Observers of Human Rights in Armenia (www.hra.am) founded by "Civil Society Institute" NGO have recorded several instances of violations across the country.
0։05 - Hrazdan, 25/26, 25/26 Polling station - The Chair of the Commission Eghiazaryan Samvel left the polling station to go to the shop and returned in 5 minutes.
09։57 - Goris, 37/07 Polling station - CSI observer reported that the candidate for the President's office Serzh Sargsyan has two authorized persons at that polling station which is a violation. As it is stipulated in the Electoral Code, only one authorized person per candidate is allowed to be present in the polling room.
09։20 - Tavush Marz, village Getahovit, 40/33 Polling Station - CSI observer observed a case of open voting. When the voter left the voting cabin, he approached the ballot box, took out and showed his ballot and stated loudly for whom he had voted. He explained to the observers that he belonged to the Armenian Republican Party, he did that statement voluntarily to prove them. According to the Armenian Electoral Code, there is responsibility stipulated for violation of the secret ballot voting.
08։30 - Aparan, 14/21 Polling Station - The CSI observer reported that an old woman was assisted to vote in the voting cabin by two persons. The Chair of the Commission did not take any steps to prevent the violation stating that the woman was very old and had difficulties with voting.
08։45 - Yerevan, Davtashen, 5/8 Polling Station - The Chair of the Commission did not register CSI observer and did not allow her to enter the polling station stating, that observer's ID should be pinned in a manner to be clearly visible at all times. There no such explicit requirement in the Armenian Electoral Code, hence showing observer's ID is sufficient to be registered and to enter the polling station.
08։45 Yerevan, Avan, 1/6 Polling station - "Civil Society Institute" NGO observer has reported that there was a hole on the bottom of the sealed ballot box. In regard to that, the Chair of the Commission stated that all the members of the Commission had checked the ballot box and sealed it, and it was possible that there were similar boxes in other polling stations.
At the same polling station the authorized person of Raffi Hovhannisyan told the observer that the Commission did not give him an opportunity to work, did not engage him in the voting process and did not provide with any information.