The use of electronic technologies in the election process was the main topic of the meeting held at the Central Election Commission (CEC) today. In this regard, the Election Administration of Moldova got acquainted with the experience of the Election Administration of Georgia.
Giorgi Kalandarishvili, the CEC Chairperson opened the meeting and spoke about the importance of using technology in the election process and the experience of the CEC of Georgia in this dimension.
“The Election Administration has the honor to host the Election Administration of another country for the second time during this month period. We have the opportunity to share our experience with our colleagues from Moldova regarding the important issues related to the use of technology in the electoral process. This meeting, on the one hand, significantly contributes to the deepening of the cooperation between the two institutions, and on the other hand, it gives us the opportunity to share good practices and important findings with each other," mentioned Giorgi Kalandarishvili, CEC Chairperson.
Eka Tsabashvili, the head of the Election Process Management Department, shared in detail the positive aspects of electronic vote counting and the main aspects of the pilot project conducted in the last few elections.
"I am grateful to the Central Election Commission of Georgia and our colleagues who gave us the opportunity to share your experience, since sharing such experience means the modernization of election processes. This is of great importance for our Election Administration, as we are in the process of introducing electoral reforms," stated Angelica Caraman, Chairwoman of the CEC of the Republic of Moldova.
The representatives of the Election Administration of Moldova had the opportunity to familiarize themselves with the voter verification, voting, and counting machines and the specifics of their work.
Within the framework of the two-day visit, representatives of the Election Administration of Moldova will also meet with the Chairperson of the Krtsanisi District Election Commission, the head of the CEC Legal Department, the Chairperson of the CEC Gender Council, and representatives of the Center for Development, Reforms and Training of Electoral Systems.
Today's meeting was held at the premises of the CEC in close cooperation with the Council of Europe (CoE).