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Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Uzbekistan
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Rights and obligations of the voter

Citizens of the Republic of Uzbekistan are entitled to partake in government and social affairs both directly and through their representatives. This right shall be exercised through the participation of citizens in referenda, elections of the country’s president and representative bodies of government.

Citizens of the Republic of Uzbekistan, regardless of their origin, social status and property ownership, race or ethnic group, gender, education, language, attitude to religion, type and nature of occupation, have equal suffrage.

Citizens of the Republic of Uzbekistan have the right to elect and be elected.

Those citizens of the Republic of Uzbekistan who have reached 18 years of age are entitled to elect. Every citizen-voter has one vote.

The right to be elected to the post of President of the Republic of Uzbekistan is given to a citizen of the Republic of Uzbekistan not younger than thirty-five years old, fluent in the state language and who has permanently resided in Uzbekistan for at least ten years prior to the elections.

Voters, regardless of their location, are guaranteed the right to participate directly in referenda, elections of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan and representative bodies of government.

Voters have the right to free expression of will and secrecy of ballot. Precinct election commissions organizing the vote in the specially allocated areas provide citizens with the opportunity of free and secret expression of will.

Oversight of the will of the voters is not permissible.

Citizens of the Republic of Uzbekistan who have reached 18 years of age by or on election day, permanently or temporarily residing in the territory of the respective electoral precinct, have the right to be included in the voters’ list.

Each voter may be included only in one electoral list.

Voters are provided with the opportunity to familiarize with the list of voters in advance in the premises of precinct election commission.

The voter is entitled to appeal to the precinct election commission with declaration of error or inaccuracy in the voter list. Within twenty-four hours, the precinct election commission shall check the appeal to either correct the error or issue the applicant a certificate of rational rejection of the appeal.

Voters have the right to campaign for or against the decisions proposed for popular vote, candidates for the post of President of the Republic of Uzbekistan and candidates to membership of representative bodies of government.

Voters are guaranteed the right to engage in public life by holding rallies, meetings and demonstrations in accordance with the legislation of the Republic of Uzbekistan.

The entire electoral campaign is based on wide publicity. Each voter has the right during the electoral process to seek, receive and disseminate information concerning the formation of electoral districts and polling stations, composition of election commissions, the location and work times of the commissions, the results of registration of candidates, voting and elections.

The decisions of respective election commissions on the formation of electoral districts and polling stations, composition of election commissions, as well as on the results of registration of candidates, voting and elections are published in the press.

Voters have the right to become acquainted with the program of intended activities of political parties and individual candidates participating in the elections.

On the election day, voters are guaranteed the right to have a spoiled ballot replaced with a new one. Replacement of ballot is carried out by the respective election commission.

Voters who are not able to be present in their place of residence on the election day, are entitled to vote in advance.

On the request of voters, the corresponding precinct election commission issues ballot sheets in the prescribed form indicating applicable data about candidates. Voters may leave the completed ballot papers in a sealed envelope to a member of the precinct election commission.

Voters not able to come to the polling station for health or other reasons have the right to file a request to the precinct election commission, which is obliged to organize voting in the place of residence of these voters.

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