Constitutional Court repealed the provisions of the Rules on Voting by Letter

Constitutional Court repealed the provisions of the Rules on Voting by Letter

24/08/2020

The Constitutional Court, acting on the initiative submitted by CDT, repealed the provisions of the Rules on Voting by Letter, which restricted voting. >>>

Namely, the Rules on Voting by Letter introduce the condition of residence for voting by letter, and in that way a sub-legal act set a restriction for exercising the right to vote which is not foreseen neither in the Constitution nor in the Law on Election of Councilors and Deputies. In an initiative submitted to the Constitutional Court, the CDT indicated that, if this rule remained in force, voting by letter would be denied to all persons undergoing home or hospital treatment or self-isolation outside their place of residence.

The Constitutional Court upheld the CDT’s arguments and ruled to repeal the disputed part of the provisions of the Rules on Voting by Letter.

The CDT calls on the state authorities to urgently enable all citizens in hospitals, quarantines and self-isolation to exercise their right to vote if they wish so.