In Orsha Members of Election Commissions Showed Their Spirit and Didn’t Sign False Protocols

2004 2004-10-18T10:00:00+0300 1970-01-01T03:00:00+0300 en The Human Rights Center “Viasna” The Human Rights Center “Viasna”
The Human Rights Center “Viasna”

In their complaint to Central Election Commission and Vitsebsk Regional Prosecutor’s Office the candidates to deputies H. Ananyew, H. Antrashkevich, H. Dziamidaw and V. Ihnatok wrote:

At polling station #26 observers found that members of the polling station commission openly discussed the numbers which they were to put into the final protocol. Protocols of polling station #30 were filled with pencil. At polling station #13 the results of the voting, pronounced by the polling station didn’t correspond to the protocol that was submitted to circuit election commission. There are members of the polling station commission who refused to sign the false report. The same situation was at polling station #35, where after repeated re-calculations there were found about 400 additional signatures. During the calculation of votes at polling station #13 piles of ballots were carried out to a separate room for some manipulations. Three members of the commission refused to sign the protocol due to the evident forgery of the results of the voting. In two hours there was composed one more protocol (without calculation of votes). It was signed by all members of the commission except for the member of the commission Salawiova. The final protocol of the voting wasn’t hanged out. After the calculation of votes at polling station #19 the head of the polling station committee spent three hours in a separate room with ballots and talked by the phone. The final protocol of voting was filled after the consultations. All these facts witness that the results in this and all other polling stations were falsified. That’s why we ask to find the results of the election in Arshanskaya election circuit invalid or punish the persons who violated the Electoral Code.

A copy of this complaint was filed to OSCE and mass media.