Elections in Macedonia: 2018 Referendum

Publication Date: 
28 Sep 2018

On September 30, a referendum will ask Macedonian citizens if they are in favor of European Union and North Atlantic Treaty Organization membership by accepting an agreement between the Republic of Macedonia and the Republic of Greece. The agreement anticipates constitutional amendments that would change the name of the country to “the Republic of North Macedonia” and remains subject to significant discussion and numerous points of controversy.

To help you understand this important electoral process, the International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES) provides Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) on Elections in Macedonia: 2018 Referendum. IFES FAQs include:

  • What is the legal basis of the referendum?
  • Is out-of-country voting allowed?
  • Who may observe during the referendum? How can they get the accreditation?
  • How will election disputes be adjudicated?