POLITICS

Electoral Authority sets September 27 as date for 2020 local elections

The Permanent Electoral Authority (AEP) has drafted a bill setting September 27 as the date for the 2020 local elections and adopting measures for their proper organisation and conduct.

According to the bill published on the AEP website, “the date for the election of the local public administrations in 2020 is set for Sunday, September 27, 2020, for: a) the local councils of communes, cities, municipalities and of the districts of the Bucharest City; b) mayors of communes, cities, municipalities and districts of the Bucharest City; c) the General Council of the Bucharest Municipality; d) the general mayor of Bucharest; e) county councils; f) county council chairs.”

In a press statement released on Friday, AEP says the bill should enter into force no later than July 29, 2020.

The bill also provides for a series of technical measures to improve the conduct of the 2020 local elections.

Also, the Permanent Electoral Authority, with the support of the Special Telecommunications Service, ensures the operation of an IT infrastructure at the headquarters of the Central Electoral Bureau, as well as assistance and technical support for the operation of IT equipment and applications.

The members of the electoral bureaus, the ancillary technical staff, the accredited persons, the accredited delegates, the computer operators, the security officers and the voters may receive, free of charge, health safety materials, under the conditions established by a government decision. The necessary expenses for the provision of these materials, as well as for the hygiene and disinfection of the polling stations shall be borne from the national budget.

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