Article 8 - ( amended by organic law 2003-58 of August 4, 2003 )

Each citizen can, at any moment and depending on the case, ask the president of the municipality or the chief of sector for non-municipal zones to be registered on an electoral roll if he meets the legal conditions necessary to be a voter.

A form reserved to that effect shall be filled by the concerned person who is given a copy after checking his identity.

However, in case of an appeal against a decision of refusal of registration, the concerned person may not renew his request until the appeal is definitively decided or withdrawn.

Subject to the provisions of article 11 of the present code, registration applications may not be filed after the publication of the decree inviting voters and until the end of the electoral operations.

Article 9 - ( amended by organic law 2003-58 of August 4, 2003 )

The president of the municipality for each district, and the chief of sector for each non-municipal zone, shall post, on December 31 st and on June 30 th of each year, and for one month, an additional list.

The additional list shall comprise the registered voters.

During the two weeks preceding the posting, the president of the municipality or the chief of the sector, depending on the case, shall establish the additional list; each of them shall be assisted by four voters of the district designated by order of the Minister of Interior. Additional lists shall indicate the voter's full name, date and place of birth and address.

During the period stated in paragraph 3 of the present article, they shall also undertake, with the assistance of the voters mentioned above, the removal of the names of voters, in conformity with articles 5 and 12 of the present code. During the same period, and except for the case of death, the president of the municipality, and the chief of sector, depending on the case, shall inform without delay, by registered mail with acknowledgement of receipt, any voter whose name has been removed for whatever reason. Otherwise, the voter shall be considered as being registered, notwithstanding the removal of his name.

Two months following the posting date, the president of the municipality or the chief of sector, depending on the case, shall incorporate the additional list within, and make it part of, the electoral roll stated in article 6 of the present code, with the modifications resulting from the decisions of the revision commission or those of the Court of First Instance which acts as an authority of appeal in conformity with the provisions of the present code.

The Ministry of Interior shall announce, through the written and audio-visual media, the dates and expiration of the periods of posting and of appeal. It shall periodically remind of these dates, through the same media and within the same period.

 

Article 10 ( amended by organic law 2003-58 of August 4, 2003 )

In case the posting date stated in article 9 of the present code immediately precedes the general ordinary elections, the electoral rolls shall be posted, followed by the additional lists, starting from the above date and till the publication of the decree inviting voters.

The time-limits provided for in paragraph 1 of article 18, in article 20 and in paragraph 1 of article 21 shall, in this case, be reduced each to 3 days, on the condition that the notification provided for in paragraph 3 of article 18 of the present code is made immediately. The period provided for in paragraph 5 of article 9 of the present code shall be reduced to one month and twenty days.

 

Article 11 ( amended by organic law 2003-58 of August 4, 2003 )

The following can, for election purposes, be registered on electoral rolls after publication of the decree inviting voters:

•  Civil servants and employees of the State, of public local communities and public institutions, and their spouses when they are under an obligation of transfer or retirement.

•  The military and the personnel of the internal security forces when they lose this status.

•  Persons satisfying the age requirement for voting eligibility after the closure of electoral rolls.

•  Persons whose incapacity has been waived.

•  Citizens in whose favor a final decision has been rendered to permit their registration on electoral rolls.

•  Each Tunisian registered on an electoral roll established by a Tunisian diplomatic or consular mission abroad and holding a voter card in his name delivered by the said mission.

Registration outside the periods of revision provided for in the cases listed in the paragraph above, can only take place if the interested party submits a written application to the municipal authority or sector concerned along with the necessary justificatory documents three days at the latest before the ballot date.

A special form reserved to that effect shall be filled, and a copy shall be delivered to the concerned person after checking his identity .

 

Article 12 ( amended by organic law 2003-58 of August 4, 2003 )

Shall be removed from the electoral roll :

•  Deceased voters as soon as their act of death has been registered.

•  The military called to duty.

•  Persons whose incapacity has been established.

The removal is made upon a written request by the voter desiring to be registered on a list other than the one on which he is registered, provided that he provides evidence of his request to be registered on another list.

Article 13 ( amended by organic law 93-118 of December 27, 1993 )

All costs incurred in establishing electoral rolls and publicizing their revision shall be covered by the State budget.

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