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Serbia

General Right to Vote
Constitution
(2006)

  • Article 52 states, “Every citizen of age and working ability of the Republic of Serbia shall have the right to vote and be elected. Suffrage shall be universal and equal for all, the elections shall be free and direct and voting is carried out by secret ballot in person.”

Electoral Law
Law on the Election of Representatives
(2000, last amended 2004)

  • Article 2 states, “Citizens shall elect representatives on the basis of free, universal, equal and direct suffrage, by secret ballot.”

Law on Election of the President of the Republic
(2007)

  • Article 1 states, “The President of the Republic shall be elected pursuant to the universal and equal suffrage, in free and direct election, by secret and personal vote.”

Law on Local Elections
(2007)

  • Article 3 states, “Citizens shall elect councilors on the basis of free, universal and equal suffrage.”

Exclusion based on Intellectual Disability
Constitution
(2006)

  • Article 52 states, “Every citizen of age and working ability of the Republic of Serbia shall have the right to vote and be elected...”

Electoral Law
Law on the Election of Representatives
(2000, last amended 2004)

  • Article 10 states, “The right to elect a representative, as well as to be elected as a representative shall have a citizen domiciled in the territory of the Republic of Serbia, who is at the time a citizen of Yugoslavia, who is over 18 years of age and has the business capacity (henceforth: voter).”
  • Article 13, paragraph 6 states, “Persons who have been deprived of their business capacity by a finally-binding court sentence shall not be enlisted into electoral rolls.”

Law on Local Elections
(2007)

  • Article 6, paragraph 1 states, “The right to elect a councilor shall belong to all adult citizens of the Republic of Serbia with the capacity to contract...”
  • Article 6, paragraph 2 states, “Eligible to be elected for councilor shall be all adult citizens of the Republic of Serbia with the capacity to contract...”

Voter Assistance
Electoral Law
Law on the Election of Representatives
(2000, last amended 2004)

  • Article 72 states, “A voter who is not able to vote at the polling place (blind, disabled, or illiterate person) has the right to bring a person who shall, instead of him, and in the manner determined by him, fill the ballot, i.e. vote. The manner of voting of the electors described in paragraph 1 of this Article shall be entered into the minutes.”

Law on Local Elections
(2007)

  • Article 15 states, “The Election Commission shall...2) Determine polling stations, especially taking into account...the accessibility of the polling stations to the voters.”

 


 
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