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The chief Rabbi Hasidic Jews of Ukraine Moshe Reuven Azman issued instructions for voting in the presidential election on 21 April to believing Jews. He posted it in his Facebook account.
The Rabbi said that the Central election Commission was unable to fulfill his request for extension of time of the polling stations in connection with the celebration of Passover by the Jews, but professing Judaism remains a loophole in the law that allows them to vote. The religious leader said that according to the law everyone who to 20:00 came to the site, but did not vote, are bound to run into the room and give the opportunity to take part in the elections.
“Thus it is possible to enter to the polling station to 20.00 and stay there until the end of the holiday at 20:54, that is, until the release of stars. Then to fulfill their civic duty,” he concluded.
Earlier, the Rabbi sent to the Central election Commission of Ukraine a letter with a request to extend the time of operation of polling stations until 22:30, that Judaizing Ukrainian citizens were able to exercise their voting rights.
Under the law, the precinct election Commission on the day of presidential elections in Ukraine are open from 08:00 to 20:00.
In 2019, the Jews will meet the Passover at sunset on Friday, April 19, it will last until Saturday of next week, April 27. On the second day of the feast the faithful to sunset cannot perform no work and no obligations, including personal, including household chores, and hence do not have time to participate in the vote if it will be completed by 20:00.
The first round of presidential elections in Ukraine took place on 31 March. In the second round were Vladimir Zelensky with the result of more than 30 percent and the incumbent head of state Petro Poroshenko, who received nearly half the votes. The name of the new head of state must declare before may 1.
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