the coalition  joint  list  of               
candidates,  they will participate in the election  only  as  the               
nominees of that party, political organisation.                                 
      3. If upon withdrawal of application documents or annulment               
of   the  candidates'  registration,  there  are  less  than   20               
candidates  left  on the list of candidates, the registration  of               
all the candidates of this list shall be annulled.                              
                                                                                
       Article  45.  Publication  of  the  Names  and  Lists   of               
Candidates, Beginning                                                           
               of the Election Campaign                                         
      1.  With  not less than 30 days prior to the election,  the               
Central Electoral Committee shall publish in the Valstybės Žinios               
the  lists of candidates of parties, political organisations  and               
coalitions  which participate in the election, numbers  furnished               
to  them by drawing lots, as well as the candidates nominated  in               
one-candidate electoral areas. The certificates of candidates for               
Seimas  member  shall  be  delivered to  the  representative  for               
elections.                                                                      
     2. The election campaign shall commence from the day of such               
publication.                                                                    
                                                                                
                                                                                
       VI. GUARANTIES OF THE ACTIVITIES OF THE CANDIDATES                       
                        FOR SEIMAS MEMBER                                       
                                                                                
      Article  46. The Right of a Candidate for Seimas Member  to               
Speak at                                                                        
               Meetings, to Use the Mass Media                                  
       1.  After  the  commencement  of  the  election  campaign,               
candidates for Seimas member shall have the equal right to  speak               
at   voters'   meetings   or  any  other  meetings,   gatherings,               
conferences  as well as through the mass media, and  to  publicly               
announce their respective election programs.                                    
      2.  Heads  of state power and government institutions  must               
help  candidates  for  Seimas member to  organise  meetings  with               
voters,  to  obtain necessary information, with the exception  of               
the  information  which is considered confidential  according  to               
laws  of  the  Republic  of Lithuania  and  the  decrees  of  the               
Government.                                                                     
                                                                                
      Article 47. Liability for the Violation of the Law  on  the               
Elections to                                                                    
               the Seimas                                                       
      Persons who prevent by force, threat, deception, bribery or               
otherwise  voters from implementing the right to vote  or  to  be               
elected  to the Seimas, and to organise campaigning, as  well  as               
the  members  of  electoral committees, other officers  who  have               
falsified election documents, calculated fraudulently the  votes,               
violated  the  secrecy of the voting or otherwise  violated  this               
Law,  shall  be  liable under laws of the Republic of  Lithuania.               
Legal  action shall also be instituted against persons  who  have               
publicised or otherwise disseminated false data about a candidate               
for  Seimas  member  or prevented a candidate from  meeting  with               
voters.                                                                         
                                                                                
     Article 48. The Right of a Candidate for Seimas Member to be               
Relieved                                                                        
                from Work or his Service Duties during the Period               
of                                                                              
               Election Campaign                                                
      Upon  his  request, a candidate for Seimas  member  may  be               
relieved  from  work or other service duties for  the  period  of               
organising and holding the election to the Seimas, but no  longer               
than for 1 month.                                                               
                                                                                
     Article 49. The Immunity of a Candidate for Seimas Member                  
      Without  the  consent  of the Central Electoral  Committee,               
during  the election campaign as well as until the first  sitting               
of  a  newly  elected Seimas (after the repeat or new election  -               
until  the  proclamation  of  the  final  election  results),   a               
candidate  for  Seimas member cannot be found criminally  liable,               
arrested,  neither  can  administrative penalties  be  judicially               
imposed on him for the actions done during the election campaign.               
                                                                                
                                                                                
                     VII. ELECTION CAMPAIGN                                     
                                                                                
     Article 50. The Fundamentals of an Election Campaign                       
       1.   The  conditions  prescribed  by  this  Law  to  start               
campaigning   shall   be   provided   for   parties,    political               
organisations  and candidates who have nominated themselves  from               
the day the election campaign starts.                                           
      2.  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 51. Conditions and Procedure for the Use of the Mass               
Media                                                                           
      1.  Parties,  political organisations that  have  submitted               
lists  of  candidates for elections, candidates in  one-candidate               
electoral  areas,  as  well  as  candidates  who  have  nominated               
themselves shall be granted the right to use the state and  local               
authority mass media free of charge. The actual duration and time               
of  state (national) radio and television programmes allotted for               
the  campaigning  shall be established by the  Central  Electoral               
Committee  upon  co-ordination  with  the  heads  of  radio   and               
television,  and shall be distributed in such a manner  that  the               
following principles of equality are preserved: between the lists               
of  candidates in multi-candidate electoral areas;  between  one-               
candidate  electoral areas; between candidates in a one-candidate               
electoral area. Each list of candidates shall be provided with no               
less  than  1.5 hour of the state (national) radio and television               
time,  and each candidate who has been nominated or has nominated               
himself  in  a  one-candidate electoral area -  no  less  that  5               
minutes  of the state television time and 7 minutes of the  state               
radio time.                                                                     
     2. The actual time and duration of local authority radio and               
television programmes allotted for the election campaign shall be               
established  by  an  electoral  committee  (committees)   of   an               
electoral  area, upon the co-ordination with heads of  the  radio               
and  television, and shall be distributed in such a  manner  that               
the principles of equality are preserved.                                       
      3. The election programme of a list of candidates shall  be               
published by the Central Electoral Committee within 20 days after               
it was submitted.                                                               
      4.  The election programme of the candidate who stands  for               
election in a one-candidate electoral area shall be published  by               
the  electoral committee of that electoral area no later than  15               
days prior to the election. The procedure for publishing election               
programmes   shall  be  established  by  the  Central   Electoral               
Committee .                                                                     
      5.  Campaigning  in  the commercial  mass  media  shall  be               
restricted only by the size of special election accounts.                       
      6.  All disputes concerning the election campaign shall  be               
settled  by  the Central Electoral Committee, in compliance  with               
the fundamentals provided for in the Law.                                       
                                                                                
       Article  52.  Publicising  the  Material  Discrediting   a               
Candidate for Seimas                                                            
               Member and a Countering Opinion of the Candidate                 
      1. If during the election campaign the mass media publicise               
the  material  discrediting a candidate for Seimas  member  (such               
data  may  be publicised not later than: in a means of  the  mass               
media which is issued more than three times a week, 5 days before               
the  election, in other means of the mass media - 10 days  before               
the  election,  but  in  all cases the  material  discrediting  a               
candidate  may be publicised not later than in the last  but  one               
issue of a means of the mass media before the election), it  must               
provide  the candidate with a possibility to express a countering               
opinion  which  consists of a short exposition of the  publicised               
discrediting material and the candidate's answer. The  extent  of               
the  countering opinion usually may not exceed the volume of  the               
discrediting  material more than three times. The  means  of  the               
mass  media  must  publicise the candidate's  countering  opinion               
within  7 days after it has been expressed, but not later than  3               
days  before the election. If the means of the mass media  itself               
cannot  publicise the candidate's countering opinion  during  the               
period  of  time  set  by the law, it must  with  its  own  funds               
publicise the candidate's countering opinion in another means  of               
the mass media.                                                                 
      2.  The material which is aimed to influence voters not  to               
vote   for  an  individual  candidate  and  which  contains   the               
information   negatively  describing  the  candidate   shall   be               
considered  the material discrediting the candidate.  An  opinion               
about  the  candidate publicised in the mass  media  (unlike  the               
information,  criteria of the truth shall not be  applied  to  an               
opinion),  negative  as  well, shall not  be  considered  as  the               
discrediting  material and shall not entitle  the  candidate  for               
demand  publicising a countering opinion. The candidate's  demand               
to  publicise a countering opinion may not be met also when:  the               
material  is publicised not about him personally; the  publicised               
material about him is not discrediting; the discrediting material               
about  the candidate is publicised by him or by another candidate               
who  is  nominated on the same list of candidates or is nominated               
by  the same party, political organisation; the material contains               
no  information  describing  the  candidate;  the  candidate  has               
already used the right to a countering opinion.                                 
      3.  If  the  candidate  has duly furnished  the  countering               
opinion  to  the  means of the mass media, but it  has  not  been               
publicised,  by  the decision of the Central Electoral  Committee               
the  candidate's  countering opinion shall be  broadcast  on  the               
state (national) radio or television and shall be paid for at the               
price  of  advertisements. In this event, the means of  the  mass               
media  must  pay the Central Electoral Committee  two  times  the               
amount of the broadcast cost.                                                   
     4. If the discrediting material about the candidate has been               
publicised during the period of time when it cannot be publicised               
according  to this Law, by the decision of the Central  Electoral               
Committee  the candidate's countering opinion shall be  broadcast               
on the state (national) radio or television and shall be paid for               
at  the  price of advertisements. In this event the means of  the               
mass  media must pay the Central Electoral Committee three  times               
the amount of the broadcast cost.                                               
     5. In all cases a countering opinion shall not be publicised               
during  the  period  of the prohibition of an election  campaign.               
Publicising of a countering opinion shall not exempt the means of               
the mass media from responsibility under laws of the Republic  of               
Lithuania.                                                                      
      6. When a countering opinion of the candidate is publicised               
by  the decision of the Central Electoral Committee, the cost  of               
publicising established by this Law shall be exacted without suit               
from  that  means  of  the mass media which  has  publicised  the               
material  discrediting  the candidate  during  the  impermissible               
period or has not publicised the candidate's countering opinion.                
                                                                                
