Updated Statistical Information on Amendment Protocols and Explanations According to the Second Round of Elections27 November, 2020
The Central Election Commission (CEC) to inform electoral stakeholders and for further analysis, processed the statistical data of amendment protocols containing statistics on amendment protocols and explanations from 2016 to the first round of 2020 elections and released on November 19. In addition to this data, Election Administration (EA) also released detailed information about the content of amendment protocols; processed information includes statistics from 2017 to the first round of 2020 elections (see the link).
The CEC processed and updated the statistical data according to the second round of elections. The data indicates that amendment protocol was drawn up in fewer precincts in the second round of 2020 parliamentary elections (72 - 3.60%) than in the second round of 2016 parliamentary elections (85 - 3.92%).
The updated table reflects statistics of amendment protocols and explanations drawn up at electoral precincts from 2016 parliamentary elections to 2020 parliamentary elections:
The updated table shows the statistical data reflecting the content of amendment protocols in the years 2017-2020:
Preliminary Results of Second Round of Elections22 November, 2020
Natia Ioseliani, Spokesperson of the Central Election Commission (CEC), briefed media on preliminary results of the second round of elections. The spokesperson informed the media about a temporary technical/software malfunction that occurred in the data release process.
The second round of parliamentary elections of Georgia was held on November 21st. The process of summary protocols’ transfer to district election commissions (DECs) began following the closure of polling stations, after which protocols were uploaded to the relevant electronic program. Posting of protocols on special website results.cec.gov.ge. began from 21:30 on November 21st.
“The Election Administration (EA) despite facing technical/software malfunction in the data release process for a short time, managed promptly respond and release preliminary results of the second round which was available to everyone in the shortest possible time in an alternative format. It is noteworthy that the results became available in regular format shortly. Though the reasons are being additionally examined.
Procedures of uploading summary protocols and data processing were done without interruption; the process was streamed at the CEC website (cesko.ge) as well as via the commission’s social networks. Each summary protocol is posted on the webpage and available to everyone”, stated Natia Ioseliani.
Preliminary results of the second round of parliamentary elections of Georgia according to summary protocols of all 2003 polling stations:
Majoritarian Electoral District
Candidates in the Second Round
№1 – Mtatsminda, Krtsanisi
№2 – Shalva Shavgulidze - 8.43% (1 727)
№41 – Beka Odisharia - 91.57% (18 769)
№2 - Vake
№2 – Elene Khoshtaria -6.28% (1 378)
№41 – Nodar Turdzeladze 93.72% (20 549)
№3 – Saburtalo
№24 – Aleksandre Elisashvili -10.08% (2 770)
№41 – Davit Sergeenko - 89.92% (24 697)
№4 - Isani
№5 – Khatia Dekanoidze - 7.85% (1879)
№41 – Kakha Kakhishvili -92.15% (22 055)
№5 - Samgori
№5 – Levan Khabeishvili - 11.32% (3 573)
№41 – Sozar Subari -88.68% (27 993)
№6 – Didube, Chughureti
№36 – Zurab Girchi Japaridze - 10.05% (3 188)
№41 – Giorgi Volski 89.95% (28 522)
№7 – Nadzaladevi
№10 – Shalva Natelashvili -8.6% (2 223)
№41 – Mikheil Kavelashvili - 91.4% (23 629)
№8 - Gldani
№5 – Nikanori Melia - 10.64% (3 032)
№41 – Levan Kobiashvili - 89.36% (25 474)
№10 – Telavi, Akhmeta, Kvareli, and Lagodekhi
№5 – Giorgi Botkoveli -11.17% (5 608)
№41 – Irakli Kadagishvili - 88.83% (44 616)
№11 – Mtskheta, Dusheti, Tianeti, and Kazbegi
№5 – Cezar Chocheli - 7.47% (2 076)
№41 – Shalva Kereselidze -92.53% (25 728)
№12 – Rustavi, Gardabani
№5 – Davit Kirkitadze - 10.21% (4 012)
№41 – Nino Latsabidze - 89.79% (35 297)
№16 – Khashuri, Kareli
№5 – Nato Chkheidze - 8.28% (2 763)
