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INFORMATION REPORT ON THE REGULAR MEETING OF THE CENTRAL ELECTION COMMISSION

14.04.2023

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Today, April 14, a regular meeting of the Central Election Commission was held.  The agenda of the meeting included issues of ensuring public order and public security, the right to vote of persons with disabilities during the referendum of the Republic of Uzbekistan, accreditation of media representatives, listening to the information from the Chairpersons of individual District Commissions on the work to prepare for and hold the referendum of the Republic of Uzbekistan.

The meeting discussed ways to ensure public order and public security during the referendum and set the tasks for units of the Ministry of the Interior and National Guard in this regard.

It also decided on measures to ensure the right of persons with disabilities to vote in the referendum of the Republic of Uzbekistan. Pursuant to it, the sample and description of a Braille stencil were approved for filling in the ballot in the referendum of the Republic of Uzbekistan, and measures were identified to provide each referendum precinct with stencils to ensure that blind and visually impaired voters can express their will in the referendum ballot.

It was also stressed that special attention should be paid to holding voting processes on the ground floor of buildings for the convenience of citizens with disabilities, in addition to considering the special needs of citizens with disabilities during the preparation and distribution of printed, presentation, audiovisual, and other campaign materials.

It was pointed out that conditions would be created at the referendum precincts so that disabled voters could review information and posters on the referendum and vote freely, without obstacles, and in secret for the option of their choice.

According to the decision on the accreditation of media representatives, 144 local and 11 foreign media representatives were accredited. As of today, the total number of accredited local and foreign media representatives stands at 651.

As per the agenda, the heads of the 2nd Andijan and 11th Ferghana District Referendum Commissions informed the meeting on the work on preparation and holding of the referendum at a high organizational level.

 

Central Election Commission

Press Service

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