On October 7, 2013, at the Central Election Commission of Georgia was presented project “Informed Young Voter” prepared by the Center for Electoral Systems Development, Reforms and Trainings of the CEC. Project aims to promote the popularization of elections among young individuals, rising of their civil awareness about the importance of elections and their role in this process, informing them about how to fully implement their voting rights, which for one’s part foresees supporting of active involvement of the young voters in elections.
Rectors, deans, students of the partner universities, representatives of the local non-governmental organizations working in development of voters’ election culture and representatives of the international organizations invited at the presentation met Tamar Zhvania, Chairman of the Central Election Commission of Georgia and Natia Zaalishvili, Head of the Training Center; they introduced to the guests those activities and educational programs which are planned for developing awareness of the voters for the presidential elections of October 27, 2013.
For realizing importance of their votes, invited students arranged the puzzle, participated in brainstorming for creative election slogans and by simulated ballot identified 3 winner slogans:
Film “Polling Day Procedures” were also screened for the students.
Training Center presented the guideline, a film on CD and “Voter’s Memo” to the students as a gift.
Simultaneously to the activities held in the Central Election Commission of Georgia, with participation of 9 universities, project “Informed Young Voter” were accomplished in 5 regional universities, including Iakob Gogebashvili Telavi State University, Samtskhe-Javakheti State University, Gori State University, Akaki Tsereteli State University of Kutaisi, Shota Rustaveli State University of Batumi.
Project was accomplished under the financial support of EU and UNDP.