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Referendum on Crimean Sevastopol’s accession to Russia to be found valid, if turnout 50%

March 07, 2014, 20:52 UTC+3 SEVASTOPOL
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SEVASTOPOL, March 07, 22:10 /ITAR-TASS/. A referendum on accession of the Crimean city of Sevastopol to Russia will found valid, if turnout makes 50 percent at the referendum, Chairman of Sevastopol city election committee Valery Medvedev told Itar-Tass on Friday.

“According to available reports, 301,000 local residents are entitled to vote in the city of Sevastopol. But this is not final information yet, we are completing making of lists of voters,” the city election committee’s chief added.

In his words, the decision of Ukrainian authorities to block access to the database of the state register of voters in Crimea and the city of Sevastopol does not hamper to hold a referendum. “We are prepared to any developments and are making our database,” the city election committee’s chief said.

On Friday, the Sevastopol city council held first meeting of the city election committee and working procedure of the committee was determined at the meeting. In particular, members of the committee decided that one million 290 thousand hryvnas ($137.9 thousand) are needed for the plebiscite. “This sum may be increased, but in the least case,” Medvedev said. Along with this the committee decided that all documentation related with the referendum will be written in Russian.

“Ballot papers for the referendum are already printed at the Simferopol printing house and should be brought to Sevastopol on Tuesday, March 11. The plebiscite will be held at all 194 polling stations in the city,” Medvedev said.

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