№41 – Zaal Dugladze - 91.72% (30 602)
№21 – Zestaponi, Tkibuli, Terjola, and Baghdati
№5 – Kakha Getsadze - 8.06% (3 488)
№41 – Bezhan Tsakadze - 91.94% (39 810)
№23 – Kutaisi
№5 – Grigol Vashadze - 8.08% (2 626)
№41 – Zaza Lominadze - 91.92% (29 866)
№27 – Zugdidi
№5 – Malkhaz Jalaghonia - 6.12% (2 064)
№41 – Irakli Chikovani - 93.88% (31 678)
№28 - Batumi
№5 – Levan Varshalomidze -12.19% (4 172)
№41 – Resan Kontselidze - 87.81% (30 057)
№30 – Khelvachauri, Keda, Shuakhevi and Khulo
№5 – Misha Bolkvadze -11.81% (4 293)
№41 – Anzor Bolkvadze - 88.19% (32 062)
Preliminary results of second round of extraordinary mayoral election in Kutaisi:
Candidates in the Second Round
№59 - Kutaisi
№5 – Grigoli Shushania - 7.98% (2 595)
№41 – Iosebi Khakhaleishvili - 92.02% (29 911)
CEC Statement on Results’ Website22 November, 2020
The process of publishing election results at the special results’ website was in process when the technical/software deficiencies from the internal software were observed while disclosing the data. The real reason for the mentioned occurred is being defined. There might be any kind of external interference in the process.
We would like to underline that uploading the summary protocols is being continued. All summary protocols are publicly available for all electoral stakeholders.
At this stage, preliminary election data is publicized in an alternative format on the following link.
Please find the summary protocols on the following link.
News Briefing21 November, 2020
Natia Ioseliani, the CEC Spokesperson briefed media on the procedures of vote counting and processing the summary protocols.
“All election precincts were closed at 20:00 and the vote-counting procedure was launched. After completing all procedures prescribed by the legislation, summary protocols will be delivered to relevant DECs. Relevant DECs will upload them in the shortest possible period to the Election Process Management System (EPMS). The CEC upon receipt of PEC summary protocols uploads them gradually at a special website and the summary protocols are publicly available for all electoral stakeholders. It should be noted that process of uploading the PEC summary protocols at the CEC special website was launched at 09:30pm. Any interested person has an opportunity to observe the process of summarizing preliminary election results at the CEC using internet live streaming, which is ensured through the 360-degree video camera and is available at the CEC Facebook page, YouTube and official CEC website” – stated Natia Ioseliani.
At this stage, operators processed 52% of the total number of summary protocols, according to 1043 election precinct, and the process of publishing preliminary election results at the CEC’s special website results.cec.gov.ge is being conducted at this very moment. As for Kutaisi Extraordinary Mayoral Elections, 27% of the total number of summary protocols, according to 35 election precincts are processed.
“Results will be updated during the whole night at the CEC webpage. Once all election results will be counted at all 17 majoritarian election districts, we will present the final information on preliminary election data.
Once again, we would like to thank the voters for their participation in the second round of elections, as well as Election Administration representatives, electoral stakeholders who supported the conduct of electoral processes in a peaceful and transparent election environment. We would like to thank the media representatives for their work during the day” – stated the CEC Spokesperson.
Polling Process is Complete21 November, 2020
The polling process is complete. As Natia Ioseliani, the CEC Spokesperson briefed the media, election precincts were closed at 20:00.
“All 145 mobile ballot boxes were timely returned at 80 polling stations specially created to serve the voters being in medical facilities and in isolation. No significant deficiencies were revealed and the polling process was conducted in a peaceful environment during the day”- stated Natia Ioseliani.
