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As recorded until 1:00 p.m.
The main violations recorded in Hrazdan town are as follows:
The main violations recorded in Vagharshapat are as follows:
In both Hrazdan and Vagharshapat towns, there were a few recorded cases when a registered helping person entered the voting booth without the voter and voted instead of him/her without consulting with the latter.
Article 67 point 9 of the RA Electoral Code defines that ‘ The voter who is not able to fill the ballot paper by himself, having notified the commission chairman, has the right to invite to the booth a person who is not a member of the electoral commission, a proxy, an observer, a mass media representative, a visitor. A person has the right to help only one voter who is not able to fill the ballot paper by himself. Besides the mentioned case, while filling the ballot paper, the presence of another person in the voting booth is prohibited’.
As recorded until 5:00 p.m.
Independent Observer Alliance recorded the following situation in 38 polling stations observed:
In 26/17 polling station of Hrazdan town, observers wanted to take a photo of the registry.
Sevak Mikaelyan's proxy hindered the work of the electoral commission and also did not allow observers to take a photo and familiarize with the registry. An observer referred to the relevant article of the RA Electoral Code, but his demand was again rejected. Head of Central Electoral Commission was informed about this situation, called the head of the polling station electoral commission and exhorted to allow the observer to take a photo of the registry. However, Sevak Mikaelyan's proxy and commission members present in the voting room did not believe that CEC head called them and started to threaten the observers saying that they would make them leave the room by voting, since, according to the commission members they had started to behave badly.
In 14/07 polling station of Ejmiatsin, there was a recorded case of electoral violation as a voter had two ballot papers while voting. Mobile observer Artur Sakunts told 'First Armenian' about this.
When they tried to clarify from the voter how he got two ballot papers, he said that the commission member had given them to him, however, the commission member refused and said that he had given only one ballot paper.
Daniel Ioannisyan, project coordinator of 'Union of Informed Citizens' NGO, wrote on his facebook page, 'In Solak village of Kotayk, until 12:20 p. m., 9 percent of the voters voted with a helping person, 9 percent'.
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