Brest candidates believe that use of ballots without imprint provides opportunities for fraud

2014 2014-03-20T13:39:47+0300 2014-03-20T13:40:53+0300 en The Human Rights Center “Viasna” The Human Rights Center “Viasna”
The Human Rights Center “Viasna”

In particular, a candidate for the Brest City Council, Aliaksandr Melnik, writes about this to the Regional Prosecutor's Office, asking to investigate into the use of such ballots at a polling station in electoral district No. 31.

A similar phenomenon when all the ballots have no output data has been registered by other contenders for the deputy's mandate at different polling stations in Brest. "It turns out that voter turnout can be 400 %, and pro-government candidates will receive 399 %," says a candidate of the Belarusian Social Democratic Party (Hramada) Ihar Maslouski.

In his statement to the Prosecutor of the Brest region, Aliaksandr Melnik also requests to find out whether the absence of output on the ballots is a violation of the Mass Media Law, as the candidate believes that the Brest printing house ignored the rules of delivering orders. "I phoned the printing house where I was told that they would never print output data to the ballots. To my question why it is so, they told me to go to the Executive Committee," said Aliaksandr Melnik.

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