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Central Election Commission started the distribution of ballot papers for the Presidential Election

02.04.2018

Regarding the Presidential Elections appointed to April 11, 2018, the distribution of ballot papers to Constituency Election Commissions (Con.ECs) started.

During the event which took place at the Press of the Milli Majlis and attended by the members, administration and colleagues of the Secretariat of the Central Election Commission, as well as Con.EC chairpersons and secretaries, the representatives of international and foreign organizations, mass media and different election stakeholders were provided with free access to the process. On the first day – April 2, 2018 ballot papers are planned to be handed over to the election constituencies in Nakhchivan Autonomous Republic, diplomatic missions and consulates of the country to foreign countries and swimming ships as implied in the Election Code, generally 41 election constituencies, also the election constituencies which cover the distant regions of the country and within the two following days, to the all election constituencies of the country.

At the activity the mass media was thoroughly informed on the requirements of the Election Code concerning the preparation and deliver of the ballot papers to the addresses and the arrangement of the process. To guarantee transparency and openness, mass media representatives were provided with free access to broadcast all the stages, meanwhile the questions interesting to journalists were replied to.

After the ballot papers compiled under the security ensured by the Special State Security Service are issued to Con.ECs, relevant bodies of the Ministry of Internal Affairs implements the security of the transfer, maintenance and distribution of the ballot papers to Precinct Election Commissions (PECs).

It should be noted that after the text, format, number and preparation rules of ballot papers in the Presidential Elections have been approved by the Central Election Commission within the timeframe defined by the legislation, the ballot papers started to be printed from March 24, 2018 and 5347803 (five million three hundred and forty seven thousand eight hundred and three) ballot papers were printed by the Commission decision. Pursuant to the Election Code, after the ballot papers have been issued to Con.ECs, they will be provided to PECs by Con.ECs at least 3 days prior to the Election day.

Media and Public Relations Department
CEC Secretariat