Everyone Votes. Election Inside Out
How to learn whether you are not left out at your election precinct? How to vote if you are planning to be far from home on an election day? Do you need to cancel your trip abroad, if it occurs on the election day and you really want to vote? And, finally, what may happen, if you choose not to vote?
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.
CEC interpreted the concept of voter bribery based on electoral legislation
The Central Election Commission explained how to correctly apply the certain paragraphs from Article 64(6) of the Law of Ukraine on Election of the President of Ukraine. These paragraphs particularly concern prohibition of campaigning, which includes giving the voters money, free or discounted goods, services, works, securities, credits, and lotteries.
OPORA and Star Light Media have launched the Free and Fair Election initiative
Right before 31 March presidential election, StarLightMedia media group and Civil Network OPORA have united to protect the right of Ukrainians to case a vote free from pressure, threats, bribery and fraud. This wide informational campaign is also aimed to prevent falsifications in tabulation process.
CEC determined which precincts in Donetsk and Luhansk oblasts will participate in election
On 12 February 2019, the Central Election Commission approved the list of territorial districts, which are not going to participate in regular election of the President of Ukraine. The CEC has also approved by the same resolution the list of districts, where election will be organized. Taking into consideration the temporary occupation, regular election of the President of Ukraine will be organized in 12 of 21 TEDs of Donetsk oblast and 6 of 12 TEDs of Luhansk oblast.
OPORA signed a Memorandum of Cooperation with Coordination Centre for Legal Aid Provision
Today, on February 13, representatives of Civil Network OPORA and Coordination Centre for Legal Aid Provision signed a Memorandum of Cooperation as a part of legal awareness initiative “I HAVE THE RIGHT TO VOTE”, which is being jointly realized by organizations.
OPORA will train police officers during presidential and parliamentary elections
12 trainers from Civil Network OPORA will teach employees of law-enforcement bodies about peculiarities of electoral legislation and its application during election of the President of Ukraine and the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine. Thus, around 3 thousand patrol police officers and investigators of the National Police will be trained in each oblast and in Kyiv.
CEC rejects 5 individuals, including Petro Symonenko
The Central Election Commission decided not to register 5 individuals. Three self-nominated candidates were rejected due to the non-conformity of submitted documents and the absence of supporting documentation for the payment of a full amount of monetary pledge. Petro Symonenko was denied registration because his party is subject to decommunisation law. Oleksandr Soloviov was denied registration because of questionable statements in election program. The CEC took such decision on 2 February m...
Comment on incorrect dissemination of OPORA's materials by mass media about campaigning of Volodymyr Zelenskyi
On 11 February 2019, some mass media have disseminated incorrect information referencing to materials of OPORA's observation campaign in Zakarpattia oblast concerning “voter bribery” in Uzhgorod in a form of a free concert of the Studio “Kvartal 95. Thus, mass media have wrongly interpreted a comment from regional representative of OPORA concerning peculiarities of candidate's campaigning in legal framework.