The monitoring team of CIVIL determined that today’s voting of the persons in detention and serving prison sentence started on time in all Penitentiary Institutions, except in Idrizovo. Voting in Idrizovo started at 8:20 AM. We believe that the administration and the Election Board will respect the provision according to which the voting in the polling stations should be continued for as long as the interruption or delay lasted.
In CIVIL’s monitoring of the Penitentiary Institutions voting across the country, several other shortcomings were noted. In the Kumanovo Prison, out of 56 people, only 38 are on the Voters List. In the Bitola Prison, 20 people are missing from the Voters List.
At the beginning of the voting in the Penitentiary Institutions in Prilep and Bitola, the voters were not allowed to vote with the so-called “Home card”, unlike all other Penitentiary Institutions where it was allowed. Around 9 o’clock, this problem was overcomed and now the voters in the Penitentiary Institutions in Prilep and Bitola can use their right to vote with a “home card”, as in all other Penitentiary Institutions.
An election report will be broadcast live at 1 pm, with the latest information, as well as CIVIL’s recommendations for voting day, today and tomorrow.
As always, CIVIL conducts the monitoring in cooperation with the citizens and urges them to report violations of the election silence and other irregularities during the voting today and tomorrow.
CIVIL Monitoring Team