Minot recalls that the voting of internally displaced persons

Minot recalls that the voting of internally displaced persons
17:02 Today, the Telegraph Ukraine news: Minot encourages internally displaced persons to begin the process of obtaining the certificate for voting at elections of March 31.

The Ministry of the temporarily occupied territories and internally displaced persons, recommends to internally displaced persons and inhabitants of occupied territories to start the procedure of changing the voting address to vote in the upcoming presidential elections in Ukraine, scheduled for March 31.

This was announced by the head of Department on issues of internally displaced persons and humanitarian cooperation Irina Kaluaha at a press conference, the correspondent.

Kaluaha noted that it is early to speak about the number of internally displaced persons living in the temporarily occupied territories, which intend to take part in the vote.

”I can state the fact: it is now extremely simplified procedure for changing the voting address on election day. Now internally displaced persons, and persons residing in the temporarily occupied territory, shall be present at the polling station where they will be more comfortable and convenient. They must have only passport and write the application – there they explain how to do it,” she said.

The head of Department on issues of internally displaced persons and humanitarian cooperation reminded that the passport must be registered in the temporarily occupied territory. In the case of its absence must have a certificate of internally displaced person. Request from any such person to examine on the spot and immediately after that issue a certificate that allows you to vote on election day.

The Central election Commission approved amendments for the sake of “painless” voting of internally displaced persons.

According to Kalabahi, the CEC is considering additional amendments to simplify the procedure of voting on the next election.

She also added that Minot in a special information campaign will further inform IDPs about the opportunity to vote.

”I would like to encourage all persons to which I said now that they already went to the polls and changed the place of voting, because now they can do it quite easily. We expect that when the time will approach closer to the election day, can be a queue and so on. To prevent this, now it is necessary to change their place of voting,” – said Kaluaha and added that this can be done before March 25.

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