I vote for the first time

"I am voting for the first time!" is the project activity of the Coalition "Pod lupom" which means the education of young voters, citizens of BiH who are, or will be 18 years old soon, thus be eligible to vote.

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.



Šta je prioritetno za unapređenje izbornog procesa od preporuka Koalicije ''Pod lupom''?

The nonpartisan president of the polling station committee (616)

Names of all members of all Polling Station Committees should be publicly disclosed 30 days before Election Day (186)

Voting boxes should be transparent (197)

The height of voting booth should be decreased (65)

All of the above (925)

Other (148)