Law of Ukraine

Publication Date: 
29 Aug 2010

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On Elections of Members of the Verkhovna Rada of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea, Local Councils and Village, Settlement, city Mayors

{ as amended pursuant to the Law N 2491-VI (2491-17) dd. 30.08.2010 }

This Law defines the fundamental principles, organization and procedures for the conduct of elections of Members of the Verkhovna Rada of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea, oblast, raion, city, city raions, village and settlement councils (hereinafter referred to as local council deputies) and village, settlement, city mayors.

Section  I. GENERAL PROVISIONS

Article 1. Legislation on Elections of Local Council Deputies and Village, Settlement, city Mayors

1. Organization and procedure for the conduct of elections of Members of the Verkhovna Rada of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea, deputies of local councils and village, settlement, city mayors (hereinafter – the local elections) are regulated by the Constitution of Ukraine (254к/96-ВР), this Law and other Laws of Ukraine as well as other legislative acts that were adopted on the basis of such Laws.

Article 2. Fundamental Principles of Local Elections

  1. Local elections are free and held on the basis of universal, equal and direct suffrage by secret voting as guaranteed by the Constitution of Ukraine (254к/96-ВР) and this Law.
  2. Elections of the deputies of village and settlement councils are held on the basis of a majoritarian system with a simple majority in single mandate election districts into which the territory of a respective village (several villages whose citizens united voluntary into a village community) or a settlement is divided.
  3. Election of Members of the Verkhovna Rada of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea, oblast, raion, city, and city raion councils are based on a mixed (majoritarian-proportional) system when:

    1) one half (of the total number) of the local council deputies  of a respective council is elected using the electoral lists of candidates for local councils deputies nominated by the local chapters of political parties in a multiple mandate election district, the boundaries of which coincide with the boundaries of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea, oblast, raion, city or city raion, respectively;

    2) one half (of the total number) of the local council deputies  of a respective council is elected on the basis of a majoritarian system with a simple majority in single mandate election districts (hereinafter – the single mandate majoritarian election districts), into which the territory of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea, oblast, raion, city or city raion, respectively, is divided.

    4) Village, settlement, city mayors are elected on the basis of a majoritarian system with a simple majority in single mandate election districts, the boundaries of which coincide with the boundaries of a village (several villages whose citizens united voluntary into a village community), a settlement or a city according to the current administrative territorial system.

    5) Participation of Ukrainian citizens in local elections is voluntary. No one can be forced to participate or not to participate in elections.

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