The CEC Training Centre held an informational meeting with the representatives of local NGOs registered as local observer organizations for October 2, 2021 municipal elections and the representatives of electoral subject (political parties/initiative groups).
Natia Zaalishvili, the Training Centre’s director, opened an event and emphasized the importance of stakeholders’ active participation in the electoral processes and implementation of their activities within their legally established mandate.
During the informational meeting, the Training Centre’s representatives together with the participants discussed recent legislative amendments and following important issues: main principles of conducting democratic elections and the importance of stakeholders’ role and mandate in ensuring those principles, within their ethical and legal framework; countering hate speech in electoral process; polling day and regulations related to conducting polling process under pandemic; ensuring voters’ electoral rights (including, regulation related to secrecy of vote and protection of voters’ personal data during the polling process); regulations related to photo-video shooting at polling station, including the rule of audio-video filming of vote-counting process; summarising polling results; grounds and technique for drafting polling day application/complaints; checking/re-counting of PECs polling results by the DEC and aspects of stakeholders participation in this process.
The meeting participants were also provided with the information about the rules of using electronic technologies and relevant procedural amendments within the pilot project to be implemented in N4 Krtsanisi electoral district for October 2, 2021 Municipal Elections.
Informational meeting was held in online format on September 11, 2021 and was attended by 31 representatives from 14 local observer organization and 43 representatives of 17 electoral subjects.