Artak Tovmasyan has announced about the unreliability of electoral lists in parliamentary elections
- Mr. Tovmasyan, during your news conference prior to the elections, you stated that you had observed a lot of fraud in the voter lists. How did your team go about conducting the investigation?
A line-by-line comparison of voter lists issued on the police.am website on several dates (2018, May 31, 2021, and June 13, 2021) was made. Staff at the Passport and Visa Office addressed the reasons for the lack of information on people on the lists for May 31, 2018 or 2021. (person is not essential).
People made adjustments to their personal data in some circumstances, according to them, which is why they are not identified in separate listings. A specific technology was utilized for this purpose, which allows one to analyze the degree of resemblance and discover the "similar" even if one character in his or her name, surname, Father's name, or date of birth has changed.
They were discovered, but whether the "similars" are the same person or not, they didn't account for a huge number of people - just 10,000 out of 200,000. The fact that 10,000 persons might modify their passport information in three years is alarming, but this is an issue of military security and has no impact on the total number of applications.
The owner of the state resource can use the list of added individuals to fill in the names of people who do not exist
- You indicated that over 200,000 persons appeared on the lists; where did those people come from before they appeared on the lists, and how did they appear on the lists?
- This query can only be directed at the individual who is producing the lists, and the truth can only be discovered via examination.
Is it the government's job to deal with the issues you mentioned? It's an attempt to manipulate the outcome of the election.
This unfavorable circumstance presents a possibility for electoral fraud, but whether or not an attempt is made will be determined after the election.
Following the elections, the real voter lists are handed to the parties involved in the elections, such as alliances, parties, and coalitions. Our technological capabilities enable us to compare the list of actual voters with the list of voters to determine whether or not people of doubtful status voted in the elections.
- How did more than a hundred people get listed in one apartment? How many of these cases has your system analysis identified?
In more than 2300 apartments, more than 8 persons are registered to vote: 92 voters, 42 voters, and up to 9. There are around 4300 voters in such apartments with more than eight persons. This instance demonstrates that registering a person at a location that has nothing to do with him is a common practice. There are around 411,000 flats and over 371,000 dwellings in total. Adding just one more
person to them, for example, can result in tens of thousands more people being added.
Our findings may not be useful in making precise calculations, but they do suggest that the lists are unreliable. Only by investigating the reasons for including data in the voter list can the true picture be discovered.
- Mr. Tovmasyan, you have obvious facts in your hands. So, what are your plans for them?
It should be reminded that Artak Tovmasyan convened a press conference and presented problematic points in the electoral lists, especially:
1. In the list of May 31, 2021, there are more than two hundred thousand people who are missing in the list of 2018,
2. According to that analysis, if the citizen was registered in the 2018 elections at 1 Street 1 cul-de-sac in Malatia-Sebastia district, then in 2021 only the name of the district was changed and the same citizen was registered at 1 Street 1 cul-de-sac 2 in the Agarak region. These are the examples that appear to be unusually numerous, numbering around 14,000 in total.
3. There are approximately 4,000 people who are already missing from the May 31, 2021 list on the list of June 13, 2021.
4. There are apartments on the 2018 list (not a building or a house, but an apartment) in which 158, 102, 70, or 48 persons are registered, among other vastly large numbers. The density of individuals in one apartment, as well as the addresses of previously occupied units, have changed in the list of June 13, 2021.Even 142, 92, 54, 42, or 25 became the most heavily inhabited apartment numbers.