Civil Network OPORA continued giving assessment to the quality of election process based on a nationally representative sample of polling stations OPORA's methodology for election monitoring allows to compare quantitative indicators for typical violations of legislation.
The scale of violations and problematic incidents, which had been occurring throughout the day, has decreased during the last four hours of the second round vote (4:00 PM – 8:00 PM).
Thus, the procedure of issuance of ballots was the most frequent violation in the last four hour of the election on 21 April (detected by observers at 1.4% of polls). However, the closer the end of election day was, the less frequent these violations became. Besides that, the percentage of such violations over the same time span during the first round was significantly smaller – 3.9%.
Disclosure of how a person voted by showing a marked ballot was detected at 1.6% of polling stations. The percentage of such violations during the first round was twice bigger – 3.4%. The percentage of deliberate violation of the vote secrecy was also higher during the early presidential election (detected at 2.3% of polling stations). Besides that, OPORA's observers informed about attempts to take pictures of ballots at 1% of polling stations. This type of violation occurred rarely in the last hours of the voting process.
Similarly to 31 March election, incidents of ballot-box stuffing during the second round (from 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM) also occurred rarely and didn't influence the voting results.
At the time of polls closing (8:00 PM), voters were free to vote. Only 0.9% of polls had queues of voters, who aimed to vote at the time when polls shall close.