2014 Local Self-Government

Voting and Closing of Polling Stations

The International Society for Fair Elections and Democracy (ISFED) is monitoring the June 29, 2014 repeated local self-government elections in all 9 districts.  The ISFED’s observation mission consists of 14 accredited and trained observers who have been deployed to 14 precincts, whereas 9 observers have been deployed to district commissions. There are also 4 mobile teams throughout the electoral districts. 
As of now, the ISFED presents information about voting and closing of the polling. 

Key Findings

Based on the information provided by ISFED’s observers, voting process was conducted in a calm and organized manner. During the voting and closing of polling stations there were no major violations observed. Minor technical flaws were observed by ISFED’s observers which were upheld by election administration.    


Today from 12:00 until 20:00 o’clock two cases of presence of unauthorized persons were observed by ISFED’s observers.  In Kobuleti PEC #34 and Akhalkalaki PEC # 1 representatives of Georgian Dream and Salome Zurabishviili – Georgia’s Way were present without relevant accreditation. 

ISFED has filed 2 complaints in District Election Commissions and made 3 remarks in PEC logbooks. 

Together with partner organizations ISFED allows you to monitor the process of elections online by means of elections web portal – www.electionsportal.ge where election violations reported by the non-governmental organizations are immediately pinpointed to a map. 

This report is made possible by the generous support of the American people through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). The contents are the responsibility of ISFED and do not necessarily reflect the views of USAID or the United States Government. Election activities including this report are kindly supported by the Embassy of Kingdom of Netherlands in Georgia.