Working Meetings with District Election Commissions27 March, 2017
The Central Election Commission (CEC) continues holding working meetings with the District Election Commissions (DEC).
Field meetings with the Chairs of Samegrelo, Svaneti, Adjara, Guria, Imereti and Racha-Lechkhumi DECs were held on March 22-24. The CEC Officials talked about new projects with participants, namely about updating voters with information, active cooperation with stakeholders, services provided to voters and many other important issues.
Working meetings were already held with the DECs of Tbilisi, Mtskheta-Mtianeti, Kakheti, Shida-Kartli, Kvemo-Kartli and Samtskhe- Javakheti.
Training of Trainers for Information Learning Project “Elections and Young Voters”22 March, 2017
Electoral Systems Development, Reforms, and Training Center of the Central Election Commission (CEC) of Georgia started Training of Trainers (ToT) for information learning project “Elections and Young Voters”. During March 22-23 and March 27-28, 44 trainers will be trained. The same trainers will implement learning project for XI-XII graders in 93 Public Schools located in 68 municipalities.
The initiative aims at raising civic awareness as well as promoting the growth of the civic responsibility among youth.
Trainers undergoing ToT represent the members of District Election Commissions (DEC) and trainers of the Election Administration (EA). Once the course is completed, the trainers will teach students to various important issues, such as the historical background of election and modernity, election and democracy, the EA, voter and electoral stakeholders in public schools. At the end of the course, students will hold a mock election, which would support to reveal the winning slogan out of other slogans developed by students to promote a healthy lifestyle.
The CEC and its Training Center in cooperation with the Ministry of Education and Science of Georgia implement the project in Public schools.
The concept developed by the Training Center for information learning course “Elections and Young Voters “is available at the following link.
World Down Syndrome Day21 March, 2017
Representatives of the Election Administration (EA) joined the events related to World Down Syndrome Day. Ana Mikeladze, Adviser to the Chairperson of the Central Election Commission (CEC) of Georgia took part in the conference “my voice in society”.
For the first time, within the framework of the conference, persons with down syndrome made presentations on various problems and talked about the challenges they face on a daily basis. Representatives of government and civil sector were present at the event.
At the same day, the CEC apparatus staff along with Ana Mikeladze visited a social enterprise “Babale” and had a chance to get familiar with the artworks created by the persons with down syndrome.
The World Down Syndrome Day for the sixth time was celebrated in Georgia from March 15 to March 21. The event was organized by "the Down Syndrome Association of Georgia" and the union - "Our Children".
Certification of Election Administration Officials has launched21 March, 2017
On March 21, certification exams of election administration officials were launched. The one hour exams are being conducted through the electronic testing method. 30 tests are randomly selected for each examinee. In order to obtain positive assessment, the examinees shall earn 24 points. In case of successful completion of the exam the certificate is issued in place.
The examination process is being managed by the Center for Electoral Systems Development, Reforms and Trainings (the CEC Training Center).
2768 applicants (1923 women and 845 men) are registered for the examination, which will be completed on April 19.
Two non-governmental organizations observe the examination process, three observers from “Public Defender” and two observers from “International Center for Democratic Initiatives”.
Exams are being conducted at the CEC premises: 13th Km. Aghmashenebeli Alley, Tbilisi, Georgia.