Vitsebsk: commission #21 does not know number and borders of polling sectors

2008 2008-08-04T21:00:00+0300 1970-01-01T03:00:00+0300 en The Human Rights Center “Viasna” The Human Rights Center “Viasna”
The Human Rights Center “Viasna”

Vitsebsk village electoral district #21 includes Vitsebsk, Haradok and Shumilina districts and a part of the city of Vitsebsk (the settlement of Ruba in Chyhunachny administrative district of Vitsebsk).

There is no established list of polling stations at electoral district #21. As of 7 pm on 1 August the commission only had newspaper publications from Vitsebsk and Shumilina districts and the settlement of Ruba. The polling stations were to have been established by 26 July at latest. Isn’t it strange that a week after, on 1 August, the commission should not know the number of the polling stations and the borders of the appropriate sectors in Haradok district?

Besides, newspaper publications cannot be considered as official documents. District electoral commissions must be guided by the official Rulings which are to be sent there by the state organs who establish polling stations.

Human rights activists for free elections