One voice cost the most for Nasirov, Kaplin, and Kornatsky.
The Committee of Voters of Ukraine (CVU) conducted an analysis in which the amount of money that candidates officially spent on campaigning and making cash deposit was compared with the number of votes they received as a result of the election. The highest voice cost was reported for Roman Nasirov, Serhiy Kaplin, Arkady Kornatsky and Serhiy Nosenko.
CVU reports that the number of funds spent by them significantly exceeded the number of votes they received.
At the same time, CVU stressed that these data do not take into account Sergiy Taruta and Olexander Moroz, for whom the public support changed drastically after their statements on refusal to run for a vote.
The first place in the rating of “golden votes” is Roman Nasirov. The candidate spent 2.5 million UAH on his campaign and a pledge and received the support of 2507 voters. That is, the cost of one vote was UAH 997, which is a record amount.
Sergey Kaplin is in second place: 12.6 million spent, 14871 votes received. The cost of one vote – 849 UAH.
The third is Arkady Kornatsky. The candidate spent 3.5 million UAH while receiving 4358 votes. The cost of one vote was 825 UAH.
Fourth place – Sergey Nosenko. The candidate spent 2.5 million UAH and received 3,119 votes. The cost of one vote – 807 UAH.
But the least expensive were the votes for Ihor Smeshko, Vladimir Zelensky, and Yuri Timoshenko.
Yuri Tymoshenko spent 2.5 million UAH on the campaign and a pledge while receiving 114 207 votes, which is 22 UAH per vote.
Volodymyr Zelensky spent 88, 9 million UAH and received 5 million 529 thousand 460 votes. Thus, the cost of one vote was 16 UAH. For comparison with other leaders of the race: the cost of a vote for Petro Poroshenko was 141 UAH, Yulia Tymoshenko – 68 UAH, Yuriy Boyko – 23 UAH, Anatoly Hritsenko – 82 UAH.
The lowest among all candidates was the cost of votes for Ihor Smeshko. The politician spent 3.9 million UAH, having received the support of 1104537 voters. The cost of one vote was only 4 UAH.
However, according to the Head of the CVU Aleksey Koshel, the real expenses of candidates may differ significantly from the amounts that they indicated in their interim reports.
“In the reports we, naturally, will not see the expenses and the work of technical candidates or bot factories. Also expenses for the work of agitators, observers and commission members are paid illegally and remains in shadows. That is why the official figures differ from real costs several times,” the Head of the CVU stated.
The amounts of money spent were calculated in accordance with the interim financial statements of the candidates, including UAH 2.5 million of the value of the election pledge. The data on the number of voters for the candidate was taken from the CEC website at the time when 97.10% of the ballots were counted.