CEC: No one can restrict citizen’s right to vote in Azerbaijan

CEC: No one can restrict citizen’s right to vote in Azerbaijan
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  • calendar-gray 10 April 2018

Chairman of Azerbaijan’s Central Election Commission (CEC) Mazahir Panahov has shed light on the difference of 2 million in the number of voters between the statistics of the State Statistical Committee and that of the CEC.

 

No one can restrict the right of citizens to vote in Azerbaijan, Panahov told a press conference on Tuesday, APA reports.

 

He added that any person can vote in the polling station where he/she lives.

 

"Someone’s name may not be on the voters list, but the right to vote is in place in Azerbaijan. This cannot cast shadow on holding democratic, transparent elections. I have said many times that if someone has a relative whose name is not on the voters list, we would be pleased to include his or her name in the list. The difference between the CEC’s and the Statistical Committee's statistics has no effect on the citizen's right to vote, but in some countries, unregistered voters are not allowed to vote,” the CEC chairman added. 

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