Preventing the disclosure of personal information (NEO)

Voters are entitled to prevent electoral management bodies from disclosing their information recorded on the electoral roll of a polling station (name and residential address) to candidates or parties establishing party lists during the election campaign period.

Kulcsszavak: disclosure of information, information prevention, preventing information disclosure, restriction declaration, electoral roll

An application must be submitted to prevent the disclosure of personal information.

The application may be submitted by electronic means or by post.

 

1. By electronic means

The application may be submitted by electronic means, with or without electronic authentication, using this link.

 

2. By post

The form required to submit the application by post is available for download (in pdf format) here.

 

Please note: The personal information provided in the application (name, name at birth, place of birth, personal identification number) must match the information indicated on the applicant’s residence card; furthermore, the applicant must have a valid residential address in Hungary, otherwise the application will be rejected by the local election office.

Your residential address is valid if it is not invalidated or registered as a fake residential address based on information from the register of personal information and residential addresses.

 

The application must specify that your information recorded on the central electoral roll are prevented from disclosure.

When completing the application form, it is also possible to make a declaration to restrict or prevent the disclosure of information in the register of personal information and residential addresses of citizens.

 

When submitting an application, it is possible to provide a notification address to which the local election office can send a notification about the approval of the application or a decision of its rejection.

Please note: The declaration to prevent disclosure does not apply to the names and residential addresses of voters registered as members of an ethnic minority as nominating organisations of ethnic minorities must collect recommendations from voters registered on ethnic minority electoral rolls in order to be able to establish a list or put forward candidates for the elections of members of parliament and ethnic minority governments. It is only possible to collect signatures if the collectors know which voters are registered as members of an ethnic minority on the central electoral roll as they have to be contacted. Therefore, it is the statutory obligation of an election office to disclose the names and addresses of voters registered as members of an ethnic minority to the nationwide ethnic minority government.

Applications may be submitted at any time, irrespective of elections; however, they should be submitted immediately after the announcement of the date of the election at the latest if no declaration to prevent disclosure was previously made prior to the announcement of the date and a voter wants the declaration to apply to the announced election.

After registering the declaration, it applies to all upcoming elections, but it may also be withdrawn at any time.

No other documents are required to be submitted in addition to the application.

No payment obligation arises from submitting an application.

The local election office of the residential address.

For submitting application forms by post, the contact details of local election offices are available at:

https://www.valasztas.hu/elerhetosegek

An appeal may be lodged against a decision on an application to prevent the disclosure of personal information.

The appeal may be submitted by no later than the fifteenth day of receiving the notification of such a decision or, in the case of notification by electronic means or facsimile, of the notification being sent.

The appeal must be submitted in writing to the head of the local election office that took the contested decision.

The head of the local election office takes a decision on each appeal no later than on the day following the date of its receipt.

 

Representation by a lawyer in the court proceedings is optional.

If the court concludes that the appeal is well-founded, it orders the declaration to prevent disclosure to be recorded on the central electoral roll; otherwise, it rejects the appeal.

When submitting an application, in addition to preventing the disclosure of information on the electoral roll for campaign purposes, it is also possible to make a declaration to prevent the disclosure of information from the register of personal information and residential addresses.

Act XXXVI of 2013 on the electoral process

Act LXVI of 1992 on register of personal information and residential addresses of citizens

 

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