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Article 61 of the Law on Elections to the Seimas
- Parties as well as candidates for the Seimas member shall have the right to appoint election observers. An election observer shall be a person having a certificate in the form established by the Central Electoral Committee. He shall have the right to observe elections conducted in the territory of the constituency or polling district which is indicated in his certificate. The observer’s certificate shall be issued by:
- the Central Electoral Committee - to observe elections in the entire territory of the Republic of Lithuania and the country’s diplomatic missions or only in specific constituencies, polling districts 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 constituency electoral committee - to observe elections in the entire territory of the constituency, in one or several polling districts to citizens of the Republic of Lithuania who are above 18 years of age upon the proposal of the candidate whose name is on the ballot paper of the multi-member constituency or of this constituency, or at the request of the local branch of the party; the name and first name of the person, his personal code, name of the polling district (districts) must be indicated in the certificate.
- 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 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 elections must be notified thereof.
- An election observer shall have the right to demand that the chairman and members of an electoral committee, as well as persons who are in the polling station should adhere to this and other laws of the Republic of Lithuania. Electoral committees must make arrangements to ensure that an election observer be provided with proper conditions in the polling station of an 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 constituency electoral committee. The members of the electoral committee, the Central Electoral Committee and an appropriate representative for elections shall be immediately notified of the decision.
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