The State Electoral Commission has issued instructions for poll workers and voters on how voting will take place this Sunday in the parliamentary election.
Due to the coronavirus pandemic, voters are advised to wear masks, while people who are under orders to self-isolate will be able to vote from home, but only if they contact their election boards by Thursday, members of the Commission told reporters at a news conference on Monday in Zagreb.
"We are inviting those people who are under orders to self-isolate to contact their polling boards at least 3 days prior to the election so that the board has enough time to prepare,” said Vesna Fabijančić-Križanić, vice president of the Electoral Commission. People voting from home will do so on their doorstep when poll workers bring them their ballot, the Commission said.
Voters will have to enter polling stations one by one and keep a distance of one and a half meters from others while inside. Wearing a mask is recommended but not mandatory. Elderly or infirm people who are unable to leave elder care of hospice facilities will also be able to vote. Poll workers will be allowed to bring ballots with them, but the will be required to wear full personal protective gear.
"Voters are encouraged to take their temperature on the morning of the election and if they measure above 37.2 degrees or if they have respiratory or other symptoms typical for Covid-19, they should contact their doctors. They will not be allowed to enter polling stations nor will those who are Covid positive, nor those who are under orders to self-isolate," said Ana Lovrin, also a vice president of the Electoral Commission.
Croatian voters will cast ballots in the parliamentary election on Sunday. Polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
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