Representatives of the Albanian political parties could not reach a consensus in the meeting at the Central Electoral Commission (CEC) over the pilot project of the electronic voting and counting in the April 25 general elections.
Sources from CEC said the Socialist Party (PS) changed its original proposal for the pilot in two counties, Tirana and Korça. The Socialist representative requested electronic voting and counting in one election zone only, which would be chosen by CEC in one of the two proposed counties. Sources said the Socialist Party representative argued that the process has high costs, there’s lack of time to implement it properly and the law does not impose to test it in two counties at the same time, since it’s only a pilot project.
The proposal was made in the meeting of the political parties representatives with State Election Commissioner Ilirian Celibashi, without the presence of the media.
The same sources said PS proposed mail voting for the Albanian emigrants.
The representative of the Democratic Party did not make any new proposal regarding the pilot project of the electronic voting and counting. Earlier this month, PD proposed Fier and Korça as the two counties where the pilot would be tested.