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19 September 2017

DiA invites the citizens to get out and vote


Prishtina, 19 November 2017

Voter Turnout
The coalition of NGOs "Democracy in Action" is continuing to observe the election process of local elections taking place today in the entire territory of the country.
According to reports by DiA observers, 145,126 eligible voters, or 10.7% of all eligible voters have casted their vote until 12:00 a.m.
The voter turnout in the main municipalities of Kosovo: Gjakova (12.6%), Prishtina (13.19%), Prizren (8.56%), Mitrovica (11.34%), Gjilan (7.88%), Ferizaj (11.24%).

The most observed irregularities
The most frequent irregularities in the field following the voting process until 12:00 a.m. are:
Voters facing difficulties to find their names on the Voter List
• These difficulties are following this election process as well. Complaints regarding the Voter List were reported in 107 polling stations, or at 6% of the polling stations. Municipalities where this problem was encountered are: Podujeva with 15 polling stations, Mitrovica with 12 polling stations, Gjakova and Prishtina with 10 polling stations each.
Family voting
• This phenomenon was observed at a total of 68 polling stations, or expressed in percentage, at 3.8% of all polling stations. The following municipalities lead in this aspect: Ferizaj (in 17 polling stations), Gjakova (in 8 polling stations), Mitrovica (in 5 polling stations.

Photographing the vote
• Photographing the vote was evidenced in 27 polling stations at the country level, expressed in percentage, in 1.5% of all polling stations. The following municipalities lead in this aspect: Prishtina in 6 polling stations, Gjakova in 4 polling stations and Podujeva in 3 polling stations.
Assisting the voters more than once
• This was observed at a total of 19 polling stations (or expressed in percentage, at 1% of polling stations). The following municipalities lead in this aspect: Suhareka (in 4 polling stations), Prishtina (in 3 polling stations) as well as Gjakova, Ferizaj and Mitrovica (in 2 polling stations each).
Cases of voting outside the voting booths (or of publication of the vote)
• This was observed in a total of 17 polling stations (or expressed in percentage, in 1% of polling stations).
Presence of unauthorized persons at polling centres and at polling stations
This was evidenced in 12 polling stations (or expressed in percentage, at 0.7% of polling stations). The following municipalities lead in this aspect: Podujeva in 4 polling stations, Mitrovica and Prishtina in 2 polling stations each.
Attempts to vote more than once (double voting)
• This was observed in a total of 3 polling stations in the municipalities of Podujeva, Klina and Mitrovica.

Some of the reported irregularities:
At the polling station 01R within the polling centre 0803 at “Emin Duraku” school in the municipality of Klina, after casting their vote, two persons have publicly displayed the ballot in front of everyone. The same case was observed also at the polling station 01R within the polling centre 0810 C at the primary school "Dėshmorėt" in the municipality of Klina, where a person has publicly displayed the ballot.
There are 6 observers of LDK at the polling station 03R in the polling centre 1802X at the "Naim Frashėri" school in the municipality of Podujeva. The same continue to say at this polling station.
At the polling station 04D within the polling centre 1111 B at "Bedri Gjira" school in the municipality of Mitrovica, the chairperson of the polling station took a picture of a person while casting his/her vote.
At the polling station 08R within the polling centre 1906 E in at the Faculty of Philology in the municipality of Prishtina, a person was allowed to vote, despite having traces of sprinkler fluid on his/her fingers. The CEC has been notified of this before such person casted his/her vote, however, he/she was allowed to vote.
In the municipality of Gjakova have been reported several cases of voting with assistance, while the assistance was not provided according to the rules stipulated by law. At those polling stations, the persons in questions have voted for themselves and for the persons they assisted.
In general, in Serb-majority localities, Serb community residents are being told not to go out to vote. Such cases have been reported in the municipality of Vushtrria, respectively in the villages of Grac and Banjska and in the municipality of Obliq.

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DiA invites the citizens to vote and thus become part of the decision-making and policy-making process which is in the function of improving their well-being and life.