Elections 2016:
About 7.5m ballot papers printed for Saturday’s vote

The Parliamentary Elections will be held on October 8 in Georgia. Photo by Nino Alavidze/Agenda.ge
Agenda.ge, 05 Oct 2016 - 12:14, Tbilisi,Georgia

Georgia’s Central Election Commission (CEC) has started printing ballot papers for this Saturday’s Parliamentary Elections.

The voting papers are being printed in eight printing-houses in capital Tbilisi. The process is being monitored by CEC members and representatives of non-governmental organisations.

A total of 7,446,850 ballot papers will be printed for the October 8 elections.

Of these:

  • 3,286,200 ballots will be printed for the proportional system; and
  • 3,234,950 will be printed for majoritarian elections.

In Georgia's western Autonomous Republic of Adjara:

  • 292,700 ballot papers will be printed for proportional elections; and
  • 292,700 ballot papers will be printed for majoritarian elections.

Some ballot papers will be bilingual or trilingual and be printed in languages of Georgia’s ethnic minorities, including:

  • Armenian-Georgian;
  • Azerbaijani-Georgian; and
  • Armenian-Georgian-Azerbaijani.

Meanwhile on October 8, municipal by elections to elect sakrebulo (local council) members will be held in Tbilisi, Tsalka, Tchiatura, Abasha and Zugdidi for which 123,500 ballot papers will be printed.

Also, special elections will be held to elect the Mayor of Akhaltsikhe in Georgia south. For this the CEC will prepare 13,950 ballot papers.

This Saturday gamgebeli (local governors) elections will be held in Bolnisi, Kharagauli, Chiatura, Zugdidi and Tsalenjikha municipalities, for which 123,500 papers will be printed.

All the ballot papers will be ready by tomorrow, October 6.