Every candidate and additional vote on a ballot paper is credited as a party vote to that electroal list (party, voter group, etc.) whose title or reference number is indicated on the ballot paper. The number of party votes obtained is decisive for the allocation of mandates (seats) to the various lists.
If a party name is entered on a blank ballot paper, the blank lines are allocated to that party. If no party name is entered, then the votes go to the parties of the candidates that are entered on the paper and the blank lines do not count for any party.