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Zelensky faces administrative protocol for demonstration of filled ballot

Volodymyr Zelensky might pay a fine in the sum of $19-28
16:13, 21 April 2019

candidate for presidency Volodymyr Zelensky
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Ukrainian law enforcers came to candidate for presidency Volodymyr Zelensky after the voting at the second tour of the presidential race. Zelensky faced the administrative protocol due to the demonstration of the filled ballot, as Zelensky’s Headquarters reported.

The complied administrative protocol would be passed to the court, and Zelensky might face the fine. The sum of the fine would be chosen by the judge. It might be $19-28. The team of the candidate promised that the fine would be paid.

Earlier, Volodymyr Zelensky voted at one of the polling stations. Zelensky's wife Olena came together with him. The showman showed his filled ballot before putting it in the ballot box.

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According to the law “On elections of the president of Ukraine,” photo and video recording of the results of the voting and demonstration of the results by the voter in the place for voting are the violation of the secrecy of the voting.

Volodymyr Zelensky showing filled ballot
Reuters


The second round of the elections of the President of Ukraine kicked off in Ukraine on April 21, at 8:00 a.m. Ukraine’s polling stations opened as scheduled across the country with some minor delays, which were quickly addressed. The voting would traditionally last for 12 hours; the polls would close at 8:00 PM. 

Presidential elections are held in 200 districts, 29,982 election commissions have been created. In total, about 30.3 million people can vote. Of these, 325,600 voters changed the place of voting for the second round of elections.

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As of 11 a.m., the turnout of voters in the second round of the presidential elections made 17.96%.

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