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Observers will only be able to record videos if the local election committee allows

April 22, 2016 19:28

The observers will only be able to use video-recording and audio-recording devices if the local election committee allows.

“Za Svabodu” ("For Freedom") movement which plans to have more than 200 observers at the election received a reply from the Central Election Committee. They wanted to know whether they can use photo-cameras, video-cameras and optical devices at the ballot station.

According to the reply signed by head of Central Election Committee Lidziya Yarmoshyna, the usage of photo-cameras and video-cameras will only be allowed if the local election committee decides so. The usage of optical devices is explicitly banned.

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