Furthering alternative voting: challenges for the Republic of Moldova

Chisinau - online 10 February 2021
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Furthering alternative voting: challenges for the Republic of Moldova

Representatives of the Central Electoral Commission of the Republic of Moldova (CEC), the Centre for Continuous Electoral Training, Ministry of Interior Affairs, postal service, the Public Service Agency, representatives of the civil society gathered to discuss specific details on alternative voting mechanisms relevant at the second webinar on 10 February 2021.

Council of Europe experts elaborated on detail concerning alternative voting modalities, namely Internet-voting and postal voting, including yearly voting procedures. Complimentary to the relevant experience brought out on the 03 February 2020, experts exemplified practices related to the costs, legislative aspects, building public trust and security risks associated with implementation of the both mechanisms.

Supporting suggestion made previously by Mr. Cimil, head of the CEC, participants endorsed idea the Council of Europe will speak up a message on alternative voting mechanisms during the post-election conference on 18-19 February 2021.

The activity is funded and implemented by the Council of Europe within the on-going project “Improving electoral practice in the Republic of Moldova”.