• Tuesday, 23 April 2024

SEC proposes transitional provision in Electoral Code to enable voting with old name passports of valid date

SEC proposes transitional provision in Electoral Code to enable voting with old name passports of valid date

Skopje, 23 February 2024 (MIA) - The State Election Commission (SEC) proposes that the Electoral Code should include a transitional provision according to which, in the upcoming elections, both in the country and abroad, it will be possible to vote with passports bearing the country's old name "Republic of Macedonia" if they have a valid date.

 

SEC President Aleksandar Dashtevski said Friday citizens will be able to vote in the upcoming elections, identifying themselves with a single fingerprint. It will also be possible to choose options such as: "I vote", "I don't vote", "I don't want to/I want to get two ballots".

 

 

"There is an article related to personal documents, in terms of the passports. We propose that passports with  "Republic of Macedonia", be valid for voting if they have a valid date and that this be placed in the Electoral Code as a transitional provision that will apply only for these elections. I don't think there is a more ideal solution than this one. We have already changed the Law on ID cards and they are valid, but many people neither have ID cards, so if their passports are valid, they will have a document because these are actually valid documents, issued by our competent authorities," Dashte4vski told Telma TV. 

 

Trainings are underway for instructors, to be followed by trainings for the municipal election commissions and election boards.

 

"All activities that were planned for holding the double elections are running smoothly, all the deadlines have been observed. I believe the elections will be fair, free and democratic," Dashtevski pointed out. 

 

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