1The members of the Voting Committee shall, at the end of the voting process, open the ballot box in the presence of all members of the Academic Staff Assembly or of the Pedagogical Council present at the meeting. One of the members of the Voting Committee shall read out loud the result of each ballot paper and the voting result.
2Votes deemed invalid shall be re-evaluated at the end of the counting process. In case of disagreements between members of the Voting Committee concerning the validity of votes, decisions shall be made at the end of the re-evaluation process by majority vote. Votes deemed valid at the end of the re-evaluation process shall be added to the respective candidates.
3Invalid votes are the ballot papers where:
aThe ballot paper does not have the same elements as approved by the Voting Committee;
bRemarks are made on the ballot paper in favour of or against the candidates;
cThe ballot paper indicates a vote for more than one candidate;
çThe ballot paper does not indicate a vote for any of the candidates;
dIt is not clear for which candidate it has been voted for;
dhThe ballot paper indicates a vote for a person who is not registered as a candidate in the ballot paper.
4At the end of the voting process and the counting of votes, the Voting Committee members shall compile a record indicating the total number of participants, the total number of votes, the number of invalid votes, where applicable, the number of votes for each candidate and the names of selected candidates. Cases of disputes over the validity of votes and the way of settling them shall be indicated in the record. The record shall indicate even the number of ballot papers replaced due to them being spoiled.
5At the end of the voting process, candidates, who have received the highest number of votes, shall be deemed selected. If two or more candidates receive the same number of votes, the winner will be determined by lot between them.
6The original record showing the number of participants in the meeting of the Academic Staff Assembly or the Pedagogical Council of the School of Magistrates, the number of votes and the result of the vote count, signed by all Voting Committee members, shall be immediately sent, where appropriate, to the Rector of HEI or Chairperson of the Steering Council of the School of Magistrates.
7Decisions of the election result and announcement of winners, every intermediate decision and record shall be signed by Voting Committee members. The decisions shall be publicly announced at the end of the meeting of the Academic Staff Assembly or the Pedagogical Council of the School of Magistrates.