As of 20:00, voter turnout according to the preliminary data stands at 26.29% - 562 664 voters participated in elections. The highest voter turnout was observed in Adjara region – 39.29% and the lowest voter turnout in Nadzaladevi, at N7 majoritarian election district – 20.04%.
The number of complaints submitted at the district election commissions totals 12. The majority of the complaints refer to procedural deficiencies.
“Following the drawing up of the PEC summary protocols and completion of procedures prescribed by all laws at the electoral precinct, they will be delivered to relevant DECs. Relevant DECs will upload them in the shortest possible period to the Election Process Management System (EPMS). The CEC upon receipt of PEC summary protocols will upload them gradually at special website results.cec.gov.ge.
We would like to thank voters for participating in the second round of parliamentary elections” – stated the CEC Spokesperson.
News Briefing21 November, 2020
Another news briefing was held at the Central Election Commission (CEC). Natia Ioseliani, Spokesperson of the CEC, informed the media on voter turnout, polling process, and complaints submitted so far.
“We present to you voter turnout as of 17:00. Voter turnout totals 20.74% (443 963 voters) at this point. The highest voter turnout was in Adjara region, in N30 majoritarian electoral district which include Keda, Shuakhevi, Khelvachauri, and Khulo municipalities, and the number of voters participating in the region amounted to 30 162. The lowest voter turnout was in Nadzaladevi (N7 majoritarian electoral district) - 16% (21. 641 voters)’’, stated the Spokesperson. 30.99% (767 907 voters) was in the second round of 2016 elections compared to current voter turnout, according to Natia Ioseliani.
As for information on complaints, five complaints are submitted to District Election Commissions (DECs). Three complaints were recorded in Zugdidi and referred to procedural inaccuracies, namely, an improper performance by a registrar, an issue of the mobile ballot box, and violation of procedures of casting lots. One complaint recorded in Batumi referred to a violation of the procedure of vote casting; also, one complaint is submitted in Isani which refers to observer’s rights. All DECs will examine complaints and certainly followed by a relevant response of the Election Administration (EA).
We remind you that polling stations close at 20:00, and then procedures of vote count will begin. Following drawing up summary protocols and procedures prescribed by the legislation, protocols will be handed over to DECs, and DECs will upload summary protocols in a special electronic program. CEC upon receipt of PEC summary protocols will upload them on special website results.cec.gov.ge.
“Anyone may observe the process of summarizing the preliminary results of the elections online through internet streaming from the CEC. The broadcast will be done using 360-degree technology on CEC Facebook, YouTube, and website.
Two hours are left until the polling process is complete. I call on you once again to be active and take part in the second round of parliamentary elections”, stated Natia Ioseliani.
Voter Turnout As of 12:0021 November, 2020
Natia Ioseliani, Spokesperson of the Central Election Commission (CEC) informed the media on voter turnout as of 12:00.
“Let me introduce you the voter turnout as of 12:00. By the time 177 462 voters participated in the second round of elections, which equals to 8.29% voters in figures. The highest voter turnout - 28.3% is obsereved in Imereti region (N21 majoritarian district) – that equals to 11.4% (14 901 voters), while the lowest voter turnout - 6.2%, is identified in Saburtalo majoritarian district, 8 321 voters in total.
Hereby, I would like to share the information regarding one of the precincts of Gudauri (11.29.12), which was opened later due to weather conditions. Voting is already proceeding at this polling station for the current time. At the mentioned precinct 205 voters are registered. As for the specially created election precinct in Gudauri (11.29.10) with 19 voters registered, is already serving the voters being in isolation” – specified Natia Ioseliani.
The voting process in polling stations is being held in a calm environment and the citizens have the opportunity to vote freely, without disruptions. Also, 80 special polling stations established to ensure the participation of voters placed in medical institutions and isolation (quarantine, self-isolation) in elections are serving voters with 145 mobile ballot boxes.
