SMK files complaint with Central Election Commission about unused ballots

The Hungarian Coalition Party (SMK) on Wednesday, June 9, filed a complaint before the Central Election Commission (ÚVK) against its rival Slovak-Hungarian party, Most-Híd, the TASR newswire reported. SMK spokesperson Eva Dunajská told TASR that her party learned that employees of the retail chain COOP-Jednota in Dunajská Streda (Trnava region) had been told by their employer to bring all unused ballots to prove that they voted this coming Saturday for Most-Híd. Slovak voters will get ballots of all 18 parties with candidates and can mark only one ballot which goes in an envelope deposited with election officials.

The Hungarian Coalition Party (SMK) on Wednesday, June 9, filed a complaint before the Central Election Commission (ÚVK) against its rival Slovak-Hungarian party, Most-Híd, the TASR newswire reported.

SMK spokesperson Eva Dunajská told TASR that her party learned that employees of the retail chain COOP-Jednota in Dunajská Streda (Trnava region) had been told by their employer to bring all unused ballots to prove that they voted this coming Saturday for Most-Híd. Slovak voters will get ballots of all 18 parties with candidates and can mark only one ballot which goes in an envelope deposited with election officials.

SMK called for the ÚVK to adopt a provision that would prohibit voters from taking the unused ballots away from polling stations. SMK believes that this measure would prevent vote-buying taking place in several regions of Slovakia. ÚVK chair Tatiana Janečková told TASR that they had not registered the complaint so far but noted that no one can prevent voters from taking unused ballots away.

Source: TASR

Compiled by Zuzana Vilikovská from press reports
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