Only local organization conducting exit-poll in parliamentary elections in Azerbaijan announces action plan
Azerbaijan, Baku, Sept. 28 /Trend, M. Aliyev/
ELS Independent Research Center has announced its action plan for conducting an exit-poll in upcoming parliamentary elections in Azerbaijan.
"ELS will hold an exit-poll in all constituencies of the country, except the constituencies in the Nakhchivan Autonomous Republic. According to international methodology, which has been tested in practically all countries in the world, about 10 polling stations are selected to conduct the exit-poll in each district," the director of ELS
Irada Yagubova told Trend.
She said in each of the 1,180 polling stations in Azerbaijan, two interviewers will poll voters, and one supervisor has been determined for each three or four stations.
The parliamentary elections in Azerbaijan are scheduled for November 7, 2010. Previous parliamentary elections were held in November 2005. Parliamentary elections in Azerbaijan are held by the majority system in 125 constituencies.
Yagubova said ELS is currently preparing documents that will be used during the exit-poll, as well as information about the interviewers and supervisors for accreditation. These documents will be prepared by the end of the week.
She said interviewers and supervisors are currently being recruited throughout Azerbaijan.
"From Sept. 29, ELS will begin training for trainers who will then train the interviewers to work on election day. Training of interviewers in Baku and Sumgait will begin from Oct. 2, and in the regions from Oct. 7," she said.
ELS has been conducting exit-polls in all elections in Azerbaijan since 2006.