June 30th / end-day (updated). 

Numerous irregularities were recorded throughout the voting process until mid-day on June 30th. The Democratic Party of Albania, while considering this process as unlawful and undemocratic, highlights the following concerns as voters turn out is very low:

  • Reports of ballot box stuffing aiming to falsely increase voters turn-out;
  • Dozens of civil servants, including teachers, doctors and police officers, have denounced being pressured by their politicised hierarchy to participate mandatorily in the voting process;
  • Individuals being threatened losing their social security support and unemployment benefits if they don’t participate in the voting process;
  • Unauthorized heavy presence of Police forces in voting centres, creating an unjustifiable pressure on voters;
  • Cases of vote-buying with cash and food support;
  • Use of violence into entering voting stations by unauthorized individuals whom also transported under unlawful conditions the voting materials;
  • Group voting, and in some occasions like in Shkodra, filming of the voting ballots;
  • Abuses with voter’s list, including voting of dead voters, immigrants etc.
  • Manipulation during counting of ballots;

It should be reminded that all aspects of the voting process of June 30th, are organised unilaterally by the Socialist party (solo-members of the local and national electoral commissions, as well as solo-candidates).

Below a selection of pictures and videos proving the above identified irregularities.


Please click the video-list below to be played within video player.