Article 24 of the Law of the Republic of Lithuania on the Referendum
says, groups, parties shall have the right to appoint referendum observers. A referendum observer shall be a person having a certificate in the form established by the Central Electoral Committee. He shall have the right to observe the referendum conducted in the territory of the city, region or polling district, which is indicated in his certificate. The observer’s certificate shall be issued by:
- the Central Electoral Committee - to observe the referendum in the entire territory of the Republic of Lithuania and the country’s diplomatic missions (consulates) or only in specific city and regional constituencies, upon the proposal of the Minister of Foreign Affairs, adviser to the President of the Republic or upon the request of the persons representing foreign states or international institutions, as well as at his own discretion;
- a city, regional referendum committee - to observe the referendum in one or several referendum polling districts of this city, region, for voters who are above 18 years of age, upon the proposal of a group or at the request of the local branch of the party; which must indicate the name and first name of the person, his personal code, name of the referendum polling district (districts).
The observer’s certificate shall be issued by the chairman of the referendum committee or by any other member of the committee on the instruction of the committee chairman. It shall not be allowed to refuse to issue an observer’s 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 must be reported at the next committee sitting and an appropriate representative for the referendum must be notified thereof.
A referendum observer shall have the right to insist that the chairman and members of a referendum committee, as well as persons who are in the polling station should adhere to this and other laws of the Republic of Lithuania. Referendum committees must make arrangements to ensure that a referendum observer be provided with proper conditions in the polling station of a referendum polling district to monitor the observance of this Law. If an observer violates this or other laws himself, his observer’s certificate may be revoked on the decision of the chairman of the city, regional referendum committee. The members of the referendum committee, the Central Electoral Committee and an appropriate representative for the referendum shall be immediately notified of the decision.
The data presented herein is taken from the database of the Central Electoral Committee.
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