Demonstration Alert for U.S. Citizen

Location: In and around polling stations, counting centers, election administration offices throughout Albania.  Albania will hold elections in every municipality on June 30, 2019.

Event:  Municipal elections in Albania are scheduled to take place on June 30, 2019.  Voting is scheduled from 7:00 a.m. until 7:00 p.m.  Elections will be held in every Albanian municipality.  Counting will follow in the counting centers and may last for up to several days in some municipalities.  Recent localized incidents of violence have targeted election officials and voting materials, raising the prospect of additional violence or other disturbances on Election Day, in the days leading up to it, and through vote counting at counting centers.

Actions to Take:

  • Remain vigilant around polling places, counting centers, and election offices.
  • Avoid any area where there are signs of imminent or ongoing violence.
  • Be aware of your surroundings.
  • Monitor local media for updates.
  • Keep a low profile.