      Article  53.  Prohibition to Conduct an  Election  Campaign               
while Abusing                                                                   
               One's Official Position                                          
      1.  Anyone  shall be prohibited from abusing  his  official               
position  in  state or local authority institutions,  offices  or               
organisations,  as well as in the state or local  authority  mass               
media  when  carrying out an election campaign, from  instructing               
other  persons  to do so, or from trying to exert influence  upon               
the  will of voters in any other manner, while using his official               
position.                                                                       
      2. If a person is a candidate for Seimas member, he can use               
the  state  or local authority mass media only according  to  the               
procedure  set forth in Article 51 of this Law. If the fulfilment               
of  their duties requires to announce to the mass media important               
news,  they  can do it only at a press conference. The  state  or               
local authority mass media can publicise only a recording of such               
conference, which contains no election campaigning.                             
                                                                                
     Article 54. Provision of Finances for Campaigning                          
      1.  An  election campaign shall be financed from the  funds               
received from parties, political organisations and candidates for               
Seimas  member, which are being accumulated in a special election               
account opened according to the certificate issued by the Central               
Electoral  Committee. The maximum amount of money  permitted  for               
campaigning  shall be in the amount of 50 AMWs for an  individual               
candidate in a one-candidate electoral area and 1,000 AMWs for  a               
list  of candidates in a multi-candidate electoral area.  If  the               
amount  of money transferred to the appropriate election  account               
exceeds the established sum, the surplus shall be transferred  by               
the bank to the State budget.                                                   
      2.  To  establish  that the expenditures  of  the  election               
campaign shall be: the cost of preparing, acquiring, producing or               
rendering   of   events,  publications,   radio   or   television               
programmes, as well as items or services aimed at influencing the               
will  of voters to vote for or against a candidate or candidates.               
It  shall  be prohibited to cover these expenditures  from  other               
than  these  accounts. Election campaign items and  services  the               
cost  of  which is more than 0,5 AMW cannot be provided  free  of               
charge.  Election campaign items and services cannot be  provided               
giving  obvious discounts. Those who desire to support a list  of               
candidates or a candidate must do this by transferring  funds  to               
special  election accounts. If expenditures related  to  election               
campaign  items were made before the commencement of the election               
campaign,  the  party, political organisation  or  the  candidate               
shall  inform the Central Electoral Committee about this,  which,               
upon  evaluating  the election campaign items, shall  reduce  the               
maximum amount of funds of the special election account permitted               
to  be  used  for  the election campaign by the amount  of  their               
expenditure and shall issue a certificate that these items may be               
used  during the election campaign. The means of the  mass  media               
without  the state or local authority capital may indicate  which               
list  (lists)  of  candidates or which candidate (candidates)  it               
supports  and  later publicise their election  campaign  free  of               
charge.  In this event it shall not be allowed to remunerate  the               
means of the mass media for publicising such election campaign in               
any  other way. In the event that single services of the election               
campaign,  the cost of which is less than 0,5 AMW,  are  rendered               
for  free  by the supporters of a candidate, a list of candidates               
(it  shall  not  be  permitted to the  individuals  specified  in               
Article 53), they shall not be estimated and shall not change the               
maximum amount of the special election account.                                 
      3.  Upon establishing that during the election campaign the               
payment for election campaign items or services has been made not               
from  the  special  election account,  as  well  as  in  cash  or               
indirectly, the tax inspectorate shall recover without  suit  the               
sum  or  remuneration (the sum or remuneration which  had  to  be               
paid)  paid  for  election  campaign  items,  services  from  the               
receiver thereof and shall transfer to the State budget.                        
      4.  The  election campaign shall be also financed from  the               
State funds. A candidate, party, political organisation shall not               
pay  for  the time on state, local authority radio and television               
allotted  to  them under this Law, for the printing  of  campaign               
poster of a candidate in a one-candidate electoral area, as  well               
as  for  publishing an election program, lists of  candidates  in               
newspapers,  and these expenditures shall not change the  maximum               
allowable amount of the special election account.                               
      5. The utilisation of funds allocated for campaigning shall               
be  controlled  by  tax inspectorates and the  Central  Electoral               
Committee.  Parties, political organisations must file  with  the               
Central   Electoral  Committee  reports,  the  form  whereof   is               
prescribed  by  the Central Electoral Committee,  concerning  the               
sources of funds and their utilisation for campaigning not  later               
than  within 25 days following the proclamation of final election               
results.  The  Central Electoral Committee  shall  publish  these               
reports  in the Valstybės Žinios. The candidates of one-candidate               
electoral  areas shall file with the Central Electoral  Committee               
reports  of  the  prescribed form not later than within  15  days               
following the proclamation of final election results.                           
      6. Special election accounts shall be closed not later than               
within  20 days after the proclamation of final election results.               
The party, political organisations which have nominated a list of               
candidates  shall, at their own discretion, use  the  funds  that               
have  not  been used for election campaigning. The funds  of  the               
accounts  which have not been timely closed shall be  transferred               
by the bank to the State budget.                                                
                                                                                
      Article  55.  Prohibition  of Campaigning  on  the  Day  of               
Election                                                                        
      Campaigning  shall  be  prohibited 30  hours  preceding  an               
election and on the election day, with the exception of permanent               
visual  campaign  material  in  the  places  intended  for  this,               
provided  that it was displayed at least 48 hours  prior  to  the               
beginning of the election. During the period of election campaign               
prohibition no visual campaigning material (with the exception of               
those issued by the Central Electoral Committee) may be displayed               
in a polling place or within 50 meters of the building in which a               
polling place is situated.                                                      
                                                                                
                                                                                
     VIII. PREPARATORY ACTIVITIES OF THE ORGANISATION                           
     OF ELECTIONS                                                               
                                                                                
     Article 56. Establishment of Election Document Samples                     
      The Central Electoral Committee shall establish the samples               
and  forms  of  voter certificates, ballot papers, posters  of  a               
candidate  in  a  one-candidate  electoral  area  and  lists   of               
candidates  in  a multi-candidate electoral area  with  the  data               
about  a  candidate  (candidates), voucher  envelopes  and  outer               
envelopes   for   voting  by  post,  other   documents,   blanks,               
questionnaires,  official  envelopes,  packages,  seals  used  in               
elections,  as  well  as the samples for  filling  them  out,  if               
necessary.                                                                      
                                                                                
     Article 57. Ballot papers                                                  
      1.  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 a list of candidates in a multi-candidate area.                      
      2.  The  names  of candidates for Seimas members  shall  be               
placed  on the ballot paper of one-candidate electoral  areas  in               
alphabetic order on the same space and of the same type  (types).               
Such ballot papers shall indicate the name and surname of each of               
the  candidates  for Seimas member, as well as the  name  of  the               
party, political organisation which has nominated him or it shall               
indicate "Nominated himself".                                                   
      3.A  ballot paper of a multi-candidate electoral area shall               
contain  the  lists  of  candidates  arranged  according  to  the               
provided  election  numbers in an increasing order  on  the  same               
space  and  of  the same type (types). Such type  size  shall  be               
chosen  which  would  best fit to fill  the  space  designed  for               
inscription. A ballot paper shall contain the names of the party,               
political  organisation, coalition or those which formed  it  and               
the  surnames of not less than first ten candidates of the  list.               
There shall be designated areas beside the surnames where a voter               
could  express his positive opinion about the candidates  entered               
in the list he is voting for.                                                   
     4. The continuation of the candidates' rating table shall be               
shown  on  the  other part of a ballot paper of a multi-candidate               
electoral  area.  There  shall  be designated  areas  beside  the               
figures indicating the remaining candidates' number on the  list,               
where  a  voter  could  express his positive  opinion  about  the               
remaining  candidates who are entered in the list  he  is  voting               
for.                                                                            
      5.  The  voter can express his negative opinion by crossing               
out the candidate's surname or the number of the candidate on the               
list.                                                                           
                                                                                
     Article 58. Delivery of Ballot papers                                      
      1.  Electoral  committees of electoral areas shall  deliver               
ballot  papers and envelopes to central post offices at  least  2               
days  prior to the beginning of voting by post, ballot papers  to               
electoral districts - 12 hours preceding the beginning of voting.               
      2. At the diplomatic missions of the Republic of Lithuania,               
voters  must  be provided with free access to ballot  papers  and               
envelopes  for  voting  by  post at  least  20  days  before  the               
election,  on ships voters must be provided with free  access  to               
the  text  not less than 15 days prior to the election. On  ships               
ballot  papers  shall be printed according to  their  description               
sent by a radiogram.                                                            
      3. The Central Electoral Committee shall be responsible for               
the publishing of ballot papers and envelopes for voting by post,               
as  well  as for keeping of records and delivery thereof  without               
violating the fixed dates.                                                      
                                                                                
