A working group on issues of persons with disabilities (PWDs) discussed the adoption of electronic technologies into the electoral process today at the Central Election Commission (CEC). Giorgi Kalandarishvili, CEC Chairperson, opened the meeting and informed participants of by/extraordinary elections to be held on 9 April using electronic technologies. As Giorgi Kalandarishvili explained, 91% of the total number of voters will cast their votes using verification, voting, and vote-counting devices. In the remaining precincts, ballot papers will be digitized, uploaded to the relevant platform, and available to every interested side.
According to CEC Chairperson, the Election Administration is oriented to ensure equal conditions and an appropriate electoral environment for all voters. It is important that persons with disabilities are able to participate in elections held with technologies independently.
Eka Tsabashvili, Head of the CEC Election Process Management Department, detailed group members on legislative amendments, applying electronic technologies in the 2023-2024 elections, publication of election results, and the number of polling stations during the 2024 general elections.
The meeting at the Central Election Commission was held in Q&A mode. Group members voiced their opinions regarding using technologies in elections. Today, they tested electronic technologies: verification, voting, and vote-counting devices.
At the meeting, the following was agreed upon - meet with the PWDs group who participate in the 29 April by/extraordinary elections to equip them with detailed information on the administering mentioned elections and services offered to them.