IVC to send ballots to local commissions on Thursday

September 26, 2016 14:42 // Updated: September 29, 2016 6:57

Donetsk, Sep 26 – DAN. DPR primaries vote ballots will be handed to local vote commissions on Thursday, September 29, Interim Vote Commission (IVC) announced today.

“IVC shall distribute ballots among local vote comissions (on September, 29) and they will pass them to polling station commissions,” IVC press officer Oleg Balykin told DAN.

He emphasized that all polling stations will be fully prepared to house preliminary voting by that time.

IVC announced earlier its plans to print about six hundred thousand primary ballots.

The first round of the primaries-2016 is scheduled to take place in Donetsk on October, 2th.

The primaries, that are preliminary in nature, are aimed just at exploring public opinion and held before anticipated local elections in Donbass, are in compliance with Minsk Agreements. The vote is being organized in line with OSCE standards. Official representatives of the candidates alongside international observers from OSCE/ODIHR and other foreign and international organizations are free to monitor the DPR primaries. The Interim Vote Commission is also authorized to invite representatives of Ukrainian, Russian and EU political parties.

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