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  • The CEC Meeting will be held on April 22 at 14:00

    The CEC Meeting will be held on April 22 at 14:00

    22 May, 2018
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  • Registration of Individuals Willing to Take Certification Exam is Launched

    Registration of Individuals Willing to Take Certification Exam is Launched

    22 May, 2018

    From June 11, 2018, certification exams of the Election Administration officials will be launched. The goal of certification is to determine the knowledge of electoral legislation and general skills of citizens of Georgia, in order to subsequently select highly qualified election administration officials.

    The Center of Electoral Systems Development, Reforms and Training (the Training Center), LEPL will administer the certification exams.

    Registration of those willing to take the exam will be performed from May 21 through June 3, 2018, until 24:00, electronically, at the following address: http://registration.cec.gov.ge/

    Instructions for electronic registration:

    • A person willing to take the exam fills the fields of the Electronic Application – personal number (according to a citizen of Georgia identification card or a citizen of Georgia passport) and last name;
    • Next, the following fields of the electronic application – first name, date of birth, gender and address will be filled in automatically;
    • It is desirable to indicate telephone number and e-mail in the contact information field;
    • A person willing to take the exam may optionally confirm the field regarding issuance of personal data (based upon the confirmation, personal information (name, surname, date of birth, gender, address, phone number, e-mail) of those applicants who successfully pass the certification exam will be handed to the parties which go under election registration and to the local observing organizations registered at CEC, after issuing written request on getting this information);
    • At the time of registration, applicants have an option to select the date and time of an exam preferable for them.

    Immediately upon submitting a completed electronic application, an applicant will receive registration confirmation (by indicating date for appearing at an exam, time and place), electronically.

    Certification exams will be held at the following address: Davit Aghmashenebeli alley, 13th km. (CEC building).

    Applicants can also apply to the Training Center Certification Exam Secretariat, May 21 through June 3, 2018, at the following address: 13th km., Davit Aghmashenebeli Ave. (from 10:00 to 18:00, except for weekend). Identification card or a passport of a citizen of Georgia should be presented to the Secretariat.

    See the rule for administering the exam (Available in Georgian)

    See the exam tests (Available in Georgian)

    For additional information contact us at: 261 21 11 (17)

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  • “Talk to Voters”

    “Talk to Voters”

    17 May, 2018

    Informational campaign “Talk to Voters” is underway. District Election Commission (DECs) members along with the volunteers, conduct face-to-face meetings with the people throughout Georgia.

    Election Administration (EA) representatives provide citizens with the information about their electoral rights, election processes, election history and the basic duties and responsibilities of DECs at public gathering places. Citizens will also receive the information cards about the upcoming Presidential Elections of 2018 and the EA activities.

    "Talk to voters" includes several stages and after field meetings are held in each municipality, public meetings take place at the DECs involving voters and stakeholders.

    At the meetings organized at the DECs, citizens will have the possibility to receive the information about the history of elections and first general democratic elections; also, the information regarding the development of the EA, its achievements, and the services offered to the voters will be provided to attendees. Citizens appearing at the DECs will also have the opportunity to present their own ideas in written form and put them in the special box at the Commission.

    By implementing the information campaign, the EA aims to further strengthen communication between the voters and DECs, support raising the election awareness of citizens' and provide the information about the activities of the EA.

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  • Publicity of the Certification Exam

    Publicity of the Certification Exam

    17 May, 2018

    From June 11, 2018, certification exams for the election administration officials will be launched.

    The Center of Electoral Systems Development, Reforms and Training (the Training Center), LEPL will administer the certification exams.

    To ensure publicity of the exam process, representatives of accredited local NGO and international organizations will be admitted as observers.

    For accreditation, interested organizations should apply (the application form is available in Georgian) to the Training Center Certification Exam Secretariat from May 21 through June 3, 2018, at the address: 13th km. Davit Aghmashenebeli Ave. Tbilisi (CEC building) from 10:00 to 18:00, except for weekends.

    No more than three observers will be admitted to an exam hall (just one observer from the same organization will be allowed to an exam hall, save the case when just a single organization undergoes accreditation). Depending on the number of accredited observers, casting lots may be held in order to determine the sequence of the admission of observers into the exam hall.

    See the rule for administering the exam (Available in Georgian)

    See the exam tests (Available in Georgian)

    For additional information, contact us at: 261 21 11 (17)

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  • Tamar Zhvania Met with Members of “Youth Empowerment Lab”

    Tamar Zhvania Met with Members of “Youth Empowerment Lab”

    17 May, 2018

    On May 16, the open day was held at the Central Election Commission (CEC). Tamar Zhvania, the CEC Chairperson met with members (students of various higher education institutions are members of the laboratory) of Youth Empowerment Lab, founded by the International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES). Ms Zhvania talked about the importance of the elections, the role of the voter in the election process, innovative services of Election Administration (EA) and educational projects.

    “It is very pleasant that the young generation is interested in the election process and the work of the EA, but first of all, I wish, more and more young people come not only to the EA but also directly participate in the electoral process, be present where the decisions are being made and the country is developing” – noted Tamar Zhvania.

    Within the framework of the event, the representatives of the CEC Training Center conducted seminar “Informed Young Voter” on the core aspect of the elections and the role of voters in the election process. In the frames of the seminar, the mock election was also organized. During mock election, young people practiced all the stages that the voter goes at the election precinct on the Election Day. At the end of the meeting, students visited the historical photo exhibition on election topic and the CEC library.

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  • Informational Meeting with NGOs

    Informational Meeting with NGOs

    15 May, 2018

    On May 15, 2018, an informational meeting was held with the representatives of 23 NGOs, funded by the Training Centre at the decision of the Competition Committee under the Grant Competition announced on February 8.

    The Training Center representatives briefed the NGO and project leaders about the issues related to the implementation of the grant projects including presentation of interim and final reports of the grant project and the monitoring process according to the "Rule of Grants' Issue".

    The meeting was held in a question answer mode.

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  • May 13, 2018 Polling Process is Completed

    May 13, 2018 Polling Process is Completed

    13 May, 2018

    All three election precincts have been closed at 08:00pm. The polling on E-day was conducted in calm election environment. During the whole day the voters were participating in elections using new electoral technologies and each of them had an opportunity to freely exercise their constitutional right.

    The results of pilot project on vote counting process will be analyzed in terms of voters’ behavior and polling procedure and will be discussed with election stakeholders and society. The printed informational sheets on the electronic election results are already available at the election precincts and on the CEC official website. Please note that the mentioned does not represent the preliminary election results.

    The vote counting procedures prescribed by the election legislation have been already launched. After completing the vote counting, the summary protocols will be uploaded on the CEC official webpage results.cec.gov.ge upon their receipt by the District Election Commission.

    As for the information on the voter turnout, as of 08:00pm the voter turnout figures stand as 47, 43 % (1337 voters).

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  • Printed Informational Sheet on the Electronic Election Results (the mentioned does not represent the preliminary election results)

    Printed Informational Sheet on the Electronic Election Results (the mentioned does not represent the preliminary election results)

    13 May, 2018
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