The US Embassy in Macedonia handed over to the State Electoral Commission (SEC) a donation consisting of 50,000 face masks and 10,000 bottles of disinfectant for the upcoming parliamentary election that will take place on Wednesday 15 July. US Ambassador Kate Marie Byrnes the US applauds the government for its commitment to democratic values even during these very difficult and unprecedented times. Asked about her expectations of the turnout in the election during the COVID-19 pandemic, Byrnes said that she cannot make any predictions. “We will have to see about the voter turnout just like everybody else. We are proud that we have been able to help by providing this equipment and I hope that helps ensure some of the citizens of confidence in these excellent measures,” Byrnes said. SEC President Oliver Derkovski thanked Byrnes for the donation, expressing hope that the good cooperation between SEC and the US Embassy will proceed in future as well.