Central Election Commission of Ukraine

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Central Election Commission of Ukraine
Центральна виборча комісія України
(TsVK) / (ЦВК)
Tsentrvyborchkom
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Emblem of the Commission
Agency overview
Formed November 1997
Jurisdiction Ukraine
Headquarters Kiev
Agency executives Mykhaylo Okhendovsky[1], Chairman
Andriy Mahera, Deputy
Zhanna Usenko-Chorna, Deputy
Website www.cvk.gov.ua
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The Central Election Commission of Ukraine (Ukrainian: Центральна виборча комісія України, commonly abbreviated in Ukrainian as ЦВК (Tse-Ve-Ka); sometimes referred to as the Central Electoral Commission of Ukraine) is a permanent and independent collegiate body of the Ukrainian government.

Mission and Authority[edit]

The Commission is vested with authority to supervise and conduct presidential, parliamentary, and local self-government elections in Ukraine, as well as Ukrainian and local referendums. It issues mandatory decrees, which may be appealed to the Supreme Court of Ukraine or the High Administrative Court of Ukraine. The Commission is directly financed from the state budget of Ukraine.

The Commission doesn’t have any legal power to perform checks, investigate finance issues or punish violations.[2]

The overall trust in the Central Election Commission of Ukraine in Ukraine is very low.[3]

Composition and Appointment[edit]

The Commission consists of 15 members. Each member is appointed for a 7-year term by the Verkhovna Rada (parliament) of Ukraine. Nominees are submitted by the President of Ukraine upon consultations with parliamentary factions and groups. Appointed members take an oath of office at the plenary session meeting of the parliament. All members of the commission have a higher education in law. The chairman of the commission is elected by the members of the commission through a secret voting.

The Commission elects out of its ranks the head of the Commission, deputy heads, and the secretary of the Commission.

State registry of voters[edit]

Secretariat of the Commission[edit]

  • Chairman
  • Deputy
  • Operation-Methodical Department
  • Legal Department
  • Informational Department
  • Department of Document Support
  • Managing and Material-Technical Support Department
  • Division in relationships with public media
  • Division of human resources and the state service
  • Division of planning and financing
  • Division of control and use of funds
  • Accounting division
  • Division of international cooperation
  • Editorial-publishing division
  • Supporting service of the Central Election Commission

Appointment[edit]

Districts[edit]

There are different electoral divisions depending on the level of elections. Before the electoral of 1997 and the installation of the Central Election Commission the country consisted of 450 electoral districts (number of parliamentarians in Verkhovna Rada). With the introduction of party voting principle the number of districts changed to 225. Each electoral district includes around 120-180 smaller electoral precincts (dilnytsi).

Beside the national level elections the country conducts local elections as well. Each region (oblast or Autonomous Republic Crimea), district (raion), urban or rural settlement (see Administrative divisions of Ukraine) has its own council (rada) amounting altogether to some 12,088 councils of various size across the nation.[4]

Western Ukraine[edit]

Election
year
Zakarpattia Chernivtsi Ivano-Frankivsk Lviv Ternopil Volyn Rivne
districts number districts number districts number districts number districts number districts number districts number
total change total change total change total change total change total change total change
1990 167-177 11 Steady 0 430-437 8 Steady 0 196-207 12 Steady 0 258-281 24 Steady 0 355-364 10 Steady 0 40-48 9 Steady 0 332-341 10 Steady 0
1994 167-176 10 Decrease 1 431-438 8 Steady 0 195-206 12 Steady 0 260-282 23 Decrease 1 356-365 10 Steady 0 64-72 9 Steady 0 333-342 10 Steady 0
1998 70-74 5 Decrease 5 202-205 4 Decrease 4 84-89 6 Decrease 6 115-126 12 Decrease 11 163-167 5 Decrease 5 19-23 5 Decrease 4 152-156 5 Decrease 5
1999 70-74 5 Steady 0 202-205 4 Steady 0 84-89 6 Steady 0 115-126 12 Steady 0 163-167 5 Steady 0 19-23 5 Steady 0 152-156 5 Steady 0
2002 70-75 6 Increase 1 202-205 4 Steady 0 85-90 6 Steady 0 116-127 12 Steady 0 164-168 5 Steady 0 19-23 5 Steady 0 153-157 5 Steady 0
2004 70-75 6 Steady 0 204-207 4 Steady 0 85-90 6 Steady 0 117-128 12 Steady 0 166-170 5 Steady 0 19-23 5 Steady 0 155-159 5 Steady 0
2006 66-70 5 Decrease 1 207-210 4 Steady 0 79-85 7 Increase 1 112-125 14 Increase 2 165-172 8 Increase 3 20-26 7 Increase 2 151-157 7 Increase 2
2007 66-70 5 Steady 0 207-210 4 Steady 0 79-85 7 Steady 0 112-125 14 Steady 0 165-172 8 Steady 0 20-26 5 Steady 0 151-157 7 Steady 0
2010 69-74 6 Increase 1 204-207 4 Steady 0 84-90 7 Steady 0 117-128 12 Decrease 2 165-169 5 Decrease 3 19-23 5 Decrease 2 154-158 5 Decrease 2
2012 68-73 5 Steady 0 201-204 4 Steady 0 83-89 7 Steady 0 115-126 12 Steady 0 163-167 5 Steady 0 19-23 5 Steady 0 152-156 5 Steady 0
  

