We will do everything possible to provide additional devices to hold more peaceful elections, said spokesman of the Central Election Commission /CEC/ Tsvetozar Tomov. He pointed out that even if there are no new machines, elections will be held according to the rules in the Electoral Code and with the current devices.
The CEC has already terminated the public procurement procedure for the supply of 1,600 e-voting machines for the upcoming elections. Tomov specified that the maximum value of the order is exceeded. He commented, quoted by BNT:
„From now on, the Commission will decide how to proceed, the issue is currently being discussed. We are starting regular briefings on Thursday and you will find out how far we have come.”
The chairman of the commission is adamant that in any case, the CEC will do everything possible to provide additional devices to make the elections smoother. According to him, even if there are no new machines, the elections will be held properly on November 14. Tomov pointed out that this is an option that hides the risk of creating tension, so they are trying to buy more devices. Then he added:
„I say again, though, we will not fail the elections if this does not happen.„