So far, out of about 16,800 alleged ballot packages that have undergone the evaluation process, about 11,800 ballot envelopes have been approved, while about 4,950 ballot envelopes have been rejected.
CEC spokesman, Valmir Elezi said that they have made progress in terms of concluding the planned activities, which should be carried out.
“Out of 2,382 polling stations, the data from the forms of political entities were processed in the system for 2,247 polling stations (94.33%) and the data for the candidate forms for 1,814 polling stations (76.15%)”, Elezi emphasized.
According to him, so far the final list of voters has been scanned from 2,292 polling stations (96.22%).
He stressed that they are continuing with the process of evaluating about 43 thousand and 500 supposed packages with ballots and their selection.
“So far, out of about 16,800 packages of supposed ballots that have undergone the evaluation process, about 11,800 ballot envelopes have been approved, while about 4,950 ballot envelopes have been rejected. The reasons for their rejection are different and we already made them known yesterday. Some of these packages were sent by persons who are not registered as voters outside Kosovo; some others because they were sent by persons who were rejected in the application period. Also, in some cases the packages were sent by unidentified voters (group voting); or that they have attached invalid documents to the package they sent “, he added.
In addition, Elezi has announced that there is no legal deadline for publishing the final results, where he has shown how long this process has lasted in the last elections.
“Early elections for the Assembly of the Republic of Kosovo, 2014 and 2017, have taken almost the same time to conclude. From the day of the elections until the certification of the results, the CEC needed 27 days in 2014 and 28 days in 2017. The number of recounted polling stations was 21% – 22% of the polling stations. Whereas, the elections of 2019, from the day of the elections until the certification are concluded within 53 days. In 2019, the process has lasted longer due to the large number of recounted polling stations, about 90% of them or 2,254 out of 2,547 polling stations “, he stressed.
Some of the activities that are taking place in the CRC are: processing the data of the results forms of the candidates and political entities; scanning the final voter list; and the process of evaluating alleged packages with ballots that came from outside Kosovo.