The Council of Europe Office in Ukraine welcomes the adoption of the Resolution № 88 on the procedure of considering a voter's appeal on the change of the electoral address. The document was introduced by the Central Election Commission on 18 May 2020.
The resolution was adopted in correspondence to new Electoral Code of Ukraine and its amendments to the Law on the State Register of Voters.
The procedure ensures the possibility to vote in local elections for internally displaced persons and for other mobile groups of population. Such approach recognizes these people as a part of the community they actually belong and contribute to.
The procedure promotes fulfillment of the rights of IDPs and non-discrimination according to the recommendations of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe and the Congress of Local and Regional Authorities.
The critical legislative and regulatory amendments which guarantee the unimpeded access of internally displaced persons to all types of elections came after consistent joint advocacy and efforts by the state actors, international partners and national human rights organizations.