Tag: voting
Macedonia 18.07.20 | 10:36

SEC head Derkoski stands by the preliminary results

The head of the State Electoral Commission Oliver Derkoski insisted that the election results the SEC eventually published on Thursday evening are authentic. Wednesday’s early general election saw chaos ensue over the vote counting process, as the SEC website crashed due to an alleged hacking attack...

Macedonia 15.07.20 | 21:43

Pendarovski urges the parties to congratulate each other

President Stevo Pendarovski said that the elections were conducted in a democratic and calm atmosphere, with protection of the health of the voters, given the coronavirus threat. We are one of the five or six countries conducting elections during the epidemic and everybody has to be protected, primarily...

Macedonia 15.07.20 | 19:47

Turnout reaches 45.7 percent after 12 hours of voting

The State Electoral Commission revealed the turnout figures at 19h – overall it stands at 45.74 percent, with a notable difference between the east and the west of the country. The eastern, largely rural 3rd and 4th district broke through the 50 percent mark and had turnout rates of 51.5 and 53.2...

Macedonia 15.07.20 | 08:59

0800-54321 – free phone line for citizens to report voting rights violations

Citizens will be able to report voting rights violations on the free phone line 0800 54321 which will be operating from 7am to 9pm launched by the Ombudsman Office. Moreover, all seven offices of the Ombudsman in Skopje, Bitola, Kicevo, Kumanovo, Strumica, Tetovo and Stip will be open to the citizens...

Macedonia 13.07.20 | 18:29

340 COVID-19 patients and people in self-isolation voted by 15 h

340 COVID-19 patients and people in self-isolation have voted by 3 pm. The voting process is problem-free, said State Election Commission (SEC) president Oliver Derkoski on Monday. A total of 773 COVID-19 patients and people in self-isolation have registered to vote, with 711 applications accepted by...

Macedonia 11.07.20 | 16:18

Over 700 self-isolating, COVID-19 patients to vote Monday, nearly 8,800 voters on Tuesday

Local electoral commissions have accepted 716 requests from people who have tested positive for COVID-19 or are in self-isolation to vote on Monday (July 13) as part of the 2020 early parliamentary polls, due on July 15. More than 770 requests were sent to the local electoral commissions. COVID-19 patients...

Macedonia 08.07.20 | 13:23

OSCE urges people to strictly adhere to health protocols during voting

A week before July 15 early parliamentary elections, Laima Andrikiene, head of the OSCE/ODIHR Special Election Assessment Mission (SEAM) in Macedonia, urged everyone to strictly adhere to the national health protocols during voting. Voting starts on Monday (July 13), which is less than a week, followed...

Macedonia 08.07.20 | 10:51

COVID-19 patients, sick and frail people can register to vote until Wednesday midnight

COVID-19 patients, people in isolation and self-isolation as well as sick, frail and voters with chronic illness can register until Wednesday at midnight to vote in July 15 early parliamentary elections. COVID-19 patients or people in isolation will be able to apply to vote on the State Election Commission...

Macedonia 07.07.20 | 13:07

Filipce: Voting on Election Day will be safe

Health Minister Venko Filipche said Tuesday that he and the Commission for Infectious Diseases have been fully committed over the past four months in ensuring recommendations, laws and protocols to prevent the coronavirus spread. The protocols we drafted for the reopening of businesses and getting life...

Macedonia 30.04.20 | 17:47

Rallies will not be held, people to vote with masks and gloves: SDSM is preparing for elections

People will go to the polls wearing face masks and gloves, when the parliamentary elections are held, announced the General Secretary of SDSM Ljupco Nikolovski. At Thursday’s press conference, answering a reporter’s question about how the elections will be conducted in the midst of the COVID-19...

Macedonia 11.03.20 | 11:32

Macedonian diaspora unlikely to vote in the April elections

Holding elections in the diaspora districts is highly doubtful as only about 5.000 voters have registered so far. It takes at least 6.500 registered voters in each of the three districts to organize the elections and registration ends at midnight. Voting is held only in diplomatic missions which has...

Macedonia 09.03.20 | 17:01

Registration for diaspora vote in upcoming elections ends on Wednesday

The registration for Macedonian citizens working and living abroad to vote in the parliamentary elections scheduled for April 12 ends at midnight on Wednesday (March 11). According to the State Election Commission (SEC) data, so far 4,299 Macedonian citizens from many parts of the world have registered...

Macedonia 03.03.20 | 13:14

Diaspora to register until March 11, voting to take place on April 11

There is an active registration of our citizens living in the Diaspora for their voting in the Macedonian diplomatic and consular missions abroad. Anyone residing/living in the diaspora is eligible to vote in the parliamentary elections in Macedonia on April 11, and all that needs to be done is: Step 1:...

Macedonia 05.05.19 | 18:58

Voting ends in Macedonian presidential elections

Polling stations closed in the second round of the Macedonian presidential elections. Voting took place between 7 in the morning and closed at 19h. Electoral commissions can allow voters who were in the polling station by 19h to vote and no new voters are admitted. After the voting ends, counting of...

Macedonia 25.04.19 | 12:48

SEC annulls voting at several polling stations due to excess ballots

The State Election Commission annulled the voting at several polling stations because there were more ballots in the ballot boxes than the number of voters in the polling station. Out of six complaints, the voting was annulled in three polling stations, two in Kavadarci and one in Kumanovo. The SEC also...