     Article 59. Preparation of Polling Places                                  
      1.  A  polling  place  of the electoral  district  must  be               
completely prepared for elections not later than 12 hours  before               
the  beginning of voting. The electoral committee must also  have               
counted  all ballot papers received from the electoral  committee               
of  the  electoral area and drawn up their acceptance report.  In               
the polling place of an electoral district there must be a ballot               
box  ,  secret voting booth (booths) in which a voter could  fill               
ballot  papers in secrecy. The following material, issued by  the               
Central  Electoral Committee, must be displayed  in  the  polling               
place:   lists   of  candidates  eligible  in  a  multi-candidate               
electoral area; election posters of candidates eligible in a one-               
candidate electoral area. The text of this Law must be accessible               
in  each  electoral  district.  The election  campaign  material,               
except   for  the  material  issued  by  the  Central   Electoral               
Committee,  shall be removed from the polling place,  passageways               
leading to or out of it (corridors) and within 50 metres  of  the               
building  in which the polling place is situated. Working  places               
for  the  electoral  committee members, local election  observers               
must  be  also arranged. Upon completion of preparing the polling               
place  shall be closed, sealed, left under the police  protection               
and  the  chairman  of the electoral committee of  the  electoral               
district  shall inform the electoral committee of  the  electoral               
area about this.                                                                
      2. Other requirements for the preparation of polling places               
shall be established by the Central Electoral Committee.                        
                                                                                
     Article 60. Election Observers                                             
      1.  Parties, political organisations, as well as candidates               
for  Seimas  member  shall  have the right  to  appoint  election               
observers.  An  election observer shall be a person  bearing  the               
certificate  in  the  form established by the  Central  Electoral               
Committee. He shall have the right to observe elections conducted               
on  the  territory  of that electoral area or electoral  district               
which is indicated in his certificate. The observer's certificate               
shall be issued by:                                                             
     1) the Central Electoral Committee - to observe elections on               
the  whole  territory  of  the  Republic  of  Lithuania  and  the               
country's  diplomatic  missions or  only  in  specific  electoral               
areas,  districts  pursuant to the proposal of  the  Minister  of               
Foreign  Affairs,  adviser  to the  President  of  the  Republic,               
requests   of   the  persons  representing  foreign   states   or               
international institutions, as well as at its own discretion;                   
      2) an electoral committee of an electoral area - to observe               
elections on the whole territory of this electoral area,  in  one               
or  several  electoral districts to citizens of the  Republic  of               
Lithuania  who  are  at least 18 years of  age  pursuant  to  the               
proposal of the candidate for whom it shall be voted in a  multi-               
candidate  or  this electoral area or the request  of  the  local               
office  of  the  party,  political  organisation,  in  which  the               
surname, name of the person, personal code, name of the electoral               
district (districts) must be indicated.                                         
      2.  The  observer's  certificate shall  be  issued  by  the               
chairman  of  the electoral committee on behalf of the  electoral               
committee  or by any other member of the committee at the  behest               
of  the committee chairman. It shall not be allowed to refuse  to               
issue a certificate or delay its issuance, if the person to  whom               
it  should  be  issued meets the requirements of  this  Law.  All               
refusals to issue an observer's certificate shall be reported  at               
the  next committee sitting and an appropriate representative for               
elections shall be notified thereof.                                            
      3.  An election observer shall have the right to demand the               
chairman  and  members  of an electoral  committee,  as  well  as               
persons  who are in the polling place should adhere to  this  and               
other  laws  of  the Republic of Lithuania. Electoral  committees               
must  have  care  of providing an election observer  with  proper               
conditions  in  the  polling place of an  electoral  district  to               
monitor the observance of this Law. If an observer violates  this               
or  other  laws  himself,  his observer's  certificate  shall  be               
annulled  by  the  decision  of the  chairman  of  the  electoral               
committee of the electoral area, and the members of the electoral               
committee,  the  Central Electoral Committee and  an  appropriate               
representative for elections shall be immediately informed  about               
the decision.                                                                   
                                                                                
                                                                                
                           IX. VOTING                                           
                                                                                
     Article 61. Time and Place of Voting                                       
      Voting shall take place on the election day from 7:00  a.m.               
until  9:00  p.m.  in  the  place  designated  by  the  electoral               
committee of the electoral district. The voter shall vote in  the               
electoral  district in whose list of voters  his  name  has  been               
included, unless this Law provides otherwise.                                   
                                                                                
     Article 62. Prohibition to Carry out Other Activities in the               
Polling                                                                         
               Place                                                            
     It shall not be allowed to carry out any other activities in               
the  polling  place,  except organisation  of  the  election  and               
voting.  It shall also not be allowed to carry out any activities               
in  the  passageways (corridors) leading to or out of the polling               
place and at the entrance to the building where the polling place               
is situated.                                                                    
                                                                                
     Article 63. 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. Prior to opening of  the               
polling  place for voters, only the electoral committee  members,               
observers  and the policeman on duty can be present  in  it.  The               
chairman of the electoral committee, together with the members of               
the  electoral committee, shall make sure that the ballot box  is               
empty and shall seal it up. After the electoral committee of  the               
electoral  district  checks  that  the  polling  place  has  been               
furnished without violation of the established requirements,  the               
chairman  of  the  electoral committee of the electoral  district               
shall register the total amount of the ballot papers received  by               
the  electoral  committee  of  the electoral  district  from  the               
electoral  committee  of  the  electoral  area  into   the   vote               
calculation record, set the seal on ballot papers, distribute the               
voter  list and ballot papers 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 polling place  for               
the   voters,  thereby  proclaiming  the  commencement   of   the               
elections.                                                                      
                                                                                
     Article 64. Voter Identification                                           
      1.  At  the  entrance to the polling place, a  voter  shall               
present his voter certificate, passport or other document proving               
his identity and citizenship to an electoral committee member  of               
the  electoral district. Upon having established that  the  voter               
has arrived at the electoral district in whose list of voters his               
name  has been included, a committee member shall hand the  voter               
an  arrival  card indicating which the voter was to come  to  the               
polling place to vote and shall show the committee member  to  be               
applied  to for a ballot. It shall not be allowed to hand several               
arrival  cards  to one voter or to hand another  voter's  arrival               
card  to  him. If upon arriving at the polling place, the  person               
does  not have the required documents or it is not clear  whether               
he  has  been registered in the list of voters of this  electoral               
district, the committee member shall not hand the arrival card to               
this  person, shall hand him a guest's card and refer him to  the               
committee chairman or deputy chairman to find out about voting.                 
      2.  The  committee member who is instructed to hand  ballot               
papers, having established on the basis of the produced documents               
that the person who arrived to vote is indeed the citizen who has               
been  registered  in  the list of voters, or  provided  that  two               
citizens of the Republic of Lithuania registered in the  list  of               
voters of that electoral district witness to this fact in writing               
to  the  electoral committee chairman, shall find the surname  of               
the  voter  on  the  list of voters, and  shall  take  the  voter               
certificate and the arrival card from the person. After the voter               
and the committee member who hands ballot papers sign in the list               
of  voters  of the electoral district, the voter shall be  handed               
ballot  papers - one for an one-candidate electoral area and  the               
other  for  a multi-candidate electoral area. A voter certificate               
and arrival card shall not be returned to the voter. In voting by               
post,  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.                                                          
     3. It shall be prohibited to hand the voter the ballot paper               
of  another  person.  The  member of an electoral  committee  who               
violates this provision shall be liable under law.                              
                                                                                
     Article 65. Voting Procedure                                               
     1. Having been handed ballot papers, the voter shall go into               
the  voting  booth  and  mark  the ballot  papers.  It  shall  be               
prohibited to mark ballot papers outside the voting booth.                      
      2. On a ballot paper of a one-candidate electoral area, the               
voter  shall mark the surname of the candidate for Seimas  member               
whom  he  is  voting for. On a ballot paper of a  multi-candidate               
electoral area, the voter shall mark the list of candidates  whom               
he is voting for.                                                               
     3. On a ballot paper of a multi-candidate electoral area the               
voter  may  make  appropriate marks in the table  of  candidates'               
rating  -  to  express a positive or negative opinion  about  the               
candidate (candidates) included in the list of candidates whom he               
has  voted for - to cross out the surname of the candidate or the               
number  of the candidate on the list, and this shall mean  voting               
for  the  establishment of a different sequence of candidates  on               
this  list.  The voter may not make an evaluation and this  shall               
mean  that  the sequence of candidates on this list will  not  be               
changed.  If  the voter has evaluated positively and crossed  out               
the same candidate (candidates) or it is impossible to define the               
voter's will from the marks made, it shall be considered that the               
voter has not made any evaluation.                                              
      4. The voter shall personally cast his marked ballot papers               
into the ballot box.                                                            
      5.  Upon  the  request of the voter, spoiled ballot  papers               
shall be exchanged for new ones. After a spoiled ballot paper  is               
crossed  out and signed by the member of the electoral  committee               
who  hands  a new ballot paper, the spoiled paper shall  be  kept               
separately.                                                                     
      6.  The  voter  who because of his physical  disability  is               
unable  to  mark his ballot papers himself, cast  them  into  the               
ballot box, may invite another person (with the exception of  the               
chairman of the electoral committee or its member, or an election               
observer) to carry out these actions in his place.                              
                                                                                
