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Election Office to Begin Weekly Publication of Voter Registry Numbers

MTI-Hungary Today 2021.12.09.

Hungary’s National Election Office (NVI) has said it will publish the number of registered voters by electoral district and locality on a weekly basis from next week.

The first set of data will be released during the week starting on Dec. 13 on the official election site valasztas.hu and will be updated each week until the day of the 2022 election, NVI told MTI.

The data will be downloadable in Excel file format to make them comparable, NVI said.

The office said this new service was meant to make it easier to keep up with the changes in the number of registered voters.

A newly-adopted amendment changed the legal definition of ‘residence,’ so in the future, a person who establishes a new one does not have to actually live at that address. Residences will be reduced to basically contact addresses, with only a presumption of residence. The opposition argued that it paves the way for election fraud and other misuse.

Opposition Turns to Constitutional Court, Election Office, in Fear of Election Fraud due to Amendment
Opposition Turns to Constitutional Court, Election Office, in Fear of Election Fraud due to Amendment

PMO Head Gulyás, however, pointed out that opposition MPs also voted in the amendment, and he believes George Soros is behind their criticism.Continue reading

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