Kazakhstan opens application process for media, observers to June 9 early presidential election

NUR-SULTAN­ – Foreign observers and international organisations observing Kazakhstan’s June 9 presidential election must complete an accreditation process and can be accompanied by one interpreter, according to Central Election Commission of Kazakhstan rules announced April 12.

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The accreditation process will be conducted by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and must be completed by June 3 at 6 p.m. Foreign observers wishing to monitor the elections must register for accreditation with Central Election Commission through the Ministry of Foreign Affairs by emailing their applications to [email protected] Observers should represent foreign countries or international organisations.

International media seeking to cover the election must also register with the foreign ministry by emailing their applications to [email protected] Documents required for media accreditation include a cover letter from the editor-in-chief requesting accreditation for a journalist, a copy of a valid passport, a completed accreditation form, a 3×4 cm digital photo and a journalist’s brief biography.