#Armvote 17 Figures: More Than 100,000

02.04.2017, Newsroom

Journalist

The April 2 parliamentary elections will serve, and will be observed, monitored, and covered by about 100,000 people. 

The day before Election Day, the Armenian police published the total number of registered voters, which is more than 2.5 million.

Besides voters, involved in the electoral process are candidates, proxies, journalists, observers, electoral commissions, and other providers of services, the total number of which surpasses 100,000.

Note that of the more than 2.5 million voters, only 877 are included in the electronic list of voters.

Six international and 49 local organizations have been accredited to observe the elections. The local organizations alone include more than 28,000 observers.

The Central Electoral Commission (CEC) has accredited 31 foreign and 89 local media outlets to cover the election. Among the foreign media outlets are AFP, BBC, Kurdistan, Danish public radio, Russia’s First Channel, and others. 

As for the police officers on duty at the polling stations (precincts), the infographic above displays their minimum number: 4,000. There are two police officers at each polling station during the voting process. In addition, all police departments are working on a special regime. 

According to a statement issued by the police, 197 officers have been assigned to polling stations, which means that an additional 197 police officers have been sent from their regular service areas to other regions.

The number of proxies is also conditional. According to information we received from CEC, the political parties and blocs running in the election are given a clearly defined number of proxies with mandates. The political groups decide how they will use thi opportunity given to them by CEC.

Gagik Aghbalyan

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