Local elections on Oct 25 to be held in 73 unified communities – CEC
The upcoming local elections on October 25 will be held in 73 unified communities after the Central Election Commission (CEC) came to a decision on Friday.
At the Friday meeting, the CEC announced the beginning of the election process on September 5 in 72 unified communities in eight regions: Volyn region (five communities), Dnipropetrovsk (10 communities), Zhytomyr region (eight), Kirovohrad region (two), Odesa region (seven), Poltava region (ten), Khmelnytsky region (21), and Chernivtsi region (ten).
The first local elections will be held in these unified communities.
At the same time, the CEC didn't find legal grounds to announce the start of election campaign in four unified communities in Kyiv and Khmelnytsky regions.
The CEC based its decision on the following reason: if localities that became members of a unified community were part of different districts, the Verkhovna Rada should make corresponding amendments to the administrative-territorial structure of a region, which hasn't been done yet.