In Kirovohrad, OPORA observers recorded several cases of campaigning on the election day in the form of pasted leaflets and billboards in the central garden.   Also, at Khmelnytskyi Sq, leaflets of Svoboda, Our Ukraine, and Fatherland are pasted to noticeboards. Hidden campaigning has also been reported — billboards with hidden campaigning of the Party of Regions and UDAR.




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Yevhenii Patrul
Election Programmes Coordinator of the Civil Network OPORA
in Kirovohrad Oblast
099 44 13 777
Nadiia Domash
Press Secretary of the Civil Network OPORA
in Kirovohrad Oblast


Civic monitoring conducted by OPORA - is a type of network activity, aimed at impartial assessment of the preparation and conduct of elections, as well as preventing violations through comprehensive civic action. Professional monitoring at all stages of the election process indirectly influences the quality of the campaign. The public opinion, both foreign and domestic is formed through gathering and spreading of information among the target audience.  
From a strategic perspective public monitoring of elections focuses upon improving the system and certain procedures.  
In 2012, during Parliamentary elections in Ukraine OPORA is carrying out a large-scale campaign of long- and short term observation, organizing a statistical vote-count by the results of voting with the proportional component of the electoral system on a basis of representative selection, will provide 100% coverage of polling stations by observers in separate single-mandate majoritarian districts. OPORA observers will work in all 225 electoral districts, and 3,500 activists will join them on the voting day. Organization will use the latest means of spreading information on observation results, including infographics and interactive maps.