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Elections on last stretch: More than 20 million paper ballots ordered for EP elections. BEC accredited CURS and Avangarde to carry out opinion polls upon exiting polling stations

The Standing Electoral Authority (AEP) has informed that 20,104,459 paper ballots have been ordered, to be used in the polling stations in Romania in the European Parliament elections of May 26, and 1,333,500 paper ballots have been ordered for the polling stations abroad.

Likewise, according to the announcement posted on the AEP website, 18,545,515 stickers and 93,650 rubber stamps for polling stations in Romania. For the polling stations abroad, 1,301,230 stickers and 2,147 rubber stamps have been ordered.

The AEP reminds that, according to Article 12, Paragraph (3), of Government Emergency Ordinance no.6/2019, the sums needed for the European Parliament elections of 2019 are covered from the state budget, via the AEP budget, the money being needed in order to cover: a) expenditures on printing the paper ballots and the publications used in electoral offices; b) expenditures on manufacturing the Central Electoral Bureau stamp and the rubber stamps; c) expenditures on stickers; d) the indemnities of the Central Electoral Bureau members and of its technical auxiliary personnel, as well as the indemnities stipulated under Article 16, Paragraph (9); e) expenditures on the paper for the paper ballots; f) expenditures on the equipping and functioning of the Central Electoral Bureau, as well as any other expenditures generated by activities specific to the electoral process.

 

BEC accredited CURS and Avangarde to carry out opinion polls upon exiting polling stations

 

The Central Electoral Bureau (BEC) accredited CURS and AVANGARDE to carry out opinion polls upon exiting the polling stations in the elections to the European Parliament on 26 May at national level.

According to a BEC decision, the survey operators CURS and AVANGARDE have access, based on an accreditation, in the protection area of 500 meters of the polling stations without having access inside the polling stations.

They have the obligation not to disturb the peace and public order, and they cannot intervene in any way in the organisation and unfolding of the elections, the BEC decision shows.

 

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