More than 250,000 vote in election runoff by 12pm

The CEC are encouraging voters to take part in the Municipal Elections runoff today. Photo by N. Alavidze /, 12 Jul 2014 - 14:17, Tbilisi,Georgia

About 15 percent of eligible voters across Georgia have cast their ballots in the runoff municipal elections by 12pm.

The Central Election Commission (CEC) has released updated information on total voter turnout for the runoff elections.

Around the country, 258, 789 voters, or 15.09 percent of those eligible to vote, visited polling stations and made their choice.

In the same time period during the initial elections on June 15, voter turnout was slightly higher, at 16.65 percent.

In Tbilisi, 135,107 people or 14.7 percent of eligible voters cast their ballots as of midday today.

The CEC are calling for a higher voter turnout and are encouraging people to come to voting stations this afternoon and take part in the Municipal Elections runoff.