The Central Election Commission (CEC) BiH, in accordance with the provisions of the Election Law of BiH, will make a decision on calling of local elections in BiH at their session on the 4th of May, which should be held on the 2nd of October this year, as confirmed by the president of the CEC BiH, Ahmet Santic.
“On the night from the 3rd to 4th of May, the electoral roll will be concluded. It is important to note that because the potential candidates who want to stand in the name of political entities will have to be registered precisely in the primary electoral unit for which they want to run by that date,” explained Santic.
Besides these decisions, the CEC BiH will make a decision on the total number of mandates that will be elected in each electoral unit, including a number of national minorities in municipalities or cities where they are being elected, in accordance with the statutes of local governments.
For conducting of elections is planned the amount of about 8 million BAM. Of these, explains Santic, funds in the amount of about 4 million BAM are planned in the budget of institutions of BiH, and local governments are obliged to provide the rest of 4 million BAM from their budgets.
After the 4th of May, a fifteen days long deadline for applications and certification of political parties and independent candidates will begin, after which will follow the statutory period for the application of coalitions and list of independent candidates.
Santic announced that on the 4th of May will be published instructions on schedule and deadlines of election activities for all participants in the electoral process – from political entities and municipal election commissions to the Central Election Commission.
“It will be possible to see all the obligations that are related to the political entities in the process of candidacy, registration, certification, the deadline for registration of voters who want to vote from abroad, for voters who are within BiH and the voters who will vote through mobile team, as well as those who have the status of displaced persons,” explained Santic.