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14 mln Ukrainians to face difficulties with voting at local elections
09:57, 15 September 2015
14 mln Ukrainians to face difficulties with voting at local elections

They do not reside at the place of official registration, which is an obligatory for voting

09:57, 15 September 2015

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In addition to 1.4 million IDPs, about 13 mln citizens of Ukraine will face difficulties with voting in local elections, as states press office of the independent NGO Committee of Voters of Ukraine (CVU).

It is noted that there are certain causes of these citizens are not residing at the place of official registration.

The right to vote in local elections in Ukraine belongs to persons who are members of the local community. The sign of this membership in a particular community is registered place of residence. However, in Ukraine there are many people who are registered in one place, but actually live in another one. Particularly, it frequently concerns  about 15 mln people. They cannot elect local authorities in the community where they actually live, as they have no membership here.

“In addition, these individuals are unlikely to be interested in electing local authorities at the place of their registration; possibly, they will not vote in local elections at all,” according to the statement.

Regularly scheduled local elections will take place in Ukraine on October 25, 2015; conducted a little over a year since the 2014 snap local elections, which were only held throughout parts of the country.

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