Kyrgyzstan

Population Statistics

5,664,939

Total Population

849,741

Population with a disability

according to World Health Organization’s 15% estimate

Election Dates

4
oct

Kyrgyzstan Parliament 2020

2020

16 May 2019

Ratified the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities


The Code of the Kyrgyz Republic on Elections in the Kyrgyz Republic (1999, last amended ...

Updated: June 2015

 

Article 40, section 1 states:

...At the entrance to the polling station, one of the members of a precinct election commission with a decisive vote shall check with special equipment the presence of a mark (stamp) on the left thumb on each voter.  A voter who does not have a mark (stamp) on his left thumb shall be admitted to the polling station for the receipt of a ballot paper and voting.  In case a mark (stamp) is discovered on a voter’s left thumb, he shall not be admitted into the polling station.  When issuing ballot papers a member of a precinct election commission with a decisive vote shall mark (stamp) voters’ left thumbs with special (invisible) ink.

In case a left thumb is absent, the marking shall be done as follows:

  • the finger closest to the thumb shall be marked beginning with the index finger;
  • in the absence of all fingers on the left hand, right hand fingers shall be marked in the order stipulated for the left hand;
  • in the absence of fingers on both hands, a voter shall have the right to vote without marking once in one and the same elections...

 

Article 42, section 1 states:

Voters who are included into electoral registers, but due to health conditions of disability are unable to arrive at a given precinct for voting, voters who are in hospitals, sanatoriums, recreation houses, pre-trial detention houses and temporary detention places, voters temporarily residing in distant and hard-to-access locations, at remote pastoral grazing areas, shall vote in the place of their stay provided that they permanently reside on the territory of an electoral district which includes places of their temporary stay.  In exceptional cases, upon a decision of the respective election commission, the same provision shall apply to military servicemen being on the voting day on duty in military units located in remote distant areas.  Precinct election commissions shall be obligated to provide such voters with an opportunity to vote outside the polling stations.

 

Excerpts from the Code of the Kyrgyz Republic on Elections in the Kyrgyz Republic (1999, last amended 2007)

Constitution of the Kyrgyz Republic (2010)

Updated: June 2015

Article 16 states:

(1) Fundamental human rights and freedoms are inalienable and belong to each person from birth. Human rights and freedoms are of superior value. They act directly and define the meaning and the content of the activity of legislative, executive power and self governance bodies.

(2) The Kyrgyz Republic shall respect and ensure human rights and freedoms to all persons on its territory and under its jurisdiction.
No one may be subject to discrimination on the basis of sex, race, language, disability, ethnicity, belief, age, political and other convictions, education, background, proprietary and other status as well as other circumstances. Special measures defined by law and aimed at ensuring equal opportunities for various social groups in accordance with international commitments shall not be considered as discrimination.

(3) In the Kyrgyz Republic everyone shall be equal before the law and the courts.

(4)  In the Kyrgyz Republic men and women shall have equal rights and freedoms and equal opportunities for their realization.

(5)  The principle of ensuring best interests of a child shall be effective in the Kyrgyz Republic.

 

Excerpt from the Constitution of the Kyrgyz Republic (2010)