     Article 66. Voting by post                                                 
      1.  Voting by post shall be possible at post offices during               
their  business hours beginning 12 days before the  election  and               
ending 1 day prior to the election, provided the voter is put  on               
the  voter list of the electoral area which is situated  in  that               
town,  region, and ending 2 days prior to the election,  provided               
the  voter  is  not put on the voter list of the  electoral  area               
which  is not situated in that town, region. Expenses related  to               
voting by post shall be covered by the State.                                   
      2. The head of the post office shall be responsible for the               
organisation  of  voting  by post. He shall  be  responsible  for               
keeping  of  records, issue and collection of ballot  papers  and               
voucher envelopes during voting by post.                                        
      3.  The  head of the post office, with the consent  of  the               
electoral  committee of the electoral area, shall appoint  postal               
workers (officers) for the issue and collection of ballot  papers               
and  voucher  envelopes during voting by post, who are  entrusted               
with  the  issue of ballot papers and voucher envelopes.  If  the               
electoral committee of the electoral area requests so,  the  head               
of the post office must remove a postal worker from the work with               
election  documents. Postal workers who are authorised  to  issue               
election papers shall be issued by the electoral committee of the               
electoral  area  the  certificates of the  established  form.  An               
electoral  committee member, election observer,  having  produced               
his  certificate  to the postal worker, a voter, having  produced               
the  voter  certificate  and the document proving  his  identity,               
shall have the right to write his remark in this certificate, and               
the  head  of  the  post  office  shall  immediately  notify  the               
electoral committee of the electoral area about this remark.  The               
postal  worker who does not have this certificate shall not  have               
the right to issue election papers.                                             
      4. Post offices must provide a room (place) where the voter               
can,  without interference and in secrecy, mark the ballot papers               
and put them into a voucher envelope.                                           
      5.  The  postal  worker shall issue election  documents  in               
accordance   with  the  procedure  established  by  the   Central               
Electoral Committee. Together with ballot papers, voters shall be               
given  envelopes for voting by post. An outer envelope for voting               
by  post shall be addressed by the postal worker to the electoral               
committee  of  the electoral district which is indicated  in  the               
voter certificate of the person.                                                
     6. Voting in secrecy, the voter shall:                                     
     1) mark the ballot papers;                                                 
     2) put the marked ballot papers into the voucher envelope;                 
     3) seal the voucher envelope;                                              
     4) put the voucher envelope into the outer envelope together               
with the voter certificate;                                                     
      5)  may  put a sheet of paper with the address to which  he               
requests  to send his own voter certificate in the event  of  the               
repeat voting;                                                                  
     6) seal the outer envelope.                                                
     7. The outer envelopes, voucher envelopes, and ballot papers               
shall  be  delivered at least 2 days prior to the election  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  15               
days  before  the  elections by the electoral committees  of  the               
electoral  district  in  accordance with the  data  submitted  in               
writing   by   town,  regional  social  guardianship   and   care               
institutions. Postal workers, 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.                                                 
      8.  The  sealed outer envelope (with the voter certificate,               
voucher envelope and ballot papers in it) the voter may:                        
     1) hand to a postal worker;                                                
      2)  hand  to  the  postman who has delivered  the  election               
documents to him; or                                                            
     3) put into a post-box.                                                    
      9.  The  postal  worker  who  has  delivered  the  election               
documents to the voter can take the envelope from the voter  only               
the next day. It shall be prohibited to accept from the voter  an               
outer envelope which is not sealed                                              
                                                                                
     Article 67. Voting in Diplomatic Missions                                  
      1.  Voting  in  diplomatic  missions  (consulates)  of  the               
Republic  of Lithuania may take place during its business  hours,               
but  for  at least 4 hours a day. If the voter requests  so,  the               
diplomatic  mission  (consulate) may  send  and  accept  election               
documents from him by post.                                                     
     2. On the recommendation of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs,               
the  Central  Electoral  Committee  shall  compile  the  list  of               
diplomatic  missions  (consulates)  in  which  voting  shall   be               
conducted and shall establish voting days (no less than  10)  for               
each diplomatic mission (consulate).                                            
      3. The head of the diplomatic mission (consulate) shall  be               
responsible for the organisation of voting.                                     
                                                                                
     Article 68. Voting on a Ship                                               
      1. Voting shall take place aboard a ship if the ship leaves               
a  port of the Republic of Lithuania at least 12 days prior to an               
election and does not return until the day of the election, or if               
other  circumstances  are such that a  crew  member  or  a  board               
passenger  who has the right to elect is unable to  vote  in  his               
electoral district, by post or in a diplomatic mission.                         
      2.  The  list of ships, on which there are no less than  10               
crew  members - voters, with which the radio communication  shall               
be  maintained during the voting and on which voting  shall  take               
place,  as  well  as  the time of voting on each  ship  shall  be               
compiled by the Central Electoral Committee on the recommendation               
of the Ministry of Communication in such a manner that each voter               
who  is  aboard  a  ship is given the opportunity  to  vote.  The               
captain  of  the  ship,  who  is a citizen  of  the  Republic  of               
Lithuania, shall be responsible for the organisation of voting on               
a  ship.  On a ship it shall not be voted for the rating  of  the               
list of candidates.                                                             
     3. Voting shall not be organised on ships in which there are               
no  conditions for organising the voting in accordance  with  the               
requirements of this Law.                                                       
                                                                                
      Article 69. The Procedure for Voting in Diplomatic Missions               
and on Ships                                                                    
               of the Republic of Lithuania                                     
     The procedure for voting in diplomatic missions and on ships               
of  the Republic of Lithuania shall be established by the Central               
Electoral Committee.                                                            
                                                                                
      Article  70.  Voting  in Medical Treatment  Facilities  and               
Institutions of                                                                 
               Social Guardianship and Care Institutions                        
      1.  Special  post offices designated for  voting  shall  be               
established  in medical treatment facilities and institutions  of               
social  guardianship  and  care. At  least  20  days  before  the               
election  the electoral committee of an electoral area shall:  on               
the  recommendation  of  heads of medical  treatment  facilities,               
institutions of social guardianship and care compile the list  of               
special  post offices; on the recommendation of the head  of  the               
post  office  establish the working hours of these post  offices.               
The  head of the institution or facilities shall allot the  place               
appropriate for voting and shall be responsible that  the  voters               
are  notified about the working place and time of a special  post               
office,  and that the conditions should be created for voters  to               
reach it.                                                                       
     2. Patients of such facilities and institutions who are able               
to  move  shall vote themselves in the voting place in accordance               
with the procedure set forth in Article 66 of this Law.                         
      3. Inmates of medical treatment facilities and institutions               
of  social  care  who  are unable to move  shall  be  visited  by               
officers of special post offices.                                               
      4.  The  voting  person  must, in  conditions  of  secrecy,               
personally  mark  the ballot paper and put it  into  the  voucher               
envelope.  If  necessary,  he may be assisted  by  an  individual               
(except an employee of that institution or facilities, a postman,               
a  member  of  the electoral committee, or an election  observer)               
whom he trusts.                                                                 
      5.  According to the instruction of the head of the medical               
treatment facilities or the institution of social guardianship or               
care,  it  may be prohibited to disturb patients who are  in  bad               
condition  for the purpose of voting. Such instruction  shall  be               
obligatory to postmen.                                                          
      6. It shall also be prohibited to disturb an individual for               
the purpose of voting, if the commission of doctors has concluded               
pursuant  to the established procedure of the Ministry of  Health               
Care  that  he is incapable of understanding the essence  of  his               
actions  and  controlling them at the time of voting  because  of               
chronic  mental  disease, feeble-mindedness, or temporary  mental               
disorder.                                                                       
                                                                                
     Article 71. Voting in Military Units                                       
      1.  Special  post offices designated for  voting  shall  be               
established in military units of the national defence system  and               
internal service, as established in Article 70.                                 
      2.  If  possible,  chief officers of military  units  shall               
provide  conditions  for  servicemen to  vote  in  the  electoral               
districts of their permanent place of residence.                                
                                                                                
     Article 72. Voting in Places of Confinement                                
      1.  Special  post offices designated for  voting  shall  be               
established in places of confinement, as established  in  Article               
70.                                                                             
      2.  In accordance with the procedure set forth in the laws,               
heads  of  places of confinement may allow sentenced  persons  to               
vote  in  the  electoral  areas  of  their  permanent  place   of               
residence.                                                                      
                                                                                
