92% of Ukraine's polling stations opened on time
12:08, 15 November 2015

92% of Ukraine's polling stations opened on time

Turnout in the second round of local elections in Kramatorsk (Donetsk region) is very low, less than 10% in some areas

12:08, 15 November 2015


Civil Network “OPORA” reported that 92% of the polling stations have opened their doors for voting on time. In particular, 1088 from 1089 polling stations has opened in Kyiv. Central Election Commission gave 83 nationwide, regional, and local Ukrainian NGOs an approval to have official observers in local elections.

Today 29 of 35 cities hold the second round of mayoral election with two candidates participating in each city, who received the highest number of votes on 25 October. The election results of 15 November election will be considered valid regardless of the voter turnout. The second round in held in the following cities: Kyiv, Vinnytsia, Lutsk, Dnipropetrovsk, Dniprodzerzhynsk, Kryvyi Rih, Nikopol, Pavlohrad, Kramatorsk, Zhytomyr, Uzhhorod, Berdiansk, Zaporizhia, Melitopol, Ivano-Frankivsk, Bila Tserkva, Kirovohrad, Sievierodonetsk, Lviv, Mykolaiv, Kremenchuk, Poltava, Rivne, Sumy, Kherson, Khmelnytskyi, Cherkasy, Chernihiv and Chernivtsi.

The elections were not held in Mariupol and Krasnoarmiisk (Donetsk region) on 25 October, and the date for these elections is scheduled for 29 November by a special law. Turnout in the second round of local elections in Kramatorsk is very low. Our special correspondent from Kramatorst reported that the turnout in some areas is less than 10%.

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