Ballots from three polling stations annulled

"Election materials" from three polling stations in northern Kosovska Mitrovica have been annulled and could not be submitted to the Kosovo election commission.

Source: B92

OSCE spokesman Nikola Gaon confirmed this for B92 on Monday.

The materials from other municipalities in northern Kosovo - Leposavić, Zubin Potok and Zvečan - have been submitted to the commission, he added.

The election materials from polling places in the primary school Sveti Sava, the Secondary Technical, and the Secondary Medical School in northern Kosovska Mitrovica, where incidents happened on Sunday, could not be protected, and the OSCE does not have that material, so it could not hand it over to the commission, explained Gaon.

He said that the attack on the electoral process and the OSCE staff cannot be tolerated, and that the mission is expecting that the attackers will be found and convicted.

According to the former chief executive officer of the Kosovo elections commission, Adnan Merovci, in cases such as what happened in Kosovska Mitrovica, the commission should annul the voting in these polling stations, while materials from other polling places, if preserved intact, can be counted as part of the results for the municipality of northern Kosovska Mitrovica.

The commission earlier today published preliminary results of the local elections, but did not include the results from northern Kosovo.

According to OSCE's appraisal last night, by 17:00 CET on Sunday the turnout was 22 percent in Leposavić, 22 percent in Zubin Potok, and 11.21 percent in Zvečan.


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