Early Parliamentary Elections in Ukraine 2014
ENEMO (European Network of Election Monitoring Organizations) election observation mission to Ukraine for the Early parliamentary elections 2014, started on September 10, with arrival of the 6 Core Team members to Ukraine. Subsequently, 50 LTOs were deployed on September 20 in the regions. Every region was covered by one LTO team, except for Kyiv where two teams were deployed, for Kyiv oblast and for the city. The teams assigned for Donetsk and Luhansk were based in Dnepropetrovsk and Kharkov. All observers were briefed and trained on political environment, security situation, specifics of election process and legislation. ENEMO long term observers focused their observation on the candidates’ registration, conduct of election campaign, formation and work of election administration and election related complaints and appeals.
During the post-election period ENEMO observers were following the process of tabulation and official announcement of results as well as complaints and appeals submitted to official bodies. 156 STOs arrived in the country on October 23, 2014 for the observation of the Election Day.
The STOs’ work was focused on opening of polling stations, voting procedures, closing and counting of ballots, as well as transfer of materials form PECs to DECs. For the Election Day ENEMO mission deployed 101 teams in all regions where the elections were held.
ENEMO’s international observation mission for Ukrainian Early Parliamentary Elections 2014 is financially supported by the National Democratic Institute for International Affairs, the United States Agency for International Development, and the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labour, the Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany in Kyiv and the EU European Development Fund.