Election irregularities recorded at six percent of polling stations

03-4-2018.

CRTA election observation mission has not recorded an increase in the percentage of election irregularities until 4 pm – six percent of irregularities was recorded. Hoever, additional breaches of election procedures were observed at polling stations with already recorded irregularities. These included not checking voters’ identification documents prior to voting, not using the invisible spray, parallel lists of voters and breaches of secrecy of voting.

Until 4 pm, a total of 36,9 percent of citizens registered in the voters list have voted at the Belgrade City Council elections. Margin of error was +/- 0,3 percent.

CRTA’s monitoring of the Belgrade elections is based on statistical principles that allow the effective and systemic observation of the election process on the day of the vote. CRTA uses the parallel vote tabulation methodology (PVT) that enables the assessment of the overall voting process on the Election Day – opening of polling stations, voting process and vote count – in an unbiased and systematic manner. PVT methodology uses a random and representative sample of polling stations, meaning that the results are representative for the entire territory.

 CRTA is a member of the global and European networks of election monitoring organizations – GNDEM and ENEMO.

CRTA election observation mission will issue the next public statement at 8.15pm. You may follow the conference live at the website CRTA.rs or at the Facebook page CRTA.rs.