The SEC does not expect problems with fingerprint voting, additional trainings conducted


The State Election Commission (SEC) expects the problems with the devices for biometric identification of voters to be overcome in Sunday’s voting for the second round of the 2021 local elections.

At Saturday’s press conference, the SEC spokesperson Ljupka Guguchevska said that additional trainings were conducted for the election boards, which were once again explained the handling of the fingerprint voting devices.

“What was identified as a difficulty in handling the biometric identification devices of the voters, we as the SEC touched on in several ways – above all, there was another round of training for the presidents and vice-chairpersons of the election boards to once again the procedures will be clarified, so we expect to a large extent the problems that arose in the first round to be overcome. Through the election commissions, they have received additional guidelines for action that should facilitate their work. “Besides, we still have over 400 people available for technical support of the election boards,” Guguchevska said.

Problems with biometric identification devices were reported in many polling stations in the first election round.

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