In their preliminary observations for the May 14th elections, local election observers criticized the poor usage of administration in the elections, as well as delays created by electronic voter identification.
The Albanian Helsinki Committee’s reports have revealed apathy and a lack of trust in the voting process.
Observers have also expressed worry over the use of public administration in these elections.
Family voting has also been observed in these municipal elections, as have concerns with voter finger ink, a shortage of electricity, and other issues.
Several polling sites were delayed due to operator absences or malfunctioning electronic identification devices on election day.
According to analysts, the political class’ handling of these issues did not serve to clarify the true nature of the issue to the public, instead producing greater confusion and a lack of trust in the process.
Local election observers will continue to monitor the vote counting process until it is completed.