Electoral Rights

“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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HCA Vanadzor and organization’s observer challenge in a court of law the legitimacy of the election commission’s actions

4023640During the observation mission carried out by the ‘Independent Observer’ Public Alliance on RA NA election day of April 2, 2017, an observer of Helsinki Citizens’ Assembly-Vanadzor at polling station №14/10 in Armavir marz (region) noticed, among other frauds, some cases when the same person assisted for 3 times persons unable to vote independently and then suggested recording that fraud in the polling station election commission’s register. The chairperson of the commission rejected the request without any grounds.

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Civil Society Demands an Investigation into the Fact of Organized and Mass Abuse of Administrative Resources. Statement

On 24 March 2017, the Union of Informed Citizens NGO (“UIC”) exposed outrageous abuse of public and administrative resources for the benefit of the Republican Party of Armenia (“RPA”) during the Republic of Armenia National Assembly election campaign by staff of a number of community and district municipalities and regional government offices of the Republic of Armenia, in abuse of … Continue reading

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