What will change during the election process due to Covid-19 in Georgia?

  • Voters must remove face masks when presenting ID or passport. Photo: Nino Alavidze/Agenda.ge.

Agenda.ge, 16 Oct 2020 - 14:07, Tbilisi,Georgia

The Election Administration of Georgia has adopted a resolution laying out the sanitary guidelines to be observed when the country will go to the polls in parliamentary elections on October 31.

People entering the election centre must first sanitise their hands, and will be obliged to wear face masks. 

Members of the election commission and observers must undergo thermal screening. However, this rule will not apply to voters.

Frequently touched surfaces (including door handles, desks) at the election centre must be sanitised every three hours.

Members of the commission must wear face masks, protective shields and gloves. 

Voters will have individual pens and after using they must put pens in a special box.

Social distance must be observed between voters. Maximum two voters can stand at the registration desk at the same time. 

People leaving the area must sanitise their hands. 

Voters must remove face masks when presenting ID or passport.

If a person cannot wear a face mask due to some medical conditions, they must present a document to prove that after that they will be allowed in the building without a face mask.