PROSECUTOR’S OFFICE OF BIH AND SIPA RECEIVED AND RECORDED 27 REPORTS FROM CITIZENS RELATED TO THE ELECTION PROCESS03.10.2022. 14:42
Reports from citizens most often related to allegations and irregularities regarding voting assistance to disabled persons and persons with difficulties, delivery of completed ballots, preventing access to observers, illegal behavior of citizens at polling stations, irregularities observed on the voter list, voting on behalf of other persons or with other people’s identification documents, physical attacks on the members of the polling boards, behavior of the president or members of the polling boards that is not in accordance with the regulations and other events that they considered inappropriate or illegal.The reports related to polling stations in the area of Mostar, Bosanski Novi / Novi Grad, Sarajevo, Živinica, Tuzla, Zvornik, Zenica, Tomislavgrad and other places. After receiving the reports, activities were undertaken with the aim of verifying the reported allegations, official notes were made about the events, and the police officers on the ground were given instructions for further action in order to ensure a smooth election process. The subsequent verification will establish the existence of elements of criminal offenses and determine the further action of the prosecutor’s office, police agencies or CEC of BiH.
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