Key Finding: Dec 3 - Jan 5

IRI observers attended a CEC training for DEC staff in Strășeni

IRI observers attended a CEC training for DEC staff in Strășeni

District Election Commissions (DECs) were created on time, are fully staffed and function without delays or impediments. DEC members observed by LTOs are knowledgeable and are following electoral procedures. 

 IRI does question the creation of one particular DEC. According to the Election Code of Moldova,  an electoral district is to encompass between 55,000 and 60,000 voters. However, DEC #44 covers 35,082 voters— a substantially lower number than stated by the code. Additionally, the small Corjova commune, an administrative unit that encompasses two or more villages under the leadership of one townhall, has been split between DEC #19 and DEC #21 which may cause confusion among voters within the community.