It has been resolved to issue a new electronic ID card
to those civilians, who have lost their ID card prior the Parliamentary and Capital City Representative Khural Elections to be held on June 28, 2012, to those who are aged 25 or 45 years old that holds a reference to renew their present ID card and to those who possess a damaged ID card that needs to be replaced urgently because of its poor condition.
Following the ordinance a nationwide campaign to issue new e-ID cards
to about 40 thousand eligible voting citizens has been carried out between December 26, 2011 and May 01, 2012 where a total of approximately 64,000 civilians have requested a reference on their lost, stolen or missing ID cards. According to the official sources, the printing of the new e-ID cards for the rest of the Mongolian citizens will start from July 02, 2012. With the finalization of the issuance of the new e-ID cards for those 40 thousand citizens a working group has been formed to monitor and check the work results and its completion.
The member of the State Great Khural (Parliament), Head of the election sub-committee on voters’ registration and control Z.Enkhbold called a press conference on June 12, 2012 to inform the current results of their monitoring.
At the press conference, “Since the start of the printing of the new e-ID cards, we’ve got familiarized with the ID card printing and issuance process at three khoroos (administrative units of a district) of Ulaanbaatar
city and conducted monitoring on their work. The working group comprised of a total of three people including the Deputy Minister for Justice and Home Affairs, the Deputy Chairman of the General Authority for State Registration and myself. During the monitoring, we have discovered that the 11th khoroo of Khan-Uul district had printed a total of 63 spare new e-ID cards for the civilians, who were not subject to receive the new cards. In other words, they held no references to receive the new card, they weren’t aged 25 or 45 years old and their present ID cards were in decent usable conditions. Except for the 40 thousand people that were approved by the General Authority for State Registration to receive the new e-ID cards, 28 thousand more people who are not a subject to the above mentioned three conditions were waiting to receive their new cards. This whole action of printing 28 thousand ID cards can be viewed as an illicit operation as it violates the resolution drawn by the Parliament of Mongolia that resolved to issue the new ID cards to only 40 thousand people. We held a meeting with the General Authority for State Registration to discuss this matter and we came to a conclusion that as resolved by the Parliament of Mongolia, the new e-ID cards will be issued only to those 40 thousand citizens for now. We deem that the 28 thousand ID cards might potentially be used for muddling up the polling. Thus we ordered to stop the printing of those 28 thousand ID cards and confiscate the ones that have already been issued to their holders”, said Z.Enkhbold.