Repeat vote: About 20% of voters visit ballot box by 12pm

On October 8 Georgian citizens voted to elect the 150-seat Parliament of Georgia, 77 members through party lists and 73 in the majoritarian districts. Photo by Nino Alavidze/, 22 Oct 2016 - 13:57, Tbilisi,Georgia

About 800 voters have cast their vote in the repeat vote of the Parliamentary Elections by 12pm this afternoon.

A short time ago Central Election Commission (CEC) spokesperson Ana Mikeladze said voter turnout was 20.6 percent in Marneuli and 18.46 percent in Zugdidi at 12pm - four hours after polling stations opened.

These figures meant by midday 269 voters had cast their vote in Marneuli and 525 voters had had their say in Zugdidi.

A repeat vote was needed after votes were nullified due to incidents on Election Day at four polling stations.

The incidents occurred at:

  • #48 polling station in Marneuli district in southern Georgia; and
  • #38, #79 and #108 polling stations in Zugdidi district, western Georgia.

Meanwhile 1,436 voters were registered at Marneuli polling station and 2,844 voters were registered at all three polling stations in Zugdidi.

Mikeladze noted several complaints had been submitted to the CEC regarding today’s vote but she added all the reported violations were minor, related to procedural errors and would have no impact on the overall result of the repeat vote.