All Georgian constituencies will be provided with video cameras to record the vote-counting process during the upcoming October 2 municipal elections, Deputy Chairman of the Central Election Commission (CEC) Giorgi Sioridze announced earlier today.
Sioridze also noted that video recordings are the only ‘new technological innovation’ implemented for the upcoming elections.
Other new technologies (except video recording) could not be introduced. There were financial, logistical, time shortage-related and various other reasons,” Sioridze stated.
He said that ballot papers will be counted through electronic counting machines ‘in the entirety of the Krtsanisi constituency.’
Head of the CEC Giorgi Kalandarishvili stated earlier this month that video recordings from the election districts will be uploaded online and everyone will be able to see them.
A total of 31 political parties and 40 mayoral candidates have been registered for the self-government elections.
The October 2 elections will be observed by 71 local and 33 international organisations.