Public Administration Ministry to recognise signatures of voters living outside Croatia

The Public Administration Ministry said on Monday, regarding the initiative for a referendum against the leasing of the motorways, that it would recognise the signatures of Croatian citizens not resident in Croatia, regardless of where they were collected.

Leaders of that initiative on Monday requested instructions from the State Electoral Commission on how to gather signatures of Croatian voters living abroad, and the Commission referred them to the Public Administration Ministry saying it was not authorised to interpret provisions of the Referendum Act.

Calling a referendum requires the signatures of 10 percent of the electorate, which includes voters not resident in Croatia.