Zelensky approved new amendments to Electoral Code

Source : 112 Ukraine

Local elections in Ukraine will be held on October 25, 2020
23:20, 22 July 2020

President's press service

President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky signed Law No. 805-IX on amendments to the Electoral Code. The press service of the President's Office reports this.

The law significantly reduces the deposit for elections. The party-based (proportional) election system begins in cities with a population of 10,000 or more. You can go to rural, settlement and city heads as a self-nominated candidate.

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.

Also, the sanctions for crimes and administrative offenses in the field of electoral legislation are increased, responsibility for forging documents and other violations is established.

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The document prohibits campaigning or providing voters, institutions, institutions, organizations with money, gift certificates, food and alcoholic beverages, goods.

It is also prohibited to provide benefits, services, works, securities, loans, lottery tickets, other tangible and intangible assets, including on behalf of charitable organizations, the founders or members of which are the candidate (candidates), the party (local organization of the party) ...

The law provided that candidates for MPs who received the number of votes equal to or exceeding 25 percent of the size of the electoral quota are placed after the first number of the list in decreasing order of percentage of votes of voters who supported the candidate for MP.

With an equal percentage of votes, the candidate who is located higher in the territorial electoral list of candidates from the party organization takes the place higher.

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Then, other candidates are placed on the list in the order determined by the party organization when nominating candidates.

The first party on the territorial electoral list of the respective organization is to place the candidate included in such a list under the first number.

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