According to data from the Center for Monitoring and Research (CeMI), 42.2 percent of voters voted in the parliamentary elections by 5 p.m., announced the head of the legal department of that organization, Ognjen Mitrović.
He said that by 5 p.m. 36.1 percent of voters had voted in the southern region, 44 percent in the central region, and 44.5 percent in the northern region..
"The turnout until 5 p.m. in the first round of the presidential elections was 52.4 percent, in the parliamentary elections of 2020 68.4 percent and in the parliamentary elections in 2016 61.2 percent," Mitrović said.
After CeMI, as he reminded, announced earlier today that at PS 21 in Tuzi a member of the electoral board left the polling station and took the ballots intended for voting by letter, and after the reaction of the police, it was decided that this PS be closed.
"Also, CeMI was informed that due to a strong storm in the area of Rožaje there was a power outage and interruption of voting at five polling stations," said Mitrović.
As he added, CeMI noted that there was a significantly lower number of reports of irregularities compared to both rounds of the recently concluded presidential elections, as well as compared to the parliamentary elections in 2020.
“We call 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 RTCG, TV Vijesti, TvE, and other 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.