Bukvić as an observer was present at the polling station in Bakovići where one serious incident happened, where the president of the voting committee openly campaigned on voters to vote for one candidate in early elections for mayor in Fojnica.
The incident was recorded, and the observer has put a complain in Record of the Poll Station on the basis of which some persons can take responsibility, and sanctions can be proceed. Apart from this incident, on the early elections for the mayor of Fojnica there was also a few minor irregularities, about which the Coalition has already informed the public.
Bukvić shared with us his experience, looking back at this incident:
“What should be done (if it is possible) is that presidents of polling stations are not members of any parties ,or there can be some other solution.Since I had already worked for the Coalition before, I knew how to solve the problem which appeared, and I did it. ”
The Coalition called on all competent electoral commission to consider all comments received and complaints within legal deadlines in order to respect the electoral will of the voters.
Bukvić had already achieved cooperation with the Coalition during the general elections in 2014 as a volunteer at the call center, where he was responsible for critical situations. After the first experience, he decided to continue to work as a volunteer for the Coalition. As he pointed out, he is certain that the civil observation of the elections and the activities of the Coalition certainly can prevent electoral manipulation and primarily protect the free will of voters.
“Of course I think that on a non-partisan observed way can prevent electoral manipulation. I think that Coalition- Pod lupom should have more rights and powers during the election observation. Certainly, the Coalition needs to continue with its activities. ”
During the early local elections for mayor in Fojnica, the twenty-citizens observers of the Coalition ” Pod lupom ” observed the elections. Observers of the Coalition were present in all 18 regular polling stations, and on the field there was one mobile team.