“I would like to remind you that the number of voters for the second round equals to 2 140 210. Voters are being served by 1914 election precincts and 9 precincts established in exceptional cases. It is noteworthy that an amendment was made to Government decree (№665) dismissing the restriction on movement from November 20; accordingly, electoral stakeholders may move without restriction. The decree is valid until 5:00 a.m. on November 22nd. Consequently, all the electoral stakeholders have the opportunity to move without restrictions.
About 7 hours are left until the end of the second round, accordingly, I would like to call upon voters to
actively participate in the second round of Parliamentary Elections, and also, I call on electoral stakeholders to support the conduct of elections in a calm and free environment”, stated the Spokesperson.
Today, the Second Round of Elections is Being Held21 November, 2020
Today, the second round of parliamentary elections is being conducted at 17 majoritarian election districts; the second round of Extraordinary Mayoral Elections will be held in Kutaisi.
A first news briefing was conducted at the Central Election Commission. Natia Ioseliani, the CEC Spokesperson provided the media with information on the voting process.
“All election precincts opened at 08:00 am. Some electoral precincts were not opened due to weather conditions. One election precinct (11.28.33) in Khada gorge was opened a little bit later, as for Shatili, the election precinct (11.28.34) is not opened since the helicopter could not transport the commission members at the election precinct due to the weather conditions. We would like to provide you with the information on Gudauri, specially created election precinct (11.29.10) is not opened for the same reason, where 19 voters are registered, and also one additional election precinct, where 205 voters are registered in total. These two polling stations might be opened later.
Besides the above mentioned, all election precincts were ready to receive the first voter at 08:00 am, where all sanitary hygienic rules are followed, the polling process is being conducted and we would like to call upon voters to actively participate in the second round of parliamentary elections. 80 special polling stations established to ensure the participation of voters placed in medical institutions and isolation in elections have already started to serve voters with 145 mobile ballot boxes” – stated Natia Ioseliani.
Today, voters will be provided with one ballot paper to participate in the second round of parliamentary elections. At the polling stations in Kutaisi, where the second round of Extraordinary Mayoral Elections is being held, voters will be provided with two ballot papers.
A voter shall have the ID card or passport of the citizen of Georgia while visiting the election precinct. Hereby, while entering, they have to wear the face mask and if voters fail to have one, he/she will be provided accordingly.
The voter has to remove the face mask twice for identification purposes and for fulfilling the procedures prescribed by the law. If a voter refuses to remove the facemask, he/she will not be provided with the ballot paper.
Magnifying sheets for the voters with visual impairments are available at all election precincts, as for the blind voters, tactile ballot guides are accessible at all election precincts to ensure their independent participation in elections. 659 election precincts are adapted for wheelchair users and the polling buildings are equipped with special voting booths.
“Hereby, we would like to remind the voters, that they may use the CEC webpage to see the exact address of their polling station, additionally they will receive information online. The mentioned information is also available at the CEC Call/Information Center which works constantly – at 2 51 00 51. Online chat also operates at the CEC”.
During the entire day, the Election Administration will constantly provide you with the information on voter turnout and the E-day developments” – announced the Spokesperson.
General Statistics on Complaints Submitted at District Election Commissions20 November, 2020
On E-day and the following days for the for the October 31, 2020 Elections, in total 2 092 complaints were submitted at the District Election Commissions (DEC) by local observer organizations and election subjects.
Total number of complaints submitted by local observer organizations amounted to 633, of these 492 (77.73%) were legally correct (submitted following the deadline and rules of appeal), out of which 178 (36.18%) were upheld/partially upheld and 311 (63.21%) were not upheld, one (0.20%) complaint was submitted to the relevant entity for further response and two (0.41%) complaints were withdrawn by the nominating organization. Complaints that were legally incorrect (submitted by violating the deadline and rules of appeal) amounted to 141 (22.27%).
