SEC: Everything Is Ready for the Elections; CCE: Numbers are interesting

By , 23 Aug 2020, 23:46 PM Politics
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The State Election Commission (SEC) has fulfilled its legal and other obligations, and everything is ready for the elections on August 30, stated its president, Aleksa Ivanović.
He said that the SEC has carried out all activities prescribed by the Law on the Election of Councilors and Deputies and the Calendar of Election Activities.
"We will continue to work in this way until the end of the election process. Based on this, it can be concluded that everything is ready for the elections," Ivanovic told the MINA agency.
Answering the question of what he expects from the election day, and how everything will work considering the coronavirus epidemic, he recalled that the SEC has adopted the Technical Recommendations for epidemiological protection during elections.
"This essentially means that if all persons participating in the election process adhere to the measures, wear masks, gloves, and use disinfectant, the election day will take place according to measures to prevent the spread of the Covid-19 virus," stated Ivanović.
Ivanovic said that the recording and editing of educational material for the polling board members had been completed.
"The broadcasting phase of the information will follow. It is also planned that the material will be available on the website," Ivanovic said.
When asked whether all dilemmas regarding postal voting had been resolved, Ivanovic said the Constitutional Court is deciding on that issue.
Six coalitions and five political parties are running in the parliamentary elections in Montenegro.
Five hundred and forty thousand and twenty-six (540,026) citizens have the right to vote. There are 1,217 polling stations in Montenegro, the same number as for the previous elections.
The upcoming parliamentary elections will be the eleventh since the introduction of the multi-party system in Montenegro, and the fifth since independence.

CCE on the number of citizens with voting right announced by SEC: The numbers are interesting, aren't they?

The Center for Civic Education (CCE) has compared several official data sets from the competent institutions ahead of the parliamentary elections scheduled for August 30.
The CCE recalled that according to the last census, Montenegro has 620,029 inhabitants, and according to Monstat's projection for 2019, that number is currently 622,028 inhabitants.
Of that number, 68,025 are students in primary schools, 27,447 in secondary schools, and 23,080 children are included in the preschool system.
"The numbers are interesting, aren't they?" The CCE put the issue to the public for consideration.
Source: Vijesti

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