Today, the General Police Department
of Mongolia released a statement on the crimes, violations and insufficiencies that occurred yesterday on the Election Day of the State Great Khural (Parliament) and the Ulaanbaatar City Citizens' Representatives Council.
The Head of the Public Relations Office of the General Police Department, police colonel T.Sainjargal reported, “A total of 2,304 police officers were stationed at 1,548 election voting stations on a 24 hour high preparedness shift. It is cited in the election law that the voting sheets are to be delivered to the voting station 5 days prior to the Election Day
. We took the voting stations under protection starting June 23, 2012. We have checked all 54 reports that occurred during the voting process at the Ulaanbaatar and rural area voting stations. Out of these, 16 call-in reports were false, the legitimacy of 7 complaints and information were not determined, administrative measures were taken on 1 case and 4 persons, who were inebriated near the voting station, were invigorated. Three complaints were transferred according to residency issues. Also, another 23 complaints and some information are being revised. Seven reports were called in on theft attempts and disputes at the voting station, out of which 3 inebriated people were invigorated. Three cases are being revised by police organizations. There was one false report.”
According to the Election Law, it is forbidden to take photographs and document the voting sheet. However, six reports were called in that voting sheet photographs were taken at voting stations. These persons are being inspected by the police. Also, a total of 9 reports were called in that cash money was being handed to the voters, where 5 reports were inspected and inquired and 4 reports were determined to be false, said officials.