Kyrgyzstan, January 10, 2021 - 16:00.
The Common Cause Public Foundation is observing the voting process at 500 polling stations across the country.
In addition, 58 mobile teams have observed the situation outside of 250 polling stations.
In 242 of those 250 polling stations, mobile observers assessed the situation as calm, and at one polling station as tense, and at seven polling stations they found it difficult to answer. At 29 polling stations, there were queues of voters in connection with the observance of sanitary measures. At three stations, the presence of unknown persons of strong physique was noticed. Mobile teams also recorded violations related to vote buying, campaigning on the election day, and the Illegal restriction of the rights of observers. These are included in the list of violations below.
The voting process within polling stations is generally calm and the majority of PECs are functioning according to the law. However, during the voting process from 8:00-13:00, 30 serious violations have been observed:
Opening PECs after 07.00 am - 4
No recount of ballots – 7:
No PEC meeting – 7:
Illegal restriction of the rights of observers (resolved) - 2:
PEC did not open for voting -1:
Presence of an unauthorized person within the PEC 1:
Violation of the secrecy of voting - 1:
Intimidation/threats/pressure/violence directed at observer- 1:
Vote buying - 1:
Automated control system failure - 3:
Intimidation directed at voter - 1:
No copying equipment - 1:
Common Cause has submitted one appeal to CGRP, seven appeals to TECs, and several appeals to the PECs chairperson have been submitted on all other facts.
Common Cause invites all electoral participants to report all violations to the Rapid Response Coordination Group.
65% of the polling stations had voters who registered for mobile voting on January 9, 2021.
Reports on violations can be reported by eyewitnesses to the national Coordination Group for Rapid Response (CGRP) with any supporting evidence on which they are based for further investigation to:
The PF "Common Cause" will submit appeals and complaints related to the above violations. The next press release covering the voting process will be released at 00.00. Individual updates and infographics will be posted on our social media pages and online via the YouTube channel.
From 20:00, 58 observers of the „Common Cause“ PF will start with the observation of Territorial Election Commissions.