As of 04:00 PM, OPORA does not record systematic violations that may negatively affect the voting process
The voting process in 21 July 2019 early parliamentary elections as of 04:00 pm is quite democratic and in line with fundamental law regulations. According to OPORA's observers, who conduct observation at nationally representative sample of polling stations, there are no critical issues in organization of the voting process or serious potential threats at this stage of the election.
Typical violations of the voting procedure in 21 July 2019 early parliamentary elections as of 12:00 pm
Civil Network OPORA continues to monitor the voting process and the adherence to election procedures on the nationally representative number of precinct election commissions.
Start of the vote in 21 July 2019 parliamentary elections in Ukraine
Civil Network OPORA has used a statistical sampling to assess the quality of preparatory meetings in PECs and the start of voting.
Report based on the results of OPORA’s observation of special elections of people’s deputies of Ukraine scheduled for July 21, 2019: preliminary conclusions and trends in July’s campaign
According to official data received from the National Police of Ukraine, as of July 18, 2019, 273 criminal proceedings were initiated, of which 111 are related to cases of vote buying or indirect bribery of voters (41% of the total number). Law enforcing bodies launched 88 criminal investigations into cases of alleged interference with citizens’ voting rights by means of deceit (illegal use of party brands, registration of clone candidates). Other criminal proceedings relate to cases of obstr...
Summary for the First Month of the Early Parliamentary Election Campaign in Ukraine
MP candidates use material incentives to gain support of the voters, and this is the biggest challenge for democratic election of a new Ukrainian parliament. Law enforcement bodies often are not able to efficiently prevent such unfair forms of campaigning, taking into consideration that candidates use legal entities as third parties. However, all the incidents with features of indirect voter bribery, detected by OPORA's observers, can affect free voting process in certain districts.
Preliminary assessment of the start of early parliamentary elections in Ukraine
In May 2019, OPORA has started to monitor pre-electoral situation in the regions of Ukraine and preparations to early parliamentary elections. The monitoring covered formation of district election commissions, party congresses, and nomination of candidates, as well as activities of the CEC and electoral violations. Election observation of the Civil Network OPORA is a network activity, aimed at impartial assessment of the preparation and conduct of an election process. Observation goal is to i...
Results of district election commissions' formation in 2019 parliamentary elections
The Central Election Commission has formed all 199 district election commissions (before legally established deadline of 31 May 2019) for pre-term parliamentary elections, scheduled for 21 July 2019.