Members of Moldova's National Extraordinary Public Health Commission approve instruction on organization of elections in pandemic conditions
16:24 | 03.06.2021 Category: Official
Chisinau, 3 June /MOLDPRES/ - The members of the National Extraordinary Public Health Commission (CNESP), at a today’s online meeting, adopted a string of measures for the prevention and combating of the COVID-19 infection during the organization and carrying out of elections, in order to protect the health condition of the participants in the snap parliamentary elections, scheduled for 11 July 2021, the government’s communication and protocol department has reported.
The CNESP decision sees the compulsory protection measures for the voters, electoral civil servants, as well as for the electoral contenders. In the context, the headquarters of the electoral bureaus and polling stations are to be endowed with disinfectant products for hands; the rooms will be disinfected once in three hours and aired often.
The CNESP members recommend the organization of the work of the electoral bureaus/polling stations at other institutions/buildings than the early education institutions.
The participants in the meeting approved an Instruction on the way the Central Electoral Commission (CEC) is to organize and carry out the ballots in conditions of the pandemic situation through the COVID-19 infection. The document describes clear-cut rules of organizing the electoral process, measures of protection of the voters, employees of the electoral bureaus, electoral contenders, as well as detailed instructions on the rules of conduct necessary to be observed on the electoral period at the headquarters of the electoral body; during the events organized within the electoral campaign; on the day of elections and on the immediately next period.
"Finally, the Central Electoral Commission has a legal framework of activity in pandemic conditions. In this respect, I thank all colleagues from CEC, State Chancellery and Health Ministry for cooperation and the effort made to edit this document,’’ acting Prime Minister Aureliu Ciocoi said at the meeting.
In continuation, the measures of epidemiological security, established and enforced on the pandemic period, are maintained. Thus, the wearing of masks remains to be compulsory in all closed public places, including the public transport, as well as in the open spaces, where it is not possible to observe the physical distance of at least 1 metre.