Eligible voters in 21 municipalities in Kosovo will elects the new mayors today for a four-years term in the run-offs four weeks after the first round in which none of the candidates in these municipalities got the minimum 50 percent of votes. The Central Election Commission (CEC) said that 1,2 million people are eligible to vote in a process that apart from electing the mayors will give some indications on the support the four biggest parties enjoy right now in Kosovo.
The start of the run-offs process was regular, according to CEC, and that all 575 poling venters opened the doors for voters at 7:00AM.
In order to assist old and vulnerable people participate in voting, a total of 114 mobile teams are engaged by the CEC, while the elections will be monitored by 10,510 local and international observers. Likewise in the first round, Kosovo diaspora is eligible to participate in the voting, though a small number have shown interest compared to the first round. According to CEC a total number pf 1,500 packages have been deployed within the specified timeline.
CEC spokesman, Valmir Elezi, speaking on behalf of the institution, called on all eligible voters to take the opportunity and be part of the election process, which a constitutional and democratic right of all citizens.
The voting process will end at 7:00PM, and due to the simplicity of the process the winners will be known few hours later.