                                                                                
                     X. CALCULATION OF VOTES                                    
                                                                                
      Article  73.  Calculation of Voucher Envelopes  and  Ballot               
Papers in Post                                                                  
               Offices                                                          
      1. The records of voucher envelopes and ballot papers shall               
be  kept  by the head of the post office, indicating the data  of               
said  records in a journal specially designated for this  purpose               
in  accordance  with  the procedure established  by  the  Central               
Electoral Committee                                                             
      2.  The post office head shall deliver unused envelopes and               
ballot  papers  to the electoral committee of the electoral  area               
one day prior to elections.                                                     
     3. The post office shall deliver envelopes containing ballot               
papers  marked  by  voters to electoral committees  of  electoral               
districts on the day of the election, but not later than 2  hours               
before the closing of the election.                                             
      4.  The  Central Electoral Committee shall keep records  of               
voucher envelopes and ballot papers in the Republic of Lithuania.               
                                                                                
      Article  74. Organisation of Work of an Electoral Committee               
of an                                                                           
               Electoral District concerning Vote Calculation                   
      1. The chairman of the electoral committee of the electoral               
district  shall  organise and supervise vote calculation  in  the               
committee.  His  instructions  for  vote  calculation  shall   be               
compulsory and all persons present in this place must  adhere  to               
them. He must ensure that votes would be calculated in accordance               
with  the established procedure and shall have the right to  warn               
any  person  present  in  the polling place  if  he  hinders  the               
committee  in  its work or does not perform his duties  properly.               
The  committee chairman shall publicly announce the decision. The               
decision  shall be entered into the vote calculation record,  and               
shall  be signed by the committee chairman. The decision must  be               
enforced without delay, and if necessary, the electoral committee               
may  consider it only after the vote calculation record has  been               
signed.                                                                         
      2.  The  data  which are entered into the  record  must  be               
publicly  announced  in  such  a  manner  that  all  the  persons               
participating  in  vote  calculation  would  hear  them.  If  the               
validity  of the ballot paper or the meaning of the marks  in  it               
raise  doubts,  the committee chairman shall present  it  to  the               
committee  members  and  shall  announce  voting  concerning  its               
evaluation  (if  there are several such ballot papers,  he  shall               
produce  them  one by one). The results of this voting  shall  be               
entered on the empty side of the ballot paper.                                  
                                                                                
     Article 75. Keeping of Records of Ballot Papers in Electoral               
Districts                                                                       
      1. Upon the closing of a polling place, the chairman of the               
electoral committee of the electoral district, in the presence of               
at  least  3/5  of the members of the electoral committee,  shall               
seal and stamp the ballot box slot.                                             
     2. Unused ballot papers shall be individually collected from               
each   member  of  the  electoral  committee,  shall  be  counted               
publicly,  the  number  of them shall be entered  into  the  vote               
calculation  record. According to signatures in the  voter  list,               
voter certificates, arrival cards, ballot papers which have  been               
spoiled  by voters and returned to be exchanged for blank  ballot               
papers  it shall be inspected if the committee member has  handed               
all ballot papers lawfully.                                                     
      3.  The  electoral  committee shall count  the  unused  and               
spoiled  ballot  papers publicly; annul them by cutting  off  the               
upper  right  corner;  put  them  into  the  envelopes  specially               
designated for this purpose and seal these envelopes. The  number               
of  unused or spoiled ballot papers shall be entered in the  vote               
calculation record.                                                             
                                                                                
      Article  76.  Calculation of Votes of the Voters  who  have               
Voted in the                                                                    
               Polling Place of the Electoral District                          
     1. 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 whether the seals have  not  been               
broken  and  whether there are no other evidences which  indicate               
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, the ballot box shall be packed up, the package shall be put               
under  seal  and  votes shall not be calculated. The  ballot  box               
shall  be  delivered to the electoral committee of the  electoral               
area. The decision concerning calculation of votes of this ballot               
box  shall be adopted by the electoral committee of the electoral               
area.                                                                           
      2.  Having  ascertained that the ballot box  has  not  been               
tampered with, 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  (  except  black   lead               
pencils), and the committee shall start calculating votes. Ballot               
papers  shall be sorted out according to electoral areas, then  -               
into  valid and invalid ballot papers. Valid ballot papers  shall               
be  divided  into groups according to the marks made in  them  by               
voters.  Each group of ballot papers must be recounted  at  least               
two  times.  For the second time ballot papers must be calculated               
by other members of the committee.                                              
      3. Votes shall be calculated in such a way that all persons               
present  during  the  calculation of  votes  might  observe  this               
procedure and marks made by voters in ballot papers, and be  sure               
that votes are calculated fairly and honestly.                                  
      4.  The  Central  Electoral Committee shall  establish  the               
concrete procedure for the calculation of votes not later than 20               
days before the election.                                                       
                                                                                
      Article 77. Keeping of the Records of Voters who have Voted               
by Post and                                                                     
               the Calculation of the Votes                                     
      1.  After  the calculation of ballot papers  found  in  the               
ballot box, ballot papers received by post shall be calculated in               
the following procedure:                                                        
      1) the chairman of the electoral committee of the electoral               
district shall present, unopened, all outer envelopes received by               
post.  Their  number shall be announced and entered in  the  vote               
calculation record;                                                             
     2) outer envelopes shall be opened one at a time;                          
      3)  a  voter  certificate shall be taken out of  the  outer               
envelope,  the voter's surname shall be read aloud, it  shall  be               
checked against the voter list of the electoral district, and the               
voucher  envelope 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 has already voted in the electoral  district;               
if another envelope for voting by post 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               
papers  in  the envelope shall be considered invalid.  This  fact               
must be noted on the voucher envelope (voucher envelopes);                      
      4)  in the voter list of the electoral district, the  words               
"has  voted by post" shall be written by the surname of the voter               
whose vote has been received by post;                                           
     5) the sealed voucher envelope shall be cast into the ballot               
box   prepared   and   sealed  according   to   the   established               
requirements; and                                                               
      6) when all envelopes received by post have been inspected,               
the  ballot box shall be opened and the sealed voucher  envelopes               
shall  be opened. 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.  Then  the  votes received by post shall  be  calculated               
according to the requirements of Article 76.                                    
      2.  If only one sealed voucher envelope is in the electoral               
district  (committee),  it, in order to protect  the  secrecy  of               
voting,  shall  not be opened, and shall be handed  over  to  the               
electoral committee, which has formed this committee, which shall               
enter the results of the voting in its vote calculation record.                 
                                                                                
      Article  78.  Vote  Calculation Records  in  the  Electoral               
District                                                                        
      1.  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.                                      
       2.  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  of  the  one-candidate               
electoral  area  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 spoiled 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 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 each candidate for Seimas member;                      
      10) the number of envelopes received by post and the number               
of sealed voucher envelopes;                                                    
     11) the number of invalid ballot papers received by post;                  
     12) the number of valid ballot papers received by post;                    
      13) the number of votes received by post for each candidate               
for Seimas member;                                                              
      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  for               
Seimas member.                                                                  
      3.  The  vote  calculation record  of  the  multi-candidate               
electoral area shall include the following:                                     
     1) the number of voters in the electoral district;                         
      2)  the  number  of  ballot papers of  the  multi-candidate               
electoral  area  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 spoiled 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 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               
party or political organisation (their coalition);                              
      10) the number of envelopes received by post, the number of               
sealed voucher envelopes;                                                       
     11) the number of invalid ballot papers received by post;                  
     12) the number of valid ballot papers received by post;                    
      13)  the  number of votes received by post which have  been               
cast  for  the  list of candidates nominated  by  each  party  or               
political organisation (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 party or  political  organisation               
(their coalition).                                                              
      4. The number of the voters of the electoral district shall               
be  established  according to the voter lists  of  the  electoral               
district.  The  number of the voters who have been delivered  the               
ballot  papers,  shall be established according  to  the  voters'               
signatures proving that the ballot papers have been received. The               
number  of  the  voters who have voted in the electoral  district               
shall be established according to the number of the ballot papers               
found in the ballot box of the electoral district. The number  of               
the  voters  who  have  participated in  the  election  shall  be               
established according to the number of the ballot papers found in               
the ballot boxes of the electoral districts and the number of the               
ballot papers received by post.                                                 
     5. If more ballot papers are found in the ballot box than it               
has  been  delivered to voters, the committee shall take measures               
to  ascertain  the  causes. This shall be  entered  in  the  vote               
calculation record, indicating the number of extra ballot  papers               
which were found.                                                               
       6.  After  all  data  have  been  entered  into  the  vote               
calculation  record  of  the electoral district  and  all  ballot               
papers  have  been put into sealed packages, the vote calculation               
records of the electoral district shall be signed by the chairman               
and members of the electoral committee of the electoral district.               
After that the observers shall sign the records. Their marks, the               
individual  opinions  of the members of the  committee  shall  be               
attached to the records and shall be an inseparable part thereof.               
                                                                                
