The Network OPORA observers have reported several incidents of voters trying to carry ballot papers out of the voting premises.

At the polling station in the village of Kizliv, Busk raion (PEC #460104) the two voters having received the ballot papers attempted to carry them out of the voting premises. They explained that they still could not make up their mind on whom to vote for. On a notice from the OPORA observer the Head of PEC has stopped the voters and proposed them to make their choice in the voting cabin and then drop the ballot papers into the ballot boxes.

Another incident of an attempt to carry away a ballot paper is reported at the polling station in Borislav (PEC # 461690). A senior-age voter attempted to carry a ballot paper out of the voting premises. PEC members did not allow him to do so. The voter explained that all the cabins were busy and he did not want to wait so he decided to go outside and vote on the bench and then come back and drop the ballot paper into the box.

Additional information:
Iryna Shvets, press-secretary of the monitoring campaign in (Lviv) oblast – 063 628 68 40.
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 electoral violations through comprehensive civic action. Starting from September 2014, Civil Network OPORA conducts a large-scale observation of special parliamentary elections in Ukraine. The organization will attract 213 long-term observers in every region of Ukraine to monitor the campaign from its official start to announcement of the final election results. On the Election Day on May 26, more than 2,000 activists will join them to conduct statistically-based parallel vote tabulation.