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Presidential election 2019: Almost 1,000,000 Ukrainians cannot vote

These people don't have the official registration of their places of residence
14:53, 20 February 2019

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Almost a million Ukrainian citizens will not be able to vote on the presidential election next month. Oleksandr Stelmakh, the chief of the Service of State Register of Voters said that as quoted by RBC-Ukraine. 

The official marked it is 'quite a challenge' for the Central Election Committee.

'As we all know, such voters cannot be included to any of the polling stations. They have the respective stamp in their passports, so they cannot be included there. It's basically an entire army of our voters. The lawmakers need to think it through, maybe change the procedure of managing the register, so that these voters could vote, too', Stelmakh said. 

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Every citizen of Ukraine can check if his or her name is on the list of voters; for that, one has to visit the website of the State Register of Voters. If there's a mistake, one has to file the administrative lawsuit, demanding to correct the list. The local administrative court will consider the lawsuit. No court fees will be charged. The deadline for such actions is March 29.

The election campaign has officially started on December 31, 2018. Registration of the candidates would last until February 4, 2019, and on February 9, the final list of presidential candidates has appeared. The candidates would be able to withdraw his candidacy until March 7, 2019.

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Central Election Commission of Ukraine closed all polling station in Russia, particularly, Moscow, Rostov-on-Don, Saint Petersburg, Yekaterinburg, Novosibirsk.

On February 7, the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine prohibited observers from the Russian Federation to participate in the election process in Ukraine.

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