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.

Major authorities of DECs are the following: determination of voting results in a single-mandate district, formation of temporary special polling stations, registration of official observers, invalidation of election at a polling station (in some cases). 

Political parties, which have parliamentary factions in the Verkhovna Rada of current convocation, and political parties of candidates for MPs in a nationwide election district during the latest parliamentary election, could submit their nominees to DEC membership.
 Each party could nominee one candidate to each district election commission. Candidates from parties with factions in the parliament were included in district election commissions automatically. Candidates from other subjects were included in the DEC through a drawing of lots. Thus, parliamentary parties (factions) could get 2 representatives in the certain DECs.

All 6 parties with parliamentary factions, as well as 25 of 29 parties, which have had their candidates registered in the nationwide multi-mandate election district for 26 October 2014 early parliamentary elections, have used their right to submit nominees to DECs.

All district election commissions were formed in maximum membership (18 persons), comprising 3,582 persons in total (59% of them are women). In terms of gender, the smallest number of women in DECs was delegated by partiesSyla i Chest (37%), the Right Sector (42%) and Svoboda (42%), while the majority of the women in the DEC were delegated by the Solidarity of Women of Ukraine (70%). The main age groups among DEC members are individuals from 31 to 50 years old (almost 50%) and from 51 to 70 years old (35%). 

Almost all parliamentary parties (factions) have delegated their nominees to the maximum number of DECs (199). Only Samopomich has nominated 184 DEC members (of 199). Thus, the following parties delegated the largest number of nominees to DECs (according to the results of drawing lots and on the basis of fractional quotas): Petro Poroshenko Bloc "Solidarity" (309 persons), Radical Party of Oleh Liashko (307 persons), People's Front (305 persons), Batkivshchyna (300 persons) and Opposition Bloc (290 persons). These four parties received two people in about a half of the formed DECs. According to the drawing of lots, the largest representation in the DEC was received by the "Vidrodzhennia" party (114 persons) and the party "5.10" (114 persons), the smallest representation - "TSyla Liudei" (47 persons).

Representation of parties in DECs:

#

Subjects of nomination

Number of DECs

in which a party is represented

Number of DECs, where the party

is represented by two persons

Number of DECs, where the party

is represented by one person

Total number of candidates,

nominated by the party to DECs

1

PPB “Solidarity”

199

110

89

309

2

Radical Party

199

108

91

307

3

People's Front

199

106

93

305

4

Batkivshchyna

199

101

98

300

5

Opposition Bloc

199

91

108

290

6

“Samopomich”

184

53

131

237

 

 

 

 

 

23

Ukraine of the Future

85

0

85

85

24

Liberal Party of Ukraine

82

0

82

82

25

Syla Liudei

47

0

47

47

When distributing managerial positions at district election commissions, the CEC shared them proportionally to the total number of DEC members, deployed by each nomination entity (17% in average).

Over a third part of members (38%) from newly-formed DECs also members of district election commissions during 2019 presidential election. The largest number of new DEC members represented Volodymyr Zelenskyi (193 persons) and Petro Poroshenko (182 persons). Besides that, a significant number of current DEC members represented Yuliia Tymoshenko (95), Andrii Sadovyi (93), Oleh Liashko (90), Oleksandr Vilkul (79) during the presidential election.

OPORA has also analyzed how DEC members representing presidential candidates shifted to representation of parties in parliamentary elections. Thus, parties All-Ukrainian Agrarian Union "Zastup", AUU "Yedyna Rodyna", Ukraine of the Future and Greens of Ukraine Party received most members of district election commissions, who represented Volodymyr Zelenskyi in the presidential election. Petro Poroshenko Bloc “Solidarity” received members of committees, who represented Petro Poroshenko, Juliia Lytvynenko and Volodymyr Petrov during the presidential election. The largest number of commission members, who represented Oleksandr Vilkul and Yurii Boiko in DECs during the presidential election, were delegated to DECs by the Opposition Bloc during parliamentary elections. AUU Batkivshchyna received DEC members, who represented Yuliia Tymoshenko, Mykola Haber and Andrii Novak at the presidential election. The Radical Party of Oleh Liashko received most of DEC members of who represented Oleh Liashko and Ruslan Ryhovanov.