In 2016, Georgian Election Administration won the International Electoral Award another time. The 13th International Electoral Affairs Symposium was held in Mozambique, Maputo City. At the International Electoral Contest, held as part of the Symposium, Georgian Election Administration was among finalists in the nomination - Citizen Participation and won in the nomination - Participation of Minorities, according to which, achievements of Georgia with setting up accessible electoral environment for PWDs has been recognized at the international level.
The global scale representative electoral contest has been organized by International Centre for Parliamentary Studies (ICPS) since 2013; election administrations of numerous countries, international and non-governmental organizations submit projects for electoral nominations. At the decision of the international electoral awards committee, the most innovative, original and effective project is identified, involving holding elections according to international standards.
It is worth noting that Georgian Election Administration won the International Electoral Award for the third time. The CEC Training Center received the first award in 2013, in the nomination - First-time Voter, while in 2015 Election Administration won in the nomination Administration of Elections.
The award committee for the international electoral contest in 2016 was comprised of: Michael Bruter, International Center of Psychology, Alberto Guevara Castro – Electoral Tribunal, Mexico Federal Court, Pierre Garron, COE, Miranda Greenstreet – Ghana Local Election Observers Coalition, Beata Martin Rozumilowicz – IFES, Peter Wardle – UK Election Commission, Matt Gokhool, ICPS, Natia Zaalishvili, CEC Training Center Director (Committee member since 2014).