The CEC meeting will be held on September 19 at 19:0018 September, 2017
Meeting with the Observation Mission of the OSCE/ODIHR13 September, 2017
The CEC Chairperson met with the representatives of the observation mission of OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (OSCE/ODIHR).
At the meeting Tamar Zhvania delivered information about the preparation process for the October 21, Municipal Elections. The Chairperson put emphasis on various election-related issues, including registered election subjects, trainings and innovative services the Election Administration delivers to electoral stakeholders and voters. Meeting participants also discussed the pre-election environment.
Today, OSCE/ODIHR launched their observation mission in Georgia. Long-term observation (LTO) mission will monitor the pre-election period as well as the process of elections. 22 observers from various countries are represented in LTO mission and the polling process will be monitored by 350 short-term observers.
“Find Yourself - Find Your Election Precinct''12 September, 2017
“Find Yourself - Find Your Election Precinct'' - it is already fourth day since the employees of the Central Election Commission (CEC) of Georgia and its Training Center meet the citizens in the frames of information campaign. They inform citizens on the upcoming October 21, 2017 Municipal Elections and suggest them to verify their personal data in the voters’ list through the modern technologies.
Voters can verify their and their family members’ data in the voters’ list through the CEC web site (voters.cec.gov.ge), smart phones, tabs and 9,500 quick payment terminals allocated throughout the country. While verifying the personal data in the voters’ list, voters will also receive the information about the location of the polling station.
We would like to remind you that the deadline for requesting the amendments to the voters’ list is October 3.
Working Meetings with DEC Chairpersons and Lawyers12 September, 2017
The Central Election Commission (CEC) of Georgia organized working meetings between Chairpersons of District Election Commissions (DEC) and lawyers. Tamar Zhvania, the CEC Chairperson made opening remarks during the first meeting and talked about the importance of the 2017 Municipal Elections.
“Today's meeting refers to the legal issues which envisage submission of the application/complaint and reviewing of the procedures at the Election Administration. Even though, the DEC chairpersons have relevant experience, yet, all the elections are accompanied by its specificity and challenges upon which we should know how to act in legal terms, “– noted Tamar Zhvania.
Senior officials of the CEC Legal Department along with the DEC Chairpersons and lawyers discuss the following topics: electoral disputes related to E-day; a uniform practice of using disciplinary sanctions; use of administrative resources; recommendations on the process of the registering complaints.
Working meetings are held gradually for 73 DEC Chairpersons and lawyers and will be completed on September 18.
Information Campaign of Election Administration - ''Find Yourself - Find Your Election Precinct''10 September, 2017
Election Administration (EA) continues voters' awareness campaign for the 2017 Municipal Elections and reminds citizens that the deadline for requesting the amendments to the voters’ list is October 3.
In order to inform the voters, employees of the EA and the CEC Training Center have already started implementing the second stage of the educational project “Talk to Voters”. The main goal of the second stage is to inform citizens and support their engagement in the information campaign - "Find Yourself - Find Your Election Precinct".
In the nearest few days, members of all 73 District Election Commissions will join the information campaign and hold meetings with voters throughout the country. DEC representatives will meet citizens at the places of public gathering in municipalities and villages and assist them to verify their personal data in the voters’ list through the modern technologies and also, DEC representatives will provide citizens with additional information on the upcoming 2017 Elections and their electoral rights.
Services suggested by the CEC enable voters to verify their and their family members’ data in the voters’ list through the CEC web site (voters.cec.gov.ge), smart phone, tabs and 9,500 quick payment terminals allocated throughout the country. While verifying the personal data in the voters’ list, a consumer will also receive the information about the location of the polling station.
The CEC has also introduced an important innovation this year; voters will be able to verify their data in the voters’ list through the smart phones and tablets suitable for iOS systems, except the application adjusted for “android” system.
It is worth noting that the voters’ list is available in Georgian, Azerbaijani and Armenian languages. In addition, blind voters will be able to verify their personal data through the adapted website.
Significant innovation was suggested by the CEC to the deaf voters and voters with hearing impairments - they will receive information at the CEC Call Center in sign language through video call and they will be able to verify their personal data in the unified list of voters.
Voters will also be able to verify their data at the polling stations. According to the legislation, public version of the voters’ list will be posted at all polling stations no later than September 21.
In order to ensure participation of each citizen, authorized by legislation, in the upcoming Municipal Elections, the CEC once again appeals to the voters removed from the registration according to their place of residence, as well as the voters whose registration was invalidated by the Public Service Development Agency of the Ministry of Justice and to the citizens registered without an indication of address:
The CEC reminds the above mentioned citizens that they shall apply to the Agency (the Public Service Halls) including September 14 and register according to their place of residence or indicate only the factual place of residence.
While registering, abovementioned citizens will benefit from certain privileges, including - specific categories of voters will be exempted from service taxes and they will receive detailed information about the issue at the agencies.
We would like to remind you that every day, including the weekend, the CEC Call Center (2 51 00 51) and online chat are operating. Interested persons have the opportunity to contact us and receive election related information.