Elections in Serbia: 2020 Parliamentary Elections

A Serbian man stands next to the a series of ballot boxes
Publication Date: 
16 Jun 2020

The Republic of Serbia will hold elections on Sunday, June 21 for the 250 members of the National Assembly. They had originally been scheduled for April 26 but were postponed as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. They will be the first held in Europe and Eurasia following the waves of election postponements and cancellations in response to COVID-19.

Serbia’s elections are taking place against a backdrop of political polarization, an opposition boycott and accusations of democratic backsliding, all of which has been complicated by COVID-19. These will also be the first elections held with new provisions to promote the participation of persons with disabilities, women and minorities.

To help you understand this important electoral process, the International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES) provides Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) on Elections in Serbia: 2020 Parliamentary Elections. IFES FAQs include:

  • What is the electoral system?
  • Who is eligible to vote and how many registered voters are there?
  • Is out-of-country voting allowed?
  • When will official results be announced?

Please note that these FAQs were originally published on June 16. They were updated on June 18 after more information about what Serbia’s election management body is doing to safeguard the elections and voters during the COVID-19 pandemic became available.

IFES’ “Political Process Strengthening Activity” in Serbia is designed and implemented with support from the United States Agency for International Development to strengthen election administration and increase trust in the electoral process.

Learn more about IFES' programs in Serbia and follow @IFES_Europe on Twitter.

Additionally, follow IFES' 
COVID-19 Survival Guide for Democracies and #COVIDxDemocracy for new analysis and innovative solutions during this time of uncertainty. 

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