Babruisk: authorities use administrative resources for signature collection
During signature collection in Babruisk rural district a member of Ales Chyhir’s initiative group learned from a voter, how signatures for the “official” candidate Anatol Hlaz were collected.
“One of the voters who I asked for the signature in support of Ales Chyhir said they had already put their signatures for Anatol Hlaz, and did it at work”, initiative group member Andrei Padaliak says, “It turned out, the company administration collected passports from all employees, copied their passport data and showed the space where they had to put their signature”.
Andrei Padaliak points out, the woman was okay about such method of signature collection at her work. She refused to sign in support of the independent candidate.
Unfortunately, Padaliak did not find out who was the woman’s employer.
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