Babruisk: huge mismatch in voter turnout

2012 2012-09-23T11:04:31+0300 1970-01-01T03:00:00+0300 en The Human Rights Center “Viasna” The Human Rights Center “Viasna”
The Human Rights Center “Viasna”

From the very beginning of the early voting campaign, the independent observers of Babruisk have reported considerable difference in voter turnout figures provided by the election commission of polling station No. 12.

In the first days of early vote, the observers recorded between 20 and 33 “phantom voters”. However, the discrepancy was growing.

“The data claimed by the election commission say there were 358 early voters at the polling station, while our estimates do not exceed 150 persons. In yesterday’s election record alone, there were at least 100 extra ballots. Meanwhile, I am constantly present at the polling station and followed everything closely,” says observer Viachaslau Holub.

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