Press Release of CEC Spokesperson, Mrs. Drilona Hoxhaj, for commissioners who work in the state administration.
The Central Election Commission raises concerns about the obstacles that are being created to the electoral commissioners who are in employment.
According to the Electoral Code, DCM no. 473 dated 01.06.2017, the engagement as CEAZ, VCC or VCG commissioners, does not consider engagement for political or electoral purposes, but considers it only as an administrative engagement.
Nearby the CEC, there have been concerns regarding the delays in issuing permits for elected officials as election commissioners, with the decision of the CEC, who have submitted requests to human resources of the institutions where they work and they have not received any answer yet. Delay in these responses as well as not giving permissions to exercise the function of the electoral commissioner, is hindering the administration of the electoral process, as commissioners cannot perform their duties charged by the Electoral Code. Failure to respect a legal deadline, negatively affects the entire activity of the electoral administration in the function of organizing and administering the elections.
Without commissioners there can be no choice, thus the Heads of state administration should be responsible and not become an obstacle.
If this problematic situation created only for the 720 CEAZ commissioners and continues for about 37 thousand VCC and VCG commissioners, the electoral process risks collapsing.
The Central Election Commission calls on all public administration leaders to react immediately after this CEC appeal and not to create artificial obstacles that affect the electoral process.