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Local Government Council Election Act
Passed on 16 May 1996,
entered into force 8 June 1996.

3. General right to vote
(1) An Estonian citizen has the right to vote,
1) if he or she has attained eighteen years of age by the election day;
2) if he or she resides permanently in the territory of the local government;
3) if he or she has not been divested of his or her active legal capacity by a court. .

(2) An alien has the right to vote,
1) if he or she has attained eighteen years of age by the election day;
2) if he or she resides permanently in the territory of the local government;
3) if he or she resides in Estonia on the basis of a permanent residence permit;
4) if he or she has resided legally in the territory of the corresponding local government for at least five years by 1 January of the election year;
5) if he or she has not been divested of his or her active legal capacity by a court. (3) An Estonian citizen may run as a candidate,
1) if he or she has attained eighteen years of age by election day;
2) if he or she is entered in the national register established for the registration of electors in the rural municipality or city on 1 August of the election year at the latest;
3) declared invalid (21.11.2001 entered into force 23.12.2001)
4) if he or she has not been divested of his or her active legal capacity by a court.

(3) In supplementary elections or elections which are held due to merger of local governments, an Estonian citizen may run as a candidate,
1) if he or she has attained eighteen years of age by election day;
2) if he or she is entered in the national register established for the registration of electors in the rural municipality or city on the date elections are declared at the latest;
3) declared invalid (21.11.2001 entered into force 23.12.2001)
4) if he or she has not been divested of his or her active legal capacity by a court.
(16.06.99 entered into force 23.06.99 - RT I 1999, 54, 581)

3 Language requirements
declared invalid (21.11.2001 entered into force 23.12.2001)

26. Presentation of candidates for registration

6) In order to register a candidate or candidates, a person who presents an independent candidate, or an authorised representative of a political party or election coalition shall submit an application, conforming with the standard format established by the National Election Committee, a candidate list and the documents required in subsection (7) of this section to the rural municipality or city election committee. Upon presentation of an independent candidate, the name of the candidate shall be indicated in the application, and a candidate list shall not be presented.

(7) The following shall be appended to the application concerning all candidates:
1) the standard format consent of the candidate certified by his or her signature for presentation for registration and running as a candidate, for his or her registration in the presenter's list or as an independent candidate in the corresponding electoral district. The consent shall include confirmation that the candidate is entered in the Estonian National Electoral Register of Citizens in that rural municipality or city
(21.11.2001 entered into force 23.12.2001)




Source: Estonian Legal Translation Centre
http://www.legaltext.ee/indexen.htm

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