Vitebsk: Early voting is “civic duty”

2008 2008-09-27T16:21:00+0300 1970-01-01T03:00:00+0300 en The Human Rights Center “Viasna” The Human Rights Center “Viasna”
The Human Rights Center “Viasna”

There is an anonymous ad hanging on the board of the teachers’ room in gymnasia # 8 in Vitebsk (Vitebsk-Chkalauskaya district # 18): “Fulfil your civic duty – vote early”.

Evidently, voters in Vitebsk region are really brought up with a good sense of a civic duty, as the region is leading in the number of people who voted early: 22.4% during the first four days of early voting.

For instance, at polling station # 60 of Vitebsk-Kastrychnitskaya district # 20, 344 voters voted on September 26th. This makes up 14.74 % of the total number of registered voters.

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