Regulatory Commission approved some amendments and changes to Instruction no.1, dated 05.13.2020 “Definition of rules for establishment, designation and notification of the Voting Centers and preparation of local government unit map for the voters “.
The Instruction provides setting of some technical criteria for accessibility of voting centers by voters with disabilities. The Instructions sanctioned the responsibility of the heads of local government unit to locate the voting centers, where there are voters with disabilities, in the first floor of the buildings.
In addition, it provides the mechanism of control for the application of minimum standards required, by stipulating the responsibility of heads of local government units to report to the CEC every time it is required. These changes also address the recommendations of OSCE/ ODIHR, the resolution of Albanian Parliament and the recommendation of the Ombudsman.
The Regulatory Commission decided to postpone the decision until the next meeting for the draft Decision ” On some amendments and additions to Decision no.11, dated 25.03.2023, of the Regulatory Commission”, On the way of establishment, organization and functioning of the Voting Center Commission and conduct of elections in the Voting Center ” as amended.