Viewing the electoral rolls and filing appeals

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The table below shows the provisions of electoral law pertaining to the procedure for finalising the electoral rolls and the procedure for appeals.

Finalisation of the electoral rolls and appeals (Art. 12-20)

On the first Friday following the dissolution order:

  • provisional finalisation of the rolls;
  • publication of notice that the provisional rolls have been filed.

87th-79th day prior to the election date:

  • inspection of the rolls by the public;
  • lodging of complaints with the board of mayor and aldermen;
  • any citizen may produce documents, and receive a receipt, on behalf of people who are not included on the current rolls but have the right to be included.

No later than the 73rd day prior to the election: posting of the list of appeals filed (each citizen may inspect and take a copy).

No later than the 72nd day prior to the election:

  • the board of mayor and aldermen rules on all appeals at a public meeting;
  • if the board of mayor and aldermen decides to remove a voter from the electoral rolls, the voter is informed within 48 hours, by letter sent to the voter's address, including the reasons for the removal;
  • notice of the removal is sent by post with receipt requested. If the person in question has moved to another commune, a copy of the notice is sent to the mayor of that commune.

72nd day prior to the election date:

  • electoral rolls definitively closed;
  • publication of a notice that the additional roll of newly registered voters has been filed.

Within eight days of the closing of the rolls, the communal administration sends the Minister of the Interior a copy of the final and additional rolls. If the deadline falls on a Saturday, it is extended to the following Monday.

72nd-58th day prior to the election date: inspection of the rolls by the public.

Appeal to the administrative court (Art. 21-30)

No later than the 65th day prior to the election:

  • the appeal petition must be filed with the court clerk;
  • the petition is served on the defendant or interested third parties by the bailiff.

Prior to the 60th day before the elections:

  • the defendant and interested third parties may be represented by a lawyer, in which case the lawyer must be appointed prior to the 60th day before the election;
  • as soon as notice of the lawyer's appointment has been filed with the clerk's office, the petitioner forwards a copy of the documents filed.

No later than the 58th day prior to the election: any objection filed by third parties by way of petition is served on the parties.

No later than the 44th day prior to the election: the administrative court returns its verdict.

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