The final result of Sumy Mayoral Election was established on May 29, 2014. The protocol of Sumy City Election Commission was read by Olha Staroselska.
The Acting City Mayor Oleksandr Lysenko has won. He received 62,904 votes, what is 41%.
Former Acting Mayor and Deputy Head of Oblast Council Serhii Klochko turned out to be the closest competitor of Mr. Lysenko, and the second by number of votes in his favor – 31,640 of votes, what is approximately 21%.
Anatolii Zhuk is the third. He received almost 12% of votes – 18,084.
The election day turned out to be not so easy for the commission. On the election day, control coupons wasn't put in ballot boxes at 28 polling stations. Sumy election commission took a decision to put them in boxes later, with members of PEC and observers present. These votes were counted. The protocols of precinct election commissions were often returned for the correction. The following reasons for returns were the most common: district #159 for Presidential election was confused with the district #40 for local elections; some protocols were brought in open envelopes; some were not fully filled in, or the information was not accurate.
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Civic monitoring conducted by OPORA - is a type of network activity, aimed at impartial assessment of the preparation and conduct of elections, as well as preventing electoral violations through comprehensive civic action.
Since March, OPORA conducts a wide observation campaign during snap Presidential election, interim Parliamentary elections (district #83), and special local elections. The organization cooperates with 175 long-term observers, who are watching the course of election campaign in all Ukrainian regions. On the Election Day on May 25, 3,000 activists will join them to conduct the parallel vote tabulation, based on statistical sample.