IDOM experts identify irregularities in drawing up electoral rolls

The Moldovan Institute for Human Rights (IDOM) monitored how the electoral registers were being compiled and verified in 33 settlements of Moldova during June 27 – July 16.
Info-Prim Neo, 17 July 2009, 18:14

2009-07-17/12:34/ Chisinau (IPN)  It ascertained that the April 5 registers of voters were not used in only three of the monitored settlements, Info-Prim Neo reports.

“The rolls compiled for April 5 on the basis of the lists of the Ministry of Information Development were used in 30 settlements. In seven settlements, there was also used information from the registry office, while in 17 villages – the local registers as well,” said independent expert Vlad Lupan, coordinator of the project.

The IDOM monitors reported that representatives of the local public administration checked the lists at home in 14 settlements. But the Central Election Commission recommended this to the authorities of 18 settlements.

According to the preliminary data presented by the IDOM, about 7, 800 persons will come of age between April 5 and July 29. 3,400 persons have died. “Therefore, the number of voters will rise by over 4,000,” Lupan said.

The preliminary report by IDOM also says that the shortage of time and of financial and human recourses was among the most serious problems encountered by the local public administration.

The experts said that the electoral registers have not yet been posted. They should have been in place already so that the people could check them to see if their names were included.