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Complaints not affect lawfulness of voting

December 04, 2011, 18:07 UTC+3
More than 1,500 addresses came on the hotline, including 329 addresses about probable violations
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MOSCOW, December 4 (Itar-Tass) —— People are making the highest number of complaints on the hotline over absentee ballots, the lists of voters and illegal canvassing. Meanwhile, the addresses about violations make a smaller part of all addresses from people.

According to the latest reports, some 7,180 addresses, including 144 complaints over illegal canvassing, 100 addresses concern the lists of voters, 342 addresses – absentee ballots, came on the hotline organized by the Russian fund of free elections.

More than 1,500 addresses came on the hotline, including 329 addresses about probable violations, 32 of which were confirmed, co-chairman of the Civil Control association Alexander Tochenov said. For instance, in the Samara Region voters complain over the insufficient number of absentee ballots at a polling station and complain about a high number of voters not put on the lists of voters at another polling station in the same region. People also noted that observers from various political parties were not permitted to enter a polling station in the Stavropol Territory, the voting was not organized onboard the Aktau tanker in the Astrakhan Region.

Co-chairman of the For Fair Elections organization Dmitry Orlov also noted that some minor complaints came to the organization. “Today we report several violations that luckily do not affect greatly the lawfulness of the election campaign and the adequate suffrage of people,” he said. He noted the cases of illegal canvassing by the parties. He noted that members of an opposition party clashed with members of the district election committee at a polling station.


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