As for the complaints submitted by the election subjects - on E-day and the following days, in total, 1 459 complaints were submitted at the DECs. Out of the complaints submitted by the election subjects 484 (33.17%) were legally correct (submitted following the deadline and rules of appeal), out of the mentioned number 94 (19.42%) were upheld/partially upheld and 387 (79.96%) were not upheld, one (0.21%) was transferred to the relevant entity for further response, two (0.41%) complaints were withdrawn by the nominating organization. Complaints that were legally incorrect (submitted by violating the deadline and rules of appeal) amounted to 975 (66.83%).
Total number of complaints submitted by observers and election subjects that are legally incorrect/are not discussed on merits stands at 1 116, of these 975 (87.37%) are submitted by the election subjects and 141 (12.63%) by the observers.
It should be noted that the statistics of the complaints submitted at the DECs is prepared based on the official information and the information reflected in the appeals registry. See the table
Second Round of Elections will be Held Tomorrow20 November, 2020
On November 21st the second round of parliamentary elections of Georgia will be held. The second round of elections will be held in 17 majoritarian electoral districts. The second round of extraordinary mayoral elections will be conducted in Kutaisi, as well.
As Natia Ioseliani Spokesperson stated at the news briefing held at the Central Election Commission (CEC), in line with legislation, two candidates with the best results participate in the second round of 31 October elections in relevant majoritarian districts, candidates nominated by a total of six electoral subjects.
1914 polling stations and nine precincts established in exceptional cases will serve voters during the second round on November 21st; as for voters placed in medical institutions and isolation (quarantine, self-isolation), 80 special polling stations are set up to ensure their participation in elections.
The total number of voters is 2 140 210.
“Elections are safe despite the pandemic since all preventive measures are in place in the polling station to prevent the spread of infection. Additionally, it is well-known that there is no risk to the health of voters in voting as the casting vote requires a short time. I would like to remind voters that it is mandatory to wear a mask at the electoral precinct, though, if you fail to have one, polling officials will provide you with a mask; also, voters will be given pens of individual usage’, stated Spokesperson.
The Election Administration (EA) extended the registration/accreditation period to observer and media organizations as well as representatives of electoral subjects, according to the Spokesperson. International and local organizations along with the media could make changes to lists of their representatives. Therefore, 9 521 representatives of electoral subjects, 47 345 observers of 132 local observer organizations, and 920 observers of 48 international organizations are registered to monitor the 21 November elections. 5 964 representatives of 118 media organizations are accredited to cover the electoral process.
It is noteworthy that an amendment was made to Government decree (№665) dismissing the restriction on movement from November 20; accordingly, electoral stakeholders may move without restriction. The decree is valid until 5:00 a.m. on November 22nd.
Tomorrow, at 08:00 all electoral precincts will be ready to receive voters. Ballots, protocols as well all inventory necessary for the protection of sanitary hygiene norms are distributed to electoral districts, and the process of transferring electoral documentation and relevant materials to precincts is underway.
“I would like to remind you that agitation on E-day is forbidden in the polling station according to election legislation. Additionally, no one has a right to impede voter’s movement at the entrance of the electoral precinct, and the free exercise of the vote is guaranteed by law. Voting is secret, and no one has a right to control or reveal the choice of others”, noted Natia Ioseliani.
Following the completion of the polling process, vote counting procedures will begin at 20:00 on November 21st. Once precinct summary protocols are drawn up, District Election Commissions (DECs) will transfer them in the shortest possible time to the CEC; and CEC upon their receipt will gradually upload summary protocols at the special website results.cec.gov.ge.
From 07:00 morning, the CEC Information/Call Center - 2 51 00 51 and the online chat will operate for 24 hours; deaf and voters with hearing impairment will be able to receive information through a video call.
“Moreover, the media center will function without interruption where the media and electoral stakeholders will be able to receive information about topics of their interest. I call on voters to be active in the second round of parliamentary elections of Georgia, go to the polls, and make their choices. I also call on electoral stakeholders to support the conduct of elections in a calm and free environment”, stated the Spokesperson at the end of the news briefing.