Opposition coalition controllers lose right to vote

Nova.rs/Vesna Lalić

The Serbia Against Violence coalition said on Friday that some of its polling station controllers had their voter rights revoked.

The coalition said that 20 percent of the election controllers it registered for the December 17 vote in New Belgrade “suddenly had their voter rights revoked” because their names were deleted from the local electoral rolls. Controllers have to be registered in the municipality where they vote.

It said that this showed “the clear intention of preventing the opposition votes from being safeguarded and the ruling parties’ misdeeds”.

The press release said that the controllers were at the elections 18 months ago and had not changed anything “which gives rise to suspicion that the violation of the law and deleting of voters from the election rolls was done by some official”.