OSCE Proposes to Test Electronic Voting
Albanian Daily News
Published March 22, 2018
The Ambassador of OSCE Presence in Albania, Bernd Borchardt, said on Wednesday that electronic voting should be tested before next elections.
"We have consistently suggested testing in a limited number of areas for the 2019 local elections. Electronic voting can reduce some of the risks for the elections, but it creates new ones, for example the risk of hackers, if it is online," underlined the Ambassador.
Borchardt praised the Committee's dedication and stressed the need for a thorough and timely electoral reform, which will address ODIHR recommendations and other key issues.
"Numerous accusations of vote buying affected public confidence and it is needed political willpower to fight this phenomenon. We are paying particular attention to the cases of electoral violations denounced in the Prosecution," said Borchardt.
In a meeting organized by the OSCE Presence, the Co-chairs of the ad hoc Committee on Electoral Reform, Bledar Çuçi and Oerd Bylykbashi, informed representatives of international community in Albania about electoral reform developments and answered their questions.