October 28, 2018
According to ISFED, voter turnout by 12:00 is 16.0% , (with a margin of error of +/-0.5 %), which is slightly lower compared to 2013 Presidential Elections when voter turnout by 12:00 was 17.2%.
October 28, 2018
Based on the information provided by ISFED observers, the opening and setting up process at the majority of polling stations took place without substantial violations. However, cases of procedural violation of casting of lots and inadequate handling of electoral documentation was observed at several polling stations.
October 26, 2018
On October 26, the International Society for Fair Elections and Democracy (ISFED) presented interim report of social media monitoring in the context of the 2018 presidential election.
ISFED is the first observer organization in Georgia to conduct methodic pre-election monitoring of social media for elections. The monitoring began on August 29. At this stage, in the context of the presidential election ISFED monitors only Facebook activity since it is especially popular among different social media platforms in Georgia.
October 25, 2018
On October 25, the International Society for Fair Elections and Democracy (ISFED) presented the third interim report of monitoring the 2018 presidential election of Georgia. The document covers the period of October 1 – 24, it also summarizes developments that began to unfold prior to October 1 but became known during the monitoring period.
October 8, 2018
On October 8, the International Society for Fair Elections and Democracy (ISFED) presented the second interim report of monitoring the pre-election period of the 2018 presidential election of Georgia. The document mainly covers the period of September 9-30 but it also summarizes certain events that affected the electoral process beyond the reporting period.
September 14, 2018
14 სექტემბერს, სამართლიანი არჩევნებისა და დემოკრატიის საერთაშორისო საზოგადოებამ (ISFED), საქართველოს ახალგაზრდა იურისტთა ასოციაციამ და საერთაშორისო გამჭვირვალობა საქართველომ გამართეს კონფერენცია 2018 წლის საპრეზიდენტო არჩევნების წინასაარჩევნო გარემოს გამოწვევების შესახებ.
September 13, 2018
On September 13, the International Society for Fair
Elections and Democracy (ISFED) presented its first interim report of
monitoring the 2018 presidential election of Georgia. The document covers the
period from August 1 to September 8, but it also summarizes certain events that
affected the electoral process beyond this period.
August 30, 2018
On August 30, the International Society for Fair Elections and Democracy (ISFED) presented its assessment report of the pre-election environment at the start of the pre-election period for the 2018 Presidential election. In the document, ISFED provides an overview of electoral legislation, political and media pluralism situation, as well as important political and social developments prior to the election period in the country.
May 14, 2018
ISFED believes that the existing legislation does not allow such changes, which calls legitimacy of changing the polling procedures by the CEC decree and bypassing the Election Code into question. Amending procedures provided in the Election Code by the CEC degree sets a negative precedent and may create the risk of disregarding electoral legislation in the future.
April 29, 2018
Based on the information received from ISFED observers, the voting process, closing of polling stations, counting and tabulation proceeded in a generally calm environment without significant violations. In some precincts procedural violations were observed.