Juris Kokins, head of Riga City Central Election Commission (CVK) said August 12 on Latvian Television that he is worried about following precautionary measures for the prevention of COVID-19 spread during election period.
Ahead of the Riga City Council's emergency elections, various political forces and candidates are increasingly active - but the pre-election campaign materials do not always end up where intended, Latvian Radio said August 11.
Voters will only be able to participate in Riga extraordinary elections on-site in Riga, Central Elections Commission (CVK) spokeswoman Laura Zaharova told Latvian Radio July 30.
On Monday, July 20, the announcement of the lists of candidates for the emergency elections of Rīga City Council was completed. In total, 15 political forces will participate in the elections, Latvian Radio reported July 20.
The Central Election Commission (CVK) said July 14 that, in the event of a spread of COVID-19, up to half the polling stations used for the upcoming Rīga municipal elections could be closed. Additional costs to secure elections in the COVID-19 circumstances amount to EUR 440 000. Despite this, the elections will still take place, Latvian Radio reported.
The Central Election Commission (CVK) has decided that, during the emergency Riga City Council election on August 29, voters will be required to cover their mouth and nose while at polling stations, CVK representative Laura Zaharova told the LETA newswire May 25.
On March 17 the Latvian cabinet supported the Ministry of Environmental Protection and Regional Development Ministry initiative to postpone the Rīga extraordinary municipal elections until June 6.
The Central Election Commission (CVK) confirmed February 25 that extraordinary Rīga City Council elections will take place on Saturday April 25, as widely expected.
The municipal deputies the State Language Centre invites to improve their state language skills to the necessary level will have to use their own resources, according to the amendments to the Law On the Status of the Deputy of the Republic City Council and Municipality Council passed in Saeima, according to the Parliamentary Press Service on February 13.
Issues around improving the Latvian voting system were discussed at the Central Election Commission (CVK) conference, including creating an electronic voter registry to make voting with an ID card easier, as well as the benefits and risks of online voting, CVK Chair Kristīne Bērziņa told Latvian Radio on December 6.
Following the provisional results of the 2019 European Parliament elections, prominent MEPs reflected on the outcome May 27.
Latvia's Central Election Commission has announced the provisional results of the 2019 European Parliament elections.
The New Unity party of Prime Minister Krišjānis Kariņš is expected to have won the largest share of the vote in European parliamentary elections in Latvia, according to unofficial data obtained by Latvian Television.
May 25 sees Latvians turning out to vote in the European Parliament elections with 1,000 polling stations open from 07:00 until 20:00.
Despite technical problems that have hit the voting system, people continued to cast ballots in early voting in the European Parliamentary elections May 24, ahead of main polling day on May 25.
MPs have put forward an emergency bill which would allow to extend the opening times of polling stations tomorrow.
May 23 brought with it a second day of early voting in the European parliament elections, with polling stations open for the convenience of people unable to vote on the main voting day on Saturday.
Latvian political parties have so far spent EUR 717,587 on their election campaigns ahead of the European Parliament elections, with Harmony and For Development/For reporting the highest campaign expenditures, according to data from the Corruption Prevention and Combating Bureau, which keeps track of declared expenditure.
Political parties have so far declared €608,751 as their campaign expenses ahead of the upcoming European Parliament elections, with three parties – Harmony, Development/For and Latvia’s Russian Union – accounting for the bulk of that amount, according to information released by the Corruption Prevention Bureau (KNAB).
Latvia's Central Electoral Commission (CVK) on March 26 carried out its task of drawing lots to determine which parties will have which numbers on the ballot papers for the May 25 European Parliament elections.
Saeima on March 21 approved Kristīne Bērziņa's appointment as chairperson of the Central Election Commission.
The Central Election Commission (CVK) has supported all proposals on 45 polling stations in 38 countries abroad for the upcoming European Parliament elections, LETA learned from CVK.
A new report analyzing Latvia's recent Saeima election, held October 6, concludes that even in the world of social media and mud-slinging campaigns, word of mouth, personal contact and old-fashioned debating are still the most important factors determining how voters place their papers in the ballot box.
The Corruption Prevention and Combating Bureau (KNAB) chief Jekabs Straume suggests that paid political advertising should be banned a month prior to the elections.
While the hacking of a social media site in Latvia on Saeima election day, October 6, made headlines, in fact the country was subjected to - and successfully repulsed - a wider cyber attack, reports Olga Dragileva of LTV's De Facto weekly investigative show.
About one-tenth of the voters in the 13th Saeima election voted for parties which didn't make it into the parliament. That is twice as much as in the 12th Saeima election.
Predictions that a very active election campaigning season would result in high voter turnout appear to have proven inaccurate, with turnout actually dropping to the lowest level since the restoration of Latvia's independence in 1991.
With nearly all the votes accounted for in Latvia's 13th Saeima elections, a clear picture of how the nation voted has emerged. The winner at the polls was the Harmony party on 19%, followed by a cluster of five other parties on 10%-14% with New Unity the only other party to scrape past the 5% threshold required to win seats in Saeima.
The first exit poll released after voting ceased in the 13th Saeima elections on October 6 suggested the largest share of the vote went to the Harmony party (19.4%), with the For Development/For! alliance (13.4%) in second place, the National Alliance (12.6%) in third position and the New Conservative Party (12.4%) in fourth.