Civil Network OPORA doesn't make any phone calls to citizens
On 12 March, Civil Network OPORA started to receive information from voters about phone calls from unknown persons, who introduced themselves as OPORA, asked about electoral preferences, and threatened with punishment in case of electoral violations.
Almost 65 thousand voters changed their voting location – all the others have only two weeks for that
Almost 65 thousand voters have used the procedure for a temporary change of voting location. Most of them are registered in Donetsk, Luhansk, Kyiv, Dnipropetrovsk oblasts and the city of Kyiv. There is still time to do this before 25 March inclusive, and State Voter Register maintenance bodies are open on weekends.
In the period from June 2018 to January 2019 people’s deputies and political parties used publicly-funded events for self-promotion purposes on more than 1500 occasions
In the period from June 2018 to January 2019 Civil Network OPORA’s observers recorded 1506 cases of using publicly-funded events for the purpose of indirect campaigning in favor of people’s deputies and political parties. In 75.2% of recorded cases those events were financed by means of subvention for socio-economic development of territories, in 5.1% of cases – from Road Fund, in 2.7% of cases – from State Fund for Regional Development. In the remaining 17% of recorded cases, those events we...
CEC withdrew 4 candidates for the President
The Central Election Commission withdrew candidate for the President of Ukraine Serhii Kryvonis. The CEC passed the corresponding resolution on 7 November meeting.
Report on Alleged Use of Budget Resources for Indirect Campaigning (June, 2018 – January, 2019)
One of the key types of abuse with damaging consequences for transparency and competitiveness of electoral process is the budget administrative resource. It denotes the use of public funds and means in favour of certain parties or candidates. In fact, such actions can often take place with no formal breaking of the legally established requirements.
OPORA recruits observers for 31 March election day
Civil Network OPORA announces recruitment of civic observers, who will conduct independent observation of adherence to democratic procedures during the voting process at election precincts on 31 March, 2019 election day.
Second Report on OPORA's Observation Findings of 31 March 2019 Presidential Election
Formation of district election commissions and beginning of their work were two main stages of election administration during the reporting period. Despite some difficulties on the stage of holding the first meetings, DECs are ready to administer the election. These commissions guarantee a wide representation of candidates for the President of Ukraine. However, unfortunately, there are still manipulations around quotas of “technical candidates”.
Election campaign in February: opportunities for administrative resource, lack of financing transparency, and provocative materials about “bribery”
Misuse of administrative resources and transparency of campaign financing became two major challenges in February. This information was reported by representatives of Civil Network OPORA during a press-conference in Kyiv held on December 5.
Press-conference “A month before the election day: campaign trends based on independent civic observation findings”
Any news about election campaign in Ukraine? What are the risks of misuse of administrative resources? This information will be presented by representatives of Civil Network OPORA on its press-conference “A month before the election day: campaign trends based on independent civic observation findings”, to be held on 5 March.