OPORA has prepared infographics to illustrate violations, which occurred during 2015 local elections, displaying quantity and types of violations per regions. Besides that, it is easy to see which violations were the most widespread.
Thus, OPORA's observers detected violations at 24.1% election precincts on 25 October elections (margin of error 2.3%). During the repeated voting on 15 November, observers detected violations at 2.3% of election precincts. On 29 November, during the repeated voting in Mariupol, observers reported violations at 24.8% of precincts, in Kramatorsk – at 8.3%.
The majority of violations occurred in Odesa oblast (170 violations), Kyiv city (151), Zhytomyr oblast (141) and Kharkiv oblasts (123). The smallest number of violations occurred in Khmelnytsk (13), Ternopil (16) and Lviv oblasts (20).
Illegal campaigning was the most widespread violation (789 incidents). Thus, 302 violations concern financing from other sources than campaign funds, 242 placement of campaign materials outside the allowed places, 98 – campaigning during working hours, 79 – black PR and dirty campaigning, 68 – violation of campaigning procedure by mass media.
227 violations committed by election commissions were detected. 102 of them concerned forgery of election commission documents, 56 – violation of the voting procedure, 42 – poor material and technical support of the election commissions, 25 – non-fulfillment of duties by commission member without any due reason, 2 – campaigning by election commission members.
Besides that, 54 of detected violations concerned criminal intervention in the electoral process. For example, 40 of them concerned damaging the property and campaigning materials, 12 – application of force and threatening, 2 – obstruction to campaigning activities.
51 violations concerned obstruction to activities of official observers and journalists: banned from entering or attending a meeting if election commission or an election precinct (28 incidents), obstruction to taking pictures, video and sound recordings (14), deprived of the right to see electoral documents (9).
Misuse of administrative resources was detected in 42 incidents: using technical means and personnel at workplace – 16, misuse of office for campaign purposes – 14, using municipal mass media and official publications in campaign purposes – 6, intervention in the electoral process by state and local governments – 3, biased and selective attitude to candidates and parties – 3.
The smallest number of violations concerned manipulations with voters lists and the State Register of Voters database. There were 4 such incidents.