Elections of local Mejlises’ members are due to be held in the Kherson region of Ukraine on Sunday, August 16, 2015.

A total of 51 persons are expected to be elected to seven local Mejlises.

79 candidates living in mainland Ukraine have registered to participate in the elections. Scheduled for Sunday, the elections will be held in Kherson, Henichesk, Novotroitsk, Novooleksiivka, Partizan, Schaslivtsevo and Strelkovo.

Traditionally, the polling stations will be open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. After the polling stations are closed, the Central Election Commission (CEC) will count ballots cast for this or that candidate.

According to the current electoral roll, over 4000 Crimean Tatars living in the Kherson region are eligible to vote. The electoral roll is open, so internally displaced individuals, who have moved from Crimea to mainland Ukraine, can apply to register on the roll by presenting their IDs.

A total of 10, 000 Crimean Tatars are believed to be residing in the Kherson region.

The Mejlis of Crimean Tatars is calling on all residents of the Kherson region to participate in the election and cast their ballots for candidates they deem most worthy of their support.