15/06/2018 - 16/06/2018
Vinnytsia and Chernihiv - The first regional public discussions on the draft Election Code of Ukraine took place on 15 and 16 June 2018.
These regional events aimed at discussing with the interested parties in the regions the main issues concerning the draft Election Code, as well as developing and providing recommendations in preparation of the draft Code for the second reading in Verkhovna Rada.
The deputies of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine, deputies and representatives of local self-government bodies, members of territorial, district and polling station election commissions, representatives of political parties, public organisations and mass media took part in these regional discussions. The participants discussed the composition, powers and procedures used by the election commissions, as well as financial and logistical support for the preparation and holding of elections in Ukraine.
According to the results of the regional discussions in June-July 2018, it is planned to develop a thorough analysis of the remaining problematic points of the draft Election Code, as well as of the amendments suggested by the MPs prior to the second reading , and, together with the recommendations, to submit them to the Committee on Legal Policy and Justice of the Verkhovna Rada.
These activities are being carried out by the Venice Commission of the Council of Europe within the framework of the project of the Council of Europe Office in Ukraine "Supporting constitutional and legal reforms, constitutional justice and assisting the Verkhovna Rada in conducting reforms aimed at enhancing its efficiency".