EU chief election observer: There is time for Serbs to get ID cards to vote (Klan Kosova)
Chief of the EU Election Observation Mission to Kosovo, Viola von Cramon-Taubadel, said at a press conference today that there is plenty of time for members of the Serb community to get equipped with identification documents so that they can vote in upcoming elections.
“If there are complaints, we will look into them and report. However, since the CEC decision was taken on 9 September, from what we have heard there is plenty of time in a month to apply for identification documents,” said von Cramon-Taubadel.
She added: “The law has been in place since 2017 and has not changed. The law was a bit unclear and we now have the decision of the Supreme Court confirming that all voters need to be in possession of identification documents to be able to vote.”
“We need to make sure all voters can fully exercise their democratic rights. Political actors have a responsibility to refrain from inflammatory language during campaigns,” she said adding that the EU wants to see a transparent election process in Kosovo and large voter turnout.