BELGRADE – The first meeting of the Commission for holding a referendum on Republika Srpska Day in Serbia to appoint polling committees and discuss technical preparations for voting was held today in Belgrade.
Director of the Representative Office of Republika Srpska, Mladjen Cicovic, told SRNA that, in accordance with the decision of the Republic Commission for Referendum on Srpska Day, the Srpska Representative Office in Serbia will organise the voting of the Republika Srpska nationals with voting rights, who will be in Serbia at the time of referendum.
He has added that, after the consultations held with indigenous associations of Republika Srpska and based on the estimated number of voters, 20,000 ballots were requested from the Republic Electoral Commission.
Gordana Mladic, chairman of the Commission for the referendum in Serbia, which is scheduled for Sunday, September 25, said that the voting will take place in five Serbian cities, the five polling stations.
She has specified that the mentioned cities are: Belgrade, Zrenjanin, Subotica, Novi Sad and Pancevo, adding that a few new polling stations to be opened, if necessary.
The Srpska Representative Office in Serbia will organise the referendum in accordance with the instruction of the Republic Commission for referendum on Republika Srpska Day.
In addition to the Commission members, the meeting held today in the Srpska Representative Office in Belgrade was attended by the representatives of indigenous organisations.
Milivoje Rupic from the Association of Trebinje People has urged all eligible voters being in Serbia at the time of referendum to vote.
He has added that all preparations for the voting are going as planned.