On October 29, local elections will take place in 202 newly united territorial communities across Ukraine. According to a report by EPDE member OPORA, relatively few election law violations were committed during the formation of election commissions and their first meetings. At the same time, lack of coordination between the Law of Ukraine on Local Elections and other Ukrainian laws caused complications in a number of important procedures. Please see the interim observation results here.
Starting on October 23, EPDE will conduct a press trip to these elections, with the aim of raising awareness for Ukraine and its need for general electoral reform in Western Europe.