More than 117,000 vote in municipal elections runoff by 10am

For the first time in the country's history, Georgians are voting at a runoff election. Photo by N. Alavidze /, 12 Jul 2014 - 12:08, Tbilisi,Georgia

About 117,400 voters around the country have put pen to paper and voted in the 2014 municipal elections’ runoff in Georgia today.

As of 10am, 117 409 voters, or 6.84 percent of eligible voters, had cast their ballot in today’s runoff Elections of Representative and Executive Bodies of Local Municipalities.

In the capital city, 63, 253 voters, or 6.9 percent of eligible voters, cast their vote between 8am and 10am. These preliminary results are one percent higher than those who voted in the same time period during the initial elections on June 15.

At a 10am press conference to sum up the voting process, a Central Election Commission (CEC) spokesperson said the highest turnout was reported in Khoni district in western Georgia and the lowest number of voters were in Batumi, Georgia’s Black Sea city.

Today Georgian voters will return to polling stations to elect the Mayors of eight self-governing cities, as well as Governors (Gamgebelis) of 13 municipalities.

This is the first time in the country’s history when a runoff election is being held.