Armenians begin heading to polls to cast their ballot in the snap parliamentary elections. A total of 2,008 polling stations across 38 electoral districts throughout the country opened as of 08:00 am on June 20, 2021.
2,578,678 citizens are eligible to vote. Voting will continue until 8:00 pm Yerevan time, after which the counting of votes will begin. Starting in the afternoon, the Central Electoral Commission will announce voter turnout every three hours.
These elections were distinguished by a record number of electoral competitors in the history of the country. Political parties need to overcome the 5% threshold, while party blocs – 7% threshold.
25 political forces – 21 parties and 4 blocs are running in the election:
- “Fair Armenia” party
- “Armenian National Congress” party
- “Civil Contract” party
- “Zartonk” National Christian party
- Liberty party
- Alliance “With Honor”
- United Homeland party
- Pan Armenian National Statehood party
- Bright Armenia party
- Our Home Is Armenia party
- “Republic” party
- “Hayots Hayreniq” party
- “Free Motherland” alliance
- “Prosperous Armenia” party
- Democratic Party of Armenia
- “5165 national conservative movement” party
- “Citizen’s Decision” social-democratic party
- “Shirinyan-Babadjanyan Democrats Union”
- “National Agenda” party
- Verelq party
- Liberal party
- European Party of Armenia
- “Armenia” alliance
- “National Democratic Axis” pan-Armenian party
- “Sovereign Armenia” party
19 local and 18 international organizations will observe the elections.
49 foreign and 68 local media outlets have been accredited to cover the election process.
Each citizen with the right to vote will receive 25 ballots at the polling station. In the booth, they must select the ballot paper of the preferred political force and put it in an envelope without making notes on it.