STATEMENT of “GOLOS” Association on findings of the observation of early elections of the Head of the Petrozavodsk municipal district set up for July 5, 2009

08 июля 2009 г.

“GOLOS” Association, Karelian subdivision of IRFGOLOS-North-West” with the help of its experts and activists – correspondents of the newspaper Grazhdanskiy golos conducted civic monitoring of the electoral process during early elections for the Head of the Petrozavodsk municipal district in the city of Petrozavodsk.

Throughout the pre-election period and on the Election Day the correspondents of the newspaper Grazhdanskiy golos monitored the work of election commissions in all districts of the city of Petrozavodsk.

During the Election Day “GOLOS” also conducted parallel partial vote tabulation (PPVT) and analyzed voter turnout in the city of Petrozavodsk.

Also, operators of the Association registered calls about violation of electoral legislation and irregularities from citizens at its “Hotline” (8–800-333–33–50). The messages/calls received were posted on the webste www.88003333350.ru. Association applies all possible efforts to verify the received information.