ISFED Statement on Local Elections in Georgia 15 June 2014
Tbilisi, 16 June 2014
EPDE member organization International Society for Fair Elections and Democracy (ISFED) conducted monitoring of local self-government elections in all electoral districts around Georgia on June 15, 2014.
Based on its PVT data, the ISFED concludes that the voting process was conducted in an organized and calm environment throughout the country. Opening, voting and counting procedures at the majority of polling stations were in line with the rules determined by the Georgian legislation. Similarly to the 2013 Presidential Election, most violations reported were of a procedural nature and their number has decreased since the last election. Notwithstanding the improvement of the overall electoral process, cases of physical violence and damage of the election material were observed at some polling stations, which was not the case in the Presidential Election.
Given the information collected on the conduct of the Election Day process, ISFED is confident in the projections of Parallel Vote Tabulation (PVT). ISFED has received information from 100% of their observers.
The full report is available here: PDF (EN)