Country:
Belarus
Organization:
Belarusian Helsinki Committee
Year:
2016
Election Type:
Parliamentary
Recommending Organization:
Coalition of organizations
Primary Thematic Area:
Election day
Subtopic of primary thematic area:
Early or Advance Voting
Secondary Thematic Area:
Election day
Subtopic of secondary thematic area:
Absentee vote certificates
Recommendation:
The procedure for early voting in its current form allows the authorities to carry out various manipulations during the vote count. In this connection, it is proposed to consider the complete abolition of early voting. If early voting is not canceled, it is proposed to introduce criteria, compliance with which gives the voter the right to vote early. Such criteria should be grounds, which clearly prove the impossibility for the voter to vote on Election Day, e.g. a departure abroad or other documented evidence.
Action required:
Legal change
Degree of Recommendation's Priority / Urgency / Relevance:
High
Body / Institution Responsible for Implementation:
Array
Implementation Status:
Rejected
Repeated implementation:
2015-10-11 00:00