Preparing the ballot and voting 1 The voter upon receiving his folded ballot

Preparing the ballot and voting 1 the voter upon

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Preparing the ballot and voting (1) The voter, upon receiving his folded ballot, shall forthwith proceed to one of the empty voting booths and shall there fill his ballot by writing in the proper space for each office the name of the individual candidate for whom he desires to vote. No voter shall be allowed: to enter a booth occupied by another, nor enter the same accompanied by somebody, except as provided for in the succeeding section hereof; to stay therein for a longer time than necessary to speak with anyone other than as herein provided while inside the polling place. It shall be unlawful: to prepare the ballot outside the voting booth; to exhibit its contents to any person to erase any printing from the ballot to intentionally tear or deface the same or put thereon any distinguishing mark; to use carbon paper, paraffin paper, or other means for making a copy of the contents of the ballot; to make use of any other means to identify the vote of the voter. Preparation of Ballots for Illiterates and Disabled Persons ( Sec. 196, B.P. 881) No voter shall be allowed to vote as an illiterate or as a physically disabled unless it is so indicated in his registration record. A voter who is illiterate or physically unable to prepare the ballot by himself may be assisted in the preparation of his ballot by the following: (a) a relative by affinity or consanguinity within the fourth civil degree, or (b) if (a) is not available, then any person of his confidence who belongs to the same household; or (c) any member of the board of election inspectors. In no case shall an assistor assist more than 3 times. The person assisting shall: prepare the ballot for the illiterate or disabled voter inside the voting booth; bind himself in a formal document under oath to fill out the ballot strictly in accordance with the instructions of the voter and not to reveal the contents of the ballot prepared by him. A violation of these 2 duties shall constitute an election offense. Spoiled Ballots If a voter should accidentally spoil or deface a ballot in such a way that it cannot lawfully be used, he shall surrender it folded to the chairman who shall note in the corresponding space in the voting record that said ballot is spoiled. The voter shall then be entitled to another ballot which the chairman shall give him after announcing the serial number of the second ballot and recording the serial number in the corresponding spaces in the voting record. No voter shall change his ballot more than once. ( Sec. 14, R.A. 8436) The spoiled ballot shall, without being unfolded and without removing the detachable coupon, be distinctly marked with the word "spoiled" and signed by the board of election inspectors on the 35
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endorsement fold thereof and immediately placed in the compartment for spoiled ballots.
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