Elections to the Seimas of the Republic of Lithuania ‘2004
 
Voting on the polling day   Voting by post


Voting at home


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 due to their health condition are not able to come to vote at a post office or a polling station on an election day. A concrete schedule of postmen’s arrival to the homes of voters must be approved by the head of a post office not later than 12:00 noon, its copy shall be put on an announcment board and may be implemented only on the day following the approval. Not less than 2 committee members as well as observers may arrive at the voter’s home toghether with the postman. The list of such voters shall be compiled 10 days before the elections by polling district committees in accordance with requests to ensure the possibility to vote at home, which are of the form established by the Central Electoral Committee and filled in by the citizens. Polling district committees, with the consent of the chairman of a constituency electoral committee or a member of the constituency electoral committee authorised by the chairman, may supplement the list, if they receive the requests of these voters not later than 3 days prior to the elections. Citizens’ requests must also be approved by heads of town, regional care and guardianship or health surveillance and treatment institutions. The requests shall be appended to the list of voters who due to their health condition are not able to come to vote at a post office or a polling station on an election day, which is compiled by a polling district committee. Postal workers, electoral committee members or other persons may not bring envelopes for voting by post and ballot papers to the homes of voters who are not on the list of voters who due to their health condition are not able to come to vote at a post office or a polling station on an election day. The following persons may be included in the list of voters who due to their health condition are not able to come to vote at a post office or a polling station on an election day: invalids of Group I, invalids of Group II with motor disabilities and temporary working incapacity, as well as persons who have attained the age of 70, if they submit requests, provided for in this Paragraph, to ensure the possibility to vote at home. Officers who furnish false information about voters who due to their health condition are not able to come to vote at a post office or a polling station on an election day, shall be held liable in accordance with the procedure established by law.

When a voter votes at home, it shall be prohibited to exert influence on his determination and to urge him to vote. The voter who has no physical disability preventing him from marking ballot papers, shall himself put the secretly marked ballot papers into the voucher envelope, seal it, put the voucher envelope into the outer envelope together with the voter certificate and seal the outer envelope. Upon request of the voter who because of his physical disability is not able to do this himself, the person chosen by him (except the postman, electoral committee member or observer) shall assist him in doing so. The said person must keep the voting secret. The voter may hand the sealed outer envelope to the postman or to send it on the same day or another day.

It shall be prohibited to accept from the voter an outer envelope which is not sealed.