1The Voting Committee members shall, at the end of the voting process, open the ballot box in the presence of all participants 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 by the Voting Committee 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 has not 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.
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 votes, the number of invalid votes, where applicable, the number of votes for each category of candidates, 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.
5The seven candidates from public HEIs or the School of Magistrates and three candidates from non-public HEIs who have received the highest numbers of votes, shall be considered selected. If two or more candidates receive the same number of votes, the winner will be determined by lot between them. If there are not sufficient candidates from the non-public HEIs to meet quotas set out in this paragraph, the vacancies shall be filled by candidates from public HEIs.
6The decision announcing the candidates shall be published on the official website of the Assembly.
7The original record showing the number of participants in the special meeting of the rectors and deans and the result of the vote count, signed by all Voting Committee members, shall be immediately sent to the Assembly.
8Besides the list with the names of the selected candidates, the Special Meeting drafts an assessment report of the level of fulfilment of the ethical and professional criteria of the candidates. The assessment of the ethical and professional criteria of the candidates shall be made by applying, to the extent possible and with the necessary changes, the requests of Article 240 of this Law.