Opora

OPORA conducted statistically based citizen observation in early election of city mayor in Kryvyi Rih. The voter turnout was quite high on the election day. Transportation of voters to polling stations was the biggest hazard for the election process. According to the tabulation protocols from polling stations to which OPORA's activists were deployed, Yurii Vilkul has won mayoral election in Kryvyi Rih in the first round.

 

From 12:00 PM to 4:00 PM, OPORA's observers detected violation of the voting secrecy at 1.25% polling stations in Kryvyi Rih. Besides that, the voters took pictures of their ballots at 2.5% of polling stations, what is prohibited by the Law. Inconsiderable procedural violations were reported at 17.5% of polling stations in the city.

 

As of 4:00 PM, voter turnout in in early election of Kryvyi Rih city mayor reached 44.9% (margin of error 1.1%). To compare, the voter turnout in 15 November 2016 regular election of Kryvyi Rih city mayor was 28% as of 4:00 PM.

 

Observers of the Civil Network OPORA haven't noticed any systematic misuses or gross procedural violations of electoral legislation from 8:00 AM and 12:00 PM in early election of Kryvyi Rih mayor.

 

Observers of the Civil Network OPORA haven't noticed any systematic misuses or gross procedural violations of electoral legislation from 8:00 AM and 12:00 PM in early election of Kryvyi Rih mayor.

 

According to the data gathered by official observers of Civil Network OPORA, there were no gross violations on the beginning of election day in early election of Kryvyi Rih city mayor. Observers reported calm atmosphere on preparatory meetings of PECs and opening of polling stations. At the same time, a number of procedural violations occurred in PECs.

 

Типові порушення в день виборів і на етапі підрахунку голосів, перелік прав офіційних спостерігачів від громадських організацій.

 

Election campaigning in early Kryvyi Rih mayoral election is quiet competitive on its final stage. 11 of 15 mayoral candidates have been actively campaigning and communicating with the voters. Thus, the voters in Kryvyi Rih could make personal opinion about the alternatives available in early mayoral election.

 

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