MEC: Turnout in the elections in Niksic at the level of August

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Polling stations in Niksic were closed at 8 pm in accordance with the law, and the turnout, according to the last cut, is at the level of the previous parliamentary elections, the Municipal Election Commission (MEC) announced.

MEC President Rade Perišić told the MINA agency that the election process in the local elections can be assessed as successful.


As a precaution, the police blocked the beginning of Narodnih heroja Street, where the central headquarters of the Democratic Party of Socialists is located.


Rade Perišić, the president of the Municipal Election Commission, told Vijesti that the turnout by 7 pm was 80.5 percent, while in August last year the turnout was 80.24 percent.

According to him, there were no incidents, and the first preliminary results are expected in about 24 hours.


CeMI announced that 81.2 percent of voters voted by 7 p.m.

18: 31h

Supporters and activists of the coalition “For the Future of Niksic”, together with the holder of the list Marko Kovacevic, gathered today in front of the headquarters of that political alliance.

As can be seen in the video posted on Facebook, anti-epidemic measures were violated during the gathering – masks were not worn, physical distance was not respected…


CeMI reports that 77.8 percent of voters voted by 5 pm.

MEC President Rade Perišić said that the turnout by 5 pm was 78 percent.

Modified: 5:14 p.m.

CeMI announced on Twitter that there was an argument between the group of citizens and the members of the polling station at polling station number 54 – Šipačno Elementary School, and that the incident was reported to the police.

The original announcement said that there was a conflict, and that information was soon removed.

Modified: 16:43

At 78 polling stations, Cemi’s observers found that all members of polling boards wore protective masks at all times in 88 percent of cases.

In 69 percent of cases, the polling boards are headed by a man.

15: 21h

Cemi’s observers reported that order was disturbed at polling station 118.

“After the BO members took the ballot box by letter and put it in the car to go to the people who should vote, it was confiscated and put in the car by the representatives of the coalition ‘For the Future of Montenegro’, in the presence of the list holder. representatives of the coalition. “A large presence of unidentified persons who belonged to different groups was registered at the polling station, and there was almost a conflict between them,” it was announced on Twitter.

Voting at that polling station was suspended due to the above-mentioned events. Police arrived at the scene.

“According to our observers, the police did not intervene, but mediated between 2 opposing groups of unidentified persons. After the mediation of the police representatives, the ballot box was returned to the members of the BO. The situation is normalized and the polling station is open. “After this incident, the presence of uniformed police on the streets of Niksic has increased,” Cemi added.


According to the claims of the Niksic MEC, the turnout by 3 pm was 70 percent, while in August, by 4 pm, the turnout in Niksic was 71.05 percent.

According to the MEC president, Rado Perišić, an incident occurred only at polling station 118, while everything was fine at other polling stations.

Modified: 16:05

At polling station number 35, members of the polling board, contrary to Article 71a of the Law on Election of Councilors and Deputies, use mobile phones and, contrary to Article 15 of the Law on Restricting the Use of Tobacco Products, smoke in public and work spaces, Cemi said on Twitter.


At the polling station 100 – Elektroprivreda – a member of the polling board loudly pronounces the name and surname of the voter, stated CeMI.

At polling station 44 – Poljica – the president of the polling board is loudly saying the name and surname of the voters, they added from that NGO on Twitter.

15: 06h

CeMI announced that between 10 and 15 people dressed in T-shirts with the national symbols of Serbia were registered at the polling station, who, according to the information they currently have in that NGO, are not from Niksic. They said those individuals wanted to vote violently by letter.

“After a member of the polling board told them that they did not have the right to vote in Niksic, they attacked her. The police intervened. The polling station is open and MEC representatives have been invited, “said Cemi.


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The non-governmental organization (NGO) Monitoring Center (CEMI), which observes the elections, announced that at polling station 130 – KONI 2, one request for voting by letter was not accepted because the control coupon was lost due to a mistake of the committee.

14: 09h

The non-governmental organization (NGO) Monitoring Center (CEMI), which is observing the elections, announced that in Rudo Polje, a voter photographed a ballot paper with control number 042077.


The non-governmental organization (NGO) Monitoring Center (CEMI), which is observing the elections, announced that there was an argument at polling station 34, due to which the police had to intervene.


The leader and founder of the People’s Movement of Montenegro, Miodrag Daka Davidović, voted at polling station number 10, in the building of the Sports Center.

He reappeared after he did not use his right to vote this morning, because the electronic identification device could not read his ID card earlier today due to damage to it, so his driver had to go for his passport, as he said this morning.

13:40 p.m.

The holder of the list European team for Nikšić, Sanja Damjanović, voted at the polling station in the elementary school “Olga Golović”.

After the vote, opposition representatives accused polling station president Marko Perisic of greeting Damjanovic with two fingers.

Modified: 16: 39h
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