     Article 79. Invalid Ballot Papers                                          
     1. Invalid ballot papers shall be:                                         
     1) ballot papers of an unestablished sample;                               
      2)  ballot  papers sealed with the seal  of  the  electoral               
committee of the wrong electoral district (ballot papers received               
by  post  -  without the seal of the electoral committee  of  the               
electoral area);                                                                
     3) ballot papers of the wrong electoral area;                              
     4) in a one-candidate electoral area, those ballot papers on               
which  the  voter has marked more than one candidate  for  Seimas               
member,  or has not marked any candidate, or it is impossible  to               
ascertain the voter's will from the mark made thereon; and                      
     5) in a multi-candidate electoral area, the ballot papers on               
which  the  voter has marked more than one list of candidates  or               
has  not  marked any list of candidates, or it is  impossible  to               
ascertain the voter's will from the mark made thereon. The ballot               
paper  cannot  be declared invalid because of the  marks  in  the               
candidates'  rating  table or crossing  out  of  the  candidates'               
surnames.                                                                       
      2. The decision to declare a ballot paper invalid shall  be               
made by the electoral committee of the electoral district.                      
                                                                                
      Article  80. The Presentation of Documents of the Electoral               
District to                                                                     
               the Electoral Committee of the Electoral Area                    
      1.  The electoral committee of the electoral district shall               
put  all  ballot  papers, as well as invalid  and  unused  ballot               
papers,  other  election documents into packages, inventory  them               
and  affix  the  seal  to them in the manner  prescribed  by  the               
Central  Electoral  Committee. The packages  shall  be  delivered               
together with the vote calculation record and its annexes,  voter               
lists,  records  of  the  electoral committee  of  the  electoral               
district and financial documentation for the whole period of  its               
work  to the electoral committee of the electoral area within  12               
hours  of  the  closing of voting, unless the  Central  Electoral               
Committee provides otherwise.                                                   
      2.  The  Central  Electoral Committee and the  Ministry  of               
Internal Affairs must ensure the safety of transportation of  the               
election documents and the persons transporting them.                           
                                                                                
      Article  81.  The  Calculation of Votes  in  the  Electoral               
Committee of the                                                                
               Electoral Area                                                   
      1.  The  electoral  committee of the electoral  area  shall               
accept the documents delivered by the electoral committee of  the               
electoral district and shall check:                                             
      1)  whether  all  required documents (packages)  have  been               
delivered;                                                                      
      2)  sealing  and descriptions of the packages (whether  the               
description is full and correct);                                               
       3)  whether  all  data  have  been  entered  in  the  vote               
calculation  record; if they do not contradict  one  another;  if               
they  correspond to the data available to the electoral committee               
of  the electoral area (the number of ballot papers issued to the               
electoral  committee  of the electoral district,  the  number  of               
voters, the number of outer envelopes received by post); if there               
are all necessary signatures; whether all individual opinions  of               
the  committee members, remarks of observers are attached to  the               
record in which they are specified;                                             
      4)  whether all remarks and complaints of voters have  been               
considered in the electoral committee of the electoral district.                
      2.  The  electoral  committee of the electoral  area  shall               
immediately  report the data of the vote calculation record,  its               
comments  concerning  the documents submitted  by  the  electoral               
committee  of  the  electoral district to the  Central  Electoral               
Committee,  in the manner prescribed by it, and shall ensure  the               
safety of submitted documents.                                                  
      3.  The packages sealed by the electoral committees of  the               
electoral  districts, which contain ballot papers, may be  opened               
in  the  electoral committee of the electoral area  only  by  the               
decision of the electoral committee of the electoral area.                      
      4. Upon establishing the shortage of documents submitted by               
the  electoral committee of the electoral district, the electoral               
committee  of the electoral area shall take measures to eliminate               
the shortage, request the chairman of the electoral committee  of               
the electoral district to supply the missing documents.                         
      5.  The  electoral  committee of the electoral  area  shall               
calculate  the  votes  in  the  following  manner:  sums  up  the               
documents  submitted by the electoral committees of the electoral               
districts  and  adds to them those votes cast by  the  voters  by               
post,  which have been counted in the electoral committee of  the               
electoral area.                                                                 
                                                                                
      Article  82. The Presentation of Vote Calculation Documents               
of the                                                                          
               Electoral Area to the Central Electoral Committee                
     All documents (except financial documentation) received from               
electoral districts, voter lists, the vote calculation record  of               
the electoral area, the records of the electoral committee of the               
electoral  area for the whole period of the activities and  other               
election documents shall be put into special packages 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.                          
                                                                                
       Article  83.  The  Participation  of  Observers   in   the               
Calculation of Votes                                                            
               and Establishment of Election Results                            
      1.  The election observers 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.                                            
      2.  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  to  the               
electoral committee of the electoral district, which is  attached               
to  the  vote  calculation record of the electoral  district  and               
delivered  to  the  electoral committee  of  the  electoral  area               
together with other election documents of the electoral district.               
The  protest of the election observer to the electoral  committee               
of  the  electoral area shall be attached to the vote calculation               
record  of the appropriate electoral area. The protests shall  be               
considered  by  that electoral committee to whom they  have  been               
filed.                                                                          
                                                                                
     Article 84. Publication of the Preliminary Election Results                
      1.  Preliminary election results may be publicised only  by               
the  Central  Electoral Committee. If the electoral committee  of               
the  electoral area delivers the preliminary data of the election               
results   in  all  electoral  districts,  the  Central  Electoral               
Committee  must immediately prepare a report to the  mass  media.               
This  report shall be submitted to the Lithuanian Telegram Agency               
in the first place.                                                             
     2. The representatives of the mass media shall be prohibited               
from  disseminating  the information about  vote  calculation  or               
election  results by video or sound recording equipment,  orally,               
in  writing,  or  otherwise,  until the  report  of  the  Central               
Electoral Committee.                                                            
                                                                                
      Article  85. Complaints against the Decisions of  Electoral               
Committees                                                                      
               which  Have  Been  Adopted after  the  Closing  of               
          Voting                                                                
      1. Parties, political organisations which have nominated  a               
candidate for Seimas member, candidates for Seimas member,  their               
representatives  for  elections, election  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 not later  than               
within  24  hours of their drawing up. These complaints  must  be               
considered not later than within 24 hours.                                      
     2. The decisions of the electoral committee of the electoral               
area  concerning vote calculation records may be appealed against               
to the Central Electoral Committee not later than within 72 hours               
following  their  drawing up and must be  considered  before  the               
official proclamation of election results.                                      
      3.  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, 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. The electoral committee of the electoral area shall not               
have  the  right to nullify the vote calculation records  of  the               
electoral committee of the electoral district.                                  
      4. While considering the complaint against the decision  of               
the  electoral  committee of the electoral  area  concerning  the               
drawing up of the vote calculation record of 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  record,               
incorrectly calculated valid or invalid ballot papers, shall draw               
up  an  additional vote calculation record of the electoral area,               
electoral  district and attach it to the vote calculation  record               
of the electoral area.                                                          
      5.  Parties,  political organisations which have  nominated               
candidates  for Seimas member, as well as candidates  for  Seimas               
member, may appeal against the decisions of the Central Electoral               
Committee  or  against  the  refusal  of  the  Central  Electoral               
Committee to consider complaints concerning the violations of the               
Law  on  Elections  not  later than within  24  hours  after  the               
official  proclamation of the election results, to the Seimas  or               
the  President  of  the Republic. In such cases,  the  Seimas  or               
President of the Republic shall, not later than within 48  hours,               
appeal  to  the Constitutional Court with the inquiry  concerning               
the violation of the Law on Elections to the Seimas.                            
                                                                                
      Article  86.  Vote  Calculation Records  of  the  Electoral               
Committee of the                                                                
               Electoral Area                                                   
      1.  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 in the electoral area;                                                
      2)  the  number of invalid ballot papers in  the  electoral               
area;                                                                           
     3) the number of ballot papers valid in the electoral area;                
      4)  the number of votes cast for each candidate for  Seimas               
member; and                                                                     
     5) the number of votes cast for each list of candidates                    
      2.  The chairman and the members of the electoral committee               
of  the electoral area shall sign the vote calculation record  of               
the   electoral  committee  of  the  electoral  area  only  after               
considering  individual opinions of the members of the  electoral               
committees  of the electoral districts, remarks of observers  and               
complaints  of  voters. The electoral committee of the  electoral               
area may recommend the Central Electoral Committee to declare the               
election in the electoral area invalid.                                         
                                                                                
