ISFED: votes should be recounted in 8% of polling stations due to violations

There were more ballots than registered voters in some polling stations of Georgia. Photo: Nino Alavidze/, 01 Nov 2020 - 15:56, Tbilisi,Georgia

The Central Election Commission of Georgia should recount votes in eight per cent of polling stations where there were more ballots than registered voters, says the chief executive director of the International Society for Fair Elections and Democracy (ISFED), Elene Nizharadze.

She said that this violation threatens confidence in the current election process, thus requiring immediate response from the election administration.

As an example, Nizharadze noted that at a polling station in Saburtalo district of Tbilisi, ballot papers exceeded the number of voters’ signatures by 54. 

Nizharadze said that similar violations were revealed in the regional towns of Terjola, Akhmeta and Marneuli.