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Foreign Ministry: Ukrainians abroad may check personal data in lists of voters

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Oct. 11, 2012, 6:07 p.m. | Politics — by Interfax-Ukraine

The Foreign Ministry of Ukraine has said that Ukrainian citizens abroad may check their personal data in the preliminary lists of voters at the polling stations abroad before the parliamentary elections.
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The Foreign Ministry of Ukraine has said that Ukrainian citizens abroad may check their personal data in the preliminary lists of voters at the polling stations abroad before the parliamentary elections.

"Ukrainian voters abroad have an excellent opportunity to check their data in the preliminary lists of voters. If any errors are discovered or if a voter is not included on the list, he or she may contact their district election commission and ask it to correct the mistake or put him or her on the lists," Ukrainian Foreign Ministry spokesman Oleksandr Dykusarov said in an interview with Interfax-Ukraine.

According to him, under the electoral legislation, the Central Election Commission has to form the lists of voters, and the procedure for forming such lists is the same for the polling stations in Ukraine and outside it.

The election commissions will submit to the Central Election Commission both the preliminary lists and the updated ones.

Dykusarov added that the voters abroad have to register at the consulate regardless of their reasons for staying in the foreign country. The Foreign Ministry also said that the procedure of forming the lists voters was introduced in Ukraine in 2007.

On Thursday, some media reported that Ukrainians abroad have faced problems with the registration in the lists of voters. The problems were allegedly connected with the fact that the lists were drawn up not in the alphabetic order according to second names, but according to the place of residence, which significantly slowed down the process of searching for voters in the lists and created disorder at polling stations.

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