Law enforcers may check votes of Ukrainian labor migrants abroad – Avakov
Ukrainian Interior Minister Arsen Avakov has said the law enforcers will be able to see if someone tries to unlawfully use votes of Ukrainian labor migrants now working abroad.
According to him, about 5 million Ukrainians are working in other countries at the moment.
"Someone will vote at the embassy, some will come to vote in Ukraine. But most people won't be coming... It is important to understand that when a member of the election commission hands a ballot to a voter, they sign it, so it is clear who issued it. If you issue the ballot to his relatives, since the voter is now abroad, this will be easy to check," Avakov said in an interview with Dmytro Gordon.
He said the State Border Guard Service through the register of voters would be able to verify whether a voter is in Ukraine or beyond on election day.
Avakov also stresses there should not be deceased persons in the register of voters and people should report to law enforcers if they see such names in voter lists.