The Commissioner of the Odessa branch of Ukrainian public organization "Committee of voters of Ukraine" Anatoliy Boyko said on numerous occasions, when voters take pictures of ballot papers on polling stations, which causes concern for public observers.
on Sunday in Odessa, the election of the mayor. First of More than twenty local cafe said about the campaign: residents have the opportunity to receive free coffee and discounts in exchange for selfie with polling.
"The election law prohibits to photograph your marked ballot, since this violates the secrecy of voting. But the problem here is more applied: the photographing of ballot papers is an integral part of schemes of bribery of voters, and At this time, unfortunately, to us it is very difficult to trace and find out the photo that is being massively occur on areas that are photos in order to get a free Cup of coffee, or in order to receive 200 UAH in the nearest campaign headquarters on special removable safe house, " said Boyko correspondents on Sunday.
because of this, he asked Odessa who came to the elections not to photograph filled ballot papers, but simply to take photos at a polling station that is not prohibited by legislative acts." If you wish to participate in the action and make selfie - take a selfie on the background of signs of the polling station, it is a safer option, " said Boyko.
He also said that photographing ballots, voters have the opportunity to be in an unpleasant situation, since the members of precinct election commissions in case of detection of a photo Bulletin can call the police and file a report. In addition, Boyko said that the facts of photography to participate in this promotion to get free coffee are fixed at Almost every polling station.