Skopje, 14 July 2020 (MIA) – Voters are casting votes in 17 nursery homes across the country and the process is carried out without any problem, State Election Commission (SEC) President Oliver Derkovski said Tuesday visiting a polling station in a nursing home in Katlanovo.
The sick, the frail and people with chronic illnesses, prison inmates, people in nursing homes and in house arrest and six internally displaced people cast their votes on Tuesday as part of the 2020 early parliamentary elections in North Macedonia, due on Wednesday.
An estimated 11,000 people are expected to exercise their right to vote today.
“Until noon, there were no reports about any incident, the process is really peaceful, which makes me quite happy, because it proves that civil awareness is rising about their right to vote in elections,” Derkovski told reporters.
He said he hoped the voting day would end without incidents, noting it was being organized amid a COVID-19 pandemic. “In terms of organizing the process, it was very difficult to make all the necessary efforts, but in the end everything goes well,” Derkovski said.
Polling places in nursing homes have been opened for the first time ever in North Macedonia.