Pinsk: places of work of members of electoral commissions are top state secret

2010 2010-12-01T18:59:47+0200 1970-01-01T03:00:00+0300 en The Human Rights Center “Viasna” The Human Rights Center “Viasna”
The Human Rights Center “Viasna”

The places of work of some members of election commissions are still a secret even for themselves. For instance, the representative of the Belarusian Popular Front Aliaksandr Ramanovich, a member of the Pinsk precinct election commission #26 tried to find about the places of work of other members of the commission in order to check the legality of the formation of the commission (according to the law, the share of state officials in an election commission cannot exceed 1/3 of the total number of members). However, the commission chairperson refused to answer this question.

As a result, Mr. Ramanouski submitted an appropriate inquiry to the Pinsk Town Election Commission. He received an answer where it was stated that the formation of the commission corresponded to Article 34 of the Electoral Code and there wasn’t a single judge, prosecutor or state official among its members. However, it is impossible to check whether it is true or not as the BPF representatives wasn’t informed about the places of work of his ‘colleagues’.

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In the photo: the answer of the Pinsk TEC