                                                                                
     XI. ESTABLISHMENT AND PROCLAMATION OF ELECTION RESULTS                     
                                                                                
      Article 87. The Establishment of Election Results  in  One-               
candidate                                                                       
               Electoral Areas                                                  
      1. The election results shall be established by the Central               
Electoral  Committee after having considered all  complaints  and               
established   all  election  results  in  this  electoral   area,               
including of the voters who have voted on ships and abroad.                     
      2.  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.                                                               
      3.  A candidate shall be considered elected when more  than               
half of the voters participating in the elections vote for him in               
the elections.                                                                  
     4. If more than two candidates were standing for election in               
the electoral area and none of them are elected to the office  of               
Seimas  member, the Central Electoral Committee, adhering to  the               
requirements  of  this  Law,  shall,  within  two  weeks  of  the               
proclamation  of  the  election results,  hold  a  repeat  voting               
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               
amount  of  votes is cast for both candidates, the candidate  for               
whom  more voters voted in the first round of the election  shall               
become a Seimas member. If the equal amount of votes was cast for               
both  candidates in the first round of the election as well,  the               
older candidate shall become a Seimas member.                                   
      5.  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 88. The Establishment of the Election Results in  a               
Multi-                                                                          
               candidate Electoral Area                                         
      1. The elections shall be considered to have been held in a               
multi-candidate  electoral area if more than one  fourth  of  all               
voters have participated in them.                                               
      2. The list candidates of the party, political organisation               
may  receive  mandates  of  Seimas  member  (takes  part  in  the               
distribution  of  mandates) only if at least  5  percent  of  the               
voters  participating in the elections voted for  it.  The  joint               
list  of  candidates, drawn up in accordance with Article  43  of               
this  Law, may receive mandates of Seimas member  (takes part  in               
the  distribution  of mandates) provided that  not  less  than  7               
percent of the voters who participated in the election have voted               
for it. If less than 60 percent of all voters who participated in               
the  election  have  voted  for the lists,  taking  part  in  the               
distribution of mandates, the list (lists if an equal  amount  of               
votes  has been cast for them), which has not taken part  in  the               
distribution of mandates up till then, for whom the  majority  of               
voters  have  voted shall acquire the right to take part  in  the               
distribution of mandates. The number of lists of candidates which               
have  the  right to participate in the distribution  of  mandates               
shall be further increased in the same manner until not less than               
60  percent  of all the voters who participated in  the  election               
shall have voted for the lists of candidates participating in the               
distribution of mandates.                                                       
      3.  Mandates  for lists of candidates shall be  distributed               
according  to  the  number of votes received  by  each  of  them,               
applying the method of quotas and remainders.                                   
      4.  At first, the quota shall be counted, that is, how many               
votes  are needed to receive 1 mandate. It shall be equal to  the               
sum  of  votes,  divided  by 70, cast by  voters  for  the  lists               
participating in the distribution of mandates. If when  dividing,               
a remainder is received, 1 shall be added to the quotient.                      
      5.  The amount of votes cast for each list shall be divided               
by  the  quota. The received integer quotient shall be the number               
of  mandates  for  each  list according  to  the  quota  and  the               
remainders  of  this  division shall be used  to  distribute  the               
remaining  mandates according to the remainders.  Therefore,  all               
names  of the lists shall be written down in succession in  which               
the  first  follows  the  last, according  to  the  size  of  the               
remainders of the dividing received by the lists, beginning  with               
the  largest. If the remainders of two lists are equal, the first               
written down shall be the list which have received more votes  of               
voters  and  if  these numbers are also equal, the first  written               
down  shall be the list which has received more mandates  in  all               
one-candidate electoral areas. If the number of mandates is  also               
equal,  the first written down shall be the list which  possesses               
the  smaller  election number. The mandates which have  not  been               
distributed  when distributing by the method of quotas  shall  be               
distributed  by  one  to the lists according to  the  succession,               
beginning with the list which was written down first.                           
      6.  If  one  of  the lists received the  larger  number  of               
mandates  than there were candidates on the list, these  mandates               
would  be  distributed  to other lists,  further  continuing  the               
dividing thereof by the method of remainders.                                   
     7. Candidates of the same list shall receive mandates in the               
numerical  order  established by the Central Electoral  Committee               
which  has established the rating of candidates. Those candidates               
who are elected in one-candidate electoral areas shall be omitted               
from the list.                                                                  
      8.  If the party, political organisation, coalition submits               
together  with  the application documents the  request  that  the               
rating  of  their  candidates should not be  established,  voters               
shall  be  notified about this in advance, indicating this  in  a               
ballot  paper and the rating of candidates shall not be  counted,               
and  the  registered sequence of candidates on the list shall  be               
considered final.                                                               
                                                                                
      Article  89.  Calculation of the Rating of  Candidates  for               
Seimas Member                                                                   
               and Establishment of the Final Order of Lists                    
      1.  The  Central  Electoral Committee shall  calculate  the               
rating  of  candidates for Seimas member and  shall  establish  a               
final succession of lists.                                                      
      2.  At  first it shall be calculated how many  voters  have               
expressed  a  positive opinion about the candidate, how  many  of               
them  crossed  his  surname  out and how  many  voters  have  not               
expressed  any  opinion about the candidate in the rating  table.               
Marks beside the surnames of the candidates from other lists  for               
whom the voter has not voted shall not be calculated.                           
      3. Then the points of the rating received by each candidate               
for  Seimas  member shall be calculated, which are equal  to  the               
product  of two numbers - the first factor (election rating)  and               
the  second  factor (party's rating). The first factor  (election               
rating) shall be obtained by adding the number of voters who have               
positively  evaluated this candidate to the number of voters  who               
have  voted for the list containing the surname of the candidate,               
and  subtracting  the number of voters who have crossed  out  the               
surname  of  this  candidate. The second factor (party's  rating)               
shall  be  obtained by adding one to the number of candidates  on               
that  list  which  contains the surname of  this  candidate,  and               
subtracting the candidate's number on the list.                                 
      4.  The final order of candidates for Seimas member on  the               
lists  shall be established according to the points of the rating               
received  by  each  candidate. The  first  written  down  in  the               
succession  shall be the candidate who have received more  points               
of  the rating. In the event that several candidates receive  the               
equal  amount  of the rating points, then the first written  down               
shall  be the candidate whose election rating is higher.  If  the               
election  ratings of candidates are also equal,  than  the  first               
written  down  shall  be the candidate whose  party's  rating  is               
higher.                                                                         
      5.  The  final  succession of the lists of  candidates  for               
Seimas  member  shall  be  publicised by  the  Central  Electoral               
Committee  on the same day as the results of a repeat  voting  in               
one-candidate electoral areas.                                                  
                                                                                
     Article 90. The Declaration of the Election as Invalid                     
      1. The Central Electoral Committee may declare the election               
results  in  the  electoral area invalid if it  establishes  that               
severe  violations  of  this  Law which  were  committed  in  the               
electoral  district  or  electoral  area,  the  falsification  of               
documents or the loss thereof had an essential influence  on  the               
election  results, and the following essential results cannot  be               
determined  from the vote calculation records or  other  election               
documents:                                                                      
     in a one-candidate electoral area - the candidate who gets a               
mandate  or  the  candidates who will  participate  in  a  repeat               
voting;                                                                         
     in a multi-candidate electoral area - the list of candidates               
which take part in the distribution of mandates, or the number of               
mandates due to the list of candidates can be determined  at  the               
exactness of only more than one mandate.                                        
       2.   The  election  cannot  be  declared  invalid  if  the               
indisputably  determined  election  results  allow  to  determine               
essential election results.                                                     
                                                                                
     Article 91. Repeat Elections                                               
     1. Repeat elections shall be held:                                         
      1)  in electoral areas where the election has not been held               
or declared invalid; and                                                        
     2) in the case provided in paragraph 5 of Article 87 of this               
Law.                                                                            
     2. Repeat elections shall be held not later than within half               
a  year, and after the repeat election which have not been held -               
not later than within a year.                                                   
      3.  The  concrete  procedure for holding  repeat  elections               
according to the requirements and terms set for holding elections               
to  the  Seimas  shall  be established by the  Central  Electoral               
Committee  taking  into  consideration the  fact  that  a  repeat               
election  is  held  in one of the one-candidate electoral  areas.               
When  establishing the procedure for holding the repeat election,               
the  Central Electoral Committee cannot change the boundaries  of               
electoral  areas.  The  citizens,  permanently  residing  on  the               
territory of an electoral area who are aged 18 or over on the day               
of  the  repeat election shall be additionally registered in  the               
voter list of this electoral area, and only the persons who  have               
lost the right to vote shall be crossed out. The voting shall not               
be  conducted abroad, on ships (with the exception  of  the  case               
when  the  voters  residing abroad or  the  crews  of  ships  are               
registered  in the voter lists of the electoral area in  which  a               
repeat election shall be held), in the post offices which are not               
located  on  the  territory of this electoral  area  (except  the               
central post offices of towns, regions).                                        
      4.  Repeat elections shall not be held if the election date               
planned  to be announced falls within the period when  less  than               
half  a  year remains before the expiration of the powers of  the               
Seimas                                                                          
                                                                                
      Article  92.  Establishment and Proclamation of  the  Final               
Election Results                                                                
     1. The Central Electoral Committee shall establish the final               
election  results  after  it has considered  all  complaints  and               
established   all  election  results  in  this  electoral   area,               
including of the voters who have voted on ships and abroad                      
      2. The Central Electoral Committee shall proclaim the final               
election results in a one-candidate electoral area not later than               
within  7  days  following the election, and in a multi-candidate               
electoral  area  -  from  the repeat elections  in  one-candidate               
electoral  areas.  It  shall  announce  these  results   to   the               
Lithuanian  Telegram Agency in the first place and shall  publish               
in the next issue of the Valstybės Žinios.                                      
     3. The Central Electoral Committee shall within three months               
from  the proclamation of the final election results issue a book               
about  the election results and shall within four months transfer               
the vote calculation records of electoral districts and electoral               
areas, application documents (except the forms for the collection               
of  signatures), minutes of the sittings and the decisions of the               
Central Electoral Committee, as well as the collection of samples               
of  election  documents to the State Archives for unlimited  safe               
keeping.  After  that  it  may decide  to  destroy  the  election               
documents which are not subject to safe keeping.                                
                                                                                
