On Tuesday, April 30, the Central Election Commission compiled and announced the final tabulation protocol results for election of the President of Ukraine. Official results coincided with the results of parallel vote tabulation realized by Civil Network OPORA.

Thus, 13 million 541,528 voters supported Volodymyr Zelenskyi, (73.22% of total votes), while Petro Poroshenko received 4 million 522 thousand 450 votes (24.45%).

The turnout was 61.37%.

We remind that Civil Network OOPORA has organized the parallel vote tabulation, based on representative statistical sample. Based on reports from 1,299 of 1,305 specially trained and officially registered observers, OPORA affirmed with 99% confidence that the results of the second-round presidential election were the following (1,299 of 1,305 observers, 99.6% of polling stations with 811,907 votes): Volodymyr Zelenskyi received 73.2 % of votes, and Petro Poroshenko - 24.3% (error of 1.5%). Another 2.5% of ballots were considered invalid (0.3% margin of error).

A Parallel Vote Tabulation (PVT) is an efficient methodology, employed by non-partisan citizen observers to systematically assess the election day including vote count at polling stations. PVT gives an opportunity to independently check the official results announced by the Central Election Commission (CEC). A PVT relies on reports from highly trained observers who evaluate the quality of election process at polling stations. Unlike exit polls, PVTs do not ask people how they voted. Rather, the PVT counts the actual votes cast at polling stations where the entire process has been monitored. This methodology has been successfully used by citizen organizations to evaluate the election day processes in many countries around the world, including Bulgaria, Romania, and Georgia.

Follow the link to learn how OPORA conducts parallel vote tabulation.

Statement of the Civil Network OPORA on preliminary monitoring results of regular election of the President of Ukraine