The non-governmental organization "Echo" has held the supervision of the election of deputies to Mazhilis of the Parliament and Maslikhats of the Republic of Kazakhstan in all 14 oblasts of Kazakhstan, both in towns and villages, and in the cities of Almaty and Astana. The monitoring was conducted from the day the elections were declared.
Twenty-six organizations were involved in arranging and conducting the supervision. On the day of the vote there worked 84 mobile observers in the regional centers, Astana, Almaty and 10 small towns. Observers visited more than 800 voting stations.
The main goal of monitoring was to provide an independent assessment of electoral process, and, as a result, offer sound recommendations for changes to the electoral legislation of the Republic of Kazakhstan.
Monitoring was carried out with the support of the European Foundation for Democracy.
The review of collected materials enables one to make the following conclusions.