2013 Presidential Elections

First Pre-Election Report (July 1-19, 2013)

The International Society for Fair Elections and Democracy (ISFED) presents its first pre-election monitoring report for the October 27, 2013 presidential elections, covering the period from July 1 through July 19, 2013. 

ISFED is carrying out the pre-election monitoring in all election districts of Georgia with 73 long-term observers. In the process of monitoring ISFED is guided by international standards for monitoring organizations, implying comprehensive, objective and transparent monitoring. 

Covering the period from the beginning of official pre-election campaign through July 19, the report presents flaws identified in composition of election administration, abuse of administrative resources and vote buying risks, alleged pressure/threats on political grounds, pre-election meetings of political parties/candidates, voter lists. 

Publishing this report is made possible by the generous support of the American people through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), and the National Democratic Institute (NDI). The contents of this report belong solely to ISFED and do not necessarily reflect the views of NDI, USAID or the United States Government