Presidential elections

Northern Ukraine[edit]

Election
year
Zhytomyr Kiev Kiev city Chernihiv Sumy
districts number districts number districts number districts number districts number
total change total change total change total change total change
1990 153-166 14 Steady 0 208-224 17 Steady 0 1-22 22 Steady 0 438-450 13 Steady 0 342-354 13 Steady 0
1994 154-166 13 Decrease 1 207-223 17 Steady 0 1-23 23 Increase 1 439-450 12 Decrease 1 343-355 13 Steady 0
1998 64-69 6 Decrease 7 90-97 8 Decrease 9 212-223 12 Decrease 11 206-211 6 Decrease 6 157-162 6 Decrease 7
1999 64-69 6 Steady 0 90-97 8 Steady 0 212-223 12 Steady 0 206-211 6 Steady 0 157-162 6 Steady 0
2002 64-69 6 Steady 0 91-98 8 Steady 0 212-223 12 Steady 0 206-211 6 Steady 0 158-163 6 Steady 0
2004 64-69 6 Steady 0 91-99 9 Increase 1 214-223 10 Decrease 2 208-213 6 Steady 0 160-165 6 Steady 0
2006 56-65 10 Increase 4 86-94 9 Steady 0 218-224 7 Decrease 3 211-217 7 Increase 1 158-164 7 Increase 1
2007 56-65 10 Steady 0 86-94 9 Steady 0 218-224 7 Steady 0 211-217 7 Steady 0 158-164 7 Steady 0
2010 63-68 6 Decrease 4 91-99 9 Steady 0 214-223 10 Increase 3 208-213 6 Decrease 1 159-164 6 Decrease 1
2012 62-67 6 Steady 0 90-98 9 Steady 0 211-223 13 Increase 3 205-210 6 Steady 0 157-162 6 Steady 0
  

Presidential elections

Members[edit]

  • Mykhaylo Okhendovsky (Охендовський Михайло Володимирович) (chairman)[1]
  • Andriy Mahera (Магера Андрій Йосипович) (deputy chairman)
  • Zhanna Usenko-Chorna (Усенко-Чорна Жанна Іванівна) (deputy chairwoman)
  • Tetiana Lukash (Лукаш Тетяна Леонідівна) (secretary)
  • Tamara Astakhova (Астахова Тамара Валеріївна)
  • Yuriy Danylevskyi (Данилевський Юрій Миколайович)
  • Yuriy Donchenko (Донченко Юрій Григорович)
  • Ihor Zhydenko (Жиденко Ігор Григорович)
  • Bronislav Raykovskyy (Райковський Броніслав Станіславович)
  • Oleksandr Chupakhin (Чупахін Олександр Михайлович)
  • Yulia Shvets (Швець Юлія Вікторівна)
  • Oleksandr Shelestov (Шелестов Олександр Миколайович)
  • Valeriy Sheludko (Шелудько Валерій Євгенович)
  • 1 vacant seat[5]

Former members[edit]

Former members of the Commission were appointed by the parliament on December 8, 2004. This appointment was an integral part of the legislative package to resolve the presidential election crisis in Ukraine. These members supervised the repeat of the second round of the presidential elections on December 26, 2004.

Members of the Commission as of January 1, 2005 were:

  • Yaroslav Davydovych (Давидович Ярослав Васильович) (chairman)
  • Maryna Stavniychuk (Ставнійчук Марина Іванівна) (deputy chairwoman)
  • Mykola Melnyk (Мельник Микола Іванович) (deputy chairman)
  • Serhiy Dubovyk (Дубовик Сергій Олегович) (secretary)
  • Yuriy Donchenko (Донченко Юрій Григорович)
  • Valentyna Zavalevska (Завалевська Валентина Олександрівна)
  • Ihor Kachur (Качур Ігор Анатолійович)
  • Ruslan Knyazevych (Князевич Руслан Петрович)
  • Andriy Mahera (Магера Андрій Йосипович)
  • Mykhaylo Okhendrovskyy (Охендовський Михайло Володимирович)
  • Anatoliy Pysarenko (Писаренко Анатолій Аркадійович)
  • Bronislav Raykovskyy (Райковський Броніслав Станіславович)
  • Zhanna Usenko-Chorna (Усенко-Чорна Жанна Іванівна)
  • Oleksandr Chupakhin (Чупахін Олександр Михайлович)
  • Valeriy Sheludko (Шелудько Валерій Євгенович)

Previous Members[edit]

  • Valeriy Bondyk (Бондик Валерій Анатолійович) (February 17, 2004 - December 8, 2004)
  • Yuriy Danylevskyy (Данилевський Юрій Миколайович) (April 7, 1999 - December 8, 2004)
  • Serhiy Kivalov (Ківалов Сергій Васильович) (February 17 - December 8, 2004); currently a member of the Parliament of Ukraine[6]
  • Mykola Rybachuk (Рибачук Микола Филимонович) (April 7, 1999 - December 8, 2004)

See also[edit]

Presidential elections[edit]

Parliamentary elections[edit]

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  • The Law of Ukraine "On the Central Election Commission", No. 1932-IV (1932-15), dated June 30, 2004, promulgated July 9, 2004 (text in Ukrainian).
  • The Decree of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine "On Appointing the Members of the Central Election Commission", No. 2225-IV (2225-15), dated December 8, 2004, promulgated December 8, 2004 (text in Ukrainian)


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