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November 6, 2014

Polling Stations Set Up Abroad

At it regular session, the Central Election Commission of the Republic of Uzbekistan discussed issues pertaining to the establishment of polling stations abroad and the accreditation of journalists for the coverage of elections to the Oliy Majlis, the regional, district and city Kengashes (Councils) of people’s representatives.

Chairman of the Central Election Commission M.Abdusalomov led the meeting.

As it was suggested, polling stations in accordance with the law are set up with an eye to the principal criterion, namely, the creation of ultimate conveniences for voters. Polling stations are established also in military units as well as remote and hard-to-access areas. At the representative missions of the Republic of Uzbekistan in foreign nations, polling stations are set up by the Central Election Commission at the recommendation of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Uzbekistan.

Having considered the proposal of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to institute polling precincts at the representative missions of the Republic of Uzbekistan in foreign countries, the Central Election Commission approved a resolution on the establishment of 44 polling stations for parliamentary elections and their attachment to the 126th Temiryulchi Electoral District of the city of Tashkent, with an adoption of measures to secure a favorable environment for voters.

The session participants also deliberated on the accreditation of Uzbek and foreign journalists as an important condition for ensuring impartial and comprehensive coverage of the course of preparations and conduct of elections to the parliament and local Kengashes of people’s deputies. In this regard, a resolution has been approved on the accreditation of representatives of mass media who have applied for that to the Central Election Commission in an order established.

The Central Election Commission considered also other issues within its powers.