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Ukraine's local elections 2020: People with Covid-19 permitted to vote

Source : 112 Ukraine

First voters come to the polling stations
10:10, 25 October 2020

Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine has approved a new date of upcoming local elections
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Local elections 2020 have begun in Ukraine, polling stations opened at 8 a.m. The first people willing to cast their votes are already coming to the polling stations, 112 Ukraine TV channel reports.

According to members of election commissions, those wishing to cast their vote must wear a face mask, undergo temperature screening, and maintain a distance. People with signs of respiratory diseases and even those with coronavirus will be able to vote too.

"All voters, even with signs of respiratory infections, we must let in and give them the opportunity to vote. There is a special voting booth for them, with a corresponding marks on it. There is also a special ballot box. People can come, vote, and make their choice," the message says.

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Some polling stations are provided with pens for voters, who forgot to take some from home. All surfaces must be disinfected every two hours. It should be noted that voters who come to the polling stations without a mask will not be given one.

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“We were given only 13 masks for a polling station, in which there are 16 members. This is for the whole day. We will not be able to give a mask to voters who come without a mask,” a member of one of the metropolitan precincts said.

As we reported earlier, today, on October 25, Ukrainians elect mayors, heads of villages and towns, and lawmakers of local councils of all levels.

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