The local elections are scheduled for Oct 25 / Photo from UNIAN

Ukraine's Central Election Commission has already accredited 117 international observers for the October 25 local elections.

The commission at a meeting on September 28 allowed another two international organizations to have own observers, the CEC Secretariat's media relations department said.

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Having considered the relevant applications on September 28, the commission accredited 89 official observers for the local elections on October 25: 81 from the OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR) and eight from the National Democratic Institute for International Affairs.

Thus, 117 official observers have already been accredited for the local elections: eight from two foreign states and 109 from four international organizations.

Ukraine 2020 local elections in brief

  • On September 5, preparations for the local polls, which are scheduled for October 25, began in Ukraine.
  • Under the calendar plan of measures to prepare and conduct of the local elections, September 24 inclusively is the deadline for candidates running to local councils and posts of village heads and mayors to submit documents to the relevant territorial election commissions for registration.
  • A candidate or a party that has nominated the candidate could by October 5 give up plans to take part in the elections.
  • A party or a candidate must start campaigning the next day after their registration, and the campaign must end at 24:00 on October 24.
  • In addition, according to the plan, the territorial election commissions should create election commissions in their districts by October 9.
  • Voting will take place from 08:00 a.m. to 08:00 p.m. on October 25, and the election commissions must declare its results by November 6 inclusively.