Observer registers stuffing of ballots at polling station No. 11 in Slonim

2015 2015-10-12T01:51:26+0300 2015-10-12T01:51:26+0300 en The Human Rights Center “Viasna” The Human Rights Center “Viasna”
The Human Rights Center “Viasna”

Observer Andrei Sakalouski who was observing the elections at polling station No. 11 in Slonim noticed a sheave of ballots that had been thrown into the box for early voting. There were at least two such sheaves, 20-30 ballots in each.

The observer asked the chairman of the commission to explain what it was, but the latter pretended not to understand, while other members of the PEC quickly divided the ballots between themselves. The ballots were counted simultaneously by 11 members of the commission. Each of them told his numbers to the chairman who added them, using a calculator. However, he didn't put down the received numbers.

“When the chairman read out the total numbers from a sheet of paper, I asked how it happened that he hadn't put anything down and now is reading from the sheet. The chairman went numb, while a member of the commission said that my behaviour was incorrect,” says Mr. Sakalouski.

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