Invalid ballots miraculously disappeared from polling stations in Orsha

2012 2012-09-25T17:49:51+0300 1970-01-01T03:00:00+0300 en The Human Rights Center “Viasna” The Human Rights Center “Viasna”
The Human Rights Center “Viasna”

As the “Human Rights Defenders for Free Elections” has already told, on 18 September, the first day of the early voting, some electors were issued ballots with the surname of Aliaksei Tsikhanenkau, a candidate of the United Civil Party who stopped running on decision of the party shortly before the voting period. 37 ballots with his surname were issued to electors at polling station #8 on 18 September.

According to the law, such ballots must be considered as invalid. However, there is no information about such ballots in the final protocol of the precinct commission! Observer Yauhen Anishchanka applied to the constituency election commission and the procuracy of Orsha in connection with this fact. He believes that such cases witness the manipulation of the election results at this polling station.

“Human Rights Defenders for Free Elections”

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