By Monday afternoon, the Supreme Court had received 44 protests regarding irregularities that occurred during the last parliamentary elections and 55 protests against the validity of the referendum, the Supreme Court press office reported.
As reported by Maciej Brzózka from the Supreme Court’s press office, all protests recorded in this court come from voters. He added that none of the protests submitted had been considered yet. The deadline for submitting protests is October 25.
Protests after the parliamentary elections and referendum
Last Wednesday, the National Electoral Commission announced the results in the Journal of Laws elections parliamentary elections and the results of the vote and the result of the national referendum. Thus, the deadline for filing protests against the validity of elections to the Sejm and Senate and protests against the validity of the referendum began to run.
According to the regulations, electoral and referendum protests must be submitted to the Supreme Court in writing within seven days from the announcement of the election and referendum results by the National Electoral Commission in the Journal of Laws. The deadline for this is Wednesday, October 25.
The main way to lodge a protest is to submit it directly to the Supreme Court at pl. Krasińskich 2/4/6 from Monday to Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. For the time of filing protests Supreme Court introduced special facilities – protests are accepted at a designated stand, and there are appropriate signs in the building for people who want to submit such a protest.
Detailed information on the rules for submitting protests – both electoral and referendum – can be found on the website of the Supreme Court.
After considering all electoral protests, the Supreme Court decides on the validity of the elections and referendum. The Supreme Court issues a resolution on the validity of the elections no later than 90 days from the election date, in an open session. In turn, a resolution on the validity of the referendum is issued by the Supreme Court no later than on the 60th day from the announcement of the referendum result.
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