Certification of political entities
The process of certification of political entities for Local Elections
All political entities, including political parties, civil initiatives, coalitions, and independent candidates, should apply for certification to compete in the Local Elections. In order to get certified, political entities should follow the steps below:
Starts on April 9 and ends on April 18, 2019
Step 1 Download and complete the request for certification for political entities
In this document, political entities will specify whether they compete for Municipal Assemblies, Municipal Mayor, or both. At the same time, entities competing in Local Elections should specify the codes of municipalities in which they will compete.
Request for certification for political entities (albanian version)
Step 2 Download and complete the signature booklet
Political entities wishing to compete for Local Elections must have 100 valid signatures if they compete in 1 municipality or 1000 signatures if competing in more than 10 municipalities. The signatures must be of registered voters in the municipality where they want to compete. This step does not apply only to political entities that have won seats in the preliminary municipal elections or those who have been Mayors.
Signature booklet (albanian version)
Step 3 Download and complete the coalition consent form
This form is completed only by the political parties interested to compete in theLocal Elections through a coalition. Coalitions can only be formed between political parties.
Form of consent of coalition (albanian version)
Step 4 Download and complete the candidate list of the Political Entity
This list should include the data of all candidates running for the Assembly of Kosovo. The list can not contain more than 110 candidates. Within the list, a gender quota of 30% should be applied, which means that at least 30% of candidates must belong to one gender. When completing the list, every third candidate on the list should belong to the underrepresented gender (in most cases the under-represented gender is women).
The list of candidates must be completed for each municipality in which the political entity competes. Using the same list template, political entities will complete a list of mayors and one for candidates for municipal assembly. Each list should show the municipality in which the political entity competes. The list of candidates must be filled in electronically and then printed and signed by the authorized person of the political entity. In addition to the signed list, the political entity must bring the same list in Excel format in a CD.
The list of candidates of political entity (albanian version)
The number of Municipal Assembly seats and the smallest number of candidates from the opposite gender (albanian version)
Step 5 Download and complete the candidate certification form
Each candidate running for Local Elections must complete the candidate’s certification form with personal data. Part C of the form must be signed by the authorized representative of the political entity.
Candidate c eritication form (albanian version)
Step 6 Download and complete the candidate’s financial statement form
All candidates running for Local Elections must complete the financial publication form.
Form of financial statement of the candidate (albanian version)
Step 7 Submit the political statement
All political entities should write a political statement, which contains the main parts of their program. The format of writing a political statement is not defined, but should not exceed 150 words. The statement must be signed by the authorized representative of the political entity. Citizens’ initiatives must also submit an act of establishment of the initiative.
Step 8 Submit the symbol of the political entity
To be successfully certified, political parties must submit the symbol of the entity printed and in CD. This requirement applies only to political parties. This symbol will be placed on the ballot, as it is submitted to CEC.
Step 9 Pay for the certification service
After you prepare all the documents listed above, the Political Entities will submit them to the Office forPolitical Party Registration and Certification at CEC. When submitting documents, political entities will make a payment in the amount of 200 Euros if they compete in only one municipality and 2000 Euros if they compete in more than 10 municipalities.