25 June 2022,   12:30
The CEC statement on disinformation disseminated in social media

Part of social media users actively share and argue that concrete summary protocols are falsified because the total number of voters having participated in elections does not match the number of votes cast for the majoritarian candidates.

“In fact, this difference can be very easily explained. For instance, polling station №22.58.68 is a station established in a penitentiary institution, and not all voters in the special list based on legislation can elect majoritarian candidate if a given person is not a registered voter in that majoritarian district.

Therefore, the number of participants in proportional elections could not match the number of votes cast for majoritarian candidates and the sum of invalid ballots.

It is noteworthy that all this has a repeated pattern and a good example of it is the page created in social media titled “Fake protocols”. Protocols shared on such paid pages alleging there are fake aims to manipulate the public opinion, share disinformation to our citizens, and create distrust in the electoral process and election results.

Additionally, I would like to cite one more example (polling station 27.67.66) which was shared on the abovementioned page. The given protocol does not contain any incorrect figure and data yet it is placed there as a fake protocol.

We call on people not to follow this disinformation. Also, I would like to appeal to all electoral stakeholders while sharing the news to rely on only verified and credible sources.

Meanwhile, it should be noted, that based on submitted applications/complaints regarding inaccuracies existing in the protocols, inquiry, and study is underway in the district election commissions (DECs); and in all cases where any kind of inaccuracy is detected in protocols, legal action will be taken on all specific issues, if there are grounds”, - reads the statement of the Central Election Commission.