Turnout overstated by 10 times at two polling stations in Homel, observers say
Observers report that at two polling stations in Homel turnout has been already boosted by 10 times. Observers of the campaign "Human Rights Defenders for Free Elections" have been monitoring polling stations Nos. 8 and 9 in the Savetski district of Homel. While on the first day of early voting, March 18, turnout at polling station No. 8, according to observers and the commission’s protocol, coincided – 10 people, on March 19 observers counted 11 people, and the final report of the commission said there were 112 voters. At polling station No. 9 on March 19, observers counted 10 people, and the protocol had the figure of 121 people.
"Probably, the received orders to increase turnout. They say on TV that people have been voting actively, so our commissions “boosted" the number of voters in a traditional way," says human rights activist Anatol Paplauny.
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