Based on the vote count in 75 polling stations, the positive votes have a considerable advantage. According to CEC Secretary Armen Smbatyan, 18,006 individuals or 76.94% of the registered voters voted in support of the reforms; the number of those voting “No” is 4,797 (20.5%). Smbatyan also elaborated on the available voting outcomes in Yerevan and the regions. In five polling stations of the capital, 2,251 individuals voted “for” and some 601 – “against” the proposed amendments. In one polling station of the region of Ararat, 349 voted “in favor” and 39 “against” the constitutional changes. The vote count in 14 polling stations of Armavir revealed that 4,645 voters supported the reforms; only 1,268 voted “against”. In the region of Gegharkunik, a total of 2,566 voters voted “Yes” and another 444 – “No” in five polling station. In nine polling stations of Lori, 2,212 individuals voted in favor of the bill, with only 466 voting “against”. There were 1,024 ballot-papers with “Yes” and only 219 with “No” in seven polling stations of Kotayk. In 10 polling stations of Shirak, the negative and positive votes’ number was respectively 1,024 and 219. As for the region of Syunik, the vote count in nine polling stations revealed 478 positive votes against 58 negative ones. In six polling stations of Vayots Dzor, the new constitution received support by 1,746 voters; only 214 voted against. In three polling stations of Tavush, 830 voted “Yes” and another 583 – “No”.
The vote count in 46 polling stations reveals that 8,539 voters (77.13%) cast ballots in favor and another 2,226 (20.11%) – against the proposed bill.
Armenia’s Central Election Commission (CEC) has published the preliminary outcomes of the Sunday constitutional referendum.
The results are being updated online.
As of 11:34pm Yerevan time, the ballot-papers in 24 polling stations were processed. The vote count revealed that 6,043 individuals (or 76.25% of the total number of voters) voted in favor of the proposed reforms; the negative votes’ number was 1,590 (20.76%) in the said electoral precincts.
In a preliminary report released after the end of the voting, the CEC said that a total of 1,296,368 Armenian citizens (or 50.51% of registered voters) headed to the polls.