The Election Administration (EA) hosted students from Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University (TSU) today. Giorgi Sharabidze, Deputy Chair of the Central Election Commission (CEC) made opening remarks at the meeting and underlined the importance of youth engagement in the electoral processes.
“Meeting was very interesting and we are always eager to speak with young people. I think that such meetings are productive not only for students who visit us but also for the entire election administration. We discussed the challenges prevailing in Georgian reality in regard to elections and had a very interesting discussion. Additionally, young people saw those technologies which will be adopted in electoral processes in Georgia in the future”, Giorgi Sharabidze said.
The experience of Georgian election administration and other countries in terms of introducing electronic technologies, information about the implemented pilot projects, and the positive aspects of the use of technologies were introduced to students by Nino Kikalishvili and Tsotsne Zabakhidze - trainers of CEC’s Electoral Systems Development, Reforms, and Training Centre (Training Centre). Students also learned in detail and tested the electronic election technologies, namely, voting, counting, and verification machines.
The meeting with students from TSU was held at the CEC today.