Work of Expert Groups in Full Swing

posted 9 Nov 2016, 11:58 by Webmaster Ambasciata

Currently, expert groups set up under the Central Election Commission of Uzbekistan continue their work to verify the correctness of the voter signature sheets presented by political parties in support of their nominees for the post of President of the Republic of Uzbekistan. The groups have been composed of specialists of the bodies of the interior, justice, institutions that keep records of the population, as well as representatives of the wider public.

In accordance with the requirements of the law, the signature sheets to be checked are selected by sampling. Selected are the same number of voters’ signatures collected in support of each presidential candidate nominated by a political party.

No less than 15 percent of the required number of signatures are subject to verification, so is the accompanying information on the voters who offered their signatures in the lists.

Panelists visually examine each signature sheet, paying particular attention to its accuracy, the existence of corrections, erasures, affixing by different persons, the availability of similar signatures, of certified patches.

Those signature lists which, under visual inspection, contain deficiencies or suspect inaccuracies, are selected out for detailed scrutiny.

Representatives of political parties are present in the rooms where the expert group verifies the correctness of signature lists.

After the verification process is complete, a protocol is drafted to specify the number of submitted voter signatures, the number of checked signatures of voters, the number of voter signatures found unauthentic and invalid. A copy of the protocol is passed on to the representative of a political party.

The protocol constitutes a basis for the adoption of corresponding resolution by the Central Electoral Commission and is attached to the latter.

(Source: Republican Press Center for Covering the Elections of President of the Republic of Uzbekistan)