Vitsebsk: how will district electoral commissions know which local commissions belong to them?

2008 2008-08-12T18:36:55+0300 1970-01-01T03:00:00+0300 en The Human Rights Center “Viasna” The Human Rights Center “Viasna”
The Human Rights Center “Viasna”

In Vitsebsk the state newspaper Vitsbichy, issue #85 of 26 July 2008, published a list of the local electoral commissions which was sorted by administrative districts instead of electoral districts. Only a picture with the borders of the electoral districts was published. The newspaper also failed to present to the electorate any information about the administration of the district electoral commissions. It gives the reasons to think that not all members of district electoral commissions will know what local electoral commissions belong to their electoral districts.

Being addressed concerning this issue, the central electoral commission in its letter #01-09/L-86 of 8 August 2008 answered that there were no reasons for worrying and all members of district electoral commissions would be able to discriminate which local electoral commissions belonged to their districts. The commission also ignored the statement about non-publication of the personal data of the commissions’ authorities.

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