DIP: People Infected with COVID-19 Allowed to Vote by Proxy

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ZAGREB, July 3, 2020 – The Electoral Commission (DIP) said on Friday that people infected with the novel coronavirus would be allowed to vote by proxy in Sunday’s parliamentary election.

“Anyone who has been diagnosed with coronavirus infection will be able to vote with the help of another person of their confidence, who will fill in the ballot as instructed by the infected person,” DIP spokesman Slaven Hojski told a press conference after the Constitutional Court said that DIP had a duty to ensure for infected people to be able to exercise their right to vote.

Hojski explained that after a call from a COVID positive person, a member of the polling committee will come in front of their house or apartment, without coming into direct contact with the infected person. The person of confidence will then fill in the ballot, put it in an envelope, and return it to the member of the polling committee outside the apartment.

“The infected person must not come into direct contact either with the member of the polling committee or with the ballot,” DIP vice-president Ana Lovrin stressed.

The person of confidence is usually a member of the infected person’s household.


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