14,7 % of voters voted by 9AM

In the Parliamentary elections in Montenegro, 14.7% of voters voted by 9 AM

CeMI’s PR coordinator, Maja Bjelic, said that when speaking about the regions, the turnout was as follows:

  • Podgorica 15.2%
  • Southern region 15.5 %
  • North 12.6 %

There is a noticeable increase in turnout until 9 o’clock compared to 2016 parliamentary elections, when the turnout was twice as lower than today.

According to her, a number of irregularities were noticed (82 reports received). Some are:

Polling station 20, Podgorica municipality, Miljana Vukova

The President of the Polling Board is saying the names and surnames of the voters as well as their ordinal number out loud, which grossly violates the secrecy of voting. Such conduct is a violation of Article 69 of the Law on Election of Councilors and MPs.

Polling station 2-A, Podgorica municipality

The first voter voted and the ballot inserted in the box without being torn beforehand. They later took it out and tore it up, thus violating Art 79.

Polling station Glavice no. 9, Plav municipality

The location of the polling station Glavice no. 9 was changed, so it is not located in the house of Mujesira Sabovic, but in the house of Esad Purisic at Hridska bb. This is a violation of the Art 65 paragraph 2 of the Law on Election of Councilors and Members of the Parliament.

Observers noted insufficient consistency in the application of National Coordinating Body’s (NCB) measures and State Electoral Commission (SEC) technical recommendations to reduce the risk of COVID 19.

The project of monitoring the parliamentary and local elections was supported by the British Embassy in Podgorica, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Kingdom of the Netherlands and the Embassy of the Kingdom of Norway in Belgrade.

The right to vote in Montenegro pertains to 540,026 citizens, who vote at a total of 1,217 polling stations.

CeMI observes the parliamentary and local elections in five municipalities, for which it accredited 1,355 observers deployed at almost all polling stations in Montenegro.

The Center for Monitoring and Research – CeMI will communicate the processed turnout data during the election day, voting trends, assessment of the results after the closing of polling stations to the public through regular press conferences and media presentations. The websites to follow are:  www.izbori.cemi.org. me, www.ferizbori.me, www.cemi.org.me, www.prcentar.me

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