Over 2,000 residents of Kyrgyz Batken region not included in voter lists
More than 2,000 residents of Batken region are not included in the voter lists, KyrTAG reports with reference to several observers of presidential candidates.
"More than 2,000 voters of Uch-Kurgan aiyl okmotu could not vote because they were promised a separate district election commission. However, two days ago, this issue was removed from the agenda, and residents were promised to be included in the voter list of other district commissions. However, it was not realized as well. Thus, 2,000 voters could not exercise their constitutional right. Now we are drawing up an act, which specifies the violations," head of Kyrgyzstan's Social Democratic Party's Uch-Kurgan Office Akmatzhan Abdrakhmanov said.
Observer from presidential candidate Omurbek Suvanaliyev's staff Numanzhan Arkabayev told KyrTAG about other violations in the Batken region.
"More than 120 people are not included in the voter lists at "Kaytpas" polling station. Six voters are not included in voter list in one of district election commissions in the Kadamjay district. I want to stress that these cases are not isolated, they are ubiquitous. We are preparing an act of violation, which will be directed to the CEC," Arkabayev said.
Earlier the Central Election Commission member Ishenbay Kadyrbekov assigned the guilt for lack of voters' names on voter lists to district election commissions' members.
Presidential elections started in Kyrgyzstan at 8:00 local time on Sunday.
Under the new Constitution, the President of Kyrgyzstan is elected for six years and only one term.
Some 2,289 polling stations, as well as 29 polling stations in 23 countries will operate to hold the presidential elections in Kyrgyzstan.
To date, the country registered a little over 3 million voters.
The elections are being observed by 792 international observers from 56 countries.