Posted by: yerevanelections | May 20, 2009

Regulations of conducting sociological surveys on the ratings of candidates

According to the point 3 of the Article 22 of the Electoral Code when publishing results of sociological surveys on the ratings of candidates and parties (party alliances) organizations publishing such results shall be required to specify the name of the organization that has conducted the survey, the timing of the survey, the number of respondents, the sample type, the data collection method and location, the exact wording of the question, the statistical estimate of the possible margin of error (%), as well as who has commissioned the survey, and who has financed the publication of its results.

Publication of results of sociological surveys on the ratings of candidates and parties (party alliances) during seven days preceding the voting day, including until 8:00 pm on the voting day, shall be prohibited.

And according to the point 2 of the article 23 of the same Code announcing the results of exit polls until the end of the voting shall be prohibited.

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