Electoral Rights

RA Police does not consider expedient analyzing application of ‘Guideline for Police Actions during Elections’

pjimage (36)Anyway, we believe that the RA Police will definitely address the issues raised by us and we are ready as on the day before the NA elections to take part in assessing the application of the Guidelines.

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Reflection of Recommendations by International Election Observation Missions in the RA Electoral Code

hcavInternational Election Observation Missions (IEOM) have had a most significant role in pushing for electoral reforms, and particularly in terms of revising the electoral legislation. In 2015, Helsinki Citizens’ Assembly – Vanadzor conducted a thorough analysis (Helsinki Citizens’ Assembly-Vanadzor, 2015), assessing the implementation of recommendations submitted by International election observation mission in 2003-2013 in legislation and practice.

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“Independent Observer”. Yerevan City Council elections May 14, 2017: Final Report

yerevan-engThe report summarizes the results of the observation conducted in 60 polling stations and 10 Territorial election Commissions. “Independent Observer” Public Alliance believes that the Yerevan City Council Elections of May 14, 2017 were held in a blatant violation of the essential principles of democratic elections.

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“Independent Observer”. RA Parliamentary Elections April 2, 2017 Final Report

report-ra-engAt its presentation held in Yerevan on June 13, 2017, the ‘Independent Observer’ Public Alliance presented the working version of the report prepared as a result of observing the RA NA elections of April 2, 2017 and the report was revised based on the comments and recommendations heard during the presentation.

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‘Independent Observer’ Alliance presented observation results of RA NA elections of April 2, 2017 and Yerevan City Council elections of May 14, 2017

HCA_4882At its presentation held in Yerevan on June 13, 2017, the ‘Independent Observer’ Public Alliance presented the working versions of the reports prepared as a result of observing the RA NA elections of April 2, 2017 and Yerevan City Council (Council of Elders) elections of May 14, 2017.

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RA Administrative Court to examine HCA Vanadzor’s claim against RA Central Electoral Commission

f55c4cc6f95d16_55c4cc6f960f6_thumb.thumbThe RA Administrative Court accepted HCA Vanadzor’s claim against the RA Central Electoral Commission. By its claim, the Organization required to compel the RA CEC to provide a proper response to its application-suggestion of March 30, 2017.

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70 Thousand Voters voted with some interference

Ognoghner engOne of the most essential concerns recorded by “Independent Observer” Public Alliance during the Apil 2, 2017 Parliamentary Elections in Armenia was violations of secrecy of voting.

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“Independent Observer”, NA elections 2017

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Person controlling voting of servicemen will not be prosecuted

զինվDuring the RA NA elections of April 2, 2017, the representative of ‘Independent Observer’ Alliance at polling station № 20/53 in Gegharkunik marz (region) recorded that a stranger accompanied a group of servicemen to the voting room and for some time stayed there and then in the area around the polling station.

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‘Independent Observer’ Public Alliance: Preliminary Opinion on Short-term Observation of Yerevan City Council Elections of May 14, 2017

«Անկախ դիտորդ» հասարակական դաշինք: 2017 թվականի մայիսի 14-ի Երևան քաղաքի ավագանու ընտրությունների կարճաժամկետ դիտորդության նախնական եզրակացություն The ‘Independent Observer’ Public Alliance believes that the Yerevan City Council Elections of May 14, 2017 were held in a blatant violation of the essential principles of democratic elections.

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Court accepted the right of observation mission to challenge in administrative court violation of its observer’s rights

mhm0108384.thumb_-238x178As reported before, HCA Vanadzor and its observer challenge the lawfulness of the actions of district election commission №14 at the RA NA elections of April 2, 2017. Note that upon noticing cases when the same person assisted for 3 times persons unable to vote independently at polling station №14/10 in Armavir marz (region), O.A., who conducted observation mission within ‘Independent Observer’ Alliance, suggested that the commission chairperson recorded the fraud in the register but was denied. A relevant complaint was also rejected by the district election commission №14 insisting that the fraud was recorded.

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Reference on Actions Taken by Legal Team of Independent Observer’ Public Alliance during and after National Assembly Elections of April 2, 2017

Reference-INDEPENDENT OBSERVER-Actions taken by Legal TeamDuring the observation of the elections of April 2, 2017 by the ‘Independent Observer’ Public Alliance, the observers and Alliance member organizations were assisted by 27 lawyers.

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