The upcoming local elections in Ukraine will take place in a difficult environment given the new election legislation and the coronavirus pandemic. This was stated by a member of the Central Election Commission of Ukraine (CEC) Andriy Hevko.
"We are well aware that it will be difficult to organize voting, counting of votes by precinct election commissions, and establishing the results of voting by territorial election commissions under such conditions. Therefore, in such a situation, trust between all subjects of the election process should be a key thing. The Central Election Commission will set up all subjects of the process for establishing such trust,” Hevko said.
He added that the CEC, the Cabinet of Ministers and the Ministry of Health would make every effort to ensure that local elections were held safely and in accordance with the requirements of Ukrainian law.
As we reported earlier, on July 22, President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky signed Law No. 805-IX on amendments to the Electoral Code.
According to the new changes, extraordinary local elections, intermediate, first, additional, will be held twice a year - on the last Sunday in March and the last Sunday in October. That is, all local elections, which are not regular, in all settlements will be held on the same day - either in spring or in autumn.