This is the tenth Election Observation Mission by ENEMO to Ukraine, which began with the arrival of 8 core team members to Kyiv, on 1 October in order to observe the Local Elections 2015. ENEMO additionally deployed 50 long-term observers (LTOs) countrywide to observe and assess the electoral process in their respective regions for the elections on 25 October 2015, as well as the eventual second round of elections.
180 short-term observers (STOs) have been deployed to observe the first round of elections to Ukraine. Together with mobile LTOs, ENEMO had 93 teams in the field, which have monitored the opening of 93 PECs, voting in 1211 PECs and the closing of 93 PECs.
This preliminary report is based on the ENEMO observers’ findings from the field, where they focused on the work of election administration bodies, the conduct of election participants, the overall conduct of elections during Election day in terms of opening, voting, counting and the transferring of election materials, election-related complaints and appeals and other election related activities.