Minsk: ballots are printed on Xerox in front of observer’s eyes

2008 2008-09-28T13:41:47+0300 1970-01-01T03:00:00+0300 en The Human Rights Center “Viasna” The Human Rights Center “Viasna”
The Human Rights Center “Viasna”

According to the information, received from an observer of the Belarusian Popular Front Party, during his visit to constituency electoral commission #108 a colonel (most probably, the head of a precinct commission) came to the commission and told its head, M.Botsian, that they were short of ballots. 107 ballots were printed on Xerox machine. The man demonstratively told the head of the commission to compose and act that the ballots were printed.

We can only guess about the reasons why additional ballots were printed. When the observer was leaving the commission office, he heard the head of the commission saying to the colonel: ‘Bear in mind that he (the observer) will be running across the precincts’.

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