As of 12:00 PM, observers of the Civil Network OPORA reported some non-systematic violations. For example, there were many incidents when ballot papers were issued without passport verification. Thus, observers detected such violations at 6 polling stations in Volyn, Poltava and Chernihiv oblasts.
Based on the reports of OPORA's observers, preparatory meetings and beginning of the voting process in 17 July 2016 parliamentary by-election in Ukraine occurred in accordance with the law and in a calm atmosphere. The voters are able to vote at any polling station without hindrance. However, there were some organizational difficulties and conflicts at some PECs.
Speaking about the major trends of parliamentary by-election in 7 districts, we should mention that so-called technical candidates prevail in number over the real candidates. Besides that, visits of national politicians to electoral districts, incidents of indirect bribery and misuse of administrative resources became more frequent as the election day gets closer.
Major trends in parliamentary by-election in 7 districts: a record-breaking number of candidates for MPs, namesake and technical candidates, disproportionate campaigning, violation of campaigning regulations, indirect voter bribery, and conflicts in DEC #206.
July 4, Kyiv. A discussion on Open data portal of Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine took place in Kyiv. A workshop "Analize Rada, the code to the community" took place as well for promoting work with open parliamentary data. The event was organized by Civil network OPORA with support of UNDP office in Ukraine.
The instrument, which provides unbiased information about reliability of the official tabulation of votes, has been being used for 30 years worldwide. When it was used the first time in Philippines, the difference between PVT results and official tabulation results was quite big.
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