|Is there anything unique about this upcoming election that would be of interest to an international audience?
- The major concern amongst opposition groups was ensuring that the elections were free and fair. Many groups have cited concerns about the disproportionate media coverage for the ruling Otan and Asar parties during the election campaign.
- Electronic voting were be used for the first time on a pilot basis for about 15% of voters. The “Sailau” system was developed based on technology developed in Belarus.
- Kazahkstan held a second round of elections on October 3 due to inconsistencies within 22 of the country's 40 constituencies.
SOURCE: INTERNATIONAL FOUNDATION FOR ELECTION SYSTEMS (IFES)
FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: IFES ELECTIONGUIDE ONLINE