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CEC does not expect widespread rigging at elections


The CEC does not forecast widespread rigging at the preterm parliamentary elections with the help of voting at home due to the so-called “epidemic diseases.”
Deputy Head of the Central Election Commission Zhanna Usenko-Chorna told a press conference, answering questions of a Ukrinform correspondent.
“Today, I can assure you, this (mass voting at home – Ed.) stopped to be a problem following the notorious elections of 2004. This is to a certain extent a myth rather than reality,” she noted.
Usenko-Chorna reminded that in 2004, mass voting at home under the pretext of any invented diseases was one of “mechanisms of citizens’ vote rigging.”
“Today, it is physically impossible to make such forgery. Because, these are the commission members, who go with that small portable voting box, who cannot be distracted from the voting process in a significant number. Only two boxes are portable. This is a very meager percentage of people, who vote at home,” CEC Deputy Chairman explained.
According to her, a range of persons, who have a right to vote at home, is rather limited: “These are disabled persons, who are really bedridden, usually the first group of disability, or elderly people, who have long lost the ability to move. This percentage is very small and in most districts is less than even one percent. So today, we have the electoral process as transparent, honest and fair. And those technologies are the thing of the past,” Usenko-Chorna summed up.

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