Is an unbiased, competent, motivated person, which systematically analyses the application of legislation and investigation of electoral crimes, is a mediator between voters and candidates, as well as the media and law-enforcement bodies in the introduction of practices counteracting electoral violations.
Members of the selection commission will be choosing candidates for civic ombudsmen until 15 July 2018, based on their motivation, political impartiality and professional qualities.
50 participants will be selected for the training. Once selected, the candidates will be trained on specially designed courses in Ukrainian Catholic University.
The training program will consist of five modules, dedicated to the general characteristic of electoral rights and violations, procedure of the collection and recording evidence, court practices and media communications etc.
Upon finishing the training, the participants will receive an official certificate of civic ombudsmen for electoral rights, and will be officially introduced in oblasts.
25 candidates with the highest testing grades will become civic ombudsmen in each of 24 Ukrainian oblasts and the city of Kyiv since January 2019.
The other certified candidates will be selected as reserves.