Georgian inmates vote at nine polling stations

The voting stations opened this morning at 8am at Georgia’s penitentiary facilities. Photo by Georgia's Ministry of Corrections., 30 Oct 2016 - 16:01, Tbilisi,Georgia

The Second Round of Parliamentary Elections is underway in a peaceful environment in Georgia’s penitentiary facilities where a collection of inmates are casting their votes.

The Ministry of Corrections of Georgia announced nine special polling stations had opened at penitentiary facilities throughout the country, as stated in Georgian legislation.

Georgian legislation determined people accused who were yet to face trial and prisoners convicted of minor offences were eligible to vote.

Corrections Ministry staff working on Election Day could also vote at any of the nine polling stations.

The Central Election Commission (CEC) is hosting the Second Round of Parliamentary Elections in Georgia’s prisons, while the local and international observers, including the Organisation for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE), are monitoring the electoral process.

The voting stations opened this morning at 8am and since then the voting process has been peaceful, said CEC representative Giorgi Kvaratskhelia.