At 8am this morning polling stations around the country opened for 3.5 million voters in Georgia, who will elect a new Parliament that will later form the Government of Georgia.
Georgia’s Central Election Commission (CEC) announced all 3,645 polling stations nationwide were open and ready to host voters.
Today Georgians will cast ballots to elect the 150-seat Parliament of Georgia, 77 members through party lists and 73 in the majoritarian districts.
19 political parties and 6 election blocs are also running in the race.
People will also vote to elect lawmakers in the 21-member Supreme Council of Adjara, Georgia’s western Autonomous Republic, in six election constituencies, as well as local authorities in some locations as several local officials had to quit posts for their participation in the elections.
The Parliament of Georgia elected through today’s voting will be the ninth in the history of independent Georgia.
Polling stations will close for voters at 8pm today.