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"Dead souls" in the lists - a frequent occurrence in Ukrainian presidential elections

Summary of Disinformation

Observers of the organisation “Uspishna varta” claim that one of the most frequent situations during elections were the presence of “dead souls” in the voters’ lists.



A number of organisations that monitor violations during the Presidential elections in Ukraine, do not confirm the statement of the “Uspishna varta”. For example, the "Committee of voters of Ukraine" claims that among the most typical violations are mistakes in the work of district election commissions, the disclosure of the secrecy of voters' voting by publishing relevant photo materials, campaigning outside the times permitted as specified by the Law "On Elections of the President of Ukraine", problems with voter lists, etc.

The most frequent violations recorded by the OPORA observers on election day were attempts to give ballot papers to voters without proper documents, revealing voting secrets by the demonstration of signed ballot papers etc.  There were no more serious violations during the 31 March election.

According to the OSCE/ODIHR Election Observation Mission the election was competitive, voters had a broad choice and turned out in high numbers. Fundamental freedoms were generally respected. Some shortcomings were noted by the OSCE/ODIHR, such as misuse of state resources and vote-buying, the EU stated. Read the preliminary statement by OSCE/ODIHR here.

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Reported in: Issue 143
Date: 01.04.2019
Language: Russian
Country: Ukraine
Keywords: election meddling, Manipulated elections/referendum, Elections
Outlet where the disinformation appeared: Ukraina
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