Georgian Young Lawyers’ AssociationInternational Society for Fair elections and Democracy
As a result of monitoring of 2017 local self-government elections, Transparency International Georgia has identified some negative trends with respect to misuse of administrative resources. Illegal registration of voters in the polling stations in Tbilisi and engagement of the employees of budgetary organizations in the election campaign are the problems that merit particular attention.
Key FindingsThe following key findings were identified during our research which covered the period between June 1 and November 1, 2017:Main Trends
At this point, from our observation, we can say that the 2017 local self-government elections were held in a largely peaceful environment, without serious incidents. Nevertheless, the election day showed a new problematic trend related to the control over the free expression of the will of voters.
At this point, from our observation, we can say that the 2017 local self-government elections are being held in a largely peaceful environment. The absolute majority of the electoral precincts, where our static observers are stationed, have been opened and closed on time.
Transparency International Georgia (TI Georgia) has deployed 250 observers to monitor the October 21 local self-government elections. Our static observers cover 200 precincts throughout Tbilisi. In addition, 16 mobile groups are mobilized to observe the elections.