Security Police tipped about vote buying in upcoming election

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The Latvian Security Police - Latvia's interior security force - has already received information about possible illegal hindrance of exercising the right to freely elect members of the parliament, the Security Police said October 3.

The Security Police is currently probing this information.

The Security Police also said that it has no information about direct and systematic attempts of foreign countries to influence the outcome of the elections.

The Security Police has launched intense work to timely identify and prevent possible risk factors for free and democratic elections.

The Security Police also calls on voters to report on cases when there are promises to pay money or ensure other material and non-material benefits for particular votes or free voting is being influenced in any other ways.

On the election day polling stations will be open for voters between 7 a.m. and 8 p.m.

The general elections in Latvia will take place on October 6 in 954 polling stations in Latvia and 121 polling stations in 45 other countries.

You can read the full rules and regulations of how the electoral system works in our special feature.

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