Human Rights Defenders for Free Elections

Праваабарончы цэнтр «Вясна» беларускі хельсінкскі камітэт


Report on the results of monitoring of the third day of early voting at the elections of President of the Republic of Belarus in 2015

The early voting started at the elections of President of the Republic of Belarus started on October 6 in conformity with the Electoral Code of the Republic of Belarus.

More than 400 short-term observers of the campaign “Human Rights Defenders for Free Elections” conduct daily monitoring of early voting at more than 200 polling stations all over Belarus.

The results of the voting are processed everyday and are representative (monitoring is held at 3.24% of 6,129 polling stations) and allow to judge about the main tendencies in the conduct of early voting.

The information below was obtained by processing the data received from 140 polling stations by 10.00 a.m. on October 9.

Registered violations

Protocols with the information about the early voting weren't hanged out at 0% of polling stations.
Forcing to voting took place at 18.12% of the polling stations.
Non-members of precinct election commissions (PECs) interfered with the work of the commissions at 5.8% of the polling stations.
Precinct election commissions worked outside the schedule at 0.72% of the polling stations.

Conditions for observation

At 0% of polling stations obstacles were created for the independent observers who counted the electors who have cast their votes.
At 0.72% of polling stations accreditation denials were issued to independent observers.

Participation in early voting

The protocols with the data of the early voting were hung out at all 140 out of the 140 polling stations from which information was received by 10 a.m. on October 9.

According to calculations of independent observers, the number of the persons who cast their votes on the second day of the early voting at the 140 polling stations is 16,357 people, whereas according to the protocols of the PECs it is 17,613 people. The discrepancy is 1,256 people, or 7.13%.

Observers of the campaign “Human Rights Defenders for Free Elections” registered a large discrepancy between their calculations of the people who cast their votes and the information, presented in by precinct election commissions in the protocols of voting.

In particular, according to the the information of observers at polling stations No. 39 and 40 of the Pieršamajski district of Viciebsk there voted 98 and 93 electors respectively, whereas according to the PECs this number is 198 and 193. Thus, the difference is exactly 100 persons at each polling station.

According to the information of an observer at polling station No. 29 of the Čyhunačny district of Homieĺ there voted 57 electors, whereas according to the PEC – 110.

According to an observer at polling station No. 20 in Baranavičy there voted 119 electors, whereas the PEC number is 247.

According to an observer at polling station at polling station No. 56 of the Lieninski district of Mahilioŭ there voted 42 electors, whereas according to the PEC – 91.

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