The International Society for Fair Elections and Democracy (ISFED) was monitoring the October 21, 2017 local self-government elections in all electoral districts across Georgia. ISFED Observation Mission consisted of 1050
observers deployed at precinct, 73
observers at district electoral commissions and 80
mobile groups. Parallel Vote Tabulation (PVT) Data Analysis and Incident Centers were working in the central office staffed with 18 operators and 13
lawyers. ISFED’s observation of the local self-government elections was based on the Parallel Vote Tabulation (PVT) methodology, which enabled us to timely detect violations, systematically evaluate the entire Election Day process and verify the accuracy of the official election results.
For the October 21, 2017 local self-government elections ISFED has deployed PVT observers to:
• A nationally representative, random sample of 300 polling stations throughout Georgia to assess the quality of the election day process;
• A representative, random sample of 350 polling stations in Tbilisi to evaluate the quality of the process and to verify results for the Mayoral and City Council races;