H. Paus Johannes Paulus II - 22 februari 1996
The Scrutineers sit at a table placed in front of the altar. The first of them takes a ballot, unfolds it, notes the name of the person chosen and passes the ballot to the second Scrutineer, who in his turn notes the name of the person chosen and passes the ballot to the third, who reads it out in a loud and clear voice, so that all the electors present can record the vote on a sheet of paper prepared for that purpose. He himself writes down the name read from the ballot. If during the opening of the ballots the Scrutineers should discover two ballots folded in such a way that they appear to have been completed by one elector, if these ballots bear the same name they are counted as one vote; if however they bear two different names, neither vote will be valid; however, in neither of the two cases is the voting session annulled.
When all the ballots have been opened, the Scrutineers add up the sum of the votes obtained by the different names and write them down on a separate sheet of paper. The last Scrutineer, as he reads out the individual ballots, pierces each one with a needle through the word Eligo and places it on a thread, so that the ballots can be more securely preserved. After the names have been read out, the ends of the thread are tied in a knot, and the ballots thus joined together are placed in a receptacle or on one side of the table.
|Naam:||UNIVERSI DOMINICI GREGIS
Over de Sede Vacante van de Heilige Stoel en keuze van de Paus van Rome
|Soort:||H. Paus Johannes Paulus II - Apostolische Constitutie|
|Auteur:||H. Paus Johannes Paulus II|
|Datum:||22 februari 1996|
|Copyrights:||© 1996, Libreria Editrice Vaticana / Stg. InterKerk
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