The voting in the elections to 202 united territorial communities has come to an end. Samopomich observers have recorded a number of violations in the process of the will expression during the voting day.
At the elections to the Zachepylivka village council, at one of the polling stations it was revealed that the ballot boxes were not sealed. The violation was spotted by an observer from the Samopomich Union party, a corresponding act was drawn up.
In the town of Rudky, at the elections to Rudky town council there was power cutoff at about 2:30 pm. The work of three polling stations was suspended. In the elections to Rudky and Velyki Mosty town councils an indirect campaigning of the polling stations for the “Batkivshchyna” party was noted.
During the elections to Demydiv village council, at the stations in the villages of Kniahynene, Ilpyboky, Rohizne, Rudka, Lysyn, Dubliany, Perekali there was power cutoff every hour. According to local activists, these are technical problems due to bad weather and old electric lines.
In the town of Krasyliv, where the elections to the Krasyliv town council are held, certain persons who are associated with the Batkivshchyna party rented an apartment to which voters are brought before and after they vote. It is not difficult to guess what the voters who have to vote for the “right” candidate get there.
During the elections to the Antoniny village council, a people’s deputy from the Petro Poroshenko Bloc – Andriy Shynkovych – is travelling from village to village with a candidate for the head of the Antoniny village council from the same party and, at the same time, carries out an anti-agitation against the candidate from the Samopomich Union.
At the station # 680587 in the village of Antoniny, at around 7:30 pm the chairman of the PEC started calling the voters who did not come to the polls with an appeal to come to vote.
At 2.20 pm the head of the PEC in the village of Muksha was suspended because of the lack of local registration. Now the deputy chairman, a representative of the Samopomich Union political party, acts as a chair.
It was also reported that the secretary of the Oleshyn village council of the Khmelnytsk district was calling the residents and agitating them to vote for persons from the “Poruch” party.
There is a “confusion” with election documents. Namely, at some polling stations voting ballots from other constituencies are used; sometimes people refuse to vote in the constituencies where they have the right to vote because their candidates are not there, while other people vote in the constituencies where they don’t have the right to vote. PEC members do not stop the voting process. Such violations were spotted and documented at the elections in the Kiliya district to Vylkiv town council of the UTC (PEC #516423) and in the Bilhorod-Dnistrovsk district to Shabiv village council of the UTC (PEC #510205).
Such a course of voting does not correspond to the provision of Art. 77 of the Law of Ukraine “On Local Elections”, and the actions of the PEC members may be qualified under Art. 158 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine – falsification of election documents. The violations are documented and reported to the TEC, but there is no response.
At one of the polling stations (elections to the Novopolotavsk village council) one of the boxes is sealed with a paper seal and only on from one side, which makes it possible to freely access the box without removing the seal. The violation is documented.
At one of the polling stations where representatives of Slavhorod village council are elected, members of the PEC’s exit groups carried out indirect campaigning for a particular candidate. The violation was documented; a corresponding act was drawn up.
At a voting station in the village of Mayske, where representatives of Zaitseve village council are elected, members of the PEC and observers who were on the site were attacked by unknown persons at about 08:00 pm. The people have moderate injuries. The ballot boxes are intact. The police and an ambulance are working on the spot.
At one of the polling stations which elects representatives to Kyrylivka village council PEC members issued ballots without signatures of voters. An act of violation was drawn up.
We shall remind that Samopomich observers have already reported a number of violations documented in the first half of the day during the elections in UTC on October 29.