I vote for the first time
The turnout for the elections is very important for the development of democracy in Bosnia and Herzegovina and young people constitute about 21% electoral body. Implementation of these activities is very important for the first-time voters, and they should be encouraged, further motivated and educated about the electoral process.
In the period from March to October 651 interactive workshops were implemented for senior high school students and college freshmen entitled “I vote for the first time!”. In this period peer educators, 28 of them, educated 14.552 young people in 155 diﬀerent education institutions. A quiz with the same title was organized in September, and all age groups had the opportunity to test their knowledge about the elections, which was done for the first time in the country, but also in the region. A total of 2.542 persons participated in the quiz, while the quiz application was launched/played 32.644 times.
The second cycle of workshops will be held for the 2018 General Elections. The main purpose of education like this is to contribute to improving the quality of the electoral process in BiH, in line with international standards and best practices, encouraging active participation of citizens in the election observation and advocating for the promotion of electoral legislation.