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The Passport and Visas Department of the Police of Armenia has set up a hotline through which the Department has received 319 phone calls regarding electoral lists, 309 of them were informative. Head of the Passport and Visas Department Ara Mkrtchyan said this during a press conference held at the Central Electoral Commission (CEC).

“Experience has shown that the existence of data on deceased persons are spoken out about, considered and, in some cases, speculated during all elections. I find it necessary to mention that, by Armenian legislation, a person is removed from the State Population Register on the ground of death in case the death is registered by a competent body. There are many cases when information about the person’s death isn’t available for the competent body, i.e. when the person has died in a foreign country,” Mkrtchyan said.

According to him, through inspections, police have detected data regarding 2,287 deceased persons who weren’t registered by the Civil Status Acts Registration bodies, and those persons have been removed from voters’ lists.

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