Yesterday, a meeting of the Democratic Party Group took place, following which the Director of the State Structure Standing Committee, A.Bakei made a press statement in which he said: “The draft of the “United Electoral Law” is to be implemented completely. An important aspect of the draft law is to integrate all elections, whether presidential, parliamentary, or of local representatives under the one harmonized structure. Three kinds of draft electoral laws are being presented to Parliament which we are aiming to dicuss from tomorrow (today, 10th November)”.
The “United Electoral Law Project” includes the following provisions:
The current proportional system will be maintained.
The Parliamentary Election and the Local Elections will be held on the same day
Voters do not need to bring their passports, because of the “smart fingerprint registration” system.
If any re-run is necessary, it must be organized twice; firstly, on the last Sunday of June and, secondly, on the first Sunday of October.
Any new party must be registered to the Supreme Court, at least 180 days prior to the election
The name of the Electoral Division Commission will be changed to the “Organizing Unit for voting and counting polls”. The unit should consist of one chief organizer and 5-7 members.
The solution period of any electoral debate must not exceed 60 days.
The campaign activities of the election must be legalized with the minimum expenses.
The Mongolian National Audit Office will announce the maximum expense of the election to the public, not the General Electoral Commission.
The amount of election financing will be changed; a member of the public can donate up to MNT 3 million, whilst a legal body can contribute up to 15 million.