The counting of votes in the cities of Svatovo and Lysychansk, Luhansk oblast declared invalid because of errors in the ballots.
As said the head of the legal Department of the headquarters of the party "Block of Petro Poroshenko "Solidarity" Sergey Alexeev, the Lisichansk electoral Commission declared the Elections in the city Council failed, RIA " Novosti "." not so long ago held a meeting of the local election Commission, and she decided to declare the Elections invalid ", — he said. According to Alexeev, the grounds for such action were numerous errors in the names of parties on ballot papers.
in addition, the head of the Luhansk civil-military administration Georgy Tuka said in the broadcast television channel "112 Ukraine" that in Svatovo of the Luhansk region Elections are declared invalid." at some precincts, Elections have been declared invalid. This in Svatovo ", — said Tuka. According to his statement, they declared invalid due to the fact that the ballots had a lot of errors. So, Svatovo and Lysychansk steel 2 other cities in the Donbas, where Elections have not been planned. Local Elections were held in Ukraine on Sunday on the new electoral law. In small towns with population over 90 thousand People, the mayor was elected by a simple majority vote, and in large cities can be assigned to a second round if none of the candidates will be able to collect more than 50% of the vote. First Sunday in the Kyiv city Council said that the Elections in the capital of Ukraine can be considered valid, but received 350 messages about different violations during the voting. Kyiv city territorial election Commission later said that a final tally of the turnout in the elections of the mayor of Kiev and the city Council of the capital of Ukraine was 41, 87%. About 20% of the polling stations in local elections in Ukraine were opened with a delay, 237 does not open at all. The elections were initiated in all regions Except Mariupol and Krasnoarmeysk, where they were cancelled. As emphasized in the territorial election Commission, This is due to errors in printing ballots. In the Opposition bloc told that the responsibility for the violation of the electoral process in Mariupol and Krasnoarmeysk is himself on the President of Ukraine Petra Poroshenko. Poroshenko ordered the Parliament to amend the law to allow elections in Mariupol In the current year. Elections were not held on Kiev-controlled territories in 125 cities and towns of Donetsk region and in 146 – Luhansk, which are located in the area of So-called military operation of Kiev. Human rights activists summed up numerous violations during the electoral process and predicted a small turnout. The Ministry of internal Affairs of Ukraine has already received over 340 reports related to violations during the elections. According to local authorities, turnout for local elections in all regions of Ukraine less than 20%. The lowest turnout – About 11% came to the polls – notes in the Donetsk and Luhansk regions.