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, as well as the second round of 15 November.
ENEMO has deployed 90 short-term observers (STOs) to observe the second round of elections throughout Ukraine. Together with mobile LTOs, ENEMO had 67 teams in the field during the Election Day on 15 November, which monitored the opening of 67 PECs, voting in 873 PECs and the closing of 67 PECs.
This preliminary report is based on the ENEMO observers’ findings from the field, where they focused on the work of election administration bodies after the first round of elections, election-related complaints and appeals, the conduct of election participants prior to the election day, as well as the overall conduct of elections during the Election Day of 15 November in terms of opening, voting, counting and the transferring of election materials to TECs and election related activities.