The right to elect and to be elected granted to all Kazakhstanis is undoubtedly one of the key constitutional rights of citizens. It gives voters an opportunity to take part in the current state administration process and to influence the formation of the authorities.
Citizens of Kazakhstan reaching the age of 18 may take part in elections regardless of their background, social, official and material position, sex, race, ethnicity, language, religion, views, residence or any other circumstances.
Citizens who are found incapable by court, or who are imprisoned by court order may not take part in the elections.
Every Kazakhstani may check if he/she is on the list of voters and file a complaint regarding his/her absence or exclusion from it, and also regarding any inaccuracies and errors found in the background data about the voter.
The election commission shall consider relevant complaints on the same day. If the complaint is dismissed, you should be provided with a copy of the reasoned dismissal decision. The decision may be appealed in court at the respective election commission’s location.
In case of any amendments made to the list of voters, the precinct election commission shall give notice of the same to the superior election commission. It is strictly forbidden to make amendments to the lists after the vote counting began.
According to the election law, in Kazakhstan voters participate in the elections on equal grounds and each of them has a right to one vote.