Awareness raising Training Course “Elections and Young Voter”21 April, 2018
The training course “Elections and Young Voters” continues, and it comprises 25 public schools for the period of April 19 through April 25.
As of this time, the training project has been implemented at 83 public schools, where 11th and 12th grade students were acquainted with important issues such as the history of elections and modern times, elections and democracy, electoral administration and electorate, other electoral stakeholders. At the completion of the course, the students conducted mock elections, as part of which the winning slogan focusing on the protection of environment was identified.
The CEC and the Training Center are implementing the project in cooperation with the Ministry of Education and Sciences of Georgia. This initiative is aimed at the enhancement of civic awareness among youth and the promotion in increased civic responsibility.
Follow the link to view the schedule of the training course (Available in Georgian).
Second Stage Trainings for the Members of District Election Commission for April 28, 2018 Parliamentary By-Elections17 April, 2018
In accordance with the concept of trainings elaborated by Election Administration for the April 28, 2018 Parliamentary By-Elections in №54 Majoritarian Election District, trainings (2nd Stage) for №55 Khoni and №53 Vani DEC members will be held on April 19, 2018.
The employees of the Training Centre will conduct the training course. Full composition of DECs will be trained by covering the following key training modules:
- opening of polling stations and procedures prior to polling;
- the voting process (among them, policy of promoting the engagement of persons with disabilities in the election process);
- closing the polling station, summarizing polling results;
- delivery of electoral documentation to DECs;
- security of elections.
Within the format of the training program devoted to the trainings of PECs, members of District Election Commission’s will receive appropriate instructions to ensure the implementation of episodic staging of the polling day, with their involvement (episodic staging envisages practical exercise of procedures to be performed from 7:00 am on the polling day until 8:00 pm, and drawing a summary protocol on voting results).
See the link for the schedule of trainings (Available in Georgian).
Visit of the CEC Chairperson in Albania15 April, 2018
On April 10-11, Tamar Zhvania, Chairperson of the Central Election Commission (CEC) of Georgia participated in the Joint Parliamentary Seminar conducted in Tirana, Albania. Misuse of administrative resources as the major challenge for democratic processes was the main topic of the seminar. Representatives of Election Management Bodies of various countries, Council of Europe and experts working on electoral issues participated in the two-day event.
Seminar participants shared experiences on the misuse of administrative resources and discussed the existing best practices as well as the basic challenges in this regard.
Tamar Zhvania delivered a presentation on the role of the Election Administration and the relevant authorities dealing with the misuse of administrative resources and talked about the Georgian experience in this respect.
Joint Parliamentary Seminar was jointly organized by the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) and the Venice Commission, in cooperation with the Congress of Local and Regional Authorities.
Visit of the CEC Chairperson in Geneva15 April, 2018
Tamar Zhvania, Chairperson of the Central Election Commission (CEC) of Georgia participated in Senior Level Exchange “Elections to Peace” organized by Federal Department of Foreign Affairs (FDFA), Swiss Peace Foundation, Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies (Graduate Institute Geneva) and by the support of Kofi Annan Foundation. Election administrators, politicians and civil sector representatives engaged in promoting democratic processes from different perspectives participated in the meetings.
Conflict prevention, mediation and technical assistance for conducting peaceful elections, elections for peace and democracy, political approaches were the main topics of the meetings.
Policy-makers, experience electoral facilitators, established practitioners, election officials and researchers shared mutual experiences and best practices on the above-mentioned issues.
While delivering the speech for the representatives of various countries participating in the event, Tamar Zhvania highlighted Georgia’s successful experience and talked about the achievement as well as existing challenges. The CEC Chairperson drew special attention on activities implemented in terms of election security.
Tamar Zhvania, the CEC Chairperson visted Geneva on April 8-10.
Registration for the Certification of Election Administration Officials has Launched10 April, 2018
Information-learning course entitled “Certification of Election Administration Officials” is implemented by the Central Election Commission (CEC) of Georgia and Training Center during the period of May 14 – June 1, 2018. Registration of the applicants for the project has launched today.
Learning course envisages study of voting procedures. The aim of the project is to raise civic awareness on election issues and support the formation of qualified personnel resources in the election administration. Project will be performed in 73 electoral districts (DEC).
Georgian citizen from 18 years old is able to go through the learning course. For the registration, the applicant must fill the application (find attached the application form) and submit it to the relevant DECs according to the location of project implementation, from the period of April 10 – April 20. The applicant should have the identification card while submitting the application.
The experience of working at the election administration, involvement as an observer in the elections, certificate of election administration officials or/and the certificate of electoral development schools is preferable for the applicant interested in the learning course. In the process of composition of participant groups, the principle of gender equality will be envisaged.