     Article 93. The certificate of Seimas Member                               
      1.  After the proclamation of election results the  Central               
Electoral Committee shall issue certificates of Seimas member  to               
the elected candidates within 3 days.                                           
       2.   All  disputes  concerning  the  non-issuance  of  the               
certificate of Seimas member shall, not later than within 3 days,               
be  settled by the Vilnius county court whose decision shall come               
into force from the moment of its announcement.                                 
                                                                                
      Article 94. Inquiry Concerning the Violation of the Law  on               
Elections to                                                                    
               the Seimas                                                       
     1. Not later than within 3 days of the official proclamation               
of  the  election results or the announcement of the decision  of               
the Central Electoral Committee concerning occurring or filling a               
vacancy in the Seimas, the Seimas of the Republic of Lithuania as               
well  as  the  President  of  the  Republic  may  appeal  to  the               
Constitutional  Court  with  the  inquiry  whether  the  Law   on               
Elections to the Seimas has been violated.                                      
      2.  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 in those cases when decisions have  been               
adopted or another deed of the Committee has been performed after               
the closing of voting.                                                          
      3. This inquiry shall be investigated by the Constitutional               
Court  not  later than within 72 hours of its submission  to  the               
Constitutional Court. Non-working days shall be included in  this               
period.                                                                         
      4.  Basing  itself  on the findings of  the  Constitutional               
Court,  the Seimas of the Republic of Lithuania shall  adopt  the               
final  decision concerning the violation of the Law on  Elections               
to the Seimas.                                                                  
      5.  If the Constitutional Court makes a conclusion that the               
Law  on  Elections  to the Seimas has been severely  violated  or               
election  documents  have been falsified  and  this  has  had  an               
essential influence on the establishment of 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,  from   the   vote               
calculation  records,  it is impossible  to  establish  essential               
election results; or                                                            
     2) to establish real essential election results according to               
the   vote   calculation  records  or  other  election  documents               
submitted by electoral committees.                                              
      6.  The Seimas shall also pass a resolution on legally  and               
illegally elected Seimas members.                                               
      7.  If the Constitutional Court makes a conclusion that the               
essential  election results established by the Central  Electoral               
Committee are incorrect or its actions are not in compliance with               
this  Law,  the  Seimas shall concurrently adopt a resolution  to               
terminate  the  powers of the members and  the  chairman  of  the               
Central Electoral Committee before the expiration of the term and               
shall  not  later than within 7 days form a new Central Electoral               
Committee.                                                                      
                                                                                
      Article  95. Recognising the Powers of a Seimas  Member  as               
Terminated                                                                      
      The  Central Electoral Committee shall recognise the powers               
of  a  Seimas member terminated, with the exception of the  cases               
provided for in paragraph 6 of Article 94 of this Law, not  later               
than within 15 days after the occurrence of a cause for it:                     
      1)  upon  the  death of a Seimas member -  according  to  a               
notarised copy of the death certificate;                                        
      2)  upon the resignation of a Seimas member - according  to               
the  resignation statement written by the Seimas member  himself.               
The  Seimas  member must repeat this statement himself  during  a               
sitting  of  the Central Electoral Committee. If because  of  the               
health  conditions  the Seimas member is  unable  to  attend  the               
sitting, the sitting shall be held in the place where the  Seimas               
member is at that time;                                                         
       3)  when  the  court  declares  a  Seimas  member  legally               
incompetent - according to the effective decision of the court;                 
     4) when the Seimas revokes the mandate of a Seimas member in               
accordance  with  impeachment  proceedings  -  according  to  the               
effective resolution of the Seimas;                                             
      5)  if  a  Seimas member takes up, or does not resign  from               
employment  which  is  incompatible with  the  duties  of  Seimas               
member;                                                                         
      6) if a Seimas member loses citizenship of the Republic  of               
Lithuania  - according to the effective legal act concerning  the               
loss of citizenship; and                                                        
      7)  if  a Seimas member does not take an oath in the manner               
prescribed by the law or takes a conditional oath - according  to               
the effective resolution of the Seimas.                                         
                                                                                
     Article 96. Filling a Vacant Seat in the Seimas                            
       Upon  recognising  the  powers  of  a  Seimas  member   as               
terminated, a vacancy occurs in the Seimas. It shall be filled in               
the following manner:                                                           
      1)  if  the  former  Seimas member was elected  in  a  one-               
candidate  electoral area, new elections shall  be  organised  in               
this  electoral area. New elections must be held not  later  than               
within  6 months. The elections shall not be held if the election               
date  planned to be announced falls within the period  when  less               
than  half a year remains before the expiration of the powers  of               
the  Seimas. The Central Electoral Committee shall establish  the               
concrete  procedure for holding new elections  according  to  the               
requirements  and  terms established by  this  Law,  taking  into               
consideration the fact that new elections are held in one of  the               
one-candidate  electoral areas. When establishing  the  procedure               
for holding new elections, the Central Electoral Committee cannot               
change  the  boundaries  of  an  electoral  area.  The  citizens,               
permanently  residing on the territory of an electoral  area  who               
are  aged  18  or over on the day of the new elections  shall  be               
additionally registered in the voter list of this electoral area,               
and  only  the persons who have lost the right to vote  shall  be               
crossed  out  from the list . The voting shall not  be  conducted               
abroad, on ships (with the exception of the case when the  voters               
residing abroad or the crews of ships are registered in the voter               
lists of the electoral area in which new elections are held),  in               
the  post offices which are not located on the territory of  this               
electoral  area  (except  the  central  post  offices  of  towns,               
regions);                                                                       
      2)  in  a  multi-candidate electoral area the top unelected               
candidate from the list of candidates in which the former  Seimas               
member  was elected to the presently vacant seat shall  become  a               
Seimas  member.  If  there  are no candidates  in  this  list  of               
candidates  who have not received mandates of Seimas member,  the               
mandate  of  Seimas member shall be transferred to  another  list               
according  to the sequence of the lists of candidates  which  was               
established  after the election for the distribution of  mandates               
by  the  method of remainders, that is to the list following  the               
list  which was the last to receive the mandate according to this               
sequence. So the first unelected candidate on the list which  has               
newly  received  a  mandate shall become  a  Seimas  member.  The               
Central  Electoral  Committee must adopt the decision  concerning               
recognition  of  the mandate of Seimas member for  a  new  Seimas               
member  not  later than within 7 days after the occurrence  of  a               
vacant seat in the Seimas.                                                      
                                                                                
      Article 97. Loss of the Mandate of Seimas Member because of               
the Co-                                                                         
               operation  with  the Special Services  of  Foreign               
          States, which                                                         
               has not been Publicly Announced to Voters                        
      1.  Each  candidate  for the post  of  Seimas  member  must               
publicly  announce  about  his conscious  co-operation  with  the               
special  services of foreign states, provided  that  he  was  not               
thereby   carrying  out  the  assignments  of  the  Republic   of               
Lithuania. He shall indicate this fact in the questionnaire for a               
candidate  for Seimas member. An election poster of  a  candidate               
for Seimas member, issued by the Central Electoral Committee,  as               
well  as  a  poster with the list of candidates must contain  the               
following  notice  beside  the surname  of  the  candidate:  "Has               
consciously  and  not  on  the instruction  of  the  Republic  of               
Lithuania  co-operated  with the special services  of  a  foreign               
state".                                                                         
      2.  If  the candidate fails to indicate this and a  court's               
decision  is  valid, whereby a fact having juridical  meaning  is               
established that he consciously co-operated with the KGB or other               
foreign  special services which was not related to  carrying  out               
the  assignments  of  the  Republic  of  Lithuania,  the  Central               
Electoral Committee shall not register him, and in the  event  it               
has  already  registered him a candidate for Seimas  member,  the               
Central   Electoral  Committee  shall  immediately   cancel   his               
registration  as a candidate for Seimas member. If the  candidate               
has  not  indicated it and after the election to the  Seimas  his               
conscious  co-operation  with the KGB or  other  foreign  special               
services which was not related to carrying out the assignments of               
the  Republic  of Lithuania is proved according to the  procedure               
established by law, his Seimas member powers shall be  terminated               
from that day forward."                                                         
                                                                                
     Article 2.     The Entry into Force of Article 38, Paragraph               
1, Item 9 ,                                                                     
               Article 41, Paragraph 3, and Article 96, Item 2 of               
          the Law                                                               
               on Elections to the Seimas                                       
      Article 38, par.1, item 9, Article 41, par. 3, and  Article               
96, item 2 of the Law on Elections to the Seimas shall enter into               
force upon the expiration of the term of the powers of the Seimas               
members who were elected in 1992.                                               
                                                                                
      I  promulgate this Law passed by the Seimas of the Republic               
of Lithuania.                                                                   
                                                                                
                                                                                
Algirdas Brazauskas                                                             
President of the Republic                                                       
                                                                                
Vilnius                                                                         
27 June 1996                                                                    
No.I-1408