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By 15 o’clock turnout of voters 35.8 percent

11. Jun. 2023. in news

35.8 percent of voters voted in the parliamentary elections in Montenegro by 3 p.m., the Center for Monitoring and Research (CeMI) announced.

As the Head of the Legal Department of CeMI Ognjen Mitrović said, in the northern region 37.7 percent of voters voted by 15.00 hours, in the central region that percentage was 37.3, and in the southern region 30.8.

“In the course of the election process so far, CeMI has received 53 reports of irregularities. One of the reported irregularities refers to PS 21 in Tuzi, where a member of the electoral board left the polling station with ballots intended for voting by mail. EB is considering closing the polling station”, Mitrović said.

He pointed out that CEMI observers report that some PS are not adapted for the access by persons with disabilities.

“The rules on the determining and arrangement of polling stations and on measures to ensure the secrecy of voting provide that, when determining polling stations, the municipal election commission is obliged to take care that polling stations are located in facilities that are adapted to persons with disabilities”, Mitrović explained.

He called upon the citizens to report any observed irregularities to the legal team of CeMI on the phone number 020 511 513, or using the Fair Elections application, which is available in the play store and on the website www.ferizbori.me. 

"Following the report, our legal team will process any irregularity and inform the media and the entire public about it through social networks and other channels, and call the competent authorities to account," Mitrović said.

He announced that throughout the election day CeMI will inform the public of the processed data related to citizen turnout, voting trends and assessment of results after the closing of polling stations, through regular press conferences broadcast live through CeMI's You Tube channel, Facebook and Instagram pages, and also on websites www.ferizbori.me and www.izbori.cemi.org.me, official profiles on social networks Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, as well as through television stations that broadcast live coverage of press conferences.

The project "Civil monitoring of parliamentary elections in Montenegro 2023" was made possible by the British Embassy in Podgorica.

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