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A criminal case initiated on voting instead of another person

24.05.2017 18:00

A criminal case was initiated in the Investigative Division of Ajapnyak and Davtashen administrative districts of Yerevan Investigative Department of the RA Investigative Committee on voting instead of another person in polling station N 6/09.

On May 14, 2017 a report was received informing that an attempt of double voting was recorded in polling station N 6/09 of Yerevan city.  

In the result of necessary procedural actions conducted to verify the circumstances mentioned in the report data were obtained on voting instead of another person in the mentioned polling station.

Particularly, pursuant to initial data, on May 14 citizen T. Asatryan went to polling station N 6/09 to take part in Yerevan City Council elections where during registration through scanning device it was found that the citizen was not involved in the relevant voter list and the proceeding of being included in the voter list was explained to him. On the same the citizen took the necessary certificate from the competent bodies and returned to the polling station to take part in the voting. However he was told that voting had already been done with his passport whereas, according to the citizen, he had not taken part in the election that day.  

A criminal case was initiated in the Investigative Division of Ajapnyak and Davtashen administrative districts of Yerevan Investigative Department of the RA Investigative Committee on voting instead of another person according to the Article 153 of RA Criminal Code.  

Preliminary investigation is ongoing, measures are taken to find all circumstances of the case.

Note; Everyone charged with alleged crime offence shall be presumed innocent until proved guilty according to law.


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