Enforced early vote (observation facts)

2010 2010-12-16T18:07:17+0200 1970-01-01T03:00:00+0300 en http://spring96.org/files/images/sources/daterminovae-galasavanne.jpg The Human Rights Center “Viasna” The Human Rights Center “Viasna”
The Human Rights Center “Viasna”

According to data provided by the ‘Human Rights Defenders for Free Elections’ analysts, 14.3 % of observers have witnessed enforced early vote in its various forms. Here are some facts abut the reported violations.


Hrodna region, Masty district, town of Lunna, polling station # 19

19 inmates of local prison were taken to the polling stations. The voting was supervised by a representative of the prison administration.


Brest, polling station # 124

Three military persons asked the election commission members to certify their voting.


Minsk, Partyzanski district, polling station # 1

The election commission keeps separate count of students, who have already cast their ballots.


Vitsebsk region, town of Orsha, polling station # 28

Teachers of school # 20, occupied by polling station, were forced to report their participation in early vote.


Homel State University

On 14 December, student T.Yukha, residing in the university hostel # 2, was forced to take part in early vote during her studies. The violation was sanctioned by the university rector.



On 15 December, Aleh Kochneu, vice-manager for ideology of the BelNIPInafta enterprise, ordered the employees to vote early, referring to an order from Minsk.


Brest region, town of Baranavichy, polling station # 37

Numerous students of Baranavichy technological college, residing in a hostel, have taken aprt in early vote.


Mahiliou region, town of Babruisk, polling station # 95

An unidentified teacher of local art school forced 30 of his students to vote early.


Mahiliou region, town of Horki, polling station # 6

A representative of Horki Agricultural Academy visited polling station to check the participation of his students in early vote.


Homel region, town of Mazyr, polling station # 31

The administration of Mazyr polytechnic college forced the students to take part in early vote during their studies, keeping count of those who refused to vote.


Mahiliou, polling station # 17

Some 65 students of Mahiliou police college cast their ballots one by one from 16.00 to 16.45.


Mahiliou, polling station # 42

Members of local election commission reported information on the participation of students in early vote to district election commission.


Mahiliou, polling station # 140

Members of local election commission reported to district election commission on the number of resident of the Mahilioukhimvalakno enterprise, who had taken part in early vote.


Mahiliou, Kastychnitski district, polling station # 122

33 inmates of local prison were escorted to the polling station to take part in early vote.


‘Human Rights Defenders for Free Elections’