Cancellation of Registration of Candidate (Candidates) for Deputy
1. The Central Election Commission shall pass a decision on cancellation of registration of an individual candidate for a deputy, included in a election list of a party (bloc), and excludes him/her from the list no later than three days prior to Election Day, if:
1) candidate for a deputy refuses to run in written after his/her registration;
2) party (bloc) appeals for cancellation of decision on registration of a candidate for a deputy in accordance with a decision passed on the basis of a party’s statute (agreement on a bloc creation) no later than 15 days before Election Day;
3) any reasons as stipulated by paragraph 6 of Article 63 of this Law occur;
4) candidate for a deputy losses his/her citizenship of Ukraine;
5) candidate leaves Ukraine for permanent residence or for being granted political asylum;
6) candidate for deputy is declared as legally incapable person;
7) sentence for an intended crime takes a legal effect against a candidate for a deputy;
8) candidate was included in several voter lists of parties (blocs) upon his/her written consents to nominate from such parties (blocs);
9) The Central Election Commission reveals circumstances preventing an individual nominated for a candidate for a deputy, from being elected a deputy in accordance with Article 9 of this Law.
10) second commitment of action by the candidate for which he/she was already warned in accordance with paragraph 4 of this Article.
2. No later than 10 days before Election Day, the Central Election Commission shall cancel its decision on registration of all candidates for deputies include in an election list of a party (bloc) if it reveals reasons as stipulated by paragraph 4 of Article 62 of this Law after registration, or reasons stipulated by paragraph 10 of Article 63 of this Law occur. After adoption of the said decision, a respective party (bloc) shall loss its status of a subject of the election process.
3. If a decision referred to in paragraph 2 of this article is passed after ballot papers have been printed out, the Central Election Commission shall pass a decision on re-printing of ballot papers or making amendments to ballot papers under the procedure stipulated by paragraphs 7, 8 of Article 79 of this Law.
4. The Central Election Commission shall warn a party (bloc) or individual candidate which shall be published in national mass media, if:
1) a court establishes a fact of bribing voters or commission members by a candidate, party (bloc), which nominate a candidate, authorized representative or another official thereof, and by another person upon order of a party (bloc), which nominated candidates, when considering an election-related dispute under the procedure stipulated by the law;
2) a court establishes a fact of providing voters or commission members with money or free or beneficial goods, work, services, securities, credits, lotteries, other tangible assets or goods (except goods which contain visual image of name, symbolic, flag of the party (party which constitutes a bloc) in case the cost of such goods does not exceed 3% of the minimal wage) or any other kind of indirect bribe by an organization, founder, owner or member of a management body of which is a candidate, a party, which nominated candidates (one of parties constituting a bloc, which nominated candidates) or official of such party.;
3) a court establishes that a party (bloc) allocates funds for election campaign form other sources, than its election fund, when considering an election-related dispute under the procedure stipulated by the law;
4) a court establishes that a candidate holding an office, including part-time position, in executive authorities or bodies of local self-government, in public or municipal companies, in institutions, agencies, entities or military units established in accordance with the laws of Ukraine, has engaged or used his/her subordinates, service transport, communication, equipment, premises, other objects and resources at his/her place of work for campaigning (abuse of official position), when considering an election-related dispute;
5) if a party (bloc), candidate for deputy holds direct or indirect election campaign in the course of election process in defiance of time limits stipulated by Article 65 of this Law.
5. The Central Election Commission shall consider an issue on cancellation a candidate’s registration or warning him/her or his/her party (bloc) in presence of a candidate or a representative of a party (bloc) in the Central Election Commission. The said individuals shall be informed on time of consideration no later than one day of the consideration. If such individuals are absent at the hearings without any reliable reasons, and if an issue is considered less than three days before Election Day, — by any reason, the Central Election Commission shall consider the issue in absence of such individuals.
6. In case of infringements referred to in paragraph 4 of this Article, or other infringements which are subject to criminal or administrative liability in accordance with the Law, the Central Election Commission shall inform the respective law enforcement bodies for investigation thereof and response thereto in accordance with the law.
7. The Central Election Commission shall inform a party (bloc), a candidate for a deputy on cancellation of registration of a candidate(s) or on warning no later than on the next day after a decision has been made, and shall give a copy of this decision to a representative of a party (bloc) or a candidate within the same period. If the said decision is passed on the last day before Election Day, then the copy of said decision shall be issued to individuals concerned without delay.
8. If a candidate for deputy died or was declared missing, the Central Election Commission shall declare his/her as dropped out of the nomination and shall cross him/her out of the respective election list.