The Coalition’s observers registered family voting at 45% of the polling stations in Travnik (up to 10 cases of this type of irregularity). At 41% of the polling stations in Travnik, the observers registered the cases when voters were turned away from the polls because they were not on the excerpt from the Central Voters’ Register (up to 10 cases of this type of irregularity), while this type of irregularity was registered at one of three polling stations in Foča (FBiH).
One person assisted multiple persons with voting in a voting booth at 17 polling stations, whereof 16 in Travnik.
Voting without valid identification documents was registered at one polling station in Travnik (091A042).
There were no cases of the so-called Bulgarian train incident (voters arriving at the polling stations with filled out ballots and leaving with blank ballots) nor were there any cases involving inducing voters to vote for any particular political subject, intimidation, or pressure on voters. Not a single objection or complaint was made by observers.
The measures for preventing the spread of Covid-19 were applied during the voting process.
The registered turnout until 7 p.m. in snap elections in Travnik is at 27:5% (with a margin of error of +/- 3.55% on .95 percent confidence interval). The voter turnout in Foča (FBiH) is 56.7 % (with a margin of error of +/- 9.6 % on .95 percent confidence interval).
The preliminary data from the sample of observed polling stations, and considering the margin of statistical error, shows that voter turnout in Travnik is almost twice as small in relation to the November 15, 2020 Local elections in BiH.
The closing of the polls was in line with the electoral regulation. All polls closed between 7 and 7:15 p.m. At all polling stations that did not close on time, citizens who were outside the polls at 7 p.m. were allowed to vote. All members of the polling station committees were present at the time the polls closed at all polling stations.
According to the latest information from the field, the Coalition’s observers have unimpededly monitored the counting process.
The preliminary data on the election results in the Travnik mayoral race at the observed polling stations indicate the following:
- Kenan Dautović (SDA) – 54. 8 %
- Haris Kaniža (Our Travnik Story – NiP, SDP, NS – People and Justice, Social Democratic Party and Our Party) – 45. 2 %
A hitherto unseen situation has occurred in Foča (FBiH) where all mayoral candidates have an almost equal number of votes. The preliminary data on the election results in the Foča mayoral race at the observed polling stations indicate the following:
- Mensud Borović (SDA) – 230 (24.6%)
- Mensad Arnaut (NBL-A-SDA Zajedno za Ustikolinu- Together for Ustikolina) – 241 (25.8%)
- Mujo Sofradžija (Independent) – 246 (26,3%)
- Mensura Karahodža (Independent) – 218 (23.3%)
What will determine a winner in the Foča mayoral race are the votes of those who voted through a mobile team (100 registered for voting via mobile team) and, to a smaller extent, the votes of those who voted by post (only 13 registered to vote by post).
The Coalition notes that voting through mobile teams is a process that is not monitored by electoral observers and the Coalition calls on the electoral authorities and observers in the municipal election commission to determine the actual results of the voting via mobile teams and by post considering the situation mentioned.
The Coalition will publish information about the Election day process, determination of the election results and preliminary assessment of snap elections in Travnik and Foča (FBiH) in a press release tomorrow (April 12, 2020) at 11 a.m. that will be posted on the Coalition’s web page www.podlupom.org.