CEC Representatives Participated in International Election Observation Program in Republic of Korea20 June, 2018
Giorgi Dzagania, Head of Legal Department of the Central Election Commission (CEC) of Georgia and Elisabed Velidze, Head of Registration and Administrative Department participated in international election observation mission for Local Elections in the Republic of Korea on June 13.
Within the framework of the observation program, CEC representatives visited National Election Commission of South Korea. They got familiar with local electoral system and procedures of early voting. CEC delegates visited election precincts and observed the opening and closing of the precincts as well as polling process. CEC representatives paid a visit to the vote counting center as well. Giorgi Dzagania and Elisabed Velidze along with election management bodies representing 24 countries and representatives of three international observer organizations took part in 2018 Seoul International Forum on Elections.
International Election Observation Program set for June 13 Elections in the Republic of Korea started on June 7 and ended on June 15.
ELECTION ADMINISTRATION OFFICIALS CERTIFICATION EXAMS HAS ENDED19 June, 2018
Certification exams announced on May 17, 2018 have ended. 916 individuals registered for an exam organized by the Training Center. 325 participants came to the exam, 82 participants successfully passed the exam (55 female, 27 male), and they were awarded certificates.
It is important to mention the novelty afforded to certified individuals. It envisages the possibility of disclosing their personal data (name, last name, date of birth, gender, address, telephone, e-mail), subject to their consent, to parties with electoral registration and local observer organizations registered at the CEC, in case of applying to the Training Center in writing. According to the regulation concerning this service stipulated in the Statute about Election administration Officials Certification approved under the CEC N13/2012 Decree, citizens were able to provide their consent to disclosing personal data at the stage of registration for the exam. Certified individuals also have an option to realize this right after the exams are over, based on submitting a written application to the Training Center about consent to personal data processing and disclosure.
Out of 82 citizens who have successfully passed the certification exam announced on May 17, 2018, 72 individuals provided consent to processing and disclosure of personal data for the above-mentioned purposes.
Public Sector Training of Trainers (TOT)13 June, 2018
The TOT in the methodology of training adults conducted under the GIZ Legal Program Special Project Supporting the Development of the Training System in the Public Sector, has ended. Giorgi Ezugbaia, Head of the Administrative Department of the Training Center, took part in the training.
Hans Rieger, Director, German Public Service Association Academy, invited trainer for the GIZ Legal Program Special Program, delivered the three-stage training course. As part of the training, the participants were familiarized with modern methods of training, didactics and observation and feedback techniques.
The Project Supporting the Development of the Training System in the Public Sector is implemented by GIZ, in active cooperation with the Administration of the Government of Georgia and the Civil Service Bureau of Georgia.
MOCK TRIAL IN ELECTORAL LAW12 June, 2018
Since 2010, the Training Center has been implementing semestral educational program in electoral law at partner universities. As part of the mentioned program, from June 2 through June 12, 2018, mock trials were conducted with the participation of law students. Representatives of the Training Center, members of the CEC and DECs attended the trials.
The mentioned component is a novelty in the academic program and is aimed at developing practical skills and the enhancement of knowledge of electoral matters.
Training in legal writing and administrative proceedings related to election disputes8 June, 2018
Training in legal writing and administrative proceedings related to election disputes is being held for chairs of District Election Commissions (DEC) at the Central Election Commission (CEC). The CEC Deputy Chairperson and the CEC Secretary opened the training course and briefed participants on the training course. Giorgi Sharabidze and Giorgi Javakhishvili stressed the importance of the learning modules.
The training course includes the issues such as administrative proceedings, preparation of decision on administrative offences, consideration of complaints and decision-making. Training programme contains practical assignments as well as modules on the management of emotions, difficult conversations, and conflict situations.
Employees of the CEC Legal Department, trainers of the CEC Training Centre and invited experts, including Maia Jorjikia, David Gonghadze, and Tariel Sikharulidze are running the training course.
Training course for 10 groups (230 participants) will be held in stages. Groups are being composed of DEC chairs, DEC deputies, secretaries as well as the CEC regional coordinators.
Training courses are being held by the engagement and with the financial support of International Foundation of Electoral Systems (IFES). Training courses started on June 4 and will end on June 19.