Enhancing Election Integrity in Albania: Scope and scale

Success by All Standards

Officials pegged voter turnout at about 48%, or more than 1.7 million voters, slightly higher than the election four years earlier. Albanian officials, election officials from neighboring countries, and third-party election observation missions dubbed the implementation a success.

“We observed some of these centers and I can say that it was an extraordinary success,” said Valdete Daka, chair of the Central Election Commission in neighboring Kosovo.

"I wish technology would be used more in the next elections," said Azay Guliyev, special coordinator of the OSCE/ODIHR Election Observation Mission. He went on to say that authentication system reduced the risk of family voting.

Ursula Gacek, head of the mission, said that these elections showed that confidence in the electoral process is continuing to be restored. "Last year's political agreement prompted important reforms and led to the introduction of electronic technology, which served to